Hi, we will be arriving from Sydney landing at 17.10 on a Friday evening at the end of October. We are picking up a car at the airport at the start of a 32 night tour of the north island staying mainly at rented bach's at various locations. We intend staying one night in the Auckland area before heading up to Whangerei on Saturday morning. Before our journey north we need to stock up on food, wine, beer and a chilly bin etc. Can anyone suggest a mid-range motel / hotel that is within walking distance of bars & restaurants that also has a suitable supermarket / store nearby for us to stock up at. We would prefer not to stay too close to the airport as choices are limited, a suitable suburb of Auckland would be preferable. Any help would be much appreciated.
Dear VTers, can you recommend me a decent accommodation in Auckland? I mean, we'll be travelling quite on a bugdet so no Hilton , please. A small guesthouse will be perfect. Or maybe local company or trustworthy website offering this type of accommodation. Thank you in advance for your advice.
Will be travelling to Auckland for a wedding at Waiuku in April. The following is a rough itinerary. Would appreciate any suggestions and tips:
Arriving Auckland on Wednesday 2pm. Staying in Auckland city.
Thursday morning, renting a car from the city and leaving for Waiuku for the wedding. Staying over night in Waiuku.
Friday morning, booked tour at Spellbound caves. Thereafter, driving to Taupo and staying there for the night.
Saturday morning, drive to Rotorau and Agrodome. Drive back to Auckland and staying the night in Auckland.
Sunday morning return rental car. Depart Auckland Sunday night - shuttle to airport.
1) How are the road conditions? Will a normal car do or do I need to rent a 4x4?
2) Driving from Waiuku to Spellbound Caves, is it easy to find?
3) What is the weather like in April? Is it quite chilly in Waiuku and Taupo?
4) Any coffee places along the way?
5) If i have half a day, with no rental car, would you suggest Devonport or Waiheke?
would like to know how do i take transport from Auckland airport to tepuke?
We're a group of friends (12 total) will be traveling to Australia and New Zealand (South Island), then on the way back will spend one day (arriving to Auckland airport at 10:30am) and one night in Auckland. Next morning at 9:30am we will depart back to US. Can anyone please recommend whether we should get a hotel in the airport or in a city center for this night, and what we can do/see during this short visit?
Thank you in advance.
As part of our honeymoon in September we will have one day from 6 am to 9 pm in Auckland.
Please let me know what can we do in Auckland in one day - we want to do city tour in Auckland- and maybe a sailing to see the city from the ship. what exactly to see in Auckland in one day?
What kind of New Zealand food specialities to try?any recommendation for restaurant where NZ food can be tried - which is not that expensive?
I will be in Auckland just for a day and am looking for a large fishing store for ocean fishing.
Can somebody recomend one?
Thanks in advance.
I have visitors arriving at Auckland International Airport. They have a child, so how do the taxis do that? If they are on the ramp do they have access to child seats? Thanks for any insight.
We are new to Auckland having moved here a few months ago from Scotland. We have friends visiting 30th Dec with their children under 10, I am struggling for ideas other than have a BBQ and go to the beach for New Year? the Music festivals look great but as far as I can see they don't seem to be kid friendly...camping is tricky as we wouldn't have enough gear to accommodate all of us. Any suggestions ?? thanks in advance !
Kia Ora! Will be traveling for 2 months in NZ this October and the first thing I want to see is the Hobbiton in Mata mata. If say we are driving all the way up there, how long will it take? Is it better to book a hotel somewhere? Do I have to pay fees for entering the place too?
I'll visit AKL next month and I know there are lots of expensive stuff there. I want to know how often do AKL stores (clothes etc) have sales? Every week? Month? Thank you
My Fiance and I are taking our honeymoon in Carins, Sydney, Auckland, and then Fiji. We will be at each place for about 4-5 days. Is there any suggestions for must sees or must do's in these areas. Also looking for unique romantic honeymoon type things? When we are in Cairns we are scuba diving the great barrier, and in Auckland we are spelunking with waitomo. Other then that any suggestions would be amazing! We are going in the end of May- June so I understand it will be warm in Cairns and Fiji and chilly in Sydney and Auckland. I would really love to go wine tasting in Auckland but haven't found enough information yet?
I am planning to visit Auckland for 1 week this April. Can anyone tell what to do and to visit?
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?