Auckland (New zealand)
Auckland is New Zealand's largest city. It is located in the northern parts of the north island and is home to 31% of the country's population. The skyline of Auckland City is very easily recognizable due to a number of tower houses. The city is known as the "City of Sails" due to the great popularity of sailing in the area. The city ports with their large yachts are often a big attraction. Other attractions in the area are the beautiful sandy beaches, the extinguished volcanoes and the large park areas. Auckland also hosts the Sky Tower, a 328 meter high tower block, from which you can do bungee-jumping or you can walk up its 1.2 m wide walkway, which is located more than 92 m above the ground."
Monthly Weather Conditions
The best times to visit Auckland are from March to May and between September and November. These shoulder months offer pleasant temperatures, mostly sunny days (excluding May) and thin tourist crowds.
More information: Auckland forecast and weather conditions monthly
Compared to prices worldwide, Auckland is an average price destination.
On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $65.66, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.
On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $272.45, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.
- Hotel (2 stars): $55.66
- Hotel (3 stars): $93.74
- Hotel (4 stars): $111.44
- Hotel (5 stars): $157.00
- Taxi ride (3 miles): $10.69
- Taxi ride (6 miles): $19.09
- Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $5.44
- Meal, McDonalds: $7.30
- Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $12.79
Auckland has been classified as safe with security classification 4/5.
Safety index values (higher is better):
- General: 53.8 (better than United states average 49.0)
- Walking alone during daytime hours: 73.3 (a little better than United states average 70.2)
- Walking alone at night: 43.2 (better than United states average 41.1)
More information: Auckland safety
Things which affect the renting of the car:
- Driver’s license: An international driving license, passport and credit card are mostly required to rent a car.
- Direction of traffic: In Oceania (Australia, New Zealand) the traffic is left-handed.
- Insurance: All rental cars tend to be offered with some form of insurance, but insurance policies rarely are very comprehensive, so make sure, if your travel insurance or your insurance covers damages on rental cars, before taking an additional insurance from a car rental company.
- Driving abroad / in the wider area: You can drive a rental car almost always everywhere without additional fees.