In fact Auckland has New Zealand’s largest metropolitan area which is a well diversed travel destination for visitors who come here worldwide. If you plan to renting a car you’ll need to have an international driver’s license IDL and know the New Zealand Laws for operating a vehicle.
Hotels near AKL
Auckland has many choices from backpacker’s buildings, budget hotels to luxury hotels. The Brown Kiwi offers a dorm and a double for an economic stay even cheaper is the Nomads Fat Camel Backpackers Hostel & The Camel Bar; a dorm there is reasonable and a standard double room is affordable too. An option for women and students would be a homestay. Rosa Mustica Homestay offers breakfast and dinner Wi-Fi, and is 3 minutes from the nearest bus station. If you want to splurge you can experience luxury at the Crowne Plaza, the Hyatt Regency, or the Rendezvous Grand Hotel.
About Auckland Airport
Auckland Airport abbreviated AKL is located 13 miles (21km) from downtown Auckland city center. More than 14,829,000 passengers travel through the airport each year. The airport has the ability to have 45 flights depart or arrive per hour. Auckland itself is the largest area in New Zealand and the most population. It accounts for approximately 32% of the country’s total population. Its nickname is the City of Sails and sailing is one of the popular pastimes, one out of three homes has their own boat. Other than sailing you’ll find that there is plenty to see and do in Auckland.
If you are traveling with a crowd the food courts will offer something for everyone in your party. Enjoy a mix of Asian and European style restaurants. The Ponsonby village International Foodcourt is open 7 days a week and there you can enjoy a mix from sushi thai, or pizza. For the vegetarian in the group or if you want to experiment a bit try Hare Krishna Food for Life where you can pickup vegetarian food for $5 per person. You’ll also find a wide variety of bars, cafes, and pubs to enjoy beer, drinks, and live music.
Things to do in Auckland
There is so much to see and do in Auckland. There is a zoo, museums, go see a volcanic island, sky jump, and more. While you are there you can visit some popular destinations such as the Auckland War Memorial Museum, the Auckland Zoo and the Sky Tower which has a revolving restaurant to give you a scenic looking while you are dining. For great hotel stays you can visit the Quay West Suites Auckland, The Sebel Suites Auckland or 5-star hotel Skycity Grand Hotel. Getting to and from Auckland International Airport or AKL is easy with convenient ground transportation such as sedan rides and shuttle vans.