In New Zealand’s biggest city, you are never far from the sea. This cosmopolitan metropolis spreads outwards from the glittering Waitemata Harbour, across a landscape of volcanic hills and fretted tidal inlets. Auckland has a mild, subtropical climate, and here in the winterless north, the golden weather never ends. Easily reached by air from anywhere, the City of Sails is perfect for a long weekend in town to celebrate a special occasion…or to create a new one. With accommodation to suit every budget, Auckland can set you and your lover up in style with everything from rainforest retreats to bijoux inner city boutique hotels.
Aucklanders live by their coffee and food. For breakfast, you can’t surpass Best Ugly Bagels for a snack, or any place down at The Viaduct for a more substantial feed. For your late morning fillip, head up Ponsonby Road to the corner known as “Three Lamps” for an upstairs coffee at Salta, or a liquid lunch at SPQR, where Auckland’s trendy set hang out. Take a walk along the iconic Takapuna Beach Harbour, hike up One Tree Hill (which inspired the U2 song) for a city view, or catch a Fuller’s ferry out to Waiheke Island.
This hotel was carefully designed, from the exterior executed with hand-made bricks to the timber-lined interior. The Hotel Britomart is […]
The Auckland City Hotel has a perfect location in the centre of the city’s business and entertainment district. Attractions such […]