Auckland

Jul 11th, 2005, 05:28 PM
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Auckland

We will be ending our cruise in Auckland and will be there over night. Any suggestion for a quick tour, central area to stay and hotel suggestions. Hotel price $200-$300 USD
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Jul 11th, 2005, 07:13 PM
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The following is meant to be very good.
http://www.kellytarltons.co.nz/home/
We will be visiting Auckland in a couple of weeks and plan on visting the above.
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Jul 12th, 2005, 04:10 PM
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We stayed at Quay West Suites, in the center of town. The 1 bedroom suites are listed at 800 sq ft, which is huge. You should be able to get it for less than US$200, either on wotif.com or by calling direct.
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Jul 12th, 2005, 05:04 PM
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Hi there.

If you are only here for a short while you could take a ferry trip out to one of the gulf Islands like Waiheke. Do a wine tour there, have a nice meal and if teh weather is good go for a walk on one of the beaches.

You could ferry from the city accross to Devenport. Take a walk around the shops and waterfront, go for a stroll up Mount Victoria and look back over the city.

Kelly Tarltons (As above) is a good wet day activity.

If you like wild beaches then a trip out to the West Coast beaches may be in order. These can be coupled with a few West Auckland vinyard tours.

This is the link to the official Auckland Visitors site.

http://www.aucklandnz.com/

It has a few suggestions and links to service providers. Since I live here I cannot attest to their quality as we go to these sites under our own steam natrually enough not in the company of tour guides.

Hope this helps

Steve

PS USD 200 will get you pretty decent accomodation. As advised above, check out Wotif. Currently the Ascott Metropolis, Hyatt, Stanford and Sky City Grand, all five star downtown hotels are going for way less than 200USD per night. There are many more besides these as well.

Cheers
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Jul 13th, 2005, 10:50 AM
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Steve has given you some excellent suggestions, and I agree you don't need to take a tour to experience any of them. It's easy to get down to the harbor and hop on a ferry. We went out to Devonport for the afternoon and had a lovely time.

We also enjoyed the Auckland Museum and wished we had had more time to spend there.

Lee Ann
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