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Top Auckland Travel Tips – Handy Travel Guide for Auckland

Auckland is the largest city in New Zealand, which is diverse in its attractions. Hence, you get to savour culture, history, and nature all in one place! Here are some top Auckland travel tips to explore New Zealand.


The best time to visit Auckland

Located in the Southern Hemisphere, Auckland enjoys summer when it's winter in the northern part of the world. Hence, you get to jet off to Auckland and leave behind winter in exchange for gorgeous beaches, trekking through stunning mountain paths, and sipping a glass of wine at a sunny café. The average summer temperature during the day in Auckland is around 25C degrees. Summer is from December to February and also a very busy time in Auckland since it is the holiday season for the locals too.


The least expensive time to visit Auckland

The winter season is a low tourist season in Auckland. Falling between July and August, you will find low-cost hotel accommodation in Auckland during winter. Average temperatures are around 7C degrees. But you can look forward to skiing during this time. And the best hotels in Auckland will be ideal for an adventure no matter which season you travel in. For example, Avani Auckland Metropolis Residences while being located in the city centre is only 31 minutes from the popular Snowplanet!


Public transportation in Auckland

Buses are the easiest mode of transport for exploring the city. For the best deal on ticket prices, purchase an AT Hop Card. They are available at most stores and offer a 20 to 50 per cent discount on normal ticket prices. There are also day passes to be purchased for a flat rate. Taxis in Auckland are expensive. Trains are your best option for exploring the suburbs.


The best things to do in Auckland today

Chill in Devonport. Cross the bridge and head out to the northern end of the city and you will stumble upon Devonport. A lovely beachside town where one can kick back and chill out. Get there via car or take the ferry to savour the laid-back vibes of the no-fuss place. You can also visit One Tree Hill. It is a volcanic peak, which is 182 metres high. It was once a Maori fort! And for the best experience, take on the 16km coast to coast walkabout trail across Auckland. You could even visit the Lord of the Rings set and be a Hobbit for a day.


Best activities in Auckland

There are plenty of activities to enjoy in Auckland. Amongst them are trekking to the top of Mount Eden. It's 4kms from the city centre and easy to access from your Auckland city hotel. Or head out to Auckland Bridge and try out the AJ Hackett Bungy jump, which includes a dunk in the ocean too!


Wine is wallet-friendly in Auckland

Wine in New Zealand doesn't cost much – yet it proves to be quite delicious. As one of the world's premier wine-producing regions, the nation has an abundance of amazing wines at prices you can afford. So, be like a local and enjoy a glass of wine to an amazing sunset at one of the charming Auckland cafes.