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As the largest city in New Zealand, Auckland has a lot to offer. The city has a fascinating culture with plenty of museums, galleries, shopping, and restaurants. Auckland is also known for its incredible natural beauty. The city is situated between two harbours and is a big boating destination, which has led to its nickname as “the City of Sails.” Outside of the CBD, Auckland has lots of hiking trails and water sports. It is also within easy access of some incredible day trips. The natural landscapes of the Auckland region serve as the perfect contrast to the modern and fast-paced city centre. Booking cheap airfares from Dunedin to Auckland is a great way to spend a long weekend. If you have a bit more time, you could also extend your holiday to take in as much of the Auckland area as possible.
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The best time to visit Auckland
Auckland experiences fairly mild weather all year, so there isn’t a bad time to book return flights from Dunedin to Auckland. Summer is the warmest season in Auckland and is also the city’s high season. Temperatures average about 23°C during the day, and there is lots of sunshine. Several festivals and events are held throughout summertime as well. With the nice weather comes large groups of tourists, and hotels raise their rates during the summer. If you’ll be visiting between December and February, be sure to book your hotel in advance.
For lower hotel rates and smaller crowds, plan a trip from DUD to AKL in the spring or autumn. With temperatures averaging about 18°C in both seasons, it is the perfect weather to explore the Auckland area. Since there is less demand, hotels also lower their rates compared to the busy summer season.
If you don’t mind chilly weather and a bit of rain, you can score some great deals on cheap flights from Dunedin to Auckland in the winter. This is Auckland’s low season, so it’s also easy to find good rates on hotels in the city. With average daytime temperatures of 15°C in the winter, the weather won’t stop you from enjoying Auckland.
Departing From Dunedin
Dunedin has one airport that operates all flights from the city. It is 22 kilometres (14 miles) from central Dunedin in the town of Momona.
Cheap flights from Dunedin to Auckland are available on Jetstar and Air New Zealand. Between 20 and 30 flights are available each day, so you can be exploring Auckland in no time. Direct flights into Auckland Airport (AKL) arrive in less than 2 hours.
Getting to Dunedin Airport
There are no public buses that travel between Dunedin and the airport. However, you can book a seat on an Intercity bus to get there. Each day, there are three Intercity bus options that will get you from central Dunedin to the airport in about 30 minutes. A ticket on the Intercity bus costs $30 NZD, and it is recommended to book in advance to lock in your spot.
While the Intercity bus is a decent option, a more affordable and flexible option is to book a space on a Super Shuttle. Super Shuttles can pick up passengers from locations all around Dunedin and its inner suburbs. A shared shuttle will get you from the CBD to the airport in about 45 minutes for a fare of $20 NZD. If you are travelling with a group of 6 to 11 people, you can make the most of your money by booking a private Super Shuttle for $120 NZD, which will drive you directly to the airport terminal.
If you would prefer to catch a taxi to the airport, several taxi companies offer service from all over the Dunedin region. Travelling from the CBD and inner suburbs, a taxi will arrive to the airport in about 25 minutes for a fare of about $80 NZD.
Parking at Dunedin Airport
Dunedin Airport offers one car park. It offers affordable parking options for passengers flying out of Dunedin.
Where to Park at Dunedin Airport
Dunedin Airport Car Park: There is one car park at Dunedin Airport. All cars park in this same car park, regardless of how long they are parking for. Daily rates start at $22 NZD, while weekly rates start from $72 NZD.
Arriving in Auckland
Auckland is home to one major airport, which is the busiest airport in New Zealand. Auckland Airport (AKL) is situated about 25 kilometres (15.5 miles) south of the city centre. A variety of transport options are available to accommodate all different budgets.
How to Get from Auckland Airport (AKL) to Your Auckland Hotel or Accommodation
The SkyBus is the most popular method of reaching the city from Auckland Airport (AKL). It offers 24-hour service and departs for the city every 10 minutes. Buses into the city arrive in about 45 minutes, and free WiFi is available to passengers on board. The main SkyBus stop is at Customs Street East by the harbour, but stops are also available along Mount Eden Road, Symonds Street, Dominion Road, and Queen Street. One-way tickets on the SkyBus cost $18 NZD, and return tickets cost $32 NZD.
Super Shuttles are another transport option into central Auckland. A shared shuttle can be booked into the CBD for $25 NZD per person. Shuttles are also available to Ponsonby for $25 NZD and to Newmarket and Mount Eden for $35 NZD. If you are travelling in a large group, private shuttles can accommodate up to eleven people and cost $125 NZD into the city.
If you prefer to take a taxi, you can arrive to your hotel in the city centre in less than 30 minutes. Several taxi companies offer fixed rates from Auckland Airport (AKL) to the CBD. Cheap Cabs offers the lowest fare of $38 NZD, while other taxi companies cost an average of $65 NZD to the city.
Things to do in Auckland
It’s almost impossible to plan a trip to Auckland without seeing its most famous landmark. The Sky Tower is 328 metres (1,076 feet) tall and dominates the Auckland skyline. You can see the Sky Tower from many vantage points around the city. For a birds-eye view over Auckland, you can head to the observation deck on top of the sky Tower. It offers 360° views over the CBD, harbour, and mountains in the distance. The Sky Tower also offers SkyWalk and SkyJump experiences that adrenaline junkies will love.
New Zealand is known for its seismic activity, and the Auckland region is no exception. You can even see a dormant volcano just outside the CBD! Mount Eden is the highest natural point in Auckland. You can take a quick, but challenging, walk to the top of Mount Eden to see into the volcano and get a great view over the city.
The Ponsonby neighbourhood is popular among trendy Aucklanders. It is made up of some of the coolest restaurants, bars, cafes, and vintage shops in the city. Located on top of a large hill outside the CBD, Ponsonby also offers unparalleled views over the city centre of Auckland.
Waiheke Island is a popular wine region that is just 35 minutes from Auckland by ferry. Across the island, there are a number of wineries and cellar doors where you can taste local wines and learn about the wine making process. Waiheke Island also has some nice restaurants and boutique shops to visit. If you visit Waiheke Island in the summer, you can try some water sports, such as kayaking and paddle boarding.
Auckland Domain and Wintergardens
Every big city needs some nice green space. In Auckland, that place is the Auckland Domain and Wintergardens in the heart of the city. The Wintergardens are made up of indoor and outdoor gardens where you can see both native and tropical plants. For a unique experience at the Wintergardens, you can visit Auckland when the “Corpse Flower” is in bloom. It only blooms once every ten years, and people flock to Auckland from all over the world to experience this strange-smelling flower.
Devonport is a neighbouring town that is located across the harbour from central Auckland. You can catch a ferry from the Auckland CBD that arrives to Devonport in 12 minutes. In Devonport, you can hike up Takarunga and North Head for great views over the harbour and Auckland skyline. Back in the centre of town, there is a chocolate factory as well as several homeware and antique stores. Before catching the ferry back into Auckland, spend some time walking along the Devonport beach for beautiful views of Auckland.