Destination guide

The friendly city of Auckland awaits you

The area's museums and monuments are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to Auckland. Well known for its shopping, restaurants and local tours, this welcoming city won't disappoint. Take in top local attractions such as Sky Tower and Mt. Eden. If you're looking for accommodation options with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.


Activities and attractions in and around Auckland

Do you want to find things to do while you're in town? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that Auckland has to offer. These are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Kelly Tarlton's Underwater World (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
  • Auckland Zoo (2.8 mi / 4.4 km)
  • Gulfwind Sailing Academy (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
  • Parnell Baths (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
  • Penny Whiting Sailing School (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
  • Chamberlain Park Public Golf Course (2.8 mi / 4.6 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Auckland

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Auckland. These are a few of the area's most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Mt. Eden (2 mi / 3.2 km)
  • Auckland Domain (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • One Tree Hill Domain (3.7 mi / 5.9 km)
  • Oneroa Beach (14.4 mi / 23.2 km)
  • Onetangi Beach (17.8 mi / 28.7 km)
  • Piha Beach (18 mi / 29 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Auckland

Fly into Auckland (AKL-Auckland Intl.), the closest airport, located 10.9 mi (17.5 km) from the city centre.

If you're travelling by train, Auckland Britomart Station, Auckland Grafton Station and Auckland Mt Eden Station are the main stations that serve the city.

How many holiday rentals are available around Auckland City?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,294 holiday lettings around Auckland City. From 402 flats & apartments to 688 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent an ocean-view property in Auckland City?

Perhaps it's the spectacular ocean vistas, or maybe it's the chance to simply kick back from sunup to sundown. But there's just something about a beach holiday that appeals to one and all. Luckily, there are 227 beachside getaway properties to cast yourself away to. Open to other ideas? HomeAway is teeming with other rental options to take a look at, including:

  • 196 seaside holiday accommodation options.
  • 132 beach-view holiday accommodation options.
  • 122 water-view holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a house in Auckland City?

If you want to have an authentic local experience and don't feel like sharing space with strangers this time round, renting a whole house is the way to go. There are 862 options available on HomeAway. Prices begin at £24 a night. If that doesn't match your family's taste, we have a range of other self-catering accommodation options to select from, such as:

  • Apartment: 697 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £36 per night.
  • Bed & breakfast: 81 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £53 per night.
  • Cottage: 74 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £53 per night.

Can I stay in Auckland City in a large group?

Nothing comes close to reuniting with old friends or spending a few weeks with your family in a terrific new locale. And the best thing, HomeAway has options to suit you. At the moment, house holiday rentals are the hottest thing for large groups of travellers here, and we have 209 listed on our database. If you're travelling in a large group, the holiday properties that will suit your needs include:

  • If yours is a group of 6, we offer 294 rental accommodation perfectly suited for that size. Stay a night from just £46.
  • If you have 8 in your family, you'll be thrilled to discover that there are 168 holiday rentals perfect. The starting price is £70 a night.
  • Searching for rentals suitable for 5 people? You'll be glad to learn we have 127 that'll be perfect. You can book one for as little as £46 per night.

So don't worry! When you travel with us you'll be able to bring your uncle, your cousin and all your friends to Auckland City.

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in Auckland City?

HomeAway is here to help you make memories with your family and friends. Offering a broad selection of affordable holiday rentals, it won't be tricky to find a cosy lodging that pleases everyone. North Shore has bargain written all over it. And with 5 HomeAway holiday rentals at an average price of £143 a night, it isn't difficult to see why. You'll find another 8 HomeAway holiday rentals waiting for you in or around Mahurangi. The average price here is £189 a night.

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