Tips: Auckland & Accommodation

Accommodation

Auckland offers a wide range of accommodation choices, ranging from backpackers, home stays to 5-star hotels.

We got in touch with the nearest accommodation providers for a deal and here are a few:

Hotel Deal Links
Langham Hotel, Auckland 10% Discount Click here for details>>
Copthorne Hotel, Auckland City $142 or $242 per night Click here for details>>
University Hall of Residence Options
University Hall – Towers From $69pp single room, shared facilities Click here for details>>
No:55 $109pp single room with en-suite Click here for details>>
Carlaw Park Student Village

$325 per night or $600 for full week

3-bedroom apartments – can accommodate a couple in one of the rooms.

Click here for details>>

Auckland

Auckland is New Zealand’s largest city with a population of about 1.5 million people (almost 1/3 of NZ’s population).  Called the ‘City of Sails’, the Waitemata Harbour is within walking distance of the university and it stretches eastward to several popular swimming beaches (including Mission Bay and Kohimarama).  The quaint Devonport suburb is a short ferry ride from the Auckland Ferry Building.  Some islands worth visiting by ferry include Tiritiri Matangi, Rangitoto and Waiheke.  Also within walking  distance from the university is Auckland Museum, one of the two most important NZ museums, at the  Auckland domain. The Parnell shopping precinct is also close by, as is the main Auckland CBD.

Things to do

Auckland the month of December ushers in the first month of summer. The beaches and harbours become more crowded as the temperature rises, and Auckland’s neighborhoods become lively with outdoor dining and long weekend brunches. It is a month of increased sunshine and temperatures– a great time for visitors!

Auckland has a temperate climate. When visiting Auckland, it’s a good idea to pack a rainproof jacket as well as sunglasses, sun hat and sunscreen during the spring and summer due to New Zealand’s high UV rating and due to its nature of showcasing ‘four seasons in one day’.

Here are a few third party links:

Other  ideas:

  • Fishing
    • http://www.earlgreyfishing.co.nz/
  • Tiritiri Matangi Island –
    • https://tiritirimatangi.worldsecuresystems.com/home
    • http://www.tiritirimatangi.org.nz/how-to-get-there
  • Waiheke island
    • https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2015/jul/06/48-hours-on-waiheke-island-new-zealand-where-to-go-what-to-do
  • Coromandel
    • http://www.coromandeladventures.co.nz/
  • Rotorua
    • https://www.greatsights.co.nz/new-zealand-tour-destinations/rotorua/
  • MataMatta
    • The Hobbiton Movie Set was a significant location used for The Lord of the Rings film trilogy and The Hobbit film series.
    • http://www.hobbitontours.com/
  • Recommended trips by New Zealand Tourism
    • http://www.newzealand.com/int/trips-and-driving-itineraries/