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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. 


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Skycity Grand Hotel

Skycity Grand Hotel

90 Federal Street, Auckland
5.0 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (2,044 reviews)

Set atop SKYCITY Auckland Convention Centre, this hotel is across the street from Sky Tower and the SKYCITY Auckland Entertainment Complex, surrounded by the ...

NZ$191

NZ$191
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 (1,512 reviews)

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

NZ$182

NZ$182
Grand Millennium Auckland

Grand Millennium Auckland

71 Mayoral Drive, Auckland
4.5 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (3,952 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 ...

NZ$164

NZ$164
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 (708 reviews)

Located in Newton, this luxury apartment is within a 10-minute walk of Grafton Bridge and Auckland Town Hall. University of Auckland and Sky Tower are also within ...

NZ$126

NZ$126
Waldorf Stadium Apartments Hotel

Waldorf Stadium Apartments Hotel

40 Beach Road, Auckland
4.5 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (857 reviews)

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

NZ$155

NZ$155
Skycity Hotel

Skycity Hotel

Corner Victoria and Federal Streets, Auckland
4.5 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (1,454 reviews)

Located in Auckland Central Business District, this luxury hotel is steps from SkyCity Casino and Sky Tower. Queen Street Shopping District and Auckland Town ...

NZ$169

NZ$169
Rydges Auckland

Rydges Auckland

59 Federal Street Cnr Kingston Street, Auckland
4.5 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (1,628 reviews)

Located in the heart of Auckland, this stylish, modern hotel is 1 block from the Sky Tower and 3 blocks from Queen Street shopping. Albert Park and Viaduct Harbour ...

NZ$166

NZ$166
Barclay Suites

Barclay Suites

74 Albert Street, Auckland
4.5 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (854 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 ...

NZ$169

NZ$169
Stamford Plaza Auckland

Stamford Plaza Auckland

22 - 26 Albert Street, Auckland
5.0 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (5,746 reviews)

Located in vibrant downtown Auckland, this 5-star hotel is a 5-minute stroll from the shops and cafes of the city's iconic Queen Street. Sky Tower and University ...

NZ$145

NZ$145
Waldorf Bankside Apartments

Waldorf Bankside Apartments

8 Bankside St, Auckland
3.0 out of 5.0
3.6 out of 5 (233 reviews)

Located in Auckland Central Business District, this apartment is within a 10-minute walk of Old Government House, University of Auckland, and Queen Street Shopping ...

NZ$109

NZ$109

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