As you land in Auckland for your New Zealand vacation, you will be amazed by how green the land is. This natural setting only becomes more magical as you take the time to explore the country side. While Auckland is a modern city, it still boasts a number of outdoor activities that the locals take part in – biking, over 100 beaches, and sailing.
Sky Tower is an observation deck that can give you a larger view of Auckland and the surrounding areas by reaching a few thousand feet into the air. The Auckland War Memorial Museum is much more than just a collection of war time artifacts.
If you’re interested in finding out more about New Zealand, you might want to try a Coast to Coast Tour.
This tour is not only environmentally friendly, but it also includes a wine tasting, lunch and tree planting to offset your carbon emissions. And if you want to bring home some of the flavor of this town, you might want to head to Otara Market. This Polynesian market is held on Saturdays and always proves to please. Other fun shops can be found in Parnell ‘ an almost demolished part of the town that was saved by one person.
Arriving in Auckland, you will notice that the Auckland International Airport isn’t noisy. Actually, it’s taken on a ‘quiet airport’ policy, meaning that you aren’t going to hear announcements over the loud speakers telling you where to go – you’ll need to go to the monitors for guidance.
The white Link Buses in the city are going to take you throughout the town for less than $2. If you want to go further, a Stagecoach Bus is available to take you where you need to go.
The Ascott Metropolis Hotel used to be the old Magistrate’s Courthouse until it was developed into this fancy accommodation. But the casual style of this city is much more suited to the many hostels found in Auckland: Auckland City YHA, Base Backpackers, and Auckland Center Backpackers.