Emerald Inn

16 The Promenade, Takapuna, Auckland, North Island, 1309, New Zealand | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Takapuna

Time to go home and feeling flat...

A travel blog entry by brixhambertie

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... the Ashby family who had originally farmed the land.


We had arranged to meet friends Margaret and Vince in their camper over the weekend, however the weather forecast on the Internet was all bad news – a Tropical Cyclone (hurricane in the Northern Hemisphere, cyclone in the South) was heading for New Zealand – Cyclone Lusi. Yes, it would lose its power as it came down over the cooler waters of the Tasman but apparently would still be quite ...

Kia Ora, New Zealand!

A travel blog entry by twodrifters07

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The sun was rising for several hours as our flight chased it across the sky into Auckland, New Zealand, and we landed just as full light was breaking over the 'City of 'Sails'. Water and volcanos abound, reminding us of our previous week in Hawaii. After equipping the iPad with a SIM card & Internet (inexpensive here, $10 for the SIM card and $30 for 3G of data) and the European cell phone with $30 worth of ...

Wine, Swimming and Song

A travel blog entry by ditdotnonny

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... out of the vineyard's adjacent family home so that they could turn it into a restaurant. They don't export any of their wines as they are all restaurant drunk. I love stories like this, two accountants leaving Auckland city to grow their grapes and their kids.

The second of three was Goldie vineyard, now owned and run by the University of Auckland. Another great story of wine enthusiasts ignoring advice that the terrain was not conducive to wine production they ...

First full day

A travel blog entry by fernm

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... much effort went into some of them to be honest! Then because I got lost I had to rush straight to the sky tower (which is easy to spot wherever you are) for my pre-arranged appointment with fear...mum look away now! Got strapped into a harness and then went for a little walk around the top of the sky tower, which wasn't actually anywhere near as scary as I thought it would be but then we had to do 'challenges' which mainly involved leaning or sitting over the edge and ...

Pop a Knee

A travel blog entry by erotergum

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... bars with fully nude girls, adult shops and gentleman clubs. Anyway, I got the exact wet suit I wanted, it was the last one in my size as well so I was very happy. We came home dropped our stuff off and went to the beach. I swam up and down and tried to ignore the dark, lingering shadows beneath the waters calm surface. I don't know how I will face my fears on Saturday but hopefully the adrenaline will kick in and those things won't bother me. At ...

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This hotel, located on 16 The Promenade, Takapuna, is near Auckland Maritime Museum, Pink Sand Beach, Valentine's Dive Center, and Ferry Building.
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    TripAdvisor Reviews Emerald Inn Takapuna

    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good