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Auckland Travel Guide

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Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development Ltd.

The City of Sails is New Zealand's largest and most cosmopolitan city. So along with the soaring skyscrapers and the trendy nightclubs on Karangahape Road (aka "K'Road"), you get laid-back beaches and the blue-green waters of the island-studded Hauraki Gulf. You'll also experience a mesh of cultures: Asians, Europeans, and indigenous Maori people. The latter make up a significant part of the population and gift Auckland with their beautiful language, festivals, and ... continue»

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When to Visit Auckland

The best times to visit Auckland are April and October. These sweet shoulder months offer pleasant temperatures and thin tourist crowds. During peak season (November through March), you'll contend with swells of visitors and high room rates, but you'll also luxuriate in the sunshine. Between May and September, both temperatures and tourism drops off. Before you pick your travel dates, you should note that the seasons are reversed here: Winter in New Zealand coincides with summer in the U.S., and vice versa.

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Getting Around Auckland

The best way to get around Auckland is the cheap and efficient LINK buses. Taxis and rental cars are another option, but these are more expensive than buses and prone to frustrations like too-few parking spots. To get from Auckland International Airport (AKL), which is just 13 miles south of the city, you can take a taxi, rental car, or bus.

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