Start Your Road Trip Adventure with a Car Rental in Auckland
Get the most out of Auckland, with a hassle-free hire car
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Your guide to exploring the city of sails in your car hire
Auckland is New Zealand's largest city, and the largest Polynesian city in the world. It's geography is unique, situated between two harbours, and dotted with 48 volcanic cones. If you are after shopping, beaches, cafes or culture, you will find it in Auckland.
Must dos include:
- Travelling to the top of one of the volcanoes. One Tree Hill, Maungawhau (Mt Eden) or Rangitoto are all superb.
- Check out any of Auckland's vibrant markets, such as Otara or Avondale for a unique, local experience.
- Get on the water, be it as simple as the ferry to Waiheke Island, or an all day harbour cruise. .
For a city of just over a million people, Auckland does have issues with traffic. You can easily move around the city suburbs using the motorway system, but try to avoid peak times.
If you are ready to hit the road, 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.
Address: 91 Small Road, SilverdaleSkis, snowboards, tubes and fun for everyone. This is an indoor snow park with a beginners' slope and full feature terrain slope for the experienced skier. All the required clothing and equipment is available for hire so you can enjoy the unique experience of skiing inside. There's also a restaurant and bar for your convenience.
Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium
Address: 23 Tamaki Drive, OrakeiDiscover life under the sea at Kelly Tarltons. Every generation will love this visit as you embark on a journey into the depths of the ocean. You can also experience Antarctica with the replica Scott Base which has been very popular with visitors to the aquarium. Be sure to check their website to check feeding times for the penguins and stingrays.
Address: 833 Kingseat Road, Karaka
Address: 2 Clist Crescent, Manukau
The Auckland Harbour Bridge
Address: Cnr Federal & Victoria Street
Auckland is the largest Polynesian city in the world, as well as having a diverse mix of other cultures and ethnicities. This diversity is all brought together by the market atmosphere. With authentic food and fresh produce, clothing, accessories, jewellery, fashion, arts and crafts and entertainment these popular markets are a unique New Zealand experience .
Onehunga night Market
Address: Under Dressmart, 151 Arthur St, Onehunga
Every Thursday night from 6pm - 10pm
New Lynn night market
Address: New Lynn Community Centre, 45 Totara Avenue, New Lynn
Every Thursday night from 5.30pm - 9pm
Address: Newbury Street, off East Tamaki Road, Otara
Every Saturday from 6am - 12pm
Skycity Grand Hotel
Address: 90 Federal St, Auckland
You'll be ticking all the boxes when you choose to stay here. This hotel encompasses all the luxuries of location, views and high end living. Located in the heart of Auckland CBD, just a 10 minute stroll to the waterfront and close to Queen St shops. You'll also be treated to free Wi-Fi, 24 hour room services and cardio room.
Waldorf Stadium Apartments Hotel
Address: 40 Beach Road, Auckland
You wouldn't have believed it could be possible in the heart of the city, but if it's spacious apartments you're needing, we've found them. Modern room with full kitchen facilities, including dishwasher and in-room laundry. But wait there's more, complimentary Wi-Fi, pool, gym and tennis court. Close to waterfront entertainment and shops. These apartments just keep getting better.
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.
Attic Backpackers (Formerly Top Floor Backpackers)
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.
If you are looking for a last minute hotel deal in Auckland, don't fret because Ezibed is here to help you. Ezibed.com, an online accommodation booking website offers a quick and easy way to book at considerably reduced rates, with fast confirmation to their customers and clients. Ezibed.com guides customers and accommodation providers together and supplies an online market for unsold short term accommodation rooms. Accommodation providers, on the other hand, supply rates, inclusions and rooms available online for last minute bookings. By booking with Ezibed.com, you can now find amazing last minute deals and you can book yourself a great room the smart way!
O'Connell St Bistro
Awarded Best Wine Experience in the Cuisine Good Food Awards 2014. O'Connell St Bistro is located in Auckland's historic central business district and boasts an extensive menu which will satisfy all taste buds. This modern European styled bistro has a great reputation for its amazing food and cosy, relaxed atmosphere. Be sure to make this one of you preferred eating spots when you visit Auckland.
One Tree Grill
Address: 9 Pah Road, Epsom
You'll be impressed the second you step foot into this establishment with their easy to use mini iPad menus. The surprises keep coming with this lively yet relaxed atmosphere. Delicious food selected from both sea and land, and cooked in a variety of ways. Spiced, smoked, roasted or twice-cooked. Whatever your preference, there will be something on the menu to die for.
The French Cafe Restaurant
Address: 210 Symonds Street
Giapo Ice Cream Restaurant
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Auckland Events Summer 2016
The weekend of January 30th and 31st is Auckland Anniversary Weekend, with a public holiday on Monday, February 1st. Among the festivities, on February 1st is the long-running Ports of Auckland Anniversary Regatta. This is a day when Auckland really lives up to its name as the City of Sails, with all kinds of boats racing on the water, from tall ships to tug boats. You can view the action from land, in the Viaduct or anywhere along the waterfront, in spots such as Mission Bay. Even better though, is to get out on the water with many charter boats offering day cruises.
All weekend, the harbour area of Auckland is party central. There's the ASB Auckland Seafood Festival running at Halsey Wharf from January 29 to February 1st showcasing a blend of New Zealand Kai Moana (seafood), live music and celebrity chef demonstrations.
On Saturday 30th is the SeePort Carnival, an open day for the Ports of Auckland, with carnival rides and an evening concert from the Auckland Symphony Orchestra.
Silo Park holds the St Jerome's Laneway Festival, an indie music festival on the 31st January.
Impromptu entertainment will be provided by the Auckland International Buskers Festival, also on the waterfront over the weekend.
Downer NRL Auckland 9s. Held 6-7 February Eden Park
This sporting event is held over another holiday, Waitangi Day weekend. It is a fast-paced tournament with all 16 NRL teams, including the home team of the Auckland Warriors, clashing over 31 games. Each has 9 players per team battling out games of 9-minute halves. It's a big dress-up day for spectators, all adding to the party atmosphere.
On Friday 5th of February, there will be a warm up 'Fan Day', where players will mingle with fans in Aotea Square, in the centre of Auckland, with family-friendly activities.