Kudos Airport Apartments

Unit 40,203 Kirkbride Road, Kudos Business Centre, Auckland Central, New Zealand
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5 days in Auckland.. is that too much?

by medicstudent

hello, Im heading to Auckland for some needed holiday with my parents (in their 50s) n my lil bro (13yearsold). im 22.
As my mum insisted on cooking, im thinking of getting an 2 bedroom apartment or villa (or something similar). preferably with beautiful views. ive done a lot of reading on the web about auckland n aprtmts but cant pinpoint a great area with good views of auckland city OR the sea. at the present my mind is set on a apartment on the princes wharf. is there a better choice?
ive read that Davenport have great views of the auckland city.. is that true?
n is queens road the main shopping street? and where is the main focal point of the city (for tourism), is it the skycity, or princes wharf, or elsewhere?
we'll be renting a car, any suggestion on the company?
Im also thinking of doing either bungy jumping or skyjump(skycity).. some say bungy is more intense than skyjump. right now im weighing more on the bungy. wut do u think? which is better?

Any help is much appreciated.

kind regards from kuala lumpur.
izad

Re: 5 days in Auckland.. is that too much?

by vtveen

Davenport has stunnning views of the harbour and Auckland city, but I really don't know if it is possible to get an apartment.
Queens Road is the main tourist shopping centre, but another interesting area is along Parnell Street.
Main focal points for tourism: America's Cup Village, Princess Wharf, Ferry Building, Queen Street.
I can recommend: McDonalds Rent a Car (http://members.virtualtourist.com/vt/tfr/1/c51/9/1769fc)

happy travels
Jaap

Re: 5 days in Auckland.. is that too much?

by elmac

I don't live in Auckland but you would get great views from either place. You can travel by ferry to the city from Davenport, but Princes Wharf is virtually right in the city. If you had a car you could make a day trip to Rotorua (thermal activity) or go north. Auckland is quite a spread out city but there is lots to do there. Kelly Tarltons Underwater place is great and a nice drive there also. Enjoy your visit New Zealand is a beautiful country. A pity you do not have more time to travel South.

Re: 5 days in Auckland.. is that too much?

by allikat

Hi Izad,

I got your email but will answer here :-)

Devonport can give great views of the city, but I don't know that you would necessarily get a good view, depending of course where the property would be. It is a great place though in it's own right with some great little shops and cafes, and you can hop on a ferry to get into the city easily.

Queen Street is the main shopping street, with a few interesting side shoots to explore.

Princes Wharf - I am pretty certain you can rent an appartment short term. In terms of tourism, you would be right by the Viaduct Basin with great bars and restaurants. You can bungy jump from the harbour bridge, or do the bridge climb. You can also take various cruises around the Waitemata Harbour and beyond, being very close to the ferry terminal. You would be within a few minutes walk of Queen Street and the Sky Tower, with it's revolving restaurant, tower climb, casinos etc. The skyjump is a controlled descent by wire rather than a bungy.

5 days in Auckland isn't too much if you are hiring a car. Most international vitiors spend no more than 2 or 3 days here, but I would get out and about and head out to some of the West Coast beaches like Muriwai or Piha, or even head up to Mangawhai. Or you could hop on a ferry and explore Waiheke Island for a day. You would have lots of options.

Re: 5 days in Auckland.. is that too much?

by medicstudent

vtveen, elmac, allikat .. thanks for ur help. really appreciate it.
will post/email more questions in the future. if u ever in ireland or malaysia, ill be glad to help whatever i can.

thanks.

regards,
Izad

Re: 5 days in Auckland.. is that too much?

by Kerikiwi

Kia ora
The Auckland War Memorial museum has an excellent Maori collection and cultural performmance.
www.aucklandmuseum.com
The Otara flea markets on a Saturday morning are a vibrant multicultural experience.

Travel Tips for Auckland

Heritage Walks around Auckland City

by MikeyNZ

If you are into heritage there is this site based around a brochure entitled "Heritage Walks - The Engineering Heritage of Auckland" They have 2 tours which take in 20+ locations around Aucklands CBD. There are pics, and panoramas to look at stuff.

Check it out!

Onehunga

by keeweechic

Onehunga is south of Auckland and was one of the early areas of Auckland. The name Onehunga means "landing place" in Maori . There is a heritage walk you can take which visits a variety of the early colonial buildings which include some settler cottages which were built in the 1850’s. There is also a defensive blockhouse which was built to protect Auckland during the Land Wars of the 1860’s as well as early hotels, churches and factories. Onehunga is rich in history of both the Maori and European settlement and trade. There is a Pump House which was built in 1888 which still produces clear spring water to the residents of Onehunga. To do the walk takes about 4 hours. You can contact the Auckland Visitors Information Centre for more detail.

Auckland Ferries

by Robert_BA

It's great to see Auckland from the sea, so I suggest taking the ferry to have a nice view of the city. It's not expensive, and you can reach all the islands of the gulf. They have convenient schedules.

Great view of the waterfront

by Dodo22 about Waterfront Cafe

Located within the Maritime Museum, but accessible to members of the pubic, The Waterfront Cafe gives a great view of one of the recreational parts of Auckland's waterfront, including the Hilton Hotel.

Aotea Square

by diggingdeep

Aotea is a nice little square with a beautiful monument in the middle. I didnt get to do much since it was raining while i was there. But have a little stroll, relax and maybe munch on a cookie/sanwich.

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