Hanami is the Japanese word for "flower viewing" or specifically it is a type of picnic which is held in the early spring where a group of friends has a picnic under cherry blossom trees.
A massive yearly even in Japan with performers, food stalls and even light and heaters for hire to ward off the night time chill. I have the good fortune of knowing a few Japanese people and was lucky enough to be invited to a Hanami right here in central Auckland.
Where do you find a grove a flowering cherry trees in Auckland? There just so happens to be a grove in Cornwall park which is currently in flower. So if you are looking for somewhere to take the kids on the weekend or just want to go for a twilight walk now that its daylight savings time follow the map below to a fairly well kept secret in Auckland.