Dukes Midway Lodge Auckland

4 Vagus Pl (off Pah Rd), PO Box 24047, Royal Oak, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand
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cheaper airport transfer

by roserasid

Hi there,

Need to know the cheapest airport transfer from auckland airport
to sky tower as my flight will be landing at 22.30 p.m.
How much does it cost?

Re: cheaper airport transfer

by tuff

The last time I was in Auckland a few years ago, taxi was not that expensive, if you are traveling alone, there are shuttle vans (door to door?) outside the terminal can take you to sky tower.

Re: cheaper airport transfer

by Kakapo2

As the last bus to the city leaves at 10pm you have to go for one of the door-to-door shuttles. The biggie of those is the www.supershuttle.co.nz

They are at the airport, there should be no need to book them in advance.

This would cost you NZ$ 25 for one person, NZ$ 32 for two.

A taxi ride from the airport to the city can be about NZ$ 60.

Travel Tips for Auckland

Farmers Parade

by keeweechic

The Farmers Santa Parade is a tradition in Auckland which has been enjoyed by a few generations. The first parade was in 1947 and was Auckland’s first Christmas parade. There were pipe bands, a marching team, clowns and fairies as well as bus loads of children from the city orphanages. Over the years the parade has developed into quite a major event with attractive parades and a great deal more magic of Christmas.

The large santa always used to adorn the corner of the Farmers building in Hobson and Wyndham Street but when the Farmers store closed down and was refurbished as The Heritage, the Santa was relocated. It now sits on the corner of the Whitcoulls Building on Queen and Victoria Streets. To us as children, when the Santa with his mechanical beckoning finger was up, Christmas was on its way. The parade route follows Mayoral Drive, Queen Street, Customs Street West and Albert Street and is usually held the last Sunday in November.

home to 10.000 plants ...

by vtveen

The Auckland Botanic Gardens are located more or less outside the city of Aucland, next to the Southern Motorway to Hamilton on Hill Road, Manurewa.

In this park (64 hectares) are a lot of walkways, which lead the visitor to the different species of plants and trees. A map, available on the internet or at the Visitor Centre in the entrance hall, and information signs allowed us to walk around and to understand what we did see.
It is also possible (only on Sunday afternoons) to make a ride on the so called Wiri Rambler, a tractor with two carriages.

Off course most of the plants are native, but there is also a large collection of foreign species. On some places the Gardens are beautiful and interesting, but to be honest there are also some dull spots.

Auckland Botanic Gardens offer a Visitor Information Centre, a giftshop and a café.
It is open daily (see website) and admission is free of charge.
The gardens are easy accessible by car and public transportation.

A good night out

by tinkabel about The Viaduct

The Viaduct harbour has had a good couple of years of publicity out of the Americas Cup. All of the clubs that are around the viaduct are great for a good night out with friends. Try the Loaded Hog, The Lounge Bar or The Imgigrant for a good mix of music and drinks.
the Loaded hog has a big selection of beers on tap as well as most top shelf spirits. :) GREAT NIGHT OUT ON FRIDAY OR SATURDAY. Auckland's clubbing dress code is pretty strict, no jeans (although girls can sometimes get away with tidy jeans) NO Sneakers, Tidy dress clothes (tiny tops and skirts seem to be popular amongst the girls) You must have ID with you, you have to be 18 to get into most/all Nightclubs in New Zealand.

Top of the range, Euro Bar.

by kiwi about Euro Bar

This place comes highly rated, and highly priced so we did have high expectations. The ambience was a little flat with an empty restaurant but it sure warmed up when people began to arrive.
Waiting staff were friendly and nice, however the Maitré de was very disappointing. No eye contact, it took an age to notice we were there, and no personal touch. I'd sack him!
He was not friendly, nor was he alert to what was happening, and for a restaurant of this quality, that was just not good enough.
The food was well presented, a nice selection. My meat wasn't mouth watering, but the sauce was very tasty and interesting.
I found good and bad points here, and I'd return to give it another go for sure. Special occassion place, we were surrounded though by business groups, I guess on expense accounts. The icecream and sorbet dessert was to die for!!! So scrumptious I could have eaten three of these and not bothered with a meat and vegetable dish!!

The Best Thai Food with a View

by Kakapo2 about Thai Friends Restaurant, Parnell (Auckland)

We discovered this lovely restaurant in 1995 and have been back there several times since then, and I always refer to it as the best Thai restaurant I have ever been to. The quality of the food has not deteriorated over the years, and I can say that as I always order a similar main dish LOL My absolute favourite had always been a fish/seafood curry in a creamy coconut sauce with basil and lemongrass. Divine! But when they changed the menu and I had to find something new, now I tend to tiger prawns in a red curry, vegetables and lime leaves.

The prices are very reasonable, no mains cost more than NZ$20 (seafood and fish), chicken and beef come to 16.50/17.50. I have just found an invoice from 1995 in my photo album, we paid $19.80 for the seafood curry then, so the prices have not changed in twelve years. This is really astonishing!

I always try to get a table outside because they have a fabulous deck with great views over Auckland. But also the interior is nice, with a warm and comfortable atmosphere. Ih total they have three or four dining areas, one along Parnell Road.

BYO possible.

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