Auckland City Guide & Travel Tips


Auckland Travel Guide


An Introduction To Auckland

Auckland

Are you thinking about a trip to Auckland, there is a wide variety of things to see and do whether you are alone, a couple or a large group. We don't aim to sway your mind on what to do while in Auckland but share some of our knowledge about what is there. Just like in other cities, there are plenty of good and bad places to visit and if this visit is your first to Auckland or if you have paid a visit before, enjoying yourself and making the most of your time there is paramount. It is good to have an idea of what type of trip you want to make, and Auckland has plenty of interesting experiences that will create many memories.

Auckland Top 10 Attractions

While paying a visit in Auckland there are quite a few places of interest that should make up part of your trip. The highly regarded Auckland sphere of New Zealand has visitor attractions which you could know and maybe others that are not known to people from outside the area of Auckland we have collected a list of 10 to assist you:

1. Hauraki Gul
2. Waitakere Ranges
3. Rangitoto Island
4. Auckland Museum
5. Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki
6. Cornwall Park
7. SkyWalk
8. Auckland Zoo
9. Bethells Beach
10. Tawharanui Regional Park

This collection are just to get you going if you have taken a quality guide book you will be able to find more and if there is enough time in Auckland. You are sure to find other interesting attractions and locations in the Auckland vicinity of New Zealand.

Getting Mobile In Auckland

Auckland is a fairly easy city to get around, when you have grasped the layout of the place and you are familiar with a couple of landmarks you will be able to get round with ease. You can cover a lot of the city on foot but make sure you stick to places you know after dark. If you want to travel greater distances across Auckland there are a number of modes of transportation. There is a city wide bus system where passes can be attained to include multiple journeys. There is also the alternative to use Auckland Taxis, where you can seek local knowledge from your driver. Whichever way you plan to explore Auckland ensure you see as much of it as you can.

Auckland Rail Map

Auckland Rail Map

Hotels In Auckland

If you wish to reside in Auckland more than one night you'll need a location to rest. Auckland offers a broad range of facilities to sleep these include hotels varying from the higher end of the star range to lower end hotels, bed and breakfasts and hostels. If you are travelling on business ensure the hotel you decide to select has facilities to suit you and is OK for your needs as the roads in Auckland may result in problems at certain times. If you are looking for a prestigious hotel to stay at there is a selection of top chain and independent hotels. Auckland also offers an excellent array of lower star hotel options that provide basic but suitable facilities for travellers. If you are visiting on a small budget there is a number of guest houses and hotels in the area which are a fine place to sleep overnight. Whatever accommodation type you select in Auckland try and make time to see if any bargains exists on a wide array of travel web sites, often when there is a big event on in town.

Recommended Hotels In Auckland

1. Hotel DeBrett
2. The Langham
3. Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour
4. SKYCITY Grand Hotel
5. Waldorf Stadium Apartments Hotel

Dining In Auckland

Auckland Restaurants

A number of locations exist to dine in Auckland, the venue you are limited to is only bound by your budget and tastes. There are a high number of great low cost venues that provide New Zealand menus that will not cost the Earth. If you wish to dine in a high class restaurant these exist in numbers, but be sure to have placed a prior booking and make sure you are dressed suitably. If you want fast food there is regular names like McDonalds etc are available, but if you want something a bit more edgy you should ask a local and see where they suggest. Part and parcel of visiting a city is to enjoy everything about it, including it's food There is a wide variety of places to dine in Auckland. whether it is a café, restaurant or the food that can be bought and eaten on the street. You should try and seek your local vouchers and remember to try something new.

Recommended Places To Eat In Auckland

1. SidArt
2. Blue Elephant Thai Restaurant
3. Ortolana
4. The French Café
5. Merediths

Auckland Information

If you are getting to grips with a new city like Auckland it is often a good thing to have some background knowledge. Here are a few that could prove useful.

Continent: Australasia
Country: New Zealand
Region: North Island
International Dialing Code: 64
Auckland Coordinates: 36.8404° S, 174.7399° E
Altitude: 8 m (26 ft)
Currency: New Zealand Dollar (NZD)
Language: English
Auckland Time Zone: UTC/GMT +12 hours
City Population: 1,397,300
Metro Population: 1,507,700
Temperature High In 74.8 °F / 23.7°C
Temperature Low In 44.8°F / 7.1 °C

Keeping Safe In Auckland

Comparable with other cities Auckland possess it's own good and bad points. it is wise to maintain your wits about you and you will remain safe and have a fantastic trip to this wonderful New Zealand place. Take a good guide book and know where you are going, don't make it obvious you are a novice to the cities geography by flaunting expensive devices around and try not to carry more cash than you need on your person. Try and stick to well lit areas that are populated after nightfall and if you find yourself stranded, ask a police officer or hail a cab. Just because you are on vacation, don't switch off completely. Stay street wise and you will have a great trip to Auckland. As a rule New Zealand is a safe location with helpful and warm citizens. Conducting some basic research is very valuable and if you have a picture in your mind of the city you can understand it better.

14 July 2016

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