Day 7: Visit the Corban Estate Arts Centre

Set on the site of the historic winery buildings, the Corban Estate Arts Centre is a great place to explore art and the surrounding park-like grounds. CEAC is home to artist studios, galleries and exhibitions, art classes for adults and youth and children, a well-stocked gift shop, and their very own cafe. I visited CEAC…

Day 5: Get wet!

  We are so lucky to live on an island in the South Pacific.  We have easy access to beaches and waterways and usually do not have to drive far to access water.  Given the dry spell we’ve been experiencing lately, a planned or spontaneous trip to the beach is a must!  Just remember to…

Day 4: Check out FREE live music

Every summer, Auckland Council puts on a series of free outdoor gigs in different locations in Auckland.  I have been attending these for many years and love the variety of the acts.  In the past I have listened to jazz, reggae, rock, classical, swing, pop, acoustic… the list goes on. Depending on your mood, you…