Auckland

Surrounded by glistening harbours, rolling green hills and volcanic islands, Auckland is a picturesque city of natural beauty.

Amongst the earthy elements sit vibrant shopping and dining districts where fashion, food, art and local history radiate the city’s cosmopolitan appeal.

Complementing this cultural penchant, Auckland is also a draw card for sporting aficionado and adventure seekers; traits that make the harbour city New Zealand’s biggest all-rounder.

Share this destination 
Discover More 
Currency New Zealand dollar (NZD)
Must Eats, Auckland and Beyond with Alana Lowes
Harbour Life: Auckland
Area 1,086 km2
Time Zone GMT +12
Lake Taupo
Auckland
Population 1.3 million
Languages English (official)
New Zealand
Electricity 220 – 240v 50Hz
Bay of Islands
New Zealand Summer Guide
Discover Lake Taupo
Roberton Island, Bay of Islands
Discover North Island of New Zealand
Book Flights to Auckland Book now
New Zealand Summer Guide
The Strawberry Patch Hawkes Bay
Holiday Packages to Auckland Book now
Dining

New Zealand’s prosperous agricultural economy has seen Auckland develop a diverse and flourishing dining culture.

Sample the country’s Polynesian influences and fresh local produce with a relaxed Sunday stroll through the Avondale Markets.

Take the hassle out of cooking, drop into one of four BurgerFuel restaurants for great no-fuss, crowd-pleasing dining experience.

Soak in the city’s cosmopolitan vibe at the Ponsonby Road Bistro on Ponsonby Road – runner up in Cuisine Magazine’s 2011 NZ Restaurant of The Year for Best Casual Dining, described as “The place to see and be seen”.

Book a table at one of Viaduct Harbour’s 30 plus restaurants for an up-beat casual dining experience on the harbour. Don’t stop short at the harbour’s entrance, explore past the bridge to North Wharf for a scenic setting.

Sample the region’s finest drops, day trip to Waiheke Island. Indulge in wines from surrounding boutique vineyards, while dining at acclaimed gourmet restaurants.

Take in the city in all its splendour at Sky City’s iconic Sky Tower – the tallest free-standing structure in the Southern Hemisphere. Enjoy a three course meal at the tower’s revolving restaurant, Orbit; or feast on a buffet at Observatory. Book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Shopping

Auckland’s endless laneways and scattered precincts house a thriving retail industry, full of local fashion heroes and world-class designers.

To experience all that the city has to offer take to foot and wander the streets; visiting the city’s countless quirky stores and chic boutiques. Ponsonby Road, K Road, the Britomart precinct and Remuera, are Auckland’s hippest retail areas.

Holding claim as New Zealand’s fashion capital, Newmarket hosts the crème-de-la-crème of New Zealand fashion. Karen Walker, New Zealand’s most famous style queen, has two flagship stores in the area; showcasing her effortless and unpretentious garbs and accessories. Swing by another New Zealand favourite, Zambesi for on-trend and luxurious basics.

For a one-stop shopping experience drop into retail giant, Westfield. Westfield on Queen Street houses over 70 stores, offering everything from fashion to home wares and electronics to souvenirs; while Newmarket’s Westfield hosts a number of New Zealand and Australian fashion luminaries.

Take a scenic Saturday morning drive to the popular Otara Markets for a rich insight into New Zealand’s Polynesian influences. Shop with the locals, and pick through lanes of art, food, vintage and clothing stalls.

Auckland Holidays 
The Paddock Club - Premium Hospitality Suites
The Paddock Club - Premium Hospitality Suites
5 stars
Flights Accommodation Baggage Ticket
3 nights from $ 1,996 pp twin share* earn from 5988 Points^
See package details 

return airfares
checked baggage
3 nights accommodation
3 day (Fri, Sat & Sun) – The Paddock Club Premium Hospitality Suites **
Package includes:
Exclusive access to the V8 Supercars Paddock Club.
Entry to the circuit – including all general viewing and merchandise areas.
Access to the V8 Supercars Paddock; allowing close inspection of the teams, drivers and V8 Supercars as they prepare for the day’s on track action.
Individual Trackside tickets for event days the V8 Supercars Paddock Club isn’t in operation.*
Transferable tickets – choose a different guest each day.
Reserved corporate car parking.*
Morning tea, afternoon tea and a substantial buffet-style lunch.
6 Hour beverage package consisting of premium beer, wine and champagne.
Spirits included from 1pm daily (for selected times). These are a range of Woodstock Bourbon, Highland Scotch and Vodka Cruisers.
In-suite barista tea and coffee.*
An extensive selection of soft drinks, Red Bull, juice and bottled water, available during all hours of operation.
Multiple LED LCD Screens for optimum viewing of race action and timing.
Driver appearances – including autograph and photo opportunities.
Entertaining driver interviews#, providing guests with an update of the weekend’s events and a unique insight into the world of V8 Supercars racing.
Complimentary event programs.
Souvenir hard card and lanyard.
Exclusive corporate gift.
Dedicated hosts and Facility Manager so that you can relax knowing that all of the details – as well as you and your guests – are taken care of.

Travel dates
04/11/2016 to 07/11/2016
On sale until
24/10/2016
Rendezvous Hotel Auckland
Rendezvous Hotel Auckland
4 stars
Flights Accommodation Baggage
3 nights from $ 635 pp twin share* earn from 1905 Points^
See package details 

return airfares

checked baggage

3 nights accommodation

add transfers in booking path from $54pp

tours and activities also available

Travel dates
06/08/2016 to 23/09/2016
04/10/2016 to 13/12/2016
28/01/2017 to 31/03/2017
On sale until
30/09/2016
Skycity Grand Hotel
Skycity Grand Hotel
5 stars
Flights Accommodation Baggage
3 nights from $ 756 pp twin share* earn from 2268 Points^
See package details 

return airfares

checked baggage

3 nights accommodation

add transfers in booking path from $54pp

tours and activities also available

Travel dates
06/08/2016 to 23/09/2016
04/10/2016 to 13/12/2016
28/01/2017 to 31/03/2017
On sale until
30/09/2016