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Martin and Damian

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Welcome to Auckland!  Beaches, forests, cafes, sunshine! Walk to the sights and city centre! Very close to Auckland's gay area & venues as well as tourist attractions. Experience New Zealand with local gay hosts.

Tena koe!  Good-day! Godag! Guten tag! Hola! Hello!  Both kiwis, we enjoy learning about the world and have visited numerous coutries.  We love to host kiwis and overseas visitors, sharing our experience of both Maori and European New Zealand cultures.

Come and share our home with us. Our aims are to provide friendly faces, good food and a place to call home in Auckland for holiday-makers and workers.

About our homestay

Gay owned and hosted. We welcome you to share our living space and respect your privacy.

Breakfast: your choice of cooked or continental breakfast.  Included in the room price.

Served in our new dining room looking out on the courtyard at a time you choose.  Good tea & NZ roasted coffee.

Free Wi-fi (fibre, high speed, unlimited).

TV:  Freeview 9+ channels in shared lounge.

Smokefree house:  Smoking area outside.

Recycling and laundry available.

Sunbathe & relax in the back courtyard.

Local wine and beer available for purchase.

Currently no wheelchair access sorry, because of the front stairs.

Location

10 minutes walk to Family Bar, Eagle Bar and other
'K Road' venues (Karangahape Road) www.familybar.co.nz

An historic separate house in a very quiet tree-lined cul-de-sac street.

Newly renovated rooms with new ensuite bathrooms.

For Visitors

Sights:  Very close to the Auckland Museum, with Maori cultural shows, Auckland Domain & Wintergardens. www.aucklandmuseum.com

See updated pictures of our favourite days out in Auckland on our Facebook page Gay Auckland Bed and Breakfast

City Centre: 15 minutes walk to the Town Hall, Art Gallery & Queen Street stores.

Shopping: Close to Newmarket fashion shopping & Parnell for art.

Walking tour: Auckland Domain, Wintergardens, Fernery, Anglican Cathedral & Parnell shops, 2 hours. ($40 guided)

Swimming, spa, sauna & gym: Olympic Pool, Newmarket. www.theolympic.co.nz & Les Mills Gym (day pass, see Newmarket gym www.lesmills.co.nz)

Love & sex: Gay bars & sauna at 'K Road', 10 minutes walk. www.centuriansauna.co.nz and www.basementnz.com

Bears:  regular activities www.bearnewzealand.co.nz

A drag-hosted evening out at Caluzzis - join us on Wednesday for cafe night, or see the cabaret Thursday to Sunday. www.calluzzi.co.nz

Ferry to islands: From Britomart Station (2 stops from Grafton Station) - to Devonport and Hauraki Gulf Islands.

Cycle way:  near the Grafton Gully Cycleway, linking to the Auckland Waterfront - Mission Bay, and Twin Streams - Henderson (for a day out).

Beaches: Take an afternoon on Auckland's best gay beach by bus or car, or visit Piha beach and walk to a waterfall.

($150 for a day tour by car, enquire re. availability)

Forests: Walk in the rainforest and admire the surfies on the wild West Coast, or climb Rangitoto - an island volcano with dramatic crater.

We will help with directions and bookings.

Transport

Airport Shuttle:  to the door:  one way $35 one person, $43 two people.  Book at www.supershuttle.co.nz or just get the shuttle at the airport (follow signs to the bus).

Airport Bus:  $18 one way at airport.  $32 return.  To City Stop 1 or 1a then walk 10 minutes. www.skybus.co.nz

Taxi from airport.

Motorway Exits:  Khyber Pass Rd if travelling North.  Gillies Ave if travelling South.

Car access: turn into Parkfield Terrace from Khyber Pass Road.

Free Parking:  on street, best after 4pm.

Bus:  Inner Link bus (circle to K Rd and Newmarket) 2 minutes walk.  Many other buses pass close by www.at.govt.nz

Metro: Grafton Train Station: 2 minutes walk.  1 stop to Newmarket Station.  2 stops to Britomart (Auckland Central) Station

Car Hire:  2 businesses nearby.

Motorbike: free offstreet parking.

Walking and bicycle access from city centre: via the famous Grafton Bridge & Carlton Gore Road (near Auckland City Hospital).  Make sure you search for 'walking' directions on Google.

Bicycle hire:  Auckland waterfront

Onwards bookings:

Make us a part of your journey meeting gay, lesbian and trans hosts contacted through www.gaystay.co.nz

Make the most of our free wifi and free telephone calling to New Zealand landlines.

14 Parkfield Terrace
Grafton
Auckland

stay@gayauckland.co.nz

Telephone: +64 9 5504286  (from NZ 09 5504286)

Text and mobile: (Martin) +64 21 0615357

 

Tariffs*

NZ$165 / 2 people (including all tax) for the Queen Room (15.0 sq m)  $150 / 1 person

NZ$195 for the larger Garden Room
(19.5 sq m, 1 or 2 people).

Both rooms come with a comfortable queen size bed, en-suite shower room and a choice of breakfasts.

Payment in NZ$ cash on the day after you arrive (we know it's difficult on arrival!) Other currencies accepted: EU, GB, US, AUS.

Check in:  from 2:30 pm  - please ask if you have another need.

Bag storage at main Britomart Train Station/Ferry only $15 per day.

Check out:  11am - please ask if you have another need.

*Tariffs subject to change. Please confirm with hosts before booking.

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