Stafford Villa Hotel

2 Awanui St, Birkenhead Point, Auckland, North Island, 1310, New Zealand
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Auckland, New Zealand

by AnaLuiza

What are the real must dos and sees in Auckland? I have just 2 days there, e will be driving around.
Thank you all in advance.

Re: Auckland, New Zealand

by Kakapo2

- Sky Tower
- Viaduct Harbour
- a harbour cruise (to Waiheke Island or Rangitoto or Tiritiri Matangi, or just across the harbour to North Shore/Devonport)
- Kelly Tarlton's
- one of the volcanic cones with great views (my favourite is Mt. Eden, followed by One Tree Hill)
- the Domain with Auckland Museum
- Parnell (next to the Museum)

As you have a car you could drive to the Waitakere Ranges and the wild west coast beaches, like Piha and Bethells. It is a different world.

Re: Auckland, New Zealand

by AnaLuiza

Thank you so much for all your tips. They were great! We spent a lovely afternoon in Parnell, after visiting the Museum in Auckland. Also, we took the road you suggested from Queenstown to Christchurch and stopped at the Observatory. What a view! We had never seen a lake that colour before! Awsome! Thank you!!

Re: Auckland, New Zealand

by AnaLuiza

Kakapo2,
Thank you so much for all your tips. They were great! We spent a lovely afternoon in Parnell, after visiting the Museum in Auckland. Also, we took the road you suggested from Queenstown to Christchurch and stopped at the Observatory. What a view! We had never seen a lake that colour before! Awsome! Thank you!!

Re: Auckland, New Zealand

by Kakapo2

Great to hear back from you :-)

I am very, very pleased that everything worked out so fine for you :-)))

Travel Tips for Auckland

The Dairy

by keeweechic

‘The Dairy’ is not your milking plant down the road, it’s the corner convenience store. It is a mixed little business in the suburbs selling all the basic grocery and toiletries needs along with the newspapers, milk, bread, magazines, ice creams and other goodies. In their early days they were run by unregulated family labour. At that time they were the only stores that were allowed to operate 365 days of the year.

Whangaparoa Peninsular

by keeweechic

North of Auckland is Gulf Harbour which is on the Whangaparaoa peninsular. This area was developed after NZ won the America's Cup. With upwards of 1000 berths it is one of the largest in the southern hemisphere. From the Whangaporoa Peninsular, you can get great views of the Hauraki Gulf where the yachting takes place.

Take a Break - The Link Ferry Over to Devonport

by BeverlyTyler about Dinner at Portofino

PHOTO: AUCKLAND AT DUSK FROM DEVONPORT PARK NEAR THE FERRY TERMINAL.

If you are staying in Auckland, this will be a welcome break from the hustle and bustle of Auckland. Take the Link ferry from the Auckland Ferry Terminal to Devonport and walk up main street. Portofino is on the right side of the street (facing away from the harbor) about halfway through the village. If you come early enough you can visit the wonderful book store and other shope in Devonport (most close at 6 pm). casual dress

Indian Restaurant in the CBD.

by hollyday about Can't remember

On a recent visit to Auckland we were staying in a city hotel and felt like an Indian meal for dinner.
We headed off to look for the nearest Indian restaurant but unbelievably, we couldn't find one ... anywhere on Queens Street.

This was getting serious but then I saw it. A small blackboard was leaning against a wall advertising an Indian Restaurant, success at last .. so we followed tha arrows until we found it.

I don't remember the name of the place but I do remember that it was on LORNE STREET.
Now, Lorne Street is only a few blocks long so don't despair, if you crave an Indian for dinner .. just find Lorne Street and you will have suceeded. mmmm Lamb Nawabi most definitely.

Fine food in Devonport.

by worldkiwi about Manuka Restaurant

Manuka restaurant is a smart little Italian Restaurant in the heart of Devonport, a historical suburb of Auckland. Manuka is a Maori word for a native tree that you'll see all over New Zealand and, the wood of which, is used to provide fuel for smoking meat and even cheese. Manuka honey is a rich and dark golden treat. So it is appropriate that this restaurant has borrowed the name of this tree that has close links to food, even though when you see one you may think it couldn't possibly have the slightest culinary association!
Manuka Restaurant offers a range of Italian dishes, but wood-fired pizzas dominate the menu. I ate here in August 2006 with a group of other VTers. We had a leisurely lunch, received good service, enjoyed good coffee, and the prices were reasonable and not out of the ordinary. My only complaint would be the music was a bit loud! I had a smoked chiken pizza with bree cheese and cranberry sauce. Yum. For dessert I tried the apple pie. This is the best presented apple pie I've had in a restaurant since I can remember. Quite often this dish is very unimaginatively served, but Manuka presented the best looking apple pie I've ever had. It tasted pretty fine too! Perfect on a cold winter's afternoon.

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