Popular Accommodations in Auckland
Highlights in Auckland
- A trip to Rangitoto Island
- Enjoy the view from One Tree Hill
- A stroll through the Te Atatu Night Market
Most popular in Auckland
Vacation rentals in Auckland
Auckland, New Zealand's largest city, is an exciting mix of cultures. The original name suggests Maori: Tamaki Makaurau, which means "a young beauty with 100 lovers" - and to be honest: with the beauty of the city this is not surprising! Protected bays, extensive parks and of course the 53 (fortunately inactive) volcanoes turn Auckland into a mysterious wonderland, whose region you can explore in peace and quiet from a holiday home!
Holidays in Auckland
Location and orientation
Auckland owes this nickname to its location on the water with its countless bays - and the sailing boats sailing on them. Auckland lies on a long headland on the North Island of New Zealand and is bordered by the Tasman Sea to the west, the Pacific Ocean to the east and the Northland region to the north. Auckland has its own airport, which is located about 22 kilometres out of town in the former city of Manukau, now known as Mangere. From here there are also flights to all major German cities.
In March the "Polyfest" takes place, one of the biggest Polynesian festivals of all, where the Maori, Samoa, Tonga and Cook Island cultures meet and bring traditional dances and culinary delights.
Top 3 travel tips
Rangitoto Island is just one of many offshore islands in Auckland and is about 8 kilometres from the city centre. The uninhabited island attracts visitors who have always wanted to dance on the edge of a volcano, especially with the inactive volcano crater of Rangitoto. You can walk over a landfill from Rangitoto to the neighbouring island Motutapu Island - and it's worth it, because the landscape looks like from a fairy tale or fantasy film!2. Enjoy the view from One Tree Hill
In the case of One Tree Hill the name is actually misleading, because although once a single tree stood on the top of the volcano, it is no longer in its place today. Nevertheless, it is one of the most popular excursion destinations in Auckland, also because from here you have a breathtaking view over the city.3. A stroll through the Te Atatu Night Market
The Te Atatu night market is located on the peninsula of the same name and is a real explosion for the senses. Every Friday evening between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. the market opens its doors and attracts visitors with extraordinary food trucks and handmade jewellery, traditional clothing and great handicrafts. This feast for eyes, ears and palate should not be missed!