Cheap flights to Auckland

Auckland skyline at dusk
Auckland

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Auckland skyline at dusk

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Take a day trip from Auckland to Waiheke Island. It's a short ferry ride away and you can either drive or take the passenger ferry. The island is littered with wineries, and there's a vineyard bus that operates a hop on hop off service, so you can enjoy a winery day trip from the city.

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Where to stay in Auckland

Where to stay in Auckland

When asking yourself where to stay in Auckland, you may find yourself quickly overwhelmed by options. From Parnell to Newmarket, there’s accommodation in Auckland to suit any taste and budget. While Downtown might be the obvious choice if you’re keen to spend time in the CBD, some of the less central hubs are worth considering if you have specific attractions you’re hoping to visit. To help you make your decision, here are some of our favourite places to pull up for the night while in Auckland.

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  • Downtown Auckland

    Downtown is one of the best places to stay in Auckland if you wish to remain quite central. Staying in Downtown puts you close to public transport, monuments, landmarks, attractions, shopping and more. Absolutely everything the city has to offer is right outside your hotel's front door, which is perfect if you prefer to see the city on foot.  

  • Ponsonby

    An affluent suburb to the west of the CBD, Ponsonby is one of the most colourful and artistic suburbs in Auckland. If you're looking for places to stay in Auckland that have a bit of character to them, look no further. Close to the water and a wealth of local shopping outlets, a stay in Ponsonby is perfect for the artistic at heart.

  • Viaduct Harbour

    A beautiful marina district on the Auckland Harbour, and technically part of Downtown, this hotel-rich area is perfect if you want that five-star experience during your stay. Gorgeous water views, trendy restaurants and eateries, glamourous shopping at the nearby Britomart centre… what more could you want in a luxury stay?

  • Newmarket

    An entertainment district located south of Downtown, Newmarket is perfect for shopping, exploring, and being entertained. There are many local businesses, from cafes to fashion boutiques, galleries, theatres, public squares and more just waiting to be discovered. Don't forget Newmarket's many historic sites, either. This area has it all and then some.

  • Parnell

    East of the CBD, you'll find the leafy Parnell. A quieter but still rather upmarket harbour suburb, Parnell is perfect if you want a bit of pampering but don't like the rush and bustle of Downtown. Relax in the Parnell Rose Garden or take a walk along the Seawall – the options for unwinding are endless.

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The months (Mar to May) are generally considered to be the best time to visit Auckland. The shoulder months are perfect for all travellers with the average temperatures range from about 15 to 25 degrees Celsius. This is the best time to visit if you want to enjoy outdoor activities, such as exploring the city's parks and gardens, or visiting local wineries. 


The cheapest flight season is between Mar to May - the shoulder season is less popular for most travellers so expect less people travelling!


The best time of day to get the cheapest flight to Auckland is either early in the morning or late at night - you'll beat the rush!


The closest airport to Auckland is Auckland Airport which also serves as the best airport for all flight routes.


An IATA (International Air Transport Association) airport code is a three-letter code that is used to identify airports around the world. For example, AKL is the IATA airport code for Auckland Airport. Sometimes, it's just that simple!


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