City A - Z
The best way is to ask the locals what to see and do, ask the tourist information office. Here you can get local, professional and free advice.
Auckland Tourist information office
Shop 2,Shed 19
137 Quay St, Auckland
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New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland sprawls scenically around a range of inlets and bays. Lapped by the waters of the Pacific, Auckland has a distinct seafaring air to it.
transport:getting there and getting around
Auckland is New Zealand’s centre for international flights. You can take direct flights from here to all Australian airports, the US west coast, many Asian destinations, and London and Frankfurt. There are also a wide range of domestic flights.
Regular bus services connect Auckland with major towns and tourist attractions. And there are morning and overnight trains to Wellington daily.
Auckland is a sprawling city so walking is not convenient. Car hire or cycling are the most convenient ways to get around.
Auckland’s coastal location keep temperatures lower than the in the hinterlands. Temperatures hover in the mid-20°s in summer and it rarely freezes in winter.
accommodation: from cheap stays to luxury resorts
Check on the internet for the range, location and cost of Auckland Hotels
Summer is the time when Auckland comes to life though there’s something happening all year round.
*In January there are the Open Tennis Championships.
*Also in January is the Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta, commemorating the arrival of Captain Hobson in New Zealand.
*Pasifika Festival in March celebrates Polynesian culture through music and performances at Western Springs.
*Ellerslie Flower Show at the Botanic Gardens in November showcases the city’s blooms
*The Auckland Cup is held at Ellerslie Race Course December.