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Auckland Central

This is the heart of Auckland, with a relaxed Pacific vibe by day and a night-time energy shared by the inner-city suburbs that surround it.

Central Auckland is a hub of urban delights set against beautiful coastal scenery. It’s not hard to see why this is regarded as one of the most liveable cities in the world.

Discover world-class shopping, dining and entertainment in the city centre. Splurge on designer fashion, indulge in Pacific-Rim cuisine overlooking the harbour and discover buzzing waterfront precincts.

The sea is right on the city’s doorstep with countless water activities and island adventures at your fingertips. Lonely Planet rated the Hauraki Gulf and islands as one of the best experiences in New Zealand, so make sure you get out on the water.

Find culture in every corner and exciting events including musicals, festivals, concerts and international sports. Central fringe suburbs offer a variety of dining and entertainment – great shopping and coffee by day, dinner, drinks or dancing by night.

There are a couple of experiences you won’t want to miss in central Auckland. Take a trip up the Sky Tower, the tallest building in the Southern Hemisphere, where you can experience spectacular 360-degree views of the city from the observation deck. The adventurous can also try 'Sky Jump' – New Zealand’s highest base jump – or the incredible 'Sky Walk', where you’ll walk around the outside of the Sky Tower on a platform high above the city for some extreme sightseeing .

If you've a picnic in mind you can climb Mt Eden, the city's highest volcanic cone with panoramic views from the summit. Auckland is known as the City of Sails – so whether you go on a harbour cruise, a dolphin safari or an America’s Cup Yacht, you need toget out on the water. To unwind, catch a ferry over to Waiheke Island and enjoy the many vineyards, olive groves and beautiful sandy beaches. Auckland City is also spoilt for choice when it comes to coastline – catch a bus to Mission Bay or a ferry to Devonport and you’ll be licking ice-cream by the seaside in no time.

Auckland’s vibrant art scene has a lot to offer visitors. Start with the Auckland Art Gallery, and follow it up with a few of the city's many small galleries. Auckland Museum hosts exquisite displays of Maori and Pacific artefacts, as well as live Maori cultural performances. In the evening, catch a show or concert at the Aotea Centre, Civic Theatre or Town Hall, or head to The Classic Comedy Club for something light-hearted.

Queen Street is the inner city's main street, with everything from clothing to electronics, books and souvenirs. Nearby Britomart is full of designer fashion as well as international brands, all set within graceful heritage buildings. From here you can walk to High Street and Chancery, home to designer labels and cutting-edge local boutiques. Newmarket, just a few minutes' drive from downtown, is a mecca of popular international labels and more than 40 designer stores. Look out for Kiwi designers Karen Walker, Kate Sylvester and Annah Stretton. And if you’re around on a Saturday, be sure to check out the French Market in the charming inner-city suburb of Parnell.

Downtown Auckland has an impressive array of cafes, restaurants and bars. Enjoy fine dining on the waterfront, relaxed eats around Queen Street, celebrity chefs’ creations on Federal Street, and ethnic cuisine on Elliot Street. The City Works Depot is a foodie hotspot - head here for delicious lunches with a Kiwi twist and New Zealand craft beers. For nightlife head to the Viaduct Harbour, Britomart or Wynyard Quarter; all are within walking distance of Queen Street. Karangahape Road (‘K Road’ to the locals) is known for its alternative bars, while trendy Ponsonby (about 10 minutes’ drive from downtown) is good for live music.

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540 on Great South Motel - Accommodation in Auckland New Zealand
Otahuhu, Auckland
Experience the best of South Auckland with a stay at 540 on Great South Motel. Guests receive free on-site parking. Relax in one of our 4-star spa suites, single bedroom or family suites or enjoy the comfort of one of our boutique studios. Guests can eat a delightful breakfast to get ready for the day and in the evening, guests can use barbecue facilit... (more)
A K WEST Motel - Accommodation in Auckland New Zealand
Henderson, Auckland
Featuring an outdoor swimming pool, a barbecue area and a guest lounge with a full kitchen, A K WEST Motel is just a 3-minute walk from Sturges Train Station. A flat-screen satellite TV is standard in all rooms. Motel A K WEST is a 5-minute drive from Trusts Stadium, and a 20-minute drive from central Auckland. Auckland International Airport is a 35-minut... (more)
Aarangi Motel - Accommodation in Auckland New Zealand
Kohimarama, Auckland
Aarangi Motel is located in a quiet residential neighbourhood, amongst exquisite homes. Our motel has undergone some refurbishment recently, and is modern, sparkling clean and very comfortable. We are a short walk to Kohi Beach, which is a safe, sandy swimming beach. Kohi is a popular beach at which to relax and soak up the sun's rays and watch swimmers, yac... (more)
Abaco on Jervois - Accommodation in Auckland New Zealand
Ponsonby, Auckland
Abaco on Jervois offers quality accommodation located in the unique and trendy suburb of Ponsonby. Just a short distance to downtown Auckland and on a relaxed but lively street full of cafes, shops and restaurants. Abaco on Jervois is a great place to stay for long or short stay corporates and national or worldwide travellers. Take advantage of being clos... (more)
Abella Court Motel - Accommodation in Auckland New Zealand
Epsom, Auckland
Right across from Alexander Park Raceway and ASB Showgrounds, Abella Court Motel offers renovated rooms with satellite TV and Wi-Fi access. Most rooms include cooking facilities. All rooms at Abella Court Auckland Motel are non-smoking and serviced daily. Each room features ironing facilities and a private bathroom with hairdryer. Guest laundry facilities... (more)
Academy At Botany Motor Inn - Accommodation in Auckland New Zealand
Botany, Auckland
Academy At Botany Motor Inn offers quality motel accommodation in the suburb of Botany in Auckland. It has 25 units consisting of 18 studio, 2 executive studio, 3x1brm and 2 spacious 2brm apartments. All units come with fully equipped kitchen, microwave, ensuite with shower (spa bath in 7 rooms), queen/king size beds, Sky Digital TV (2 TVs in 2brm apartme... (more)
Airedale Boutique Suites - Accommodation in Auckland New Zealand
Airedale Boutique Suites, on Queen Street in the heart of Auckland's theatre district, has undergone an extensive refurbishment, from the interior rooms, to public spaces and through to the restoration of the heritage facade. The new hotel embraces the history of this iconic Auckland building to create something unique and authentic, combining the flair of a... (more)
Airport Budget Pacific Motel - Accommodation in Auckland New Zealand
Mangere, Auckland
The nearest motel to Auckland Airport - just a 3-minute drive. Manukau City 10 minutes. Downtown Auckland 20 minutes. 5-minute walk to shopping centre. Affordable accommodation for business travellers or tourists. 22 spacious units (sleep 2-4) with ensuites. Executive rooms with computer access. Sky TV in all rooms, refrigerators, heaters, variety of unit... (more)
Airport Gateway Hotel - Accommodation in Auckland New Zealand
Mangere, Auckland
Airport Gateway Hotel offers comfortable accommodation for travellers near Auckland Airport. It has 52 ground floor business double rooms, some poolside, 1 executive suite and 1 family room, each with fully equipped kitchen. All rooms have tea/coffee making facilities, fridge, shower, hair dryer, phone, wireless internet, Sky TV and heating. Cooked/con... (more)
Airport Gold Star Motel - Accommodation in Auckland New Zealand
Mangere, Auckland
20 unit Family Motel set in park like grounds. Large outdoor swimming pool with Children’s play area and plenty of outdoor seating.Close to Rainbows End, Manukau Mall, Villa Maria Winery and Middlemore Hospital. Restaurants and shops within easy walking distance.Bus stop to Downtown Auckland right outside. 24 hour Airport Shuttle Service. 14 Days... (more)
Airport Harbour View Motel - Accommodation in Auckland New Zealand
Onehunga, Auckland
The Airport Harbour View Motel in Auckland provides qualmark four-star motel accommodation for corporate or leisure guests, families and groups at very affordable rates. In 2011, under new ownership, our Auckland motel has been extensively renovated and refurbished. The friendly team at our Auckland Airport motel accommodation are proud to introduce their... (more)
Airport Manor Inn - Accommodation in Auckland New Zealand
Mangere, Auckland
Offering free WiFi and a free 24-hour shuttle service to and from the airport, this inn is just 3 minutes’ drive from Auckland International Airport. It provides free parking for up to 10 days. Airport Manor Inn is a 10-minute drive from Manukua City Mall and the Rainbows End Theme Park. There is a bus stop directly outside, which offers buses to Auckland... (more)
Airport Skyway Lodge - Accommodation in Auckland New Zealand
Mangere Bridge, Auckland
Airport Skyway Lodge is in Mangere, just 3 miles from Auckland International Airport. Facilities include a swimming pool, hot tub, shared kitchen, and guest lounge with sofas and TV. Accommodation options at Auckland Airport Skyway Lodge range from dormitory rooms to private rooms with private bathroom and self-contained apartments with full kitchen and l... (more)
Airport Travel Air - Accommodation in Auckland New Zealand
Mangere Bridge, Auckland
Just a short drive from Auckland International Airport, the Airport Travel Air has spacious accommodations, as well as complimentary parking and a 24-hour shuttle service to and from the airport. There are 20 guest rooms in total, including a number of one bedroom units which are ideal for families or small groups. The rooms are simply decorated but provi... (more)
Aladdin Motel - Accommodation in Auckland New Zealand
Glenfield, Auckland
Aladdin Motel is located Glenfield in Auckland's North Shore. It is the closest motel accommodation to the North Shore Events Centre. It is also a few minutes' drive away from Westfield Glenfield. Aladdin Motel has an overall capacity of 13 units. The room accommodation options include self-contained units, one bedroom and two bedroom family units. All ro... (more)
Albion Hotel - Accommodation in Auckland New Zealand
Auckland, Auckland
Situated in central Auckland, just 300 metres from Sky City, Albion Hotel offers free WiFi, a restaurant and a bar. All rooms feature a TV and tea/coffee making facilities. The Office Bar serves lunch, dinner and a range of New Zealand beer and wine. The Albion Restaurant is available for functions. The bar also features billiards and a open fire place. ... (more)
Allenby Park Hotel - Accommodation in Auckland New Zealand
Papatoetoe, Auckland
Allenby Park Hotel is located in Manukau, Auckland, Allenby Park Hotel offers quality accommodation and conference facilities with close proximity to the Auckland Airport and Vodafone Events Centre and just fifteen kilometres from Auckland City Centre. Perfect for leisure travellers, groups and corporate delegates, we are close to Auckland Golf Courses, s... (more)
Alpers Lodge & Conference Centre - Accommodation in Auckland New Zealand
Epsom, Auckland
Alpers Lodge & Conference Centre provides motel accommodation in Newmarket, just minutes away from Auckland CBD. It has 61 units, serviced daily consisting of standard and luxury studios and 1brm family units. A conference room can be booked for sales meetings and business briefings and can seat up to 50 people. A Licensed bar and restaurant operate onsit... (more)
Amora Hotel Auckland - Accommodation in Auckland New Zealand
Auckland, Auckland
Amora Hotel is centrally located, just a short walk to Auckland’s major shopping and entertainment areas. Guests receive 1 hour of free Wi-Fi per room. Each room at Amora Hotel Auckland offers a kitchenette, washing machine/dryer and a private balcony. Many rooms feature a spa tub with wooden shutters that open out onto the main room. Overlooking Myers... (more)
Anzac Court Motor Lodge - Accommodation in Auckland New Zealand
Takapuna, Auckland
Close to Takapuna Beach, shopping centre, Lake Pupuke, Pumphouse Theatre, Bruce Mason Centre, restaurants and tenpin bowling. 6 minutes to downtown Auckland. 20 luxury units comprising 7 x 1-bedroom units with cooking facilities, 10 studio units with tea and coffee-making facilities, 2 access units with cooking facilities. 1 x 2-bedroom unit. All units servi... (more)
Aristotles North Shore - Accommodation in Auckland New Zealand
Wairau Valley, Auckland
Luxury modern motel. 30 suites, serviced daily: 19 with fully equipped kitchen, all with tea/coffee/toast making facilities, microwave, hair dryer, queen or super-king size beds, phone, broadband/wireless internet access, Sky TV, heating, iron/ironing board; 13 with air-conditioning; 3 studio units with access facilities. Room service breakfast available,... (more)
Arthotel The Great Ponsonby - Accommodation in Auckland New Zealand
Ponsonby, Auckland
Arthotel The Great Ponsonby is a charming 1890's heritage villa just a 2 minute walk away from Ponsonby's vibrant center. Each room is decorated with colours of the Pacific with ethnic art throughout hotel. Arthotel provides luxurious rooms with private bathrooms, which contain iPod docks and free Wi-Fi internet access. Enjoy a delicious breakfast, whi... (more)
Ascot Epsom Motel - Accommodation in Auckland New Zealand
Epsom, Auckland
Ascot Epsom Motel is in Newmarket, just a 10-minute drive from the center of Auckland. All rooms include a balcony or courtyard and satellite TV. Suites with full kitchen facilities are available. Each room, studio and suite at Ascot Epsom Motel Auckland features a private bathroom, electric blankets, tea/coffee-making facilities and a work desk with Wi-F... (more)
Ascotia Off Queen - Accommodation in Auckland New Zealand
Auckland, Auckland
The Ascotia Off Queen is in the heart of Auckland, and a 2-minute walk from Myers Park. This property features modern guest rooms and an on-site café. Ascotia Off Queen is a 10-minute walk from both Auckland Art Gallery and Auckland University. It is a 15-minute walk from both Auckland Hospital and Ponsonby Road The heated guest rooms include tea/coffe... (more)
Astor Motor Inn - Accommodation in Auckland New Zealand
Ellerslie, Auckland
Astor Motor Inn is located in a quiet residential area in the suburb of Ellerslie in Auckland. It is quite close to the Ellerslie Racecourse where many horse racing events take place. Astor Motor Inn has 22 serviced and quality units. The room options available are 16 studio units and 6 family units. Twenty of its units have a fully equipped and functiona... (more)
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    Mon 26 Oct 2020 10:00AM / Markets and Fairs
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    Fri 25 Sep 2020 1:00PM / Children, Kids, Holidays
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    Mon 10 Feb 2020 9:00AM / Education
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  • DeBrett's Kitchen, CBD, Auckland
    Wed 13 Mar 2019 5:00PM / Food, Gourmet, Wine
    Housebar is offering guests a taste of New Zealand with their new signature cheese and wine flights, a special pairing of award winning local cheeses lovingly combined with a selection of handpicked New Zealand drops ... more
  • Pasion Por Tango, CBD, Auckland
    Mon 20 Jan 2020 7:00PM / Dance Classes
    Two classes on every Monday: 7 pm - Beginners Level 8 pm - Improvers/Intermediate Level About The Tango Argentine Tango is a culture and necessity – particularly in the hearts of Buenos Aires and ... more
  • Black Door Gallery, Parnell, Auckland
    Thu 8 Oct 2020 5:30PM / Fine Art
    An exhibition not to be missed. Heroes Rieko Woodford-Robinson Join us for the much-awaited 3rd solo exhibition of Wellington painter Rieko Woodford-Robinson. Come and view an impressive series of paintings ... more
  • Mt Albert War Memorial Hall, Mt Albert, Auckland
    Tue 13 Oct 2020 7:30PM / Mind & Body
    Free Yoga Journey every Tuesday, new start time 7:30pm a wonderful journey for the body, mind and soul. Includes simple yoga stretches, yoga Nidra relaxation, mindful meditation including kirtan. Please bring your own ... more
  • The Civic, CBD, Auckland
    Fri 16 Oct 2020 7:30PM / Musicals
    The supercalifragilistic musical Mary Poppins is now playing and winning rave reviews. Brought to Auckland by the producers of the upcoming production of Les Miserables and previous theatrical triumphs such as Evita, ... more
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    Fri 23 Oct 2020 7:00PM / Theatre
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    Wed 14 Oct 2020 10:30AM / Mind & Body
    Experience the calming and restorative effect of yoga relaxation and mantra meditation. These ancient yoga practices can help you overcome stress and anxieties, helping to relieve tension and calm the mind. Gentle yoga ... more
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    Tue 27 Oct 2020 6:00PM / Education
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    Tue 27 Oct 2020 4:00PM / Family & Lifestyle
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    Tue 27 Oct 2020 7:30PM / Classical Music
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    Tue 27 Oct 2020 6:30PM / Film
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    Wed 22 Apr 2020 5:30PM / Mind & Body
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    Tue 8 Sep 2020 8:00PM / Comedy
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    Tue 27 Oct 2020 6:30PM / Family & Lifestyle
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    Tue 27 Oct 2020 10:00AM / Business & Professional
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    Wed 28 Oct 2020 7:00PM / Theatre
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    Mon 26 Oct 2020 2:00PM / Jazz
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    Wed 28 Oct 2020 7:00PM / Cabaret, Burlesque
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