This modern, cosmopolitan city of 1.5 million people sprawls over an area twice the size of London.
Auckland is built on 50 dormant volcanic cones between two beautiful harbours, where everyone lives within a 30-minute drive of white sand beaches, lush rainforest and a maritime playground embracing 50 islands and is the main gateway to New Zealand and our largest city.
Regular passenger ferries glide across the sparkling waters of the Waitemata Harbour and allows easy viewing of the city and environs.
Auckland is well named as the ‘City of Sails’ because of its association with round the world yacht races and the America’s Cup. Stroll through the main commercial area and enjoy leisurely shopping in intimate arcades and boutique stores and experience the fine cuisine at some of the city’s 800 restaurants.
Seek out high places like the Sky Tower and the volcanic summits of Mt Eden and One Tree Hill in order to absorb the breathtaking scenery.
- Shopping and Restaurants
- Art Galleries and Museums
- Harbour Cruises
- Visit Rangitoto
- Wild West Coast beaches
Kawau Island – escape to a sub-tropical island just 45-minutes drive from Auckland and take a private water taxi or regular ferry and arrive right at the edge of this hotel. Or fly in with Auckland Seaplanes. Relax in luxury and dine on exquisite cuisine
90-minute drive from Auckland city to the seaside township of Mangawhai. This luxury lodge sits amongst rolling hills overlooking the countryside and beyond to the sand dunes and sea. Your hosts envelop you in warm hospitality, organic garden to plate cuisine and a whole raft of wonderful outdoor experiences. Or simply choose to relax by the pool or in the cedar hot tub.
Quail Lodge is nestled in the hills near Drury South Auckland. Just 25 minutes from Auckland International Airport, this is the perfect retreat after a late arrival or before an early departure flight. Exclusively yours – the lodge accommodates up to 4 guests in two luxury bedrooms.