Menu Close

Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland Travel Deals

Auckland is the largest metropolitan area in both Polynesia and New Zealand, with a population of 1.45 million people. It is in the northern half of the North Island, on a narrow isthmus of land that joins the Northland peninsula to the rest of the North Island.

New Zealand is a country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean consisting of 2 main islands, both marked by volcanoes and glaciation. The capital, Wellington, on the North Island, is home to Te Papa Tongarewa, the expansive national museum.

Auckland is more than just a city, it’s a whole region full of things to see and do. Best of all, with so many experiences close by it’s easy to hop from one adventure to the next.

Auckland, based around 2 large harbours, is a major city in the north of New Zealand’s North Island. In the centre, the iconic Sky Tower has views of Viaduct Harbour, which is full of superyachts and lined with bars and cafes. Auckland Domain, the city’s oldest park, is based around an extinct volcano and home to the formal Wintergardens. Near Downtown, Mission Bay Beach has a seaside promenade.

Imagine an urban environment where everyone lives within half an hour of beautiful beaches, hiking trails and a dozen enchanting holiday islands. Add a sunny climate, a background rhythm of Polynesian culture and a passion for outstanding food, wine and shopping, and you’re beginning to get the picture of Auckland, New Zealand, our largest and most diverse city.


Auckland is situated in a temperate climate zone and, as such, does not experience hot or cold extremes at any time of year. The summer months are from December through to March. The sun is very strong during this time and it is advisable to use sunscreen and cover exposed skin from prolonged exposure.

April to June brings cooler temperatures and rain toward the end of June which persists through winter until September and October.

Westerly airstreams predominate throughout the year and it is not unusual to experience weather systems that affected Sydney and Melbourne just a few days before – nor is it unusual to see occasional high altitude haze from summer wildfires in Australia; making for spectacular sunsets.

Humid and moist conditions are usual in all seasons. There is no monsoon but tropical cyclones spin down from the Pacific Islands a couple of times a year bringing damaging winds and heavy rain. Rainfall is never far away especially outside the summer months – outdoor activities should be planned with an alternative inside option in case it rains at any time of year. Localised tornadoes occur infrequently in summer months (they have always occurred but only recently been reported as the areas where they occur have only been developed within the last decade).

Summer brings settled dry weather systems most years from early January – but being a maritime environment with no continental land mass it is not unusual to have wet summers also. Winter brings chilly temperatures and overnight frosts to sheltered suburban areas. Snow flurries are a once in a generation event.

Best time for beach swimming is between late December to May.

Getting arround

There are a variety of ways to get around including bus, train, ferry, taxi, shuttle and hiring your own car. You can use the Auckland Transport website to find ways to get round Auckland using public transport. Auckland Transport also has a text messaging service which can be used to find out the time of the next bus, ferry or train or to find the quickest way to get to your destination using public transport.

Auckland is a very car-dependent city and for most tourists used to extensive public transport systems, frustrations can mount. It may be more prudent to hire a car if you wish to do a lot of cross city travel, particularly if you plan on leaving to see the nearby natural beauty, though roads frequently become heavily congested and driving standards can be poor.

The Britomart Transport Centre on the corner of Queen Street and Customs Street is the main information centre for public transportation in Auckland. You will be able to find free bus, train or ferry schedules in this centre. Timetables are also downloadable from the AT website.

Explorer Bus offers a sightseeing tour which runs regularly around an inner city loop to main attractions, and which you can hop on and off as you please.

Hotels in Auckland:

Find your best hotel rates here :

Cheap Flights to Auckland

OriginDeparture atReturn atFind tickets
Queenstown23 Oct 202326 Oct 2023Tickets from 137
Tauranga9 Aug 202313 Aug 2023Tickets from 180
Sydney20 Mar 202326 Mar 2023Tickets from 284
Melbourne19 Mar 202321 Mar 2023Tickets from 439
Canberra2 Mar 20233 Mar 2023Tickets from 686
Seoul3 May 20237 May 2023Tickets from 766
Denpasar8 Mar 202312 Mar 2023Tickets from 771
Bangkok8 May 202314 May 2023Tickets from 776
Singapore20 Mar 202325 Mar 2023Tickets from 783
Ho Chi Minh City1 May 20237 May 2023Tickets from 787
Manila24 Dec 202330 Dec 2023Tickets from 860
Phuket27 Jul 20232 Aug 2023Tickets from 908
Shanghai7 Mar 202312 Mar 2023Tickets from 950
Guangzhou11 Mar 202317 Mar 2023Tickets from 962
Dubai9 Mar 202312 Mar 2023Tickets from 1 341
London24 Feb 202328 Feb 2023Tickets from 1 374
Istanbul19 Jun 202322 Jun 2023Tickets from 1 413
Dhaka8 Apr 202314 Apr 2023Tickets from 1 437
Hanoi5 Apr 20237 Apr 2023Tickets from 1 460
Raleigh/Durham8 Mar 202311 Mar 2023Tickets from 1 490
Kuala Lumpur20 Feb 202324 Feb 2023Tickets from 1 541
Koh Samui20 Mar 202325 Mar 2023Tickets from 1 561
Belgrade12 Jun 202318 Jun 2023Tickets from 1 588
Barcelona21 Mar 202325 Mar 2023Tickets from 1 642
Helsinki14 Aug 202320 Aug 2023Tickets from 1 679
Berlin3 Mar 20237 Mar 2023Tickets from 1 709
Saint Petersburg18 Apr 202324 Apr 2023Tickets from 1 710
Tel Aviv-Yafo7 Mar 202313 Mar 2023Tickets from 1 716
Fukuoka3 Mar 20234 Mar 2023Tickets from 1 733
Miami1 May 20236 May 2023Tickets from 1 763
Moscow13 Mar 202319 Mar 2023Tickets from 1 782
Almaty10 Mar 202315 Mar 2023Tickets from 1 824
Rome27 Feb 20235 Mar 2023Tickets from 1 870
Yerevan17 Mar 202319 Mar 2023Tickets from 1 943
Arkhangelsk6 Mar 202310 Mar 2023Tickets from 1 998
Tashkent20 Mar 202326 Mar 2023Tickets from 2 015
Fort Lauderdale1 May 20236 May 2023Tickets from 2 043
Novosibirsk20 Mar 202326 Mar 2023Tickets from 2 097
Kemerovo20 Mar 202326 Mar 2023Tickets from 2 115
Podgorica8 Mar 202312 Mar 2023Tickets from 2 116
Perm19 Jun 202323 Jun 2023Tickets from 2 149
Samara25 Mar 202328 Mar 2023Tickets from 2 171
Irkutsk25 Jul 202328 Jul 2023Tickets from 2 176
Kazan7 Mar 202311 Mar 2023Tickets from 2 198
Bishkek20 Jun 202323 Jun 2023Tickets from 2 240
Adler/Sochi1 May 20237 May 2023Tickets from 2 247
Nizhniy Novgorod1 May 20237 May 2023Tickets from 2 269
Ufa11 Jul 202315 Jul 2023Tickets from 2 293
Vladivostok20 Feb 202326 Feb 2023Tickets from 2 323
Krasnojarsk21 Feb 202326 Feb 2023Tickets from 2 386
Khabarovsk1 Jun 20237 Jun 2023Tickets from 2 487
Atyrau25 Mar 202327 Mar 2023Tickets from 2 512
Stavropol24 Feb 202327 Feb 2023Tickets from 2 558
Ulan-Ude18 Jun 202321 Jun 2023Tickets from 2 629
Yekaterinburg7 Apr 20239 Apr 2023Tickets from 3 168
Santiago6 Feb 202312 Feb 2023Tickets from 3 743
Swidnik25 Feb 202327 Feb 2023Tickets from 4 308





Related Posts