Enjoy total privacy on your own floor with independent secured entry, or mingle with your New Zealand hosts in their landmark home in a prestigious "restricted character zone" area of Parnell.
We are the "place of choice" for several corporate groups who appreciate the personal attention that cannot be provided in larger establishments combined with our convenient , quiet yet central location.
When major events are being held in Auckland (e.g. the America's Cup) we require full prepayment two months in advance (or at time of booking - which ever is the latest). Refunds are only available when we have been able to re sell those room nights.
Have to have a whole line to say what a wonderful stay we have had. It is full of history yet has around 50 cafes, restaurants and bistros with pavement dining that contribute to the charming village atmosphere. The specialist shops include top fashion boutiques and art galleries.
There are many reminders of the colonial missionary past which include St Mary's Holy Trinity Cathedral which is adjacent to the new Auckland Cathedral.
The city is a modern, cosmopolitan, tourist-focussed area from which buses and boats take travellers to local highlights including many offshore islands in the Hauraki Gulf.
Within a quarter mile of the water is Harrah's Sky City, New Zealand's largest casino and entertainment complex, crowned with an impressive 328 metre Sky Tower (the highest in the southern hemisphere) holding a revolving bar and bistro style restaurant,
During peak season (October to April - inclusive) we may insist on a two night minimum duration stay. As a teenager she was forewoman in the munitions section of the Birmingham Armaments Factory. Married a NZ soldier in the UK who died at Flanders onw week later. One story goes that a friend he came across some drunks that were making a nuisance of themselves.
However at his last illness the doctor ordered a brandy a day much to the amusement of the family.Was apprenticed to Engineering firm in Limerick specialising in Steam Engines. Moved to Westport as dredge engineer then to run Westport to Cape Construction train. Broke in land at Mormontown (town subsequently eroded by sea).
When news of the new constitution arrived from England he was selected as puruivant and in Dunedin, armed with a bell, he made the circuit of the town. As we do not know his sister name, or his age, we cannot be positive in our identification of a possible birth, even if it took place in Kirkintilloch.
According to research by Capt.(Retd.) E.A.Gray, W/O 25/881 of the War Office Records dated 24th July 1814 showed that Robert Ducket (Duckworth) was enlisted on the 26th May 1806. 6 Troops of the 5th Dragoons embarked from Portsmouth August 12th 181 for Portugal and by the March 1812 Quarter Muster, Robert was at "Estella" and by the June 1813 Quarter Muster he was first at "Gaerena", by the 7th June at "Palencia" but it appears that he did not take part in the Battle of "Vittoria", 21st June 1813, the to "Villanya" in August and September.
The September 1814 Quarter Muster show him discharged, probably as part of the 2 Troops made redundant, on the 4th August 1814 at Ipswitch, after a limited engagement of 8 years and 69 days, at the end of the Peninsular War Period. Robert Duckworth possibly enlisted under the name Ducket but by the June 1813 Quarter Muster was known in the 2nd Troop by Duckworth
There are many great places to see around the world, but New Zealand’s largest and most popular city is a special one. Auckland is an urban region, where people live close to wonderful beaches, volcanoes, and dozens of stunning landscapes. With a lovely weather, rich culture, many shopping and dining places, the city offers its tourists a one of a kind adventure.
A mix of urban, history and nature
Surrounded by two harbors, Auckland has plenty of entertaining things to see and do. With its numerous islands, beaches and ports, beautiful views combined with the metropolitan area, including museums, theaters, galleries, restaurants, the city blends together in one culture its European, Polynesian, Asian and Maori heritages. Whether you look for a luxury hotel or for a holiday home, you will find your favorite type of accommodation.
Get a feel for the city and visit The Sky Tower for a breathtaking dining spot. Standing at a height of 328 meters, the city’s most popular building gives you 360-degree panoramic views in every direction. Test your courage with a Sky Jump that lets you jump off The Sky Tower, or challenge yourself with a Sky Walk, that allows you to explore the outside of the tower, 192 above Auckland, with no handrail.
Another great way to get a taste of authentic New Zealand culture is to spend your day at the Auckland Museum on Auckland Domain. One of the most impressive historical buildings in the South hemisphere, the museum tells the story of this region. Here, you can discover a wide collection of over 2000 pieces of Maori and Pacific artifacts, or war memorial exhibitions. See also, The Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki and admire over 15,000 art pieces from local and international artists.
If you are interested in exploring nature, you can head to Mission Bay for a wonderful white-sand beach, with a beachfront promenade where you can ride a bike, take a romantic stroll, shop, eat and drink. Or you can walk to the top of Mount Eden’s prominent volcanic cone for yet another stunning view of the city.
After dark check out the nightlife and entertainment you will find in beautiful bars and restaurants that line the waterfront. Go to live music concerts and feel the adrenaline rush, that you will not experience even if you spend your night in your Amersham House room, on http://www.camplace.com. Take your pick from the best eateries and party all night at one of the hottest night clubs in the area.
Regardless if you wish to enjoy yacht sailing, explore the islands of the Hauraki Gulf for their wildlife, kayaking, wine tasting, black lave volcanos, try different fun activities with your family like ziplining, visit the Auckland Zoo, there’s always something interesting to do. Treat yourself to perfect places for shopping like Queen Street, Britomart, Ponsonby, Newmarket, The Auckland Viaduct and more. Wherever you choose to go, day or night, you will never be disappointed in Auckland.