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Your guide to exploring the city of Sails in your car hire

Whether it's to admire the city's infrastructure and Sky Tower or to marvel upon the many volcanic cones, beaches and waterways, this city has it all when it comes to meeting individual travel itineraries. All you need is your cheap car rental and our trusty travel guide to help you see the best of what Auckland has to offer.

001.png Top 5 Things to Do | 041.png Places to Stay | 002.png Places to Eat




Spookers 

01_location.pngAddress: 833 Kingseat Road, Karaka

30mins south of central Auckland, based at the Kingseat Hospital (a former psychiatric hospital) is now the #No.1 Haunted theme park in the southern Hemisphere. With 5 haunting attractions to choose from such as…the Haunted house, Freaky Forest, Disturbia, Corn evil and Claustrophobia; you won't be disappointed, but in fact- terrified! A New Zealand MUST DO.



Rainbow's End

01_location.pngAddress: 2 Clist Crescent, Manukau



New Zealand's largest amusement/ theme park is perfect for anyone. With so many different rides and attractions to choose from, ranging from mild to extreme thrills, no one will be left out and you'll definitely get your value for money as you have entire day to do whatever you want as many times as possible. Just aim to visit outside of the local school holidays to cut down those waiting times in line.
 
The Auckland Harbour Bridge

01_location.pngAddress: Westhaven Reserve, Bottom of Curran St, Herne Bay


Whether you're an adrenaline junkie or the take easy going type, The Harbour Bridge offers two unique attractions fit for you. Jumping 40m off and over the Waitemata Harbour with your ankles being strapped to a Bungy chord made up of hundreds of thousands of rubber bands or climbing the famous landmark to venture on an 1 ½ sightseeing tour is a NZ MUST DO!




Sky Tower

01_location.pngAddress: Cnr Federal & Victoria Street

Whether it's to admire the 360 panoramic views, indulge in the restaurant menu, walk around the edge of the towers rim or just thrusting yourself 328 metres off the edge, this tallest man-made structure in the country makes this attraction a MUST see/ experience.
 

Auckland Markets

Being home to the largest populous urban area in the country, is also home to the most diverse of cultures and ethnicities which are all brought together by the market atmosphere. With authentic food and fresh produce, clothing, accessories, jewellery, fashion, arts and crafts and entertainment on offer, exploring these popular markets is a unique New Zealand experience that's fit for all travel types.



Onehunga night Market 
01_location.pngAddress: Under Dressmart, 151 Arthur St, Onehunga
Every Thursday night from 6pm - 10pm

New Lynn night market 
01_location.pngAddress: New Lynn Community Centre, 45 Totara Avenue, New Lynn
Every Thursday night from 5.30pm - 9pm

Otara markets
01_location.pngAddress: Newbury Street, off East Tamaki Road, Otara 
Every Saturday from 6am - 12pm




003.jpg Hotel DeBrett 

01_location.pngAddress: 2 High Street, CBD

Ranked #1 of 76 hotels in the city by TripAdvisor 2014, named as one of Metro's Top 50 Auckland Restaurants for 2013 & 2014, ranked as the 58th best hotel in the world on Expedia Insider's Select List plus many, many more awards. This stylishly reinterpreted iconic building will make you feel like a celebrity. Absolutely stunning! Must experience.


004.jpg Attic Backpackers (Formerly Topfloor Backpackers) 

01_location.pngAddress: 31 Wellesley St 

Although it's ranked 2nd best backpackers lodging accommodation in the city (Tripadvisor), reviews beg to differ and claim the budget accommodation to be the…“best hostel in NZ!” Unlike most salvaged like backpacker hostels, the Attic Backpackers pride themselves with a fresh, stylish, modern contemporary facility that's maintained to the highest of standards. Budget has a whole new meaning at this location. 




The French Cafe Restaurant 

01_location.pngAddress: 210 Symonds Street

Ranked #1 of 1,148 restaurants in the city with 382 Reviews, winner of -Best Service 2014 [Metro Restaurant of the Year Awards] this restaurant provides a relaxing, sophisticated environment that overlooks a beautiful edible garden and courtyard. Fine dining at its best , worth every penny.



Bon appetite! SidArt Restaurant 

01_location.pngAddress: Level 1 Three Lamps Plaza, 283 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby

Ranked #2 of 1,148 restaurants in the city with 191 Reviews, winner of -Best fine dining and Chef 2014 [Metro Restaurant of the Year Awards] this restaurant takes fine dining to whole new level by not only providing top quality dishes, but by combining those techniques with what the Chef likes to call SidArt- Exquisitely executed presentation that will take your breath away.



Giapo Ice Cream Restaurant

01_location.pngAddress: 279 Queen Street , Next to the Civic Theatre, Auckland

Ranked #3 of 1,148 restaurants in Auckland with 348 Reviews, #10 in the World Best Gelateria Chart  [Dissapore media] Giapo have every right to claim “New Zealand's BEST ice-cream” title.  Soo many new and creative ice-cream deserts to choose from that are guaranteed to please. Unique to the city only, a must stop taste experience!




Want to explore more of Auckland? Check out our travel guides below...

005 (2).JPG Auckland Airport Travel Guide: Things to do near the Auckland airport

005 (2).JPG Penrose Travel Guide: Things to Do near Penrose, Auckland

005 (2).JPG East Tamaki Travel Guide: Things to Do near East Tamaki, Auckland



   
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