Auckland is New Zealand's largest city and is located on two harbours on the country's northern island. It's the urban capital - despite not being the official one - and has an array of museums, restaurants and attractions to explore. Whether you're in town for a few hours or several weeks, it's easy to find Auckland accommodation close to the city's sights, beaches and vibrant nightlife. Auckland offers a variety of holiday homes, from city apartments and serviced apartment hotels overlooking the gulf to traditional B&Bs.
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Use the filters above to find an offer fitting your needs among all of the properties in Auckland. Many properties in Auckland offer Internet or TV, which makes it a wonderful destination if you need internet access during your holidays or you never miss an episode of your favourite show. You can even find properties if you travel with your pet (280 rentals include Pets allowed in Auckland) or you like to end your days curled up by the fire (223 rentals with Fireplace).
Price and Availability Index in Auckland
Holiday Rental Price Information in Auckland
In the above graph, you will find information on average prices of the holiday lettings & cottages in Auckland. Prices reach their highest point in March, where prices are an average of $76 a night (25/03 - 01/04). The cheapest week to book a holiday rental is in May (13/05 - 20/05).
Holiday Home Availability Information in Auckland
The graph shows the weekly availability rate in Auckland for the next twelve months. The most challenging week to find a letting in the next twelve months is in June (25/06 - 02/07). On the contrary, only 1% of the holiday homes are booked during a week in August (06/08 - 13/08).
The weather in Auckland
You can see our climate diagram above. February is the warmest month in Auckland with average maximum temperatures of 24°. However, temperatures can go lower than 8° in Auckland in July. The rainiest month is September while the driest month is January.
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Food and drink in Auckland
Auckland has an eclectic culinary scene, reflecting its diverse population. Queens' Arcade is home to an excellent collection of budget restaurants, especially for Asian dishes. The Stables is an upmarket food court with over 10 restaurants to choose from.
A must in Auckland is Fish Smith in Herne Bay, which serves traditional fish and chips with an unusual twist. If you are seeking something a little more refined and romantic, The Esplanade Bar and Grill is a traditional eatery with a waterside location.
Pakuranga Night Market is an excellent place to spend the evening working your way through the international vendors and sampling a range of fabulous dishes from around the world.
Auckland's cultural scene
Auckland is home to the country's largest collection of art, the impressive Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki. In addition to the permanent exhibits, it's worth checking the scheduled lectures, screenings and talks to see if anything of interest is happening when you visit. Both historically significant and visually stunning, the Winter Gardens are a short walk from the museum.
The city has numerous theatres and performance spaces staging concerts, plays and musicals. Venues include the Bruce Mason Centre, Western Springs Stadium and The Civic.
There are also plenty of opportunities to explore Maori culture in Auckland. From the Māngere Mountain Education Centre to guided tours, there are many opportunities to immerse yourself in the county's native culture.
Exploring Auckland's Nightlife
Auckland's CBD, Viaduct Harbour, Wynyard Quarter and North Wharf are the places to be at sundown, when after-work drinks kick off a night of festivities. SkyCity is a 24-hour casino inside Auckland's most iconic building, the Sky Tower, with great entertainment options at all hours. Just next door, but far less flashy, Federal Street, Vulcan Lane, and Fort Lane have seen a huge number of hip bars and trendy eateries pop up in recent years.
Parnell and Ponsonby are suave, sophisticated districts packed with award-winning restaurants. For something a bit different, it's hard to beat the eclectic mix of dive bars, international eateries, DJ gigs and sticky-tiled nightclubs lining K Road, while Kingsland is the place to go for watching live sport with the locals.
Exploring beyond Auckland
Waiheke Island is a half hour boat ride from Auckland and home to just 8000 people. Waiheke has a small historic village which can be visited for a small donation and you can take a tour to explore the rolling landscape. The island is also a popular area for wine cultivation, with several vineyards to explore.
Rangitoto Island is a hiker's paradise and home to a number of lava caves, providing the perfect opportunity to see an ecological highlight just a 25-minute ferry ride from Auckland.
A scenic train connects Auckland with Hamilton and takes roughly an hour and a half. Highlights of this charming town on the banks of the Waikato River include Hamilton Gardens, a large zoo and the Arts Posts, three multifunctional exhibition spaces.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much should I expect to pay for a holiday letting in Auckland?
When visiting Auckland, you can find holiday rentals from as little as $30 per night.
How many holiday accommodation offers will I find in Auckland?
There are loads of options for holiday accommodation in Auckland, with 5,715 offers available.
What holiday rental amenities do people typically look for when visiting Auckland?
The most popular holiday letting amenity in Auckland is Internet, followed by TV in second place and Garden in third.
How many accommodation offers are there in Auckland?
You can browse 5,715 holiday lettings in Auckland, and find great deals from $30 per night.
Are pets permitted in holiday accommodation in Auckland?
Yes, there are 297 pet-friendly holiday rentals in Auckland.
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