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Auckland Travel Information

Auckland is New Zealand’s largest and most popular city with visitors. Lying close to the Bay of islands on the northern coast of North Island, Auckland is sometimes known as the City of Sails, and is famous as one of the main sailing destinations in the world. The main city area is located around the stunning harbour, and boasts superb nightlife a swathe of excellent shops, and many attractions for travellers of all ages including the iconic SkyTower. Auckland is a destination for everyone, from families to backpackers, and with so much to see and do: it isn’t hard to see why millions of people visit the city every year.

Main Auckland Attractions

Take time out while you are visiting Auckland to see the sights. Some of the main Auckland top attractions include the Sky Tower is great to see for yourself. The Auckland Harbour Bridge are definitely worth exploring! Auckland’s history means plenty to see. You can book a Auckland tour before you go, and benefiting from the expertise of our Auckland based guides who will show you Auckland’s less well known attractions.

Auckland Sports Information

Auckland’s most widely played sport is Rugby Union. The best-known team is Auckland RFU at their home: Eden Park. The biggest sporting event to take place in Auckland’s sporting calendar is the WRC New Zealand Rally, which you can see at the edge of the city. If you can get tickets, it is a great show!

Main Auckland Attractions

Take time out while you are visiting Auckland to see the sights. Some of the main Auckland top attractions include the Sky Tower is great to see for yourself. The Auckland Harbour Bridge are definitely worth exploring! Auckland’s history means plenty to see. You can book a Auckland tour before you go, and benefiting from the expertise of our Auckland based guides who will show you Auckland’s less well known attractions.

Auckland Climate Guide

It is easy to find the perfect time to go to Auckland in our simple guide to the climate of Auckland. The table below displays annual temperature trends in Auckland over twelve months, giving a guide to the climate of Auckland, so you can plan the best time to go!

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Auckland Driving Guide

All you need to drive legally in Auckland is your standard UK driving license. For safety in New Zealand, check your license is valid prior to travel to Auckland. When driving in Auckland, in common with the rest of New Zealand, drive on the left.

It is easy to book car rental in Auckland in advance of travel to New Zealand and there are a number of depots in Auckland where you can pick up your car.

Auckland Airport Information

You will find Auckland International Airport is only about 14 miles south from Auckland. The international IATA code for the airport is AKL - flights take 26 hours from the UK approximately. Getting into Auckland is easy. There are plenty of taxis available. Auckland International Airport offers plenty to do including shops offering souvenirs of Auckland to help you remember your stay.

Auckland British Embassy Address

If you get into trouble in Auckland, or just need some advice, the Auckland British Consulate is the place to go.

British Consulate General
Level 17
IAG House
151 Queen Street
Auckland 1

Telephone: (64) (9) 303 2973

Auckland Overview

City Name: Auckland
Country: New Zealand
Language: English
Currency: New Zealand Dollar
Time Difference: GMT + 12
Electricity Supply: 230/240V AC 50Hz
Mobile Phone: AMPS/GSM900

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