Marvellous Mother's Day Destinations
Whether you are a devoted spouse or contending for the top spot of favourite child, here at VroomVroomVroom we've got the best New Zealand destinations and fun activities and creative ideas sure to suprise and delight Mum this Mother's Day, Sunday, 14th May 2017.
Bay of Islands
Our first destination is in the far north of New Zealand and will please the adventurous mother or even Mums who want a relaxing getaway. Just a short 240 km trip in your rental car from Auckland is the beautiful Bay of Islands. Take a ferry trip, swim with the dolphins or visit The Hole In The Rock. There are plenty of fun filled or relaxing activities to indulge in. The Bay of Islands Country Rock Festival will also be held over the entire Mother's Day weekend to provide Mum with that extra bit of entertainment.
If it's fun and excitement she enjoys, a night or two in Auckland should be just what she needs. She'll be able to put on her dancing shoes, let her hair down and dance the night away in the City of Sails. If dancing isn't Mum's favourite pastime, there's plenty of other ways to entertain her, either fun at the casino or food at one of the amazing restaurants along the waterfront.
If neither of those destinations suit your Mum, then I'm sure our final one will. Located at the top of the South Island is the Marlborough region. Most popular for its world-renowned wine and award-winning vineyards, Mum will treasure the wine tasting experience she's being treated to. A tour of vineyards throughout the area can be taken by bus, or for a more unique experience, by bicycle.
Jennian Homes Mother's Day Fun Run/Walk
The Jennian Homes Mother's Day Fun Run and Walk is your best chance to hit the streets and run and get active with your mum. Held up at many locations across New Zealand, the race was set up to raise awareness of heart disease amongst women in New Zealand, in connection with Heart Foundation Go Red for Women.
Presented by Cathie Harrop with Mothers' stories of years gone by, bring your mum to witness a variety concert of music for mothers and their families of all ages. in Epsom, Auckland. Performed by soloists and groups of singers, harpists, cellos, flute and piano, all the music range from the classics of Bach to the modern day musicals.
Included in the ticket is a welcoming glass of wine or juice before the concert and the bonus of entry to Highwic House with a chance to view the special exhibition of vintage wedding gowns in the Ballroom. Take note that the numbers are limited so early booking is advised.
Belly Dance Workshop
Still unsure about what to do give or offer for your awesome Mum? For a change, if you are living in Christchurch why not join Tracey of TribalDiva for a special Mother-Daughter belly dance workshop this Mother's day for something really special and adventurous at the same time, in Redcliffs. Along with other Mother-Daughter teams learn the fundamentals of belly dance moves, followed by a short sassy choreography. In addition, there will be some costume items to wear during the class for those who enjoy dressing up. Make sure to register early as slots and spaces are limited.
Mum will be sure to boast about her marvellous Mother's Day getaway with any of these amazing New Zealand destinations. Do you have a suggestion for a great Mother's Day road trip? Let us know in the comments box below.