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Guide to Auckland

Auckland is a truly cosmopolitan city that is just waiting to be explored. Framed by the iconic Sky Tower and surrounded by extinct volcanoes, the city skyline is one of the most recognisable in the world.

From world-class shopping to laid-back wine tasting, Auckland has a bit of something for everyone. The City of Sails is one of the world’s most exciting waterfront cities. Get out onto the water and discover the amazing marine life that calls the Hauraki Gulf home or sit back and enjoy some truly sumptuous food in one of Auckland’s many waterfront restaurants or bars.

Guests at the Hotel Grand Windsor are spoilt for choice. Enjoy the delights of the hotel, with our outstanding leisure and wellness facilities, dine at Cooke’s Restaurant, one of Auckland’s newest and most exciting restaurants or take advantage of our central Auckland location to get out and explore our wonderful city. read more here..

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Matariki 2018 – the Maori New Year

Matariki 2018 – the Maori New Year

Matariki (Pleiades star cluster) Matariki signifies the Maori New Year and is the Maori name for a small cluster of stars known as the Pleiades that become visible during the winter months. Each year, events take place all across New Zealand to celebrate Matariki and this year, the Picton Yacht Club Hotel is supporting the...
10 fantastic day trips from Auckland!

10 fantastic day trips from Auckland!

Auckland is New Zealand’s largest city with a population of over 1 million people from a diverse mix of cultures with the city offering plenty of things to see and do. In saying this, New Zealand is one of those countries that’s great to explore and Auckland makes a great base for doing so with...
Cooke’s Restaurant & Bar Executive Chef supports classroom nutrition initiative

Cooke’s Restaurant & Bar Executive Chef supports classroom nutrition initiative

The Executive Chef at Cooke’s Restaurant & Bar, Jinu Abraham, has put his support behind a classroom nutrition initiative aimed at teaching primary school students and their parents about the benefits of healthy eating. The initiative is the brainchild of Dr Sharad Paul, author of The Genetics of Health – Understanding Your Genes for Better...
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