Auckland is New Zealand's largest city and the main gateway to the country. Vibrant, cosmopolitan and set between the sparkling waters of two harbours, fine hotels, dining and recreation await.
Hotels are plentiful in Auckland City and cater for all budgets. Young people can take advantage of backpackers' hostels and up market luxury can be found in the five-star hotels dotted around the city. Quality and comfort are aim for accommodation providers, and many hotels also have fine restaurants.
Top Things to do in and near Auckland City
The spectacular Sky Tower at SKYCITY is 378 metres tall, giving stunning views in every direction. The intrepid can SkyJump off the tower on a wire.
Take a day out at Kelly Tarleton's Antarctic Encounter & Underwater World and ride a snowcat through a sub-Antarctic penguin colony.
Sail with Auckland's Whale & Dolphin Safari in beautiful Hauraki Gulf Marine Park and try to spot some of the 22 species seen there.
Auckland City Hotels
Auckland City has a myriad of hotels ranging from the seriously up market five-stars to cheap and cheerful. In the central district there are options to be had right on the harbour front with superb sea vistas, as well as hotels with good views of the harbour area. Auckland City accommodation also includes options to choose apartments, motels, bed and breakfasts and backpacking hostels. Cheap hotels in Auckland City are also plentiful and a good option for budget travellers.
Auckland City Restaurants
The Grove in Wyndham Street was the Supreme Overall Winner in the Metro Restaurant of the Year Award 2011, as well as winner of the Best Fine Dining Restaurant award. It is the second year running the restaurant has won these two accolades, and its mix of modern New Zealand cuisine with a sophisticated and relaxed fine dining atmosphere attracts a regular clientele to its classy surroundings. The Tasting Menu is a highlight of the cuisine offered.