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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)
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)
ASURE At Eden Park - Accommodation in Auckland New Zealand
Mount Eden, Auckland
ASURE At Eden Park is conveniently on the edge of central Auckland, right across from Eden Park. With modern motel-style accommodations, it features rail and bus transport at its doorstep. Originally built in 1910, this fully renovated villa has studio rooms, executive and 1-bedroom accommodations options to suit couples, corporate guests, groups and fami... (more)
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  • The Classic Comedy Club, CBD, Auckland
    Fri 22 May 2020 7:30PM / Comedy
    From Fri 22 May NZ's top comedians are working from home...the home of live comedy. The Classic Comedy Club is back live on Queen St. Featuring Contact Tracing, New limited capacity and comfortable social distancing ... more
  • The Classic Comedy Club, CBD, Auckland
    Wed 27 May 2020 8:00PM / Comedy
    Live comedy is back at The Classic at Covid Level 2. Now with Exclusive Table seating for 2,4 or 6 people to provide more effective social distancing, plus our hyper-hygiene and Covid tracking protocols. Big ... more
  • Bar Tabac, CBD, Auckland
    Wed 3 Jun 2020 8:00PM / Comedy
    One of the best live comedy shows in Auckland is back to fight off the lockdown blues. This Wednesday and Thursday you can watch comedy at one of Auckland CBD's trendiest bars. 8 PM Tuesday and Wednesday (June 3 & 4) ... more
  • MOTAT (Museum of Transport & Technology), Western Springs, Auckland
    Tue 26 May 2020 10:00AM / Museums
    Discover the diversity of science at this remarkable exhibition. The spectacular images in this exhibition bring together the worlds of science and photography in a competition organised by the Royal Photographic ... more
  • Trilogy Bar & Club, CBD, Auckland
    Wed 3 Jun 2020 7:00PM / Comedy
    The amazing Brendhan Lovegrove hosting and supporting local talent and keeping us in splits and giggles more
  • Stardome Observatory & Planetarium, Royal Oak, Auckland
    Sun 1 Mar 2020 8:00PM / Film
    In this live 360-degree experience, your planetarium presenter will take you on an extraordinary tour of the stars, planets and constellations visible on the night of your visit from our little corner of the globe, ... more
  • Stardome Observatory & Planetarium, Royal Oak, Auckland
    Wed 3 Jun 2020 7:00PM / Film
    Roll up, roll up. Come inside and experience the universe like never before. Let me take you on a journey through time and space. What are we made of? Where did it all come from? Explore the secrets of our cosmic ... more
  • The Yoga Pantry, Mt Eden, Auckland
    Wed 22 Apr 2020 5:30PM / Mind & Body
    Prenatal classes are flowing, nourishing and encourage women to tune in with and trust their intuition. Attention is given to your changing body, releasing areas of tension, and reconnecting with both yourself and baby. ... more
  • Pasion Por Tango, CBD, Auckland
    Wed 22 Jan 2020 7:00PM / Dance Classes
    Two classes every Wednesday: - Beginners Level - 7pm - Improvers Level - 8.15pm About The Tango Argentine Tango is a culture and necessity – particularly in the hearts of Buenos Aires and Montevideo. Tango ... more
  • Avondale Racecourse, Avondale, Auckland
    Sat 6 Apr 2019 12:00PM / Markets and Fairs
    Yes, we are OPEN in June! Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th A monthly Antique and Collectors fair held inside the race building at the Avondale Racecourse. The fair is held on the first Saturday and following Sunday of ... more
  • Wapiti Sports Bar, Pt Chevalier, Auckland
    Fri 6 Mar 2020 8:00PM / Quiz, Karaoke
    Join our DJ to enjoy your Karaoke & DJ night. Start from 8pm on every Friday night till late. Old School, Hip-Hop, R&B. Popular in the locals. Of course, will be Bar Tab prize to be won. Follow us in our Facebook to ... more
  • The Common - Entrepreneurs Playground , Parnell, Auckland
    Wed 5 Feb 2020 8:30AM / Business & Professional
    A full days sales training that is very interactive and customised to the attendee/s, the company and the industry. We start off with personality profiling which leads to how you communicate with people who are different ... more
  • Kohu Road Ice Cream Factory, New Lynn, Auckland
    Sat 16 May 2020 10:00AM / Food, Gourmet, Wine
    Our factory shop is again open! Every Saturday until the 6th of June. Come visit us at our factory for the tastiest fresh-out-of-the-ice-cream-maker ice cream around, fill up your freezer with all your favourite Kohu ... more
  • Phoenix Tavern, Otahuhu, Auckland
    Thu 28 Mar 2019 7:00AM / Markets and Fairs
    Phoenix Tavern. A friendly community market. Stall holders special every 5th week free. Everyone welcome. A large variety of Island Clothing and Goods. Fresh fruit and veggies at the best prices. Come and see the ... more
  • Sevalight Retreat Centre, Glen Eden, Auckland
    Sat 6 Jun 2020 10:00AM / Mind & Body
    Death can seem hard to understand at times especially when grieving the loss of a loved one, whether that be a parent, child, partner, friend, animal or even a way of life. The passing of a loved one may leave ... more
  • The Classic Comedy Club, CBD, Auckland
    Sat 6 Jun 2020 7:30PM / Comedy
    Save a seat at The Classic and help the home of live comedy survive the Covid Crisis. It’s the Great Classic Comedy Comeback! New Zealand’s home of live comedy wants to reach the ‘next level’ but we need your ... more
  • The Grey Place, Grey Lynn, Auckland
    Sat 6 Jun 2020 10:00AM / Photography
    Dramatic and extraordinary landscapes from around the world by three-times Auckland Photographer of the Year, Ilan Wittenberg. In this series of wide-format prints, Wittenberg explores the timeless nature of unique ... more
  • Pilkingtons, CBD, Auckland
    Sat 30 May 2020 12:30PM / Food, Gourmet, Wine
    Pilkingtons presents our Autumn - Bottomless Long Lunch with Graham Norton Prosecco. Due to high demand, we are excited to let you know we are re-launching out Bottomless & Lunch into Autumn, running every Saturday - ... more
  • Writers' Café, CBD, Auckland
    Sat 6 Jun 2020 9:30AM / Education
    Create vivid scenes. In this workshop, we’ll work at writing evocative description, focusing on how to select crucial details that bring your scenes to life in the reader’s mind. We’ll also discuss some of the ... more
  • St David's in the Fields Church, Hillsborough, Auckland
    Fri 27 Mar 2020 7:30PM / Socials, Singles, Balls
    Come enjoy a friendly, fun evening of dancing and live music - bring your friends or make some new ones. Ceilidh dancing is a fun, active night out for all ages and all abilities. We will explain everything, and everyone ... more
  • The Dominion Bar, Mt Eden, Auckland
    Mon 13 Jan 2020 7:30PM / Comedy
    Continuing our successful 2019 comedy show into 2020 we present Ten comedians, more or less, performing hilarious jokes for you in this free monthly comedy show. With a minimum of 90 minutes of live comedy you should ... more
  • Garnet Station, Westmere, Auckland
    Sun 7 Jun 2020 7:30PM / Comedy
    Open Mic Stand Up Comedy hosted by the Multi award winning comedian Brendhan Lovegove with 8-10 comedians trying out their new material after 2 months in lockdown. Because of the social distancing spacing requirements ... more
  • Kiwi Experience, CBD, Auckland
    Sat 30 May 2020 7:00AM / Adventure, Extreme
    This small group guided 2 day trip from Auckland will take you to a trilogy of epic sights. Some of the best that the North Island offers is available on this overnight tour. First stop is the famous Hobbiton Movie Set, ... more
  • Beyond the Veil, Mt Eden, Auckland
    Sun 22 Mar 2020 12:00PM / Markets and Fairs
    You are invited to our open days! Feel free to come along and check out our whole range of crystals and various treatments. For only $30, you will get to have a trial session with one of our experienced ... more
  • Mt Eden Village Centre, Mt Eden, Auckland
    Sat 26 Aug 2017 10:00AM / Markets and Fairs
    Update: March market cancelled. The Mt Eden Wellbeing Market is central Auckland's regular monthly Mind-body-spirit market (last Saturday of month, Feb-Nov) Come along and enjoy our free, vibrant & friendly health ... more
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