Local departures to Auckland
Why go to Auckland?
Auckland is one of the world's most diverse cities, boasting great beaches, a vibrant city life, and many attractions for visitors of all ages and cultures. The city has a thriving waterfront scene, with trendy bars and cafes galore. Water sports are an integral part of life in Auckland, and there are many opportunities for boating or surfing along with more extreme sports. Auckland is home to the Southern Hemisphere's tallest building, the 328 metre Sky Tower, where thrill seekers can engage in an adrenalin-pumping outdoor walk some 600 feet above the city.
Auckland is a shopper's paradise, from quirky boutiques and antique shops in Parnell to numerous shopping precincts and malls. Outside the city are vineyards and wineries, while those seeking a great night out can head for a casino or nightclub. The Snowplanet indoor snow centre is an ideal destination for the kids, while other theme parks, gardens and museusm offer a wealth of things to do. A sea life centre has recently opened, while a short 30 minute flight takes you to the stunning Great Barrier Island, home to diverse wildlife and extraordinary beaches. The city is considered safe and welcoming to all visitors.
How far is the airport from the city centre?
Auckland is served by one major airport, the busiest in New Zealand. Located approximately 20 kilometres south of the city.
How to get to city centre from the airport?
Getting to Auckland is simple. The AIRBUS Express operates a 24 hour service connecting the airport with the city centre, while other bus services are also available. Taxi services are plentiful and can be booked from the arrivals hall. It is also easy to rent a car at the airport and drive via one of the two state highways which allow easy access to the different areas of the city.
How to get around Auckland?
One of the best ways to get around New Zealand is by car. Renting a car or van allows you to see the country at your own pace; the country has an excellent road system, which is considered very safe and easy to navigate. The country also has a very efficient public transport network, including buses, trains and an excellent coach system which links the major cities and offers competitive fares.
What’s the best time to visit Auckland?
New Zealand is a great place to visit in any season. The climate is very similar to the UK, with few temperature extremes. Auckland has a very moderate climate, with temperatures ranging from around 8°C in the winter to 25°C in the summer. Rainfall can happen at any time, so be prepared for all weathers!
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More information about Auckland
- Make sure to book a trip to climb up Auckland’s iconic Harbour Bridge and get fantastic panoramic views of the city
- Head down to the harbour and gaze at some of the magnificent yachts that are moored in the ‘City of Sails’
- Discover the distinctiveness of South Pacific Art by visiting the collection housed at the Auckland Art Gallery
- Use Cheapflights for cheap deals on return flights to Auckland and begin your New Zealand adventure here
- Bask on Auckland’s renowned beaches, including at Mission Bay, Devonport and Takapuna; also great for water sports
- Spend your evenings in the vibrant bars in the America's Cup Village and the Princes Wharf area along the waterfront
- Cruises are a great way to see the city’s surrounding areas; all variety of cruises depart from The Waitemata Harbour
- Fly direct into Auckland and once you’ve made the most of this lively city journey across the rest of New Zealand
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