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Popularly known as the City of Sails, Auckland is rich in water and boating is very popular. The Sky Tower, a popular attraction boasts impressive vistas. Located on the north half of New Zealand's North Island, Auckland is a multicultural city beloved for its picturesque surroundings. From the panoramic views found on its extinct volcanos to the sight of sprawling oceans surrounding the city, Auckland has numerous photo opportunities to choose from during your stay. In particular, the harbour is a major drawcard for the city, where yachts are docked, and water sports thrive. See more of the harbour or explore the city on an Auckland tour.
Away from the bay, Auckland's city is an urban playground made up of trendy eateries, inner-city apartments and a lively nightlife. The city's sizeable multicultural community has resulted in a fusion of cultures which can be seen in its innovative fashion, retail and dining scenes. The arts and culture are very much alive and well in Auckland as the streets continue to buzz with the latest gallery opening, the newest hit show and the latest bar to watch the rugby.
Head beyond the city, and you'll find an array of peaceful suburbs featuring wooden houses lined along leafy streets. With numerous green covered peaks, beautiful parks and million-dollar views, it's little wonder why life in Auckland is regularly rated among some of the world's best. Rural areas on the city's outskirts are where you'll find the typical peaceful and green scenery New Zealand is famous for worldwide. From sea to city to country, Auckland does have it all.
How long is the flight from South Africa to Auckland, New Zealand?
Flight times vary from about 17 hours travel time one way up to 30 hours.
Which day of the week is cheapest to fly to Auckland?
Generally, it is cheaper to fly in the week (Monday to Thursday) as weekends tend to be more popular, meaning fuller flights and higher prices.
Which month is the cheapest to fly to Auckland?
It depends on demand. Avoiding popular dates such as Christmas, Easter and school holidays helps.
What time of day is cheapest to fly to Auckland?
Sticking to mid-week travel will mean the best price. Time of day should not have an impact.
Which airlines fly direct to Auckland?
None. Due to the physical distance, there are no direct flights to Auckland.
When are the flights to Auckland from Johannesburg?
Qantas, Emirates and Qatar Airways fly daily via Sydney, Dubai and Doha respectively.
When are the flights to Auckland from Cape Town?
Emirates and Qatar have daily flights.
When are the flights to Auckland from Durban?
Emirates has daily flights.
What is the Johannesburg to Auckland flight schedule?
Qantas departs at 18:50 and arrives the next day at 22:35. Emirates departs at 18:50 and arrives two days later at 11:05.
What is the Cape Town to Auckland flight schedule?
Emirates departs at 18:25 and arrives two days later at 11:05.
What is the Durban to Auckland flight schedule?
Emirates departs at 19:10 and arrives two days later at 11:05.
Is Auckland expensive?
Yes, it is. Auckland is the second most expensive city in the world to relocate to and the 10th most expensive city in the world to visit.
What should I know regarding COVID-19 pandemic and flights to Auckland?
It is best to always stay up to date during these ever-changing times. Entry into New Zealand are currently only for New Zealand citizens, permanent residents and those travellers having obtained exception approval to enter. Entry is not allowed for any other purpose, including tourism and visiting family or friends.
What is the time difference in Auckland compared to South Africa?
New Zealand observes Daylight Savings Time, so New Zealand is currently 11 hours ahead of South Africa.
What is the weather like in Auckland?
Summer months are warm and humid; winter months are cooler with lots of rain.
What currency do they use in Auckland?
New Zealand Dollar.
How much money do I need for 1 week in Auckland?
This depends on what your needs and tastes are.
Do I need a visa for Auckland?
Yes, for South African passport holders
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