Referred to as the city of sails, Auckland is a great place to visit if you have a passion for the water and everything to do with it – from swimming to diving, sailing to water sports. If you are not a fan of water-based activities, never fear, as this city is a cultural hub that offers a vast array of other activities, both outdoors and in. Because of the beauty and variety of this city many tourists gather here which makes it easier to find cheap flights to Auckland.
Best time to go to Auckland
November through March make up the peak season in Auckland. December and early January tend to be a bit damp, calling crowds into some of the fabulous indoor entertainments like bar hopping and chatting over a coffee in one of the cafes. However from late January to March, tourists are brought back to the outdoors by the beautifully warm temperatures.
April and October make up the shoulder season in this exciting city. Flights to Auckland are generally inexpensive during these months, as the area can be a bit rainy. Despite the rain, the climate is generally mild and pleasant, making this destination superb if all you want is a bit of peace and quiet.
From May to September, tourism declines in Auckland due to the distinct increase of rain. For those who do not mind a bit of moisture in the air, these months are a good time to visit as you get a little more leg room to explore some of the interesting indoor activities, like the planetarium and observatory, the Victoria Park Market or the Devonport seaside village.
Auckland Airport and transfer information
Auckland Airport (AKL)
Distance: 21km south of city centre
Locally referred to as the Mangere Airport, this busy location offers several options for ground transport. The bright blue Airbus Express bus is a quick and inexpensive way to get to the city's central business district. If your accommodations are not at the centre of town, you can also take one of the licensed airport taxis or shuttles. Alternatively, this airport offers several choices for car rental service.
Online resources for your travel to Auckland
The Auckland Council website is a great resource for finding places to visit in the city, such as local festivals and events, sport and recreation, as well as local parks, pools and beaches.
The Weatherzone website offers information on the current weather in Auckland, as well as a five-day forecast.