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Holidays To Auckland

Auckland is New Zealand’s biggest and busiest city, but it still has plenty of the country’s famous natural beauty. 

With green volcanic hills and two large harbours to explore, it offers island activities, seaside villages and lush green parks.  In the city centre you’ll find the iconic Auckland Sky Tower, which you can base- jump off if you’re really looking for a thrill, plus attractions like the Auckland Art Gallery and the SEA LIFE Aquarium. Book your Auckland package with us for a city that’s the starting point for your New Zealand holiday - or a perfect holiday in itself. 

History
With a Maori history going back over 800 years, Auckland was declared New Zealand’s capital in 1841 after the Treaty of Waitangi was signed. In 1865, that honour was transferred to Port Nicholson, now known as Wellington.  Auckland is surrounded by eleven (thankfully) extinct volcanoes, which now form its uniquely shaped green hills. 

Things to do
The best way to get a good view of Auckland is from the Sky Tower, New Zealand’s tallest man-made structure. From three viewing platforms, you can see all the way to Rangitoto and beyond – up to 80 kms! To check out the views of Auckland from the outside, wander around the SkyWalk strapped into your harness. If you’re feeling particularly brave, take the SkyJump and leap 192 metres straight down, suspended on a wire.  

For something a little less adrenaline-pumping, but no less exciting, take a trip to the Auckland Art Gallery. With four stories worth of exhibitions, and art spanning seven centuries, this is the largest permanent collection of Kiwi art in the country. Those who like aquatic attractions can also spot some interesting sights at SEA LIFE Aquarium and the New Zealand Maritime Museum.

Auckland’s extinct volcanoes are sweet places for relaxing walks and great views. Mt. Eden has a green basin perfect for watching the sunset, and a 5.5 acre garden filled with colourful plants. 

Just a short ferry ride from Auckland city, Devonport is a charming village by the sea. Check out Mount Victoria Reserve for impressive views of Rangitoto. Speaking of Rangitoto, this 600-year-old volcano is a 25 minute ferry ride from Auckland’s coast… and well worth the trip. It’s only a one-hour walk to the summit and its spectacular views, and the trail winds through fields of black lava stones and native forest. Waiheke Island is the ideal place for a wine tour, with its many vineyards, and it has beautiful secluded beaches as well. 

Shopping and dining
It’s easy to find some sweet shopping in Auckland. The Britomart precinct has a terrific array of fashion. Devonport has book shops and quirky gifts. K Road (Karangahape Road) in Central Auckland has everything from boutiques to art galleries to nightlife. 

Auckland has food from around the globe and a fine selection of places to enjoy it, whether you’re planning on lunching at a Waiheke Island winery, dining at the Sky Tower’s revolving restaurant, or chilling at a café in Ponsonby (by the way, Auckland has fantastic coffee). 

Getting here
Bundle up your Auckland hotel and flights into one of our holiday packages and be impressed by Auckland for less. 


Guide to Exploring Auckland

Top Auckland Hotels

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Waldorf Stadium Apartments Hotel

Waldorf Stadium Apartments Hotel

40 Beach Road, Auckland
    4.5 out of 5.0
     
     
    4.5 out of 5 (918 reviews)

    Located in Auckland Central Business District, this luxury apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Spark Arena, University of Auckland, and Queen Street ...

    Waldorf Stadium Apartments HotelNZ$121

    Waldorf Stadium Apartments HotelNZ$121
    Amora Hotel Auckland

    Amora Hotel Auckland

    100 Greys Ave Auckland Central, Auckland
      4.0 out of 5.0
       
       
      4.2 out of 5 (996 reviews)

      Located in the center of Auckland, this family-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Myers Park, Aotea Square, and Artspace. Sky Tower and Viaduct Harbour ...

      Amora Hotel AucklandNZ$144

      Amora Hotel AucklandNZ$144
      Barclay Suites

      Barclay Suites

      74 Albert Street, Auckland
        4.5 out of 5.0
         
         
        4.3 out of 5 (881 reviews)

        This Auckland Apartment is in the city's central business district, two blocks from the Sky Tower and shopping on Queen Street and one-half km from the Aotea ...

        Barclay SuitesNZ$132

        Barclay SuitesNZ$132
        Ascotia off Queen

        Ascotia off Queen

        3 Scotia Place, Auckland
          3.5 out of 5.0
           
           
          3.8 out of 5 (711 reviews)

          Located in Newton, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Auckland Baptist Tabernacle and Auckland Town Hall. Sky Tower and University of Auckland are also ...

          Ascotia off QueenNZ$83

          Ascotia off QueenNZ$83
          Grand Millennium Auckland

          Grand Millennium Auckland

          71 Mayoral Drive, Auckland
            4.5 out of 5.0
             
             
            4.6 out of 5 (3,987 reviews)

            Connected to Aotea Centre, this atrium-style hotel is also just a few blocks from the nightlife and cafés of Karangahape Road, and 500 meters from city center ...

            Grand Millennium AucklandNZ$159

            Grand Millennium AucklandNZ$159
            Bianco off Queen

            Bianco off Queen

            2 White Street, Auckland
              4.5 out of 5.0
               
               
              3.5 out of 5 (987 reviews)

              Located in Newton, this luxury apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Auckland International College and Auckland Town Hall. University of Auckland ...

              Bianco off QueenNZ$88

              Bianco off QueenNZ$88
              Waldorf St Martins Apartments Hotel

              Waldorf St Martins Apartments Hotel

              6-12 St Martins Lane, Auckland
                4.5 out of 5.0
                 
                 
                4.3 out of 5 (777 reviews)

                Located in Newton, this luxury apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Auckland Town Hall and University of Auckland. Sky Tower and Auckland Domain ...

                Waldorf St Martins Apartments HotelNZ$107

                Waldorf St Martins Apartments HotelNZ$107
                Jet Park Hotel & Conference Centre

                Jet Park Hotel & Conference Centre

                63 Westney Road, Mangere
                  4.5 out of 5.0
                   
                   
                  4.6 out of 5 (996 reviews)

                  This family-friendly Mangere hotel is located near the airport, within 3 mi (5 km) of Butterfly Creek, Villa Maria Estate and Mount Mangere. Hunters Plaza and ...

                  Jet Park Hotel & Conference CentreNZ$149

                  Jet Park Hotel & Conference CentreNZ$149
                  Auckland Airport Lodge

                  Auckland Airport Lodge

                  296 Kirkbride Road, Mangere
                    4.0 out of 5.0
                     
                     
                    4.2 out of 5 (998 reviews)

                    Situated in Mangere, this motel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Villa Maria Estate, Butterfly Creek, and Mount Mangere. Ambury Regional Park and Hunters Plaza are also ...

                    Auckland Airport LodgeNZ$113

                    Auckland Airport LodgeNZ$113
                    Best Western President Hotel Auckland

                    Best Western President Hotel Auckland

                    27-35 Victoria Street West, Auckland
                      3.5 out of 5.0
                       
                       
                      4.2 out of 5 (381 reviews)

                      Located in Auckland Central Business District, this hotel is steps from Auckland Art Gallery, Sky Tower, and Queen Street Shopping District. University of Auckland ...

                      Best Western President Hotel AucklandNZ$124

                      Best Western President Hotel AucklandNZ$124

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