Congratulations to our newest member - Dilshan Weheragoda from Crowne Plaza Auckland! Dilshan was awarded his keys on Friday at a fantastic ceremony held at his hotel. The presentation was even that more special in that his hotel also changed his title from Concierge Supervisor, to Head Concierge - as a surprise for him! It was great to see so many of the Crowne Plaza team there to support Dilshan, as well as his parents! Welcome to the Society Dilshan! ...
Just an hour from downtown Auckland, the Awhitu Peninsula is one of Auckland’s best kept secrets and makes for a great day trip. On your way to the tip of the peninsula, stop off to check out the towering sand dunes and pounding surf on the west coast at Karioitahi Beach or Hamiltons Gap, or explore the sheltered eastern bays and Awhitu Regional Park on the shores of the Manukau Harbour.
The whole area is a fantastic playground for the entire family, with a heritage steam railway at Glenbrook, historic Waiuku village and Manukau Heads Lighthouse – one of the few lighthouses open to the public. Or for those thrill seekers check out blokarting or 4 wheel driving on Karotahi Beach.
It doesn’t have to be all about the great outdoors – leave the kids behind and treat yourself to a little luxury with a trip to the day spa, some glamping, or dinner and vino at the cliff-top restaurant at Castaways Resort. Or indulge your taste buds at the Bracu Restaurant, set amidst the olive trees on the stunning Simunovich Olive Estate.