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What should I pack for Auckland?
When packing in preparation of your cheap flights from Perth to Auckland, the most important things to keep in mind are the activities you'll be doing and the weather forecast. Even if you're buying flights Perth to Auckland in the spring or summer, warm weather is never a guarantee so it’s best to be prepared!
Before leaving for the airport, always check to see what upcoming weather forecast is so you can grab an extra jumper or sunhat if needed. If you're booking Perth to Auckland flights for travel in the winter or autumn, anticipate having to pack lots of layers. Think plenty of woollen jumpers, thicker socks, a beanie and a heavy coat to help you combat the chilly New Zealand winter.
In the spring and summer, travellers buying cheap flights Perth to Auckland will still need to plan their outfits around layers. Rain showers are common in these months, and it's a good idea to keep a rain jacket in your bag.
What should I know before visiting Auckland?
Getting around Auckland
Auckland is best explored with your own set of wheels. It will give you the freedom to explore beyond the CBD and take off on some spectacular day trips. When buying your Perth to Auckland return flights with Webjet, there is a car rental selection at check out. Choose the make of vehicle you'd like for your trip, and it will be waiting for you to collect at Auckland Airport (AKL). If you're only planning on staying in the CBD, it's easy to get around with the inner city's public transportation, or you can simply walk. There are also ferries to destinations such as Waiheke Island.
Transport from Auckland Airport (AKL)
Once your flights Perth to Auckland land at Auckland Airport (AKL), the most affordable way to get to your hotel is with the SkyBus. It runs 24/7 and operates 365 days a year. Other transportation options for travellers buying Perth to Auckland flights include metered taxis, ride-share services and shuttle buses. You can expect to pay between $38 to $75 NZD ($35.11 to 69.31 AUD) for a taxi and $35 NZD ($32.34 AUD) per person with the shuttles.
Visit the free museums
Auckland has a plethora of free activities to do. If it's raining or you want to save money, visit one of the free museums. The Huia Settlers Museum and the Papakura Museum are excellent options. If you don't mind paying a small entrance fee, you can also visit the McCahon House and the Polish Heritage Trust Museum.
The best time to travel to Auckland
One of the best times to buy flights Perth to Auckland is for travel between March and May. You'll miss the craziness and crowds that come with the city’s busy summer period, yet still get to enjoy pleasantly mild weather and an abundance of things to do and experience. By booking your Perth to Auckland return flights to depart over these months, you could also make some significant savings on the cost of your airfare. If you're really looking for a good deal on flights Perth to Auckland, pack your warmest coat and head to the City of Sails in winter. From June to August the city’s tourist numbers take a dip, some hotels offer discounts and there won't be long lines at the top attractions.
Major Events and Festivals in Auckland
The Lantern Festival
Are you buying your cheap flights from Perth to Auckland for February? Plan your trip around the city's Chinese New Year celebrations. Each year, the Auckland Lantern Festival celebrates the event with more than 800 homemade Chinese lanterns being strung up around the city. There are also traditional Chinese performances you can attend as well as martial art demonstrations. For foodies buying tickets to Perth to Auckland, there are plenty of street food vendors offering delicious Chinese cuisine.
Tamaki Herenga Waka Festival
From January 28 to 30 every year, Auckland celebrates the Tamaki Herenga Waka Festival. The three-day event is held on the Auckland Anniversary Weekend and takes place at Queens Wharf. It's the biggest waka festival in the country, and attendees from all over New Zealand travel to Auckland to take part in the event. If you want to attend, book your tickets to Perth to Auckland well in advance. It will help you find cheaper airfares around those dates.
Auckland Pride Festival
Auckland's annual Pride Festival is one of the city's most colourful festivals. There are more than 50 events that happen all across the city. The dates to mark in your calendar for these celebrations are February 10 to 26. Some of the most popular events to attend are the Auckland Pride Gala, the Pride Parade and Big Gay Out. The city is busy in February. Given the event’s popularity, it is wise to book cheap flights Perth to Auckland as soon as you can, in order to secure the best airfares.