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Auckland & Waiheke Weekend

While not officially the capital of New Zealand, Auckland is the largest and by far the most populated city in the country. It is big, bustling and full of fun. Join us on a whirlwind tour of the wider Auckland area. Friday sees us gathering at the homestay for a cooked meal and a chance to hang out with all the new faces. Saturday means an early start to squeeze in many sights including Mt Eden, Mission Bay, and Bastion Point. A short ferry ride will take us exploring what Waiheke Island has to offer followed by a sunset view over Auckland at the top of the sky tower and a street food style dinner in the city. Sunday is road trip day heading up to Matakana to explore the local markets then it’s off to Goat Island to snorkel through one of the countries most populated marine reserve.

The details: Cost $200 or $150 per person

Friday 12th October at 6 pm – Sunday 14th October at approx.
The Playschool homestay is located at 29E Greenhithe road, Greenhithe

Cost includes return airport transfers if required, activity transport, 2 nights at the homestay (for option 1), snorkeling Goat island, Waiheke ferry, Auckland sky tower and all meals including 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, and 2 breakfasts. Sunday lunch is NOT included – this cost is extra payable on the day.

Planning your trip

There are two options. Option 1 includes 2 nights accommodation at the homestay and costs $200. Option 2 is for those who live in Auckland and do not need the 2 nights accommodation but includes everything else including meals and costs $150. If arriving into Auckland plan for your flight to land between 4 and 6 pm on Friday. If busing please ensure your bus arrives at the domestic airport between 4 and 6 pm. We will do 2 airport pickups at 5 and 7 pm. Please ensure your flight or bus leaves the domestic airport on Sunday after 6.00 pm as we will do one drop off at 5.00pm.
For those not staying at the homestay please arrive on the Friday night between 6 and 7 pm for the meet and greet and dinner. We will give you details of the meeting times for the following days then.

To secure your place contact Carissa on carissa@playschoolaupairs.co.nz

Newsletter – September 2018

Fiji Islands Trip – 17-24 November 2018

Fiji Islands

12 friends, 7 nights, 6 islands, 2 guides, 1 adventure of a lifetime and memories that will last forever!

The only thing you should be asking yourself when you’re not in Fiji is “Why am I not in Fiji?”. Once there it is easy to see why Fiji is New Zealand’s number 1 South Pacific holiday destination. With adventure, culture, and food to experience, Fiji is THE destination for travelers who want it all. Join Playschool on our annual Fiji trip and experience an 8 day/7 night all-inclusive adventure in paradise. Not only will you get to travel with other “Kiwi” Au Pairs, but also all the stress of planning your dream holiday is taken care of by our team. We have also negotiated exclusive group rate discounts to make your adventure more affordable. This week-long adventure includes a 4-night cruise through the stunning Yasawa Islands and 3 nights based on Robinson Crusoe Island, allowing you to get the ultimate exploring experience.

Secure your place today as we only have 12 available spaces and they will fill up fast!

 

17 – 24 November 2018
$2690 /person (all inclusive)

  • 8 day/7 night package including all meals
  • Flights, land & sea transfers
  • 4 night Yasawa island cruise on Captain cook cruises
  • 3 nights on Robinson Crusoe Island
  • Cultural performance & traditional lovo feast
  • Local village and school tour, shell market, crab racing, Fijian storytelling
  • Snorkeling and equipment, glass bottom boat, paddle boarding, kayaking
  • Explore coral reefs, pristine lagoons, deserted beaches, volcanoes & more

How to secure your passage to Fiji

Please email Carissa to secure your place. A $290 non-refundable deposit is to be paid within 2 weeks to confirm your place.
Progress payments are required as follows; 1st August $600, 1st September $600, 1st October $600, 1st November $600.

Please download Official Itinerary and Terms & Conditions here.

 

Hawkes Bay – National Aquarium

Join Amanda and come and see the penguins and fish being fed!

Date: Monday 20th August
Time: 9.30am
Location: Marine Parade, Napier
Cost: $6.00 per Educator and Playschool enrolled children. Additional Playschool children will be $2.00.

Bring packed lunch and drink bottles.

RSVP by Monday 6th August to Amanda