A melting pot of cultures, this beautiful waterside destination is home to many fantastic wonderful attractions, such as the Toi o Tāmaki art gallery, the Howick Historical Village, and the TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre.
Auckland is best known for its many watery pastimes. For example, you can mingle with nature at the Whale and Dolphin Safari, sail the majestic Bay of Islands, or dive in the Pacific Ocean. This marvellous location is a favourite tourist spot, which makes cheap flights to Auckland easy to find year round.
Best time to go to Auckland
Though flights to Auckland are usually inexpensive, from November to March the city sees a boom in tourism, making it a little harder to find good deals. If you can manage to book in advance, however, this is a great time to go.
Indoor activities, such as visiting the Ascension Wine Estate or the Silo Theatre, are perfect for the humid months of December until early January, but when the warm temperatures arrive a little later, until March, you can step out and explore the Devonport village, or take the Spirit Of New Zealand tour.
The price of flights and accommodation decrease in April and October, however, as there is a lull in tourism, it’s easier to browse the specialty stores at Howick Market, catch a Manaia performance, or play at the Skycity Tower and Casino without having to deal with the crowds.
As the rains come into the city from May to September, the tourists depart, so those that enjoy a bit of rain will find this is an excellent time to visit, as the city is still in full swing, and flights are at their cheapest.
Auckland Airport and transfer information
Auckland Airport (AKL)
Distance: 21km south of city centre
The Airport Express bus is one of the most convenient and economical options for ground transport. Alternatively, you can take an airport-licensed taxi or shuttle. If you require more flexibility, you can also rent a car at a slightly higher rate.
Online resources for your travel to Auckland
The Auckland Council website provides details on events, festivals, and places to visit, as well as information on local parks, beaches, sport and recreation.
The Auckland Airport official website offers details on flights, in-airport facilities and ground transport.
The Met office provides both a current and five-day weather forecast for Auckland.