Will be arriving late night and staying downtown. What is best way to get there? Also good places to eat.
Thanks from Texas
Where could be a good location to have a nice dinner on 31 Dec and cosy fireworks sightseeing nearby ? Westhaven Marina is better than Devonport ? Thanks in advance.
I will be travelling New Zealand for 2 weeks in Feburary 2014.
I shall be arriving in Aukland and departing from Christchurch.
I have a car hired and will be staying in hotles and motels troughout the North and South Island.
As I will not be sure where I would be staying overnight from day to day I like to book my accomodation through the internet daily.
For this and other reasons I require mobile internet for which I already have an Australian Telstra "Dongle" and I hope only to buy the relevant SIM and provider service.
Can anyone confirm that New Zealand and Australia run the same Mobile and Mobile Internet networks please?
Is there a kiosk or company that provides such things at the Auckland Airport?
Thank you in keen anticipation.
Does anyone know of any good websites for room rentals/ house share in Auckland? Also, any idea what's a somewhat average price range for a double room in or around the Ellerslie area?
Traveling from Australia for the weekend, just wondering what beer is available or a favourite by locals? Also a price would be good. Anyone recommend a local mascato wine?
Where is Mercury hotel
Where is a good place to buy fresh affordable groceries?
coming with my wife for new years eve to Auckland.Looking for an elegant dinner,than a nice party -eventually with live music or entertainment. What are the best options for that?
I am flying into akl at 1130 PM christmas eve day... what would you guys recommend the cheapest and nearest hotel to the airport is? most importantly we want scheduled transportation from airport to hotel that late..
Would like to find guide/driver to pick us up from cruise ship take us to hotel and then a day tour of the area away from the city. This would be on a Saturday, Nov. 16th. Thinking ahead to Sunday there is a great market we have read about that would be of great interest. Also open to suggestions. Thank you.
Need to hire a car at auckland airport 14 Jan 2014 till 26 jan just traveling north island 4 people
I plan to visit Auckland in August and September, is there any artists / designer market in Auckland?
Do you recommend any interesting independent book shop, cool jewelry shop in Auckland??
Thanks in advance!! :)
Hey are there any Koreans living or traveling through Auckland around 11th July 2013. I got a lady friend who will be there for 3 weeks from that time and it's her first time to travel out of Asia so she's nervous.... she's looking for Korean 20 somethings and 30 somethings WOMEN to hang out with...also Japanese WOMEN are okay as she speak Japanese well. Additionally could you recommend any good International guesthouses for her to stay at? She can speak a little English so she would like to meet and hang out with people from other countries. She is currently living in Japan. Your help would be really appreciated ;-)
hi there, just wana know someone could tell me what to do in auckland airport im stuck there for 12hrs for my next flight to hongkong.
Hi Mates! i'm going to NZ in a few mouths and i'd like to know about opportunity of jobs? someone can help me? thank you
Hi will be in Auckland for 3 full days probably staying at Hilton on The Quay for the first night 25/4 arriving late and was thinking aboout the following.....
26th - Spend the day Auckland - sightseeing possible ferry ride
27th - Hire a car and drive to Lake Taupo taking in some sights on the way (?) Stay over night Lake Taupo - Hilton or other suggestions welcome - Drive time from Auckland to Lake Taupo is it 4 hours or less..what are the roads like
28th - Drive back to Auckland for late afternoon drop off of car - what to see on the way ? Overnight Hilton
29th - Have the morning to see some more of Auckland before we depart at 3.00pm for Melbourne
I would really welcome some ideas, this is a quick trip due to some cheap fares but am keen to see some lovely scenery and we will come back again. Had also thought about driving North of Auckland and staying overnight but not sure of what to see or where to go..and need to ensure that hire car can cope.
Lake Taupo for some reason sounds lovely and I think it is the Lake featured in the series Top of the Lake
Look forward to hearing from you and thanks
If I only spend a few days in auckland, do I need to hire a car?
We're staying at the Great Posonby ArtHotel our first two nights in New Zealand. Would love a few tips for nearby restaurants. Especially locally-owned, low-key spots where we can ease into the NZ experience. Extra points if they have seasonal menus and use local ingredients! Thanks in advance!
What is a popular restaurant review site for the Auckland area to find a place to eat? I seldom have lamb for dinner but where is a good place to have lamb in the central area of Auckland?
Our trip to New Zealand will originate in Huntsville, AL (HSV). We'll take one of the US airlines from HSV to LAX to connect with ANZ onward to AKL.
US airlines don't use LAX Terminal Two -- ANZ's terminal -- so a terminal change is unavoidable.
Could someone please advise us if we can check our baggage through from HSV to AKL, thereby avoiding having to claim it in LAX and endure TSA's Full Monty again at LAX?
1. I've looked at the " international arrivals" schedule for Auckland and it seems that there are quite a few big planes landing between 0500 and 0600. How does NZ customs and immigration handle such a big surge?
2. I've looked at the local hotel web sites and it appears that their check-in times are all in the mid afternoon. What's a tired visitor arriving on a 12-hour duration flight at 0530 supposed to do to in the interim?
Ok i get to Auckland in October, i have found some cheapish hostels that arent in the centre as i like the quiet e.g. http://www.lantanalodge.co.nz (60 St Georges Bay Rd Parnell, Auckland 1052) Not sure what around the area??!!
- However i haven't got a clue what is the must see's in the area. Im going to try working as soon as i can until after xmas, when i have worked enough ill be able to go back to places ive missed but in the week or two so i have spare i would like to get as much in as possible. Any suggestions where to start?
Hi we are wondering which are good recommended backpackers in Auckland, to stay in while we sort out work and accommodation. Hoping for something central to everything with a private twin room. Cost is not the main concern. Thanks!
Auckland - Rotorua - Waitomo Cave - Waitakere Range & West Coast - Auckland
Do you know:
1)Does Fuller's operate on Christmas day from GBI to AKL
2)if so, what is the earliest departure from GBI to Auckland
2)cost of the ferry?
I am hoping someone know this from experience; Fuller's website just says "Sailings to Great Barrier Island have now finished for the season."
Where can I rent a car on Christmas Day in Auckland? I prefer NOT from airport rentals to save money. Thank you!
Arrive AKL Dec. 23 14:40pm
Leave AKL Dec. 30 21:00pm
Places we want to see:
List #1 (repeatedly mentioned by VT contributors)
Bay of Islands
Great Barrier Island
List #2 -
Tauranga/Mount Maunganui/Papamoa Beach
These are mentioned here and there on VT, are they worth going?
In Auckland city: List #3
Auckland Musuem (and Maori Cultural show)
One Tree Hill
Yachting on Auckland harbour
War Memorial Museum
Museum of transport and technology
City Farmers Market
1. Is everything closed on Christmas holidays, if so, which places on List #1 are not affected by Christmas closing; or conversely, Auckland has more to experience because of the holiday?
2. Which place(s) on List #1 offer better experience if stay overnight
3. We plan to have accommodation in Parnel suburb, considering the accommodation location, places on List #1 and #3, would you suggest an itinerary that takes advantages of a hired car and the public transportation on days when we don't hire a car. Or do we need a car the whole duration?
4. What places, admissions to these places need advance booking
5. Do we fill the trip too tight or do we have room for more, if so, what are missing on the list but should be there?
Thank you very much.
I'll be in Auckland for a few days in early June and I am wondering if it is worth it to go up to the Bay of Islands for a few days? Is there much to do up that way other than beach-y stuff? Would it be worth seeing in the winter?
Where can I change NZ currency in New Zealand?
Banks or money changer?
I will be taking ferry to Waiheke, should be 99 Quay Street.
Where can I park? How much will it be?