Flights to Auckland: practical information
Cheap airlines to Auckland
Is the magic of New Zealand calling your name? The first step to a perfect holiday is snagging cheap cheap Auckland airline tickets, a great place to start whether you are exploring the North Island or the South Island. Auckland International Airport (AKL) is the largest airport in New Zealand.
When to buy flights to Auckland
While the winters may be damp, Auckland enjoys the most sunny days a year in all of New Zealand. The best time to book Auckland flights is definitely in the summer when the days are hot and humid.
- Peak season: December to February, during New Zealand's summer.
- Low season: July and August.
Flights to Auckland take approximately 26h 30min with at least one stopover.
Experience Auckland: what to do, what to see
Located in the northern half of the North Island, Auckland is a dream destination for a city break and a stepping-off point for exploring the rest of the island. It's known as the City of Sails, since the Hauraki Gulf is a yachters paradise.
Essentials in Auckland
Auckland War Memorial Museum: If you visit one museum in New Zealand, it should be this one. Despite the name, it's hardly a war museum. There is a fine sampling of Maori art as well as crafts from other Polynesian cultures.
Art Gallery: When making your rounds to the essential stops in Auckland, don't skip the city's Art Gallery. It houses the largest collection of New Zealand art in the world. There are two galleries which are open daily from 10:00-17:00.
Extreme: Did you know you can even climb Auckland Harbour Bridge? That is of course, if you're not afraid of heights! You can also base jump from the Sky Tower, which reaches a height of 192m.
Find more information on aucklandnz.com.
Accommodations in Auckland
Auckland, being the main gateway to New Zealand, has a wealth of accommodations types including the main international franchise hotels as well as smaller boutique-style places and bed & breakfast hotels. Most of the larger Auckland hotels are located in and around the central business district of the city while you're find the smaller establishments in Auckland's trendy neighbourhoods like Devonport and Ponsonby.