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Top Auckland Tips - Your Insider Tips for Auckland

  • Thanks to its intriguing neighbourhoods and selection of museums and galleries, Auckland is one of the most popular cities in New Zealand. We asked you for your top tips for visiting one of the country's best known cities over at our Hostelworld.com Facebook page. Here’s what you told us...

  • Go for an Italian meal in 'Pompino'

    Roberta Fiorucci says:

    Having dinner at italian restaurant "Pompino" and find out what the name means!



    Check out Kelly Tarlton's Aquatic Zoo

    Tobias Almendinger says:

    I'd suggest visiting Kelly Tarltons Aquatic Zoo and do the shark Cage swimming. Simply awesome.



    Go bar hopping in the Viaduct neighbourhood

    Nico G-Wald says:

    Crawling through the pubs of the harbour district and enjoy Aucklands skyline by night! Takapuna is worth a trip, too!



    Go driving

    Morkel Arejaun Zaayman says:

    Karangahapi Drive



    Go to Rangitoto Island

    Darren Axe says:

    Take the ferry over to Rangitoto Island and have an wander round the incredibly fresh piece of earth that forms it. Only a few hundred years old and on a summers day its quite an island paradise. Have a crawl through the lava tunnels too - real good fun.



    Go base jumping off the Sky Tower

    Suzanne S. says:

    Skyjump off the Skycity Tower Learn the transit system asap to take full advantage of all the city sights - Devonport, Parnell Rd, etc



    Go to the beach

    Noom Munsri says:

    I love Hot Spring Beach and Sky Tower



    Explore the Parnell neighbourhood

    William Apriando says:

    Stroll around Parnell to enjoy various kind of cafes and unique restaurants. And after that, take a ferry to Devenport to capture Auckland's cityscape.



    Spend New Year's Eve there

    Scott Lee says:

    Count down to the NEW YEAR!!! I was there and the people on the street and the fireworks (from the Skytower) were amazing!! I'ts really amazing to welcome your New Year in a foreign country! Try it!!



    Eat at Victoria Market

    Rachel Shouler says:

    Top tip for Auckland...get a Chinese at Victoria market. Also, go to Kelly Tarltons, or take a ferry to one of the islands.



    Do a wine tour

    Jennie Graham says:

    Do the Nzwinepro wine tour of Waiheke Island - great memories!



    Check out Mount Eden

    Birgit Straka says:

    Mount Eden!



    Visit Te Papa museum

    Michelle Akehurst says:

    Te Papa!

  • Thanks to its intriguing neighbourhoods and selection of museums and galleries, Auckland is one of the most popular cities in New Zealand. We asked you for your top tips for visiting one of the country's best known cities over at our Hostelworld.com Facebook page. Here’s what you told us...

  • Go for an Italian meal in 'Pompino'

    Roberta Fiorucci says:

    Having dinner at italian restaurant "Pompino" and find out what the name means!



    Check out Kelly Tarlton's Aquatic Zoo

    Tobias Almendinger says:

    I'd suggest visiting Kelly Tarltons Aquatic Zoo and do the shark Cage swimming. Simply awesome.



    Go bar hopping in the Viaduct neighbourhood

    Nico G-Wald says:

    Crawling through the pubs of the harbour district and enjoy Aucklands skyline by night! Takapuna is worth a trip, too!



    Go driving

    Morkel Arejaun Zaayman says:

    Karangahapi Drive



    Go to Rangitoto Island

    Darren Axe says:

    Take the ferry over to Rangitoto Island and have an wander round the incredibly fresh piece of earth that forms it. Only a few hundred years old and on a summers day its quite an island paradise. Have a crawl through the lava tunnels too - real good fun.



    Go base jumping off the Sky Tower

    Suzanne S. says:

    Skyjump off the Skycity Tower Learn the transit system asap to take full advantage of all the city sights - Devonport, Parnell Rd, etc



    Go to the beach

    Noom Munsri says:

    I love Hot Spring Beach and Sky Tower



    Explore the Parnell neighbourhood

    William Apriando says:

    Stroll around Parnell to enjoy various kind of cafes and unique restaurants. And after that, take a ferry to Devenport to capture Auckland's cityscape.



    Spend New Year's Eve there

    Scott Lee says:

    Count down to the NEW YEAR!!! I was there and the people on the street and the fireworks (from the Skytower) were amazing!! I'ts really amazing to welcome your New Year in a foreign country! Try it!!



    Eat at Victoria Market

    Rachel Shouler says:

    Top tip for Auckland...get a Chinese at Victoria market. Also, go to Kelly Tarltons, or take a ferry to one of the islands.



    Do a wine tour

    Jennie Graham says:

    Do the Nzwinepro wine tour of Waiheke Island - great memories!



    Check out Mount Eden

    Birgit Straka says:

    Mount Eden!



    Visit Te Papa museum

    Michelle Akehurst says:

    Te Papa!


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