Auckland Pocket Guide

Images Of Auckland

Enjoying a spectacular location between Waitemata and Manukau Harbours, and surrounded by and built on fifty extinct volcanoes, Auckland is New Zealand's largest city and the gateway to the country's North Island. It boasts a neat and compact city centre which doesn't require too much leg-stretching when checking out its sights, restaurants and bars. It is also home to some of the country's most cosmopolitan neighbourhoods. In light of all this, it never forgets its history as it is rich in culture and home to the world's largest Polynesian population.

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In The Guide

  • Cheap Eats Find out what restaurants are best value for money and what are the local specialties.
  • Don't Miss A list of the best local attractions and places worth visiting whilst in Auckland.
  • Budget Tips Insider tips on how to save money or what to do when you don't have any!
  • A day in Auckland... Only have one day to spare? We give you our ultimate day in Auckland.

Auckland City Reviews

  • 60%


    Raining raining.

    It wasn't a good idea to travel around Auckland. The receptionist said it rains all the time during the winter :(

  • 90%


    Much to see and do!

    We had so much fun in Auckland and loved every moment. The city is easy to walk though and the ferry operates regularly and is also easy to book. Relaxing city to visit and so much to see if you have time to go around a bit more.

    Insider Tip:Visit the Auckland zoo, it is very beautiful and you might see some kiwi birds too. Ride the ferries as much as you can and visit the islands. If you take the buss, remember to check where your stop is because the drivers don't always remember to stop even if you ask them to stop at some specific buss stop. There's no electronic signs inside the busses to tell you what stop is coming next so make sure you know where you are going. If you want to cook your own food, go to new world store to get the food.

  • 40%


    2days in Auckland

    Weather is very indecisive, be prepared! Was there beginning of March. Took ferry to Devonport, Marine museum was interesting.

    Insider Tip:Burger Fuel is great! But the mall on Queen/ custom st has lots of cheap food options.

  • 60%


    average Auckland

    This is a major transit centre for moving international tourists in and out of NZ, so you would think it would be a happening, thriving centre. Plus it has the highest populas in NZ. Go up the Skytower and to the museum, then go to your next destination. Or if you have more than 2 days in Auckland go to the islands just north if the city-v beautiful.

    Insider Tip:You don't really need more than a few days here. Take the airport express bus to get you to and from the airport (the big blue one) as it only charges $16 each way, not the pricey airport shuttle which charged $35.

  • 50%



    Don't like auckland so muxh. Big buildings. Not really beautiful if you compare with the rest of all new zealand which is amazing!

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