Other areas to stay in Auckland
Manukau is found to the south of the CBD and is close to the international airport, which makes it an appealing place to stay. This area also happens to be home to the largest Polynesian community in the world and there are a good number of things to see and do. For a taste of the authentic culture, visit Otara Market, which is the country’s largest street market and is where various ethnic cultures come to sell their products like fruits, jewellery, clothing, arts and crafts.
The largest theme park in the country is also found here, which is Rainbow’s End and has over 20 rides that will scare even the most confident person and provides brilliant fun for the whole family. Another ideal place is the Auckland Botanic Gardens and is where you will find over 10,000 plants and flowers. The majority of restaurants, pubs and hotels can be found on the Great South Road, where there is something for everyone.
Hotels in Manukau
Ideally located a short bus or taxi ride from Auckland’s airport, Mangere is one of the largest city suburbs, and is undoubtedly one of the best places to stay for history enthusiasts and nature lovers.
Indeed, Mangere has a deep and fascinating Maori history, and you can learn a lot by staying here. There are several interesting museums and exhibits, including the Mangere Arts Centre, where you can learn a lot about Maori Art and culture. However, the historical highlight has to be the scenic hike up Mangere Mountain. Whilst taking in the fresh air and enjoying the panoramic city views, you can also gaze in awe at some ancient remains of Maori settlements that can be seen from the mountain.
Mangere is also home to great restaurants, a friendly and diverse local community and many hotels to stay in, whether you are on a budget or not at all.
Hotels in Mangere
Newmarket really is one of Auckland’s most exciting districts to stay in, particularly if you love luxury shopping and entertainment. Indeed, Newmarket is home to some of the best designer fashion stores in not only Auckland, but the whole of New Zealand! You could easily spend days here window-shopping and buying top-quality clothing at the many designer outlets here. The popular Westfield Newmarket is the best example of this, with hundreds of world-beating stores.
Apart from the shopping, Newmarket is also one of Auckland’s best entertainment areas. You can enjoy a vibrant nightlife, venues with regular live events and fun family activities. There is also a great culinary scene in Newmarket - with a range of local and international restaurants to choose from.
Newmarket is ideally located on Auckland’s main public transport route. There are numerous accommodation options- particularly well-suited to luxury travelers who are looking for upmarket hotels and suites.
Hotels in Newmarket
Officially Auckland’s oldest suburb, Parnell makes for another perfect place to stay for luxury travelers. It is one of the city’s most affluent neighborhoods, and consequently you can find a vast amount of upmarket hotels and places to stay, with excellent and comfortable facilities.
Parnell is also a dream for shoppers who love to splash their cash. The designer clothing stores, boutiques and expensive shops provide no end of opportunities for luxury shoppers. You can also enjoy dining at upmarket restaurants and cafés. Parnell is famous for its international restaurants, ranging from Asian to European and much more.
The parks in Parnell are also perfect for nature lovers. You can take a peaceful walk in the Dove Myer Robinson Park or visit the historic park known as Auckland Domain. Here, history buffs can enjoy the Auckland War Memorial Museum as well as being in awe of the ancient Maori objects.
Hotels in Parnell