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 and beautiful beaches to a range of adventures, Auckland is a city that won't disappoint. Get ready to live like a local, and leave as a friend.

Flights to Auckland

Don't miss

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

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 enjoyed and the sea is your constant companion.Visit beautiful Waiheke IslandOpens external site in a new window, 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, complemented by award-winning restaurants, handmade specialty foods, olive oils and locally grown produce.  

MatakanaOpens external site in a new window is a very small wine region less than an hour's drive from Auckland and is known for producing premium wines.   

Villa Maria EstateOpens external site in a new window 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 an adventure out in 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 TrackOpens external site in a new window.

If you're looking for wild rugged beach walks shaded by native bush, then west of Auckland offers Waitakare Ranges and the Te Henga WalkwayOpens external site in a new window

PhiaOpens external site in a new window 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 servicesOpens external site in a new window.

In and around the city

With so much to do in Auckland how you get around is important. Several passenger and vehicle ferriesOpens external site in a new window 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 driveOpens external site in a new window 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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Important Information

^ You must be a Qantas Frequent Flyer to earn and redeem Qantas Points. A joining fee may apply. Membership and points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program terms and conditions.

** Prices are per room, per night and vary depending on date of check in, length of stay and room type. Conditions apply.

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