Auckland

Auckland

Overview

Enjoy the hip inner city suburbs and attractions or use it as a springboard to explore the beauty of New Zealand's North Island.

Auckland is New Zealand's largest city and main transport hub, but it's more than just a city. Stopover and enjoy the shopping, dining and natural wonders on offer. From wineries, beautiful beaches to a range of adventures, Auckland is a city that won't disappoint. Prepare to live like a local, and leave as a friend.

Flights to Auckland

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Don't miss

Auckland offers visitors a cosmopolitan city buzz that is blended with old world charm. There is plenty to see and do.   

  • Climb Mount Eden at sunrise or sunset and take in panoramic views from the highest natural point in Auckland
  • Sample the food and culture of Waiheke Island just a 35 minute ferry ride from downtown Auckland
  • Enjoy one of Auckland's famous beaches; Mission Bay, Takapuna Beach, Maraetai and Omana regional park
  • Auckland is known as the 'City of Sail', enjoy exploring its Westhaven marina which has plenty of yachts to admire
  • Explore Auckland with a local Maori who will guide you around the city and region informing you of the history, places and people
  • Climb to the top of Auckland Harbour Bridge with a professional guide.

Where to go

Enjoy city sophistication mixed with award winning food and wine, and stunning natural beauty in the harbour city of Auckland.

Waiheke Island

Head north of Auckland and discover the ultimate laid-back lifestyle, where award winning food and wine can be experienced and the sea is your constant companion.Visit beautiful Waiheke Island, also known as 'the island of wine'. Just a 35 minute ferry ride across the harbour from downtown Auckland brings you to boutique wineries and vineyards, complimented with award winning restaurants, handmade specialty foods, olive oils and locally grown produce.  

Matakana is a very small wine region less than an hour drive from Auckland and is known for producing premium wines.   

Villa Maria Estate is New Zealand's most awarded winery and proudly family owned and run. Close to Auckland International airport with attractive surroundings offering harbour and Auckland city views.

Piha Beach

Want to adventure out into the wilderness? With such diverse scenery, Auckland offers a range of day walks all within a drive or ferry away from the CBD.

With a short ferry ride to Rangitoto Island you can be hiking the dormant volcano on the Rangitoto Summit Track.

If you are looking for wild rugged beach walks shaded by native bush, then west of Auckland offers Waitakare Ranges and the Te Henga Walkway

Phia is a popular surf beach with the locals especially in summertime. The beach is scenic with black sand and dramatic rugged cliffs try abseiling down the Phia canyon.

Quick facts

Currency

Currency

New Zealand Dollar (NZD$)

Electricity

Electricity

230V / 50 Hz

Population

Population

1,377,000

Seasons

Seasons

In summer (December to February) temperatures average 23°C while in winter (June to August) the average is a chilly 14°C. Autumn falls between March and May and spring between September and November.

Getting around

Getting from the airport

There are a number of options getting from the airport to Auckland city or Manukau city including bus, shuttle and taxi services.

In and around the city

With so much to do in Auckland how you get around is important. Several passenger and vehicle ferries offer services between the North, South and other islands.

However the best way to travel around Auckland is by hire car as there are plenty of self drive options and the roads are good. 

Auckland car hire

Book car hire with Avis, Budget, Hertz and Thrifty. Qantas Frequent Flyer members could earn Qantas Points^ with Avis and Budget.

Getting you there

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