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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
7.90 140 Reviews
Otahuhu, Auckland
0800540111
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... (more)
A K WEST Motel - Accommodation in Auckland New Zealand
6.70 70 Reviews
Henderson, Auckland
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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 dri... (more)
Aarangi Motel - Accommodation in Auckland New Zealand
Kohimarama, Auckland
095212649
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 beac... (more)
Abaco on Jervois - Accommodation in Auckland New Zealand
9.10 183 Reviews
Ponsonby, Auckland
0800220066
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... (more)
Abella Court Motel - Accommodation in Auckland New Zealand
6.00 55 Reviews
Epsom, Auckland
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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 faci... (more)
Academy At Botany Motor Inn - Accommodation in Auckland New Zealand
8.40 23 Reviews
Botany, Auckland
0800107766
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... (more)
Admirals Landing Waterfront B&B - Accommodation in Auckland New Zealand
Devonport, Auckland
094454394
Offering free Wi-Fi and free on-site parking, Admirals Landing Waterfront B&B is located in Auckland. Guests enjoy free continental breakfast. Each room has satellite TV and sea or garden views. There is a free guided walk up to the historic Mount Victoria. Devonport Admirals Landing B&... (more)
Airport Budget Pacific Motel - Accommodation in Auckland New Zealand
Mangere, Auckland
0800504800
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 compute... (more)
Airport Gateway Hotel - Accommodation in Auckland New Zealand
6.60 762 Reviews
Mangere, Auckland
0800651110
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, h... (more)
Airport Gold Star Motel - Accommodation in Auckland New Zealand
5.80 53 Reviews
Mangere, Auckland
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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 ... (more)
Airport Harbour View Motel - Accommodation in Auckland New Zealand
Onehunga, Auckland
0508248668
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... (more)
Airport Manor Inn - Accommodation in Auckland New Zealand
7.50 270 Reviews
Mangere, Auckland
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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... (more)
Airport Skyway Lodge - Accommodation in Auckland New Zealand
7.20 99 Reviews
Mangere Bridge, Auckland
0800726880
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 ... (more)
Airport Travel Air - Accommodation in Auckland New Zealand
6.60 288 Reviews
Mangere Bridge, Auckland
0800800799
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 ... (more)
Aladdin Motel - Accommodation in Auckland New Zealand
10.00 1 Reviews
Glenfield, Auckland
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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 ... (more)
Albion Hotel - Accommodation in Auckland New Zealand
7.40 175 Reviews
Auckland, Auckland
093794900
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 f... (more)
Allenby Park Hotel - Accommodation in Auckland New Zealand
7.20 115 Reviews
Papatoetoe, Auckland
0800700477
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, gr... (more)
Alpers Lodge & Conference Centre - Accommodation in Auckland New Zealand
7.30 83 Reviews
Epsom, Auckland
0800160880
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... (more)
Amora Hotel Auckland - Accommodation in Auckland New Zealand
7.80 629 Reviews
Auckland, Auckland
093751800
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 ... (more)
Anzac Court Motor Lodge - Accommodation in Auckland New Zealand
8.00 26 Reviews
Takapuna, Auckland
094894315
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 acc... (more)
Aristotles North Shore - Accommodation in Auckland New Zealand
9.00 27 Reviews
Wairau Valley, Auckland
0800782927
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 stu... (more)
Arthotel The Great Ponsonby - Accommodation in Auckland New Zealand
9.00 34 Reviews
Ponsonby, Auckland
0800766792
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 doc... (more)
Ascot Epsom Motel - Accommodation in Auckland New Zealand
6.60 183 Reviews
Epsom, Auckland
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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, ele... (more)
Ascot Parnell - Accommodation in Auckland New Zealand
9.80 223 Reviews
Auckland
093099012
Featuring free breakfast and free Wi-Fi, the Ascot Parnell has spacious suites with luxurious marble bathrooms and iPod/iPad dock. Guests can relax in the guest lounge or on the balcony with city skyline and harbor views.Breakfast is included and features options such as fresh organic frui... (more)
Ascotia Off Queen - Accommodation in Auckland New Zealand
7.40 816 Reviews
Auckland, Auckland
093651177
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 ... (more)
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