Auckland Travel Guide
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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 89%Local Culture
- 85%Adventure Travelers
- 73%Family Travelers
- 55%Budget Travelers
- 55%Green Travelers
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- AucklandMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 6
Most of the population of New Zealand live in and around the city of Auckland but New Zealand is not known for its cities. I spent about a week in Auckland total on three different stops. It's a cute little city to spend a day or two in but I wouldn't concentrate a trip to NZ in the city.Recommended for:
- AucklandMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily TravelersFoodies+ 4
Auckland is a busy modern city with an amazing array of things to do, see and experience. Stunning natural beauty mixes well with the sophistication of 21st century urban hub.Recommended for:
- AucklandMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness TravelersFoodies
This is the biggest city in all of New Zealand with 1.5 million people. Home to the University of Auckland, AUT as well as museums and cultural centres this is the place to go. As it's not representative of the whole country do make your way out to the country where things are more beautiful!
Auckland City is on New Zealand's North Island. We visited close to Christmas season so the CBD has Christmas decorations and Christmas lights on the evening adding to the charm of the city. The city feels most like a major town centre than a major capital because it is relaxed and tranquil. So what are the best things to do whilst in Auckland? I think visiting the various Islands such as Waiheke, Rangitoto which are within 1hr ferry ride from Auckland for day trips. Spending an afternoon and evening walking on the Viaduct as the sun sets, exploring the CBD one night and try different cuisines such as Japanese, Korean, Mexican, Moroccan. Grab a drink or two at the wharf side pubs. Or go sailing on the harbour on a day with good weather. There is definitely more to Auckland than meets the eye, you just have to make the most of your experience and stay at this relaxed city.
Auckland is a sprawling, modern city. The central business district feels generically urban, but a few neighbourhoods are worth exploring like Ponsonby and Parnell. Get the ferry to Devonport for great views across Auckland harbor or take a day trip out to Waiheke Island.
Adam and I went to Auckland NZ to collect my perspective spouse visa in 2002. We stayed for a week in June. There are things to do that are not very expensive and we luckily stayed in a good area with in walking distance of the CBD. The Sky Tower was across the street. It was thanks to Auckland I first tried Starbuck's Coffee which is quite funny considering I am from the states but there was no Starbuck's where I was from.
Went in 2001 and really enjoyed my time there. Friendly people and fun too. Would like to return with the family some day.
The Sky Tower is a must as it provides great views and the best bit about it is the glass panels in the floor that you can walk on. Can be a bit of an odd feeling when standing on them though.
Big place Auckland, regarding the CBD though plenty of coffee shops great place for people watching, stayed in the Heritage hotel which is a lovely hotel. The Sky Tower is brill especially the casino (not that I did any gambling) interesting watching other people lose their money! :-)
- AucklandMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 8
Polynesia's biggest city. I love the city of sails. Many people will tell you to leave right away to explore the rest of NZ. But if you have time, there are many lovely spots near Auckland. No wonder this is one of the world's most live-able cities. I want to live here too! Check out the turquoise of the marina water. Its as if this place was in the Caribbean.
Hometown for the semi-finals and final - (1) check out the city's Pacific culture at Saturday morning's Otara market, (2) take a Maori-themed daytrip with Mohio Tours, (3) head north to Matakana for great vineyards, the Farmers Market and the excellent Leigh Sawmill Restaurant and Microbrewery, (4) go canyoning in the forests and waterfalls of the west coast with Canyonz, (5) check out Al Brown's new restaurant Depot Eatery, (6) spend a night in the bars and restaurants of Kingsland, (7) Paddle a kayak across the harbour to Rangitoto island with Ferg's Kayaks
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