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Do I need a hired car?

by coffemate Online Now Feb 23, 2013 at 8:22 PM

If I only spend a few days in auckland, do I need to hire a car?

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    Re: Do I need a hired car?

    by Robmj Online Now Feb 23, 2013 at 11:58 PM

    If you are staying in the general Auckland area, then no, the bus and train transport is OK, also you can catch ferries from downtown to the North Shore and Waiheke Island. Just be aware the buses and trains are not every 5 minutes and do taper off towards the end of the day. However for the CBD, parking can be tight, so walking around is quite good. If flying into the airport, make sure you get a shuttle bus, not taxi as these are very expensive

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    Re: Do I need a hired car?

    by vtveen Online Now Feb 24, 2013 at 12:32 AM

    As said, you will be fine with bus, train and ferry (and foot).

    happy travels Jaap

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    Re: Do I need a hired car?

    by walkietalkie2012 Online Now Feb 24, 2013 at 12:53 AM

    we spent 5 days in Auckland and we traveled by foot, free and paid bus and using the ferry to go to some islands.. within the CBD area there is a free city circuit bus that can bring u to many attractions.. if u fancy going to the suburbs there are many buses that go there to..

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  • by coffemate Online Now Feb 24, 2013 at 1:44 AM

    Thank you for offering useful information. Glad that you mentioned about expensive taxi service. Great help indeed!

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  • Re: Do I need a hired car?

    by coffemate Online Now Feb 24, 2013 at 1:52 AM

    Good advice!

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  • Re: Do I need a hired car?

    by coffemate Online Now Feb 24, 2013 at 2:10 AM

    I am a first time user of this forum. Thank you all who have taken time to answer my question. You have helped me focus on planning my short trip to Auckland around public transport system.

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  • by coffemate Online Now Mar 16, 2013 at 3:24 AM

    thanks!

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    Re: Do I need a hired car?

    by tl1148 Online Now Dec 11, 2013 at 8:21 PM

    Thanks for the info..

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