The city of Auckland is a city that offers a vast wealth of attractions to visit that have increasingly made it a popular tourist destination. With museums, zoos, amusements parks, dining options and more, it’s hard to go wrong when holidaying in Auckland.
For travellers only having the weekend sampling all that the city offers will prove somewhat difficult or impossible. Still, there is plenty that can be visited in the limited span of two days ensuring a rewarding visit.

The Auckland Botanic Gardens is a destination that is ideal for relaxation. Visitors to this destination can indulge in a relaxing stroll amidst a serene locale. Plants in the gardens originate from all around the world creating a strong amount of variety while there is also a visitor’s centre that showcases art pieces relating to botany in addition to a café that offers wide spanning views over the entire area.

The Auckland Art Gallery Toi O Tamaki is the largest art institution in all of New Zealand and is well worth a visit when travelling to the city. Visitors will find housed inside, a staggering collection of over 12,000 works that collectively forms a robust artistic portfolio. In addition to the permanent collection, various exhibitions with temporary art from other institutions and contributors are also regularly held here.

For those wanting a slightly faster paced attraction, the Auckland Bridge climb presents a formidable choice. With the help of a tour guide, visitors will embark on a venture that will take them under, around and over the city’s famous bridge. The tour guide will provide insightful information while visitors will also be privy to fabulous views of the city’s skyline. A special bungee spot is also to be found here providing the ultimate thrill.

The Auckland Whale and Dolphin Safari takes travellers to the Hauraki Gulf which is one of the leading spots in the world for marine mammals, which includes over 22 species of whales and dolphins. Going on board such a cruise will provide ample opportunity to catch glimpses of these majestic marine mammals.

During a weekend trip, travellers will have to find a suitable hotel in Marlborough for their stay. Copthorne Hotel Auckland City offers a Blenheim hotel Marlborough surrounded by the ever popular Marlborough Sounds.

Beruwala is small seaside resort in Sri Lanka that is located towards its Southwestern coast. The town is popular among locals and tourists for its close proximity to the capital Colombo which makes for a convenient weekend seaside getaway.

The demographics of this town are predominantly Moor and, according to historical sources, this is one of the first Muslim settlements on the island. It is said that Arab traders set up a village here in the 8th century AD and even today their descendents make up the majority of the area’s residents. Sri Lanka’s oldest mosque, known as the Msjid-ul-Abrar, is one of the historical landmarks in the region.

Today, however, travelers come to this part of Sri Lanka in search of its golden sandy beaches of which there are plenty. The beach stretches for miles and miles all along the southern coast and is only interrupted occasionally by a few coconut estates. Therefore, each and every tourist is assured of finding an excellent spot on the beach.

Because of it close proximity to Colombo, the beaches in Beruwala can be accessed via the Galle Road by a one and a half hour drive. In addition it is also close to many other sea side resorts along the southern coast such as Hikkaduwa and Bentota. The commercial cities of Galle and Matara can also be reached easily which makes Beruwala an ideal base to explore the southern coast of Sri Lanka.

As with many coastal areas, there is no shortage of excellent Sri Lanka hotels in the city. Telecommunication and transportation facilities are also available around the clock from many a hotel in Beruwela such as Jetwing Tropical Villas & Ayurveda Spa. Here in addition to a comfortable to stay, guests can indulge in indigenous medicinal treatment that promises well being and relaxation.