All posts tagged: free

Easter at The Hamilton Gardens

On Easter Sunday I made the drive to Hamilton to spend the day at the beautiful Hamilton Gardens with my friend, family and family friends. It was a gorgeous warm autumn day, and I was surrounded by gardens that transported me to a new country each one I visited, but the best part? It was free! It had been a long time since I’d visited Hamilton Gardens, and while a day spent looking at gardens may not sound like the most exciting way to spend your day, it’s actually a pretty relaxing, enjoyable day out. We left Auckland close to 10am and arrived at the Hamilton Gardens about an hour and a half later. It was packed. Before venturing into the actual grounds, we stopped for a quick bite to eat at their cafe (I was actually really keen to try a cafe I’d heard about, The Kirk, but with limited time we stuck to the Hamilton Gardens cafe). First up were the ‘Enclosed Gardens’ and this is pretty much where we spent most of …

Auckland Art Gallery: The Light Show

On Saturday, some of my family and our family friends went to the Auckland Art Gallery to see the much acclaimed ‘Light Show’ exhibition that was currently on. I was not allowed to take photographs inside the exhibition, but the building of Auckland Art Gallery itself is something in its own right. So here are a few photos from the day. I would highly recommend the ‘Light Show’, there were a lot of intriguing pieces and some interactive pieces too. Unfortunately it has finished in New Zealand now and is heading to Sydney I believe, but if you ever have the chance, check it out! And if you’ve never been to the Auckland Art Gallery, if you’re ever in the city, definitely check it out, a big plus is, it’s FREE.