Take southern Australia (ie Melbourne, Sydney) add greenery and slow the place right down and you'll be approaching Auckland.
Such a relaxed, friendly vibe in the inner suburbs (check out the cafes of Ponsonby and Grey Lynn) with good access to the sightseeing available in New Zealand.
Go up the sky tower...visit the harbour and take the ferry to weiheke. Find the tapas bar in Durham street and Elliot stables for choice of eating.
Auckland needs a tidy up but is a vibrant city.
It is a nice city. Weather okay during summer, though occasional rainy and windy days. Need to be prepared with suitable clothing.
Very enjoyable sight seeing in Auckland itself as all as islands like Waiheke and Rangitoto.
We were in Auckland only 2 days/nights at the end of a trip around the north island. We had had beautiful weather for the whole of our trip and as we approached Auckland, it began to rain and the winds began to blow.
We have been to Auckland before and quite enjoyed it. But this time, the weather made our stay not so pleasant. And to add insult to injury, it was a 2 day national holiday and many restaurants and shops were closed.
Beaches and other attactions close by. Shopping malls and lots of restaurants to choose from within walking distance
We loved the atmosphere in Auckland. There were A LOT of tourists around so I was constantly being asked for directions though I'm an American.
I suppose we look enough alike... walking around the city's parks, shops and wharf are great fun and combined with the Skycity Tower is was reminiscent of Seattle. Good craft beers are available but the food and beverage in NZ and especially Auckland is expensive! The US dollar is strong but I still felt that several of the meals were overpriced. Obvious advice is to go with the local one of a kind shops and not the chain restaurants.
Friendly City with excellent public transport clean streets handy to parks beaches recreational areas enjoyed our stay
Auckland is clean, green and easy to sightsee, go by many forms of transport. It's suburbs are great shopping, interesting landscape, plenty of beaches, bays and buildings.
Architecture is varied and well kept. Harbour is stunning. Prices are reasonable, people are friendly.
Peaceful place, very relaxing city, good quality of honey & cream lotion product. Seafood is best quality and cheap price.
Lots of activities in the suburb areas.In city central it's limited and a bit pricey. Plan carefully your trip,where and how to.
Gorgeous Genteel and breathtaking city. Take the airport shuttle rather than a taxi. Take the ferry to Devenport for gorgeous Art Deco architecture.
Sky city is worth the view. Kiwis are so friendly. Thank you Auckland!
Absolutely loved the public spaces we visited. Lots of lovely restaurants bars public seating,gardens,food and service was great.
Make sure you take the time to get out to some of Aucklands suburbs. Devonport, a short ferry ride across the harbour.
Grab a local bus tour with a local guide. Also Parnell, Newmarket & Mt Eden. These can be reached by the Auckland city bus service.
Known as the city of sails speaks for itself as its surrounded by lovely scenic harbours and beaches.
I absolutely LOVE this city. My highlights are definitely Waiheke island and I also loved going to Mission Bay.
Taking a ferry is a must, the further the better, as even watching the special islands on the way is just great! I would have loved to go to Rotorua, I didn't get to that, but I would definitely do that next time! There are many options to rent a car, but when you are staying in the centre, it's not useful. Parking is not free, not even at some hotels. Buses are running just fine, clear digital displays and reaasonably on time.
i like the nightlife near and around sky tower, be it food, people, casino there, majestic view of the tower.
Auckland is a very big city and coming from Rotorua find everything interesting Love just walking around the streets Always something to do
Easy to get around Auckland City via bus, ferry or train. Some outer areas like hot springs require a car hire.
Lots to see, domain, winter garden, Auckland museum, zoo, rangitoto island, Devonport, tower, Albert park.
Auckland is not the place to go if you want to experience city life, probably should not be on your priority list if visiting New Zealand.
There is so much more nature to see in South Island or smaller towns like Rotorua.
A city worth visiting. A must do attraction would be a trip on the water of some sort, perhaps a ferry trip to Waiheke.
The only reason we visit here is to go for the Hobbiton Movie Set! If you like to do sightseeing and outdoor activities, I will recommend you to go South instead.
I saw a lot of young people from different countries in the world. There were also stores from different culture backgrounds.
A lot of coffee places with special desserts!
really great place plenty to do and see ..good for adventure..sightseeing ...walking/trecking ..plenty of very helpfull locals
Auckland is an attractive city with a lot of attractions. Suggest taking a day tour on the hop on/hop off bus to get your bearings.
Getting around by yourself in a car can be challenging, especially if you need to travel on a motorway (like in many big cities).
I've been there several times by cruise ship & fly in, very easy to get around, lovely harbour so take a local ferry trip to enjoy the pretty scenery.
Lots of great restaurants around the quay area, & night life for the younger ones. Lovely friendly Kiwi's & beautiful city to jump off & see the rest of New Zealand. We went to the Corromandel area this time.
I have now been to Auckland twice for concerts. It is a great city to visit with easy access and a great public transport system.
The restaurants we visited were amazing, and the shopping spectacular. I will definitely be back.
Auckland is a multi cultural diverse city. Lots of interesting places to drink and eat . The Auckland harbour is fun , ferry over to devonport , waiheke island or either of the Barrier Islands fun in the city of sails for all
Auckland was a nice city to experience for 2 days. The town centre has sops, restaurants and nightlife but with a relaxed vibe.
The Quay and waterfront area has been developed nicely with restaurants and bars for a relaxed evening. The surrounding areas have things to do like shopping malls, Eden Park, Ponsonby Road for a more quirky café/shops area.
Auckland is a lovely city with a lot to do within the city and also in the surrounding area. Going to Waiheke island for a day or two from Auckland is a fun way to see wineries and wildlife.
Kauwau Island is also a great adventure and the Kauwau Lodge is adorable.