2 Wilkinson Road, Ellerslie, Auckland, NZ
0800 355 377 - +64 9 525 1909
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Best Western Ellerslie International

BEST WESTERN Ellerslie International

Auckland Hotel Accommodation, Restaurant & Conference Facilities


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Best Western Ellerslie International Auckland Accommodation

Modern, comfortable Auckland Accommodation featuring: fully air-conditioned rooms, 50+ SKY TV, WiFi Internet, outdoor heated pool, on site in-house car rental, restaurant and bar, and conference facilities. We offer a range of different room types and affordable rates, as well as special deals to suit any traveller. Our central location makes us the ideal place to stay when you’re travelling to Auckland.

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Room Types


Sleeps up to 2


Sleeps up to 3

Executive Studio

Sleeps up to 2

Premium Studio

Sleeps up to 2

One Bedroom

Sleeps up to 3

Family Two Bedroom

Sleeps up to 5

Two Bedroom Apartment - Self Contained

Sleeps up to 4

Deluxe Suite

Sleeps up to 2


Pavillion Restaurant

Motel and Restaurant in Ellerslie, Auckland

Our Auckland restaurant is open daily for cooked and continental breakfasts, a la carte dinners, and room service during restaurant hours.
Here at the fully licensed Ellerslie International Restaurant and Bar, we take pride in offering our guests fine food in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Our restaurant seats up to 36 guests, and our menu includes affordable, seasonal dishes with an extensive selection of wines, beers and non-alcoholic beverages.

Heated Swimming Pool

All guests are invited to make use of our swimming pool. Being heated, it’s the ideal way to relax and unwind during your stay.


Guest fitness centre with gym workout room.

Conference Centre

Our Auckland Conference Centre is ideal for Corporate Travellers

We have three different conference rooms available for guests staying with us on business.
Our location just off the Southern Motorway, with over 15,000 companies within 20km of our premises makes our Auckland motel and conference centre the ideal location for your next business meeting, seminar, product launch, training course or conference.

Car Rental Service

Our onsite car rental service provides guests with an easy transport solution during their stay.
At Best Western Ellerslie International, we’re proud to offer a premier car rental service to our guests thanks to Greenstone Rentals. All in house guests of Best Western Ellerslie International receive a 10% discount on your daily rate on any car hired through Greenstone Rentals.

50+ Sky Channels and WiFi Internet

Make use of our 32″ Entertainment Panels to choose the latest movies on-demand from your remote, or browse through over 50 channels on SKY.
All apartments are within range of our high-speed wireless hotspot, so you can work or browse the Internet from the comfort of your room.


Ellerslie Race Course

3.1km (7min drive) from Ellerslie International


Alexander Park

3.9km (9min drive) from Ellerslie International


Eden Park

9.2km (15min drive) from Ellerslie International


ASB Showgrounds

3.6km (8min drive) from Ellerslie International


AMI Auckland Netball Centre

5.6km (10min drive) from Ellerslie International


Mt Smart Stadium

4.0km (8min drive) from Ellerslie International


Vector Arena

8.7km (12min drive) from Ellerslie International



5.7km (10min drive) from Ellerslie International


Sylvia Park

4.4km (8min drive) from Ellerslie International



5.3km (7min drive) from Ellerslie International



8.7km (11min drive) from Ellerslie International


Auckland Airport

16.6km (22min drive) from Ellerslie International


Tāmaki Innovation Campus

5.7km (9min drive) from Ellerslie International


Ellerslie Township

0.7km (9min walk) from Ellerslie International

Local Communities

Onehunga, Auckland

5.7km (10min drive) from Ellerslie International

Local Communities

Cromwall Park (One Tree Hill)

3.8km (9min drive) from Ellerslie International

Day Attractions

Auckland War Memorial Museum

6.7km (11min drive) from Ellerslie International

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Auckland Domain

7.8km (9min drive) from Ellerslie International

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Mission Bay

8.6km (15min drive) from Ellerslie International

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Remuera Golf Course

5.1km (8min drive) from Ellerslie International

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Auckland Zoo

11.6km (14min drive) from Ellerslie International

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10.3km (11min drive) from Ellerslie International

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Rainbow's End

15.2km (17min drive) from Ellerslie International

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Fullers Ferry Terminal

9.5km (12min drive) from Ellerslie International

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Kelly Tarlton's SEA LIFE Aquarium

8.8km (14min drive) from Ellerslie International

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Sky Tower

8.8km (10min drive) from Ellerslie International

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Waiheke Island

40.7km (1h 39min) from Ellerslie International

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39.2km (31min drive) from Ellerslie International

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45km (50min drive) from Ellerslie International

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Auckland Art Gallery

8.6km (12min drive) from Ellerslie International

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Viaduct Harbour

9.6km (13min drive) from Ellerslie International

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21.1km (23min drive) from Ellerslie International

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NZ Maritime Museum

9.4km (12min drive) from Ellerslie International

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Spookers Haunted Attraction

38.4km (32min drive) from Ellerslie International

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Butterfly Creek

17.9km (22min drive) from Ellerslie International

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Stardome Observatory & Planetarium

5.6km (10min drive) from Ellerslie International

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Breakers 2017-2018 Season

21 Aug 2017 (Mon) - 28 Feb 2018 (Wed)

Spark Arena

The SKYCITY Breakers are not just a basketball club, they are a family, and in 2017/18 they want their fans to be there with them as they welcome in an exciting new era.

Stevie Nicks

21 Nov 2017 (Tue)

Spark Arena


24 Karat Gold Tour with special guest Pretenders

Tuesday 21 November 2017

Superstar singer-songwriter STEVIE NICKS will return to Auckland with her 24 Karat Gold tour this November. Joining Stevie for this special concerts is the legendary PRETENDERS, fronted by Chrissie Hynde.

Fans will be treated to full, individual sets by Stevie Nicks and Pretenders who will both be performing their greatest classic hits and much much more!

Stevie Nicks, a multi-platinum selling artist - dubbed �the reigning queen of rock and roll� by Rolling Stone Magazine has had six Top Ten albums and eight Grammy nominations. Her timeless classics include the iconic Nicks penned Landslide, Gold Dust Woman, Rhiannon, Edge of 17, Gypsy and scores of others.

Her 2014 album 24 Karat Gold � Songs From The Vault debuted at No. 7 on Billboard�s Top 200 Charts. As a member of Fleetwood Mac, Nicks most recently performed 122 sold-out shows around the world during 2014-2015. Nicks most recently completed a sold out solo tour of the US with Pretenders which received rave reviews.

�It�s been thrilling to get on stage each night and sing some of my gems from early in my career along with getting the chance to sing the material from my last two albums, In Your Dreams and 24 Karat Gold � Songs From The Vault�, says Stevie Nicks.

The Pretenders cross the bridge between punk, new wave and Top 40 pop music with unparalleled style, and with hit songs like Brass In Pocket, I�ll Stand By You, Back On The Chain Gang and Don�t Get Me Wrong.

The band has sold in excess of 25 million albums and founder and leader Chrissie Hynde is one of contemporary music�s greatest songwriters. Chrissie most recently released the album Stockholm and a 2015 memoir, Reckless: My Life As a Pretender, hailed by the New York Times upon its release as �honest and distinctive� first and foremost, a love letter to rock and roll.�

�As women rock stars go, there aren�t much cooler than Stevie Nicks and Chrissie Hynde... A whopping injection of female fused musical power � a love letter to the faithful.� � Atlanta Journal Constitution

The 24 Karat Gold Tour brings together two of music�s most compelling women - a unique pairing that is not to be missed!

For complete tour details visit: livenation.co.nz.

Shawn Mendes

25 Nov 2017 (Sat)

Spark Arena

Frontier Touring are thrilled to confirm that multi-platinum singer songwriter and global sensation Shawn Mendes will bring his acclaimed Illuminate World Tour to New Zealand!

"The 18-year-old takes it to a new level on his second album, coming off as a bona fide rock star. His guitar playing has advanced, his songwriting has matured and his vocals are crisp: This kid's the real deal." - Associated Press

"Teen idol is discovered. Teen idol hits it big. Teen idol wants to mature. Teen idol pulls it off." - LA Times

The Illuminate World Tour marks Mendes� much-awaited return to Sydney after his debut shows last November sold out in just minutes, and his first ever performances in Auckland, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth.

Shawn is touring in support of his second album Illuminate (Island Records), which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart, marking his second #1 album debut. Current single �Mercy� has been certified Platinum and has soared to Top 10 on pop radio, and its official video has amassed over 115 million views to date. The Illuminate World Tour follows Shawn�s sold-out 2016 Shawn Mendes World Tour, as well as his sold-out Illuminate release show at New York City�s Madison Square Garden.

The singer/songwriter�s first-ever headlining arena tour now includes over 60 dates across four continents, kicking off April 27 in Europe before going on to North and South America, Australia and Asia.

Rugby League World Cup Semi Final

25 Nov 2017 (Sat)

Mt Smart Stadium

In 2017, the best Rugby League players from around the world will be in Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea, all hoping to be crowned World Cup winners and hold aloft the Paul Barrière Trophy.

14 teams, 28 games, five weeks. The pinnacle event in international Rugby League.

The Weeknd

29 Nov 2017 (Wed)

Spark Arena

Grammy Award�-winning and multi-platinum selling artist THE WEEKND, joined by French Montana and Nav, is coming to New Zealand for the first time!

Variety named The Weeknd �a bonafide pop star and an undeniable influence on his contemporaries,� while British GQ hailed, �this was without-doubt one of the best shows we've seen from a mega star in a seriously long time.�

Since The Weeknd first broke into the music scene in 2011 we have been obsessed and cannot wait to see him own the stage here in Auckland this November. He is not all we are looking forward to� special guests French Montana and Nav will add an extra dimension to the Starboy experience.

French Montana is a rapper who has built himself an indie empire. He has released a series of mixtapes, each with an increasing R&B influence and an array of big name guest appearances such as Diddy, Nicki Minaj, Drake, Lil Wayne, The Weeknd, 2 Chainz, Ne-Yo, Snoop Dogg, Chris Brown and Migos.

Following in the footsteps of The Weeknd, Toronto rapper and producer Nav preferred to let his music do the talking in the early stages of his career. 2017 started off with his biggest solo song yet, �Some Way,� featuring The Weeknd. Nav followed this song up with his debut self-titled mixtape; NAV.

Late last year, The Weeknd released his fourth full-length album Starboy [2x-platinum] which quickly rose to #1 in 90 countries, sold more than one million albums globally and broke the global streaming record all in less than one week.

This concert will be one of the most sought after events of 2017 and you don't want to miss it.

J. Cole

1 Dec 2017 (Fri)

Spark Arena

Multi-platinum-selling artist J. Cole announces today that he will hit the road for a 57-city world tour. The �4 Your Eyez Only� Tour kicks off in South Carolina with a run of thirteen small, intimate shows before going into Live Nation arenas in North America and the U.K., along with a mix of arena and theatre dates in Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

The North Carolina-bred Cole is touring in support of his fourth album, the Platinum-certified 4 Your Eyez Only, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart in December. Each of its ten tracks has notched a place on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

The "4 Your Eyez Only Tour� follows Cole�s 2015 "Forest Hills Drive Tour," which was the highest-selling hip-hop tour of that year, after which Cole embarked on an international festival run in 2016.

harry Styles

2 Dec 2017 (Sat)

Spark Arena

Live on Tour
Harry Styles' self-titled debut album will be released globally on Friday May 12. The 10-track album features the lead single "Sign of the Times" which topped the charts in over 84 countries upon release day. The album was executive produced by Jeff Bhasker, with additional production from Alex Salibian, Tyler Johnson and Kid Harpoon, and is available for preorder at www.hstyles.co.uk.

Styles began to showcase the live show with his performance debut on NBC's Saturday Night Live, where he premiered the exvlusive ablum track "Ever Since New York" and the single "Sign of the Times", with an addtional stunning performances of the single on BBC talk show "The Graham Norton Show".


5 Dec 2017 (Tue) - 6 Dec 2017 (Wed)

Mt Smart Stadium

Sia plays at Mt Smart Stadium on Tuesday 05th December 2017.

Jack Johnson

10 Dec 2017 (Sun)

Villa Maria Estate

Jack Johnson returns to NZ for one show at Villa Maria Estate. With support from Kiwi reggae band The Black Seeds, this is certainly one you don't want to miss!

Yusuf/Cat Stevens

13 Dec 2017 (Wed)

Spark Arena

TEG DAINTY and Live Nation in association with Moonshadow Aus Pty have announced that British singer-songwriting legend and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Yusuf / Cat Stevens will tour New Zealand in December. A Cat�s Attic �Peace Train Tour� commemorates the 50th Anniversary of his first major hit single and debut album Matthew & Son released in 1967.

Last here in 2010 for two rapturously received and sold-out arena concerts, Yusuf / Cat Stevens returns to perform at Spark Arena on Wednesday 13 December, only his second ever tour of New Zealand.

Having first found fame as a teenager in 1960s England, Cat Stevens grew from being a teen idol into becoming one of the most influential singer-songwriters of all time. In addition to his vast musical achievements, his lifelong spiritual quest and search for meaning has added intrigue and depth to a groundbreaking career.

Cat achieved early success in the mid 60s with �Matthew and Son�, �Here Comes My Baby� and �The First Cut Is The Deepest�. In 1968 the heavy workload of non-stop appearances and touring, the excesses of a pop-star lifestyle took its toll and Cat contracted TB. He was hospitalised for several months and began a significant process of inner reflection and meditation. During this time Stevens began to question aspects of his life and spirituality and underwent a profound musical transformation. From 1970 to 1978 he recorded and released the albums that would establish him as a leading singer-songwriter of his generation.

His album, Tea for the Tillerman, from 1970, went multi-platinum in the U.S. and Australasia with such songs as �Wild World�, �Hard Headed Woman�, �Where Do the Children Play?� and �Father & Son�. It was Teaser and the Firecat in 1971 that made him a megastar, with songs like �Morning Has Broken�, �Peace Train� and �Moonshadow�. In 1975 Cat experienced another momentous and life-changing event after nearly drowning in the Pacific Ocean. Following this he dedicated himself to the Divine path, and on leaving music he concentrated on education and humanitarian relief.

The tragic events of 9/11 motivated Yusuf to, once again, take to the global stage. He spoke out in the media against the atrocities, against fanaticism and war, and called for peace and unity. In 2006 Yusuf returned to mainstream music with the album An Other Cup, which was followed in 2009 by Roadsinger. 2014 was another monumental year for Yusuf, as he released his fourteenth studio album Tell �Em I�m Gone and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He is currently working on a children�s animation series and writing his autobiography, which is expected to surface next year.

Yusuf / Cat Stevens toured New Zealand in 2010 for the first time ever, and the shows had the critics raving:

��Wild World, Where Do the Children Play, Moonshadow and Father and Son were delivered in heartfelt style and brought the audience to its feet for multiple encores.� - The NZ Herald

��it's great to have him back�singing songs whose beauty is often their sheer simplicity�this was like catching up with an old friend.� - Newshub

�Peace Train�struck a chord with everyone jammed into the Arena�picking up the pace to finish off a joyous night.� - www.stuff.co.nz

This 50th Anniversary Tour is going to be an unmissable night for fans!

Yusef / Cat Stevens is also playing New Plymouth's TSB Bowl of Brooklands on Saturday 16 December and Christchurch's Horncastle Arena on Tuesday 19 December.

Paul McCartney

16 Dec 2017 (Sat)

Mt Smart Stadium

Two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, 21-time Grammy Award winner and recipient of The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire Sir Paul McCartney will bring his acclaimed long-running 'One On One' Tour to Mt Smart this December.

The Paul McCartney live experience is everything any music lover could ever want from a rock show � and so much more: Nearly three hours� worth of the greatest moments from the last 50 years of music, dozens of songs that have formed the soundtracks of our lives.

McCartney and his band have played an unparalleled range of venues and locations: outside the Colosseum in Rome, Moscow's Red Square, Buckingham Palace, The White House, a free show in Mexico for over 400,000 people, the last ever show at San Francisco�s Candlestick Park where The Beatles played their final concert in 1966, and even one performance broadcast live into Space!

Featuring McCartney�s band of the last 10+ years � Paul "Wix" Wickens (keyboards), Brian Ray (bass/guitar), Rusty Anderson (guitar) and Abe Laboriel Jr (drums) � the show is never anything short of life-changing.

The 'One On One' Tour features a brand new production, as always, utilising state of the art audio and video technology and to ensure an unforgettable experience from every seat in the house. Employing massive screens, lasers, fireworks and, of course, a staggering selection of the best songs ever written or performed, every Paul McCartney show promises a once in a lifetime evening that transcends and elevates the potential of live music.

Make no mistake � McCartney�s 'One On One' Tour will be a once-in-a-lifetime event. Act quickly to secure your tickets!

La La Land in concert

20 Dec 2017 (Wed)

Spark Arena


Experience the ground-breaking and original musical film LA LA LAND like never before - LIVE with an 80-piece orchestra and jazz ensemble.

The Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra will be among the world�s first orchestras to perform composer Justin Hurwitz�s Oscar�-winning score from LA LA LAND live on stage alongside a full screening of the critically acclaimed film. See it here for one night only this December.

The global box office phenomenon LA LA LAND has grossed more than $430 million worldwide and won six Academy Awards� including Best Director Damien Chazelle and Best Actress Emma Stone. She stars alongside Ryan Gosling (Academy Award� nominee for Best Actor) and John Legend, whose recorded vocal performance will be featured in this event. LA LA LAND tells the story of Mia (Stone), an aspiring actress, and Sebastian (Gosling), a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. Set in modern day Los Angeles, this original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams.

LA LA LAND in Concert premiered at Los Angeles' iconic Hollywood Bowl to rave reviews before making its way around the world, ending the year here in New Zealand.

Christmas in the Vines with Sol3 Mio

23 Dec 2017 (Sat) - 24 Dec 2017 (Sun)

Villa Maria Estate

Sol3 Mio return to Villa Maria for their summer tour

Six60 The New Waves Tour

13 Jan 2018 (Sat)

Villa Maria Estate

Join us at Villa Maria Estate to witness Kiwi legends Six60 perform their last stop on The New Waves Tour joined by Norwegian duo Nico & Vinz!

Fat Freddy's Drop

20 Jan 2018 (Sat)

Villa Maria Estate

As part of their Aotearoa NZ summer roady, Fat Freddy's Drop are back for the second year in a row! Tickets available through Ticketmaster.

Roger Waters

24 Jan 2018 (Wed)

Spark Arena

Pink Floyd�s Creative Visionary Is Returning To Auckland

Rock icon ROGER WATERS will bring his critically acclaimed US + THEM tour to New Zealand in January 2018, touring here for the first time since his phenomenal The Wall Live broke sales records in 2012.

Currently underway in North America, the tour has garnered rave reviews � hailing as a triumph the �eye-popping� production and the �spectacular� set-list drawn from classics in the Floyd canon and from Waters� solo work.

�Waters promised a tour with some �new things,� and plenty of spectacle, and he delivered on both accounts.� - Tulsa World

Roger Waters� legendary live performances are renowned as immersive sensory experiences featuring high class, state-of-the-art audio/visual production and breathtaking quad sound. Us + Them is no exception: following months of meticulous planning and visionary craft, it will inspire audiences with its powerful delivery.

Us + Them showcases highlights from Waters� groundbreaking body of work and features songs from Pink Floyd�s greatest albums - The Dark Side of The Moon, The Wall, Animals, Wish You Were Here - plus new songs from Roger Waters� album Is This the Life We Really Want? which recently debuted at No. 2 on the RIANZ Album Chart.

The tour title Us + Them is derived from the 1974 track �Us And Them� on the multi-million selling Pink Floyd album The Dark Side of the Moon.

For complete tour and ticketing information, including VIP Experiences, visit: livenation.co.nz.

Foo Fighters

3 Feb 2018 (Sat)

Mt Smart Stadium

Hearts, minds and attendance records are set to be blown on the 3rd of February 2018 as Foo Fighters return to Nt Smart Stadium in support of their ninth studio album Concrete and Gold (out 15 September on Roswell Records/RCA Records through Sony Music Entertainment Australia and New Zealand).

The 11-time Grammy-winning, 25+ million-record-selling stadium rock greats will welcome the new year with an epic tour that kicks off at Perth�s nib Stadium on Saturday 20 January, before touring Adelaide, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, and wrapping up across the ditch at Mt Smart Stadium.

Foo Fighters will be joined at all shows by very special guests Weezer, plus a local opener from each city on the tour.

Foo Fighters were last in Australia and New Zealand on their 20th Anniversary World Tour supporting their eighth album Sonic Highways, tearing through anthems including �Something From Nothing� and perennial favorites �Everlong�, �Learn To Fly�, �Best Of You� and �My Hero�, picking up the record as one of 2015�s top five grossing tours in the process:

These dates will be the first time Australian and New Zealand fans will experience tracks from Concrete and Gold live in all their glory, holding their own alongside Foo Fighters classics like �Walk�, �These Days�, �The Pretender�, �All My Life� �Times Like These� among countless others.

American alt-rockers Weezer will be leaving �Beverly Hills� behind to join Foo Fighters as their very special guests at all Australian and New Zealand shows on the Concrete And Gold World Tour. These will be Weezer�s first shows in our countries since their acclaimed Blue Album Memories shows in 2013, and only their third AU & NZ tour ever in an illustrious 25+ year career defined by tracks like �Say It Ain�t So�, �Buddy Holly�, �Undone � The Sweater Song�, and �Island In The Sun�.

Robbie Williams

14 Feb 2018 (Wed)

Spark Arena

Global pop phenomenon, ROBBIE WILLIAMS, is bringing his mammoth Heavy Entertainment Show World Tour to Auckland in February 2018.

�The heavy entertainment show,� explains Williams, �is every single moment on earth � we�re all part of the heavy entertainment show.�

Opening to rave reviews across Europe, The Heavy Entertainment Show New Zealand Tour will see Williams perform a glittering hit-laden set spanning his entire career, along with a couple of surprising covers thrown in for good measure.

Williams is without doubt one of the most acclaimed and charismatic live performers of his times, a position that was cemented and celebrated by his record-breaking 2003 Knebworth performances over three nights in front of 375,000 people.

As a solo artist, Williams has sold over 77 million albums, and has six of the top 100 best-selling albums in British history. He has chalked up 14 number one singles and has claimed a whopping 18 Brit Awards, which is double that of any other artist.

Williams last toured New Zealand in 2015, when he wowed local audiences with his epic Let Me Entertain You Tour, which saw him perform countless sold out arena shows around both Australia and New Zealand. Of that tour, the Herald Sun wrote, �Robbie Williams is the most entertaining male pop star of his generation� His charismatic mixture of American Brat Pack with British old-school theatre and pantomime helps him effortlessly charm the arena in an instant.�

The National

25 Feb 2018 (Sun)

Villa Maria Estate

Indie rockers The National are returning to NZ for one show only at Villa Maria Estate. Tickets available through Ticketmaster!

Bruno Mars

27 Feb 2018 (Tue) - 4 Mar 2018 (Sun)

Spark Arena

Bruno is back!
The 'Uptown Funk' superstar sold out arenas across Australia in 2014 and fans have been begging for his return ever since. With countless accolades including five Grammy Awards, being named #1 on Forbes list of top 30 people under 30 and an ARIA #1, Live Nation is thrilled to bring the pop/soul/funk maestro back for dates in Auckland, Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide and Perth.

Currently touring through Europe and the UK (ahead of an extensive trek across North America), London's The Evening Standard bestowed a 5-star review on Mars� O2 Arena shows exclaiming:
"One of the greatest showmen in pop music right now"

"Only Uptown Funk, his biggest hit to date, could polish off what was a thrilling masterclass in showmanship from a sensational performer."

For the love of Mrs Brown

4 Mar 2018 (Sun) - 10 Mar 2018 (Sat)

Spark Arena


Voted as the Best British Sitcom of the 21st century by the Radio Times in the UK, Mrs Brown�s Boys will make a triumphant return to New Zealand in 2018. The Multi Award Winning Mrs Brown�s Boys will perform live, their brand new show FOR THE LOVE OF MRS. BROWN.

FOR THE LOVE OF MRS. BROWN is the latest production of the side-splitting series written by and starring Brendan O�Carroll. This brand new hilarious show sees Agnes looking for love using D�Internet, Cathy thinks plastic surgery might be the answer to getting that ring on her finger, Dermot realises he may need to step it up with the romance to keep his marriage fresh and even granddad has found love!

Mrs Brown�s Boys success and achievements has been nothing short of incredible. With awards and accolades including four National Television Awards, two TV Choice Awards, three Scottish BAFTAs, three IFTA Awards, three TV Times Award, Royal Television Society Winner and a TV BAFTA for Best Situation Comedy to being a ratings smash around the world, Mrs Brown�s Boys live has also broken box office records across the UK and Ireland.

Since the Browns left New Zealand in 2016 they have kept busy with a very special Live Broadcast in July 2016 celebrating 60 years of Comedy with the BBC, Christmas Specials, a UK and Ireland Sell Out Arena Tour and Agnes� brand new TV Chat show, All Round to Mrs. Brown�s, which attracted huge ratings earlier this year in the UK and Ireland when it aired to a staggering 5 million viewers each Saturday night.

All Round to Mrs. Brown�s is currently showing on TVNZ each Thursday Night. For all Mrs Browns� die hard fans, you are in for the biggest treat. For those who haven�t experienced Mrs Brown�s Boys live, For the Love of Mrs. Brown it is not to be missed.

James Blunt

6 Mar 2018 (Tue)

Spark Arena

British singer-songwriter James Blunt is heading to Auckland in March 2018, with his 'The Afterlove Tour'.

Currently on tour throughout North America with good friend Ed Sheeran, Blunt is looking forward to embarking on his own world tour and returning to New Zealand to play for his loyal Kiwi fans: �Down Under has always been the most fun part of every world tour I�ve ever done, and the fans at the shows have always given me the warmest of welcomes. I can�t wait to get back.�

Blunt first captured the world�s attention in 2005 with his multi-platinum debut Back To Bedlam, featuring its history-making number one classic single �You�re Beautiful�. The British tunesmith has since become one of the most popular singer-songwriters of the modern era, with more than 20 million albums and 12 million singles sold worldwide.

Blunt worked with a wide range of talent when writing and recording the album, including Ed Sheeran, Ryan Tedder and Stephan Moccio (Miley Cyrus, The Weeknd). The album cemented his relationship with long-term fans as well as attracting a new, younger audience with tracks such as �Bartender�. He also collaborated with DJ Robin Schulz, scoring him a smash hit with banger �OK�.

Since his first visit to New Zealand in 2006, James Blunt has kept audiences spellbound with his heartfelt poignancy fused with touches of his classic, self-deprecating sense of humour. See him performing songs from his latest album plus his incredible catalogue of hits including �Bartender�, �You�re Beautiful�, �Goodbye My Lover�, �Carry You Home�, �No Bravery�, �1973�, �Wisemen�, �Stay The Night� and �Bonfire Heart�.

Ed Sheeran

24 Mar 2018 (Sat)

Mt Smart Stadium

Ed Sheeran is heading our way....

Lionel Richie

12 Apr 2018 (Thu)

Spark Arena


Fans of Lionel Richie and Chic featuring Nile Rodgers, please be advised that due to changes in the international touring schedule, the forthcoming massive ALL THE HITS New Zealand tour will now take place in April 2018.

For those who have already purchased tickets, they remain valid for the shows in April 2018.

Multi-platinum-selling artist, and music icon, Lionel Richie will tour New Zealand in April on the ALL THE HITS TOUR. Special guests on the tour are CHIC featuring Nile Rodgers. This world renowned tour will be hitting Auckland on Thursday April 12th.

International superstar, Lionel Richie, has a discography of albums and singles that are second to none. His music is part of the fabric of pop music, this Alabama native is a true music icon. Lionel Richie is known for his mega-hits such as �Endless Love,� �Lady,� �Truly,� �All Night Long (All Night),� �Penny Lover,� �Stuck On You,� �Hello,� �Say You, Say Me,� �Dancing on the Ceiling,� and one of most important pop songs in history, �We Are The World,� written with Michael Jackson for USA for Africa.

With his most recent All the Hits, All Night Long Tour, Lionel sold out arenas worldwide with a set-list of his brightest and best anthems. In recent years Lionel also headlined Bonnaroo, Outside Lands, and Glastonbury, drawing the festival�s biggest crowd ever with over 200,000 attendees.

Among music legends, Nile Rodgers, Lionel Richies' special guest, is truly exceptional. As the co-founder of CHIC, Rodgers pioneered a musical language that generated chart-topping pop hits like "Le Freak," sparked the advent of hip-hop with "Good Times,� and won CHIC eleven Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominations. His work in the CHIC Organisation and his productions for artists like David Bowie and Madonna have sold over 300 million albums and 50 million singles worldwide while his innovative, trendsetting collaborations with Daft Punk, Avicii, Disclosure, and Sam Smith reflect the vanguard of contemporary music. Fueling four decades of pop anthems with more than 200 production credits to his name, the scope of Rodgers' peerless influence is undeniable.

The Lionel Richie and CHIC featuring Nile Rodgers tour promises to be a musical spectacular that will have you singing All Night Long!

Katy Perry

20 Aug 2018 (Mon) - 21 Aug 2018 (Tue)

Spark Arena


Global pop superstar Katy Perry's WITNESS: The Tour, will come to New Zealand next August in support of her new album Witness. Last here in 2014, the 13 time Grammy nominated artist played two shows here at the arena that were instant sell-outs.

WITNESS: The Tour is an imaginative trip from outer-space to inner-space, from the planets to the bottom of our oceans, and a musical journey through Katy Perry�s biggest milestones and mega-hits right up to her latest album. The dramatically original staging means that there isn�t a bad seat in the house, when Katy brings out her band and dancers, along with all the bells and whistles.

This tour will be Katy�s first since the sold-out, 151-date Prismatic World Tour, which was hailed by Rolling Stone as �a show to damage retinas and blow minds.�

With Witness, Katy finds liberation, in the changes in her own life and in the world around her, delivering songs that inspire both thought and movement. The singles released thus far � the Gold-certified �Chained to the Rhythm� featuring Skip Marley, �Bon App�tit� featuring Migos and the new single �Swish Swish� featuring Nicki Minaj � hint at the breadth of the musical and thematic elements found on Witness.

WITNESS: The Tour will be like nothing you have seen before with insane theatrics and back to back hits. Get your tickets early to avoid disapointment!

A Visa Entertainment pre-sale for Visa cardholders starts 10am Monday 28 August through to 10am Wednesday 30 August, 2017. Go to visaentertainment.co.nz for details.

Both the Ticketmaster and TEG Dainty pre-sales will start at 12pm on Wednesday 30 August, and go through to 8am on Friday September 1.

Tickets on sale to the general public at 10am on Friday 1st September, 2017.

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“Friendly Haven!”

Reviewed 15 November 2015 (FergieT20, Brit in Clover)

What a fabulous hideaway - the staff were amazing, as was the room [ well it was sort of a flat really! ] Gym and pool too........ Nothing was too much trouble from front dest to the girls in the laundry room. Just what you want when youre travelling around and need to catch up. They lent us towels for the beach even - difficult to pack in suitcases when you're travelling with a family. Best place I've stayed in ever tbh

“Great place to stay”

Reviewed 10 August 2015 (Mike P, Melbourne)

I have now stayed at this motel 4 times this year as part of my travel to Auckland for work. Although this place is quite large and has a conference centre I keep going back as the rooms are quiet and well maintained plus the restaurant serves great food! I would especially recommend the Scotch fillet as it just melts in your mouth. The front desk staff (Brenna and Soraya) are great with nothing being too much of a problem. And Kim in the restaurant provides great service. All in all I would recommend this establishment if you don't need to be in the heart of Auckland as its also close to the Motorway so touring is easy.

“Best accomodation in the area”

Reviewed 12 February 2015 (Kirstin C, Wellington)

I travel to Auckland to visit family and friends and have finally found somewhere decent to stay. I have stayed there the last 3 visits and it never disappoints. Great value for money compared to other accommodation in the area and definitely much cleaner. My last trip was with my family and we stayed in a 2 bedroom unit which has plenty of room. And yes the pool is small but my teenage children still enjoyed it and had no complaints. Staff as always were friendly and helpful.

“Probably the best place in the Ellerslie area south of Auckland”

Reviewed 14 November 2014 (Andrew N)

I've stayed in about 4 Motels in the last month around Ellerslie, Great South Road and Newmarket. This motel has the best rooms with good clean rooms, comfortable beds and good service including simple things like real milk, good wifi and a bar and lounge area. Also easy walking distance into Ellerslie and a couple of reasonably good bar/restaurants

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