(+) comfortable quiet rooms,hotel situated conveniently for access to the City CBD, and 20 minutes maximum from Auckland International Airport (-) poor timing on our part, we arrived at reception early evening just after 2 parties,quite a wait as a result (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2006)
Advantages: Great place to see views of city Disadvantages: It is a city and New Zealand is so much more beautiful to go rural
...General over view:
Auckland was my first destination when I arrived in New Zealand, traveling into the city and seeing the Sky Tower for the first time was really cool, I remember thinking I made it! I am really here!! The City is big but easy to get around using the tram system they have in place. It is a very clean and friendly city, if you don't have long I would recommend a couple of days...
Advantages: Wide range of Activities available Disadvantages: Long Distances to travel
Earlier this year me and my family visited New Zealand, we spent 3 weeks there and we cannot wait to return.
The key to New Zealand?s individuality is its remote location in the world, situated to the East of Australia?s coast it requires a 2 hour flight from Brisbane or Sydney across the Tasman Sea to reach Auckland Airport.
New Zealand was once apart of the Australian...
Advantages: Great scenery, lots of activities, value for money Disadvantages: Long way from anywhere! A bit dependent on the weather!
...If you are ever in Auckland I definitely recommend this "Rock the Boat" trip. The "Rock" is a boat offering overnight cruises on the beautiful Bay of Islands in the very north of New Zealand about a 4 hour drive north of Auckland.
The captain and his friendly crew will meet you at Paihia wharf at 5pm or 4pm in winter to give you a bit extra sunlight. As you board the boat, all the crew...