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    Train Travel within Auckland

    by kiwigal_1 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The train service around Auckland is not the greatest but it does exist. It runs from the Waitakere area (West Auckland) into the city and out to South Auckland. The train track was extended to the new Britomart terminal built in the old CPO Building in Downtown Auckland a short walk from Queen Street making rail travel a more viable option for city commuters.

    The Waitakere track is also being "double tracked" which will make travel times a lot quicker.

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    Bus travel within Auckland

    by kiwigal_1 Updated Nov 23, 2009

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    Auckland is an extremely spread out city. It is difficult I think for tourists to knowhow to get around especially since we have an average rail system. Buses really are the only way to get around unless you have your own car.

    I recommend that tourists check out the website of the bus transport system in Auckland to help you plan your trips around Auckland.

    When boarding the bus, have your fare ready to give to the driver. You can pay by cash (exact change is preferred) and most bus companies also have smart cards, which are either inserted into the driver's ticket machine or placed on a reader on top of the ticket machine.

    Most bus fares are charged on the distance you wish to travel. Distance based stage points are used to calculate the fare charged. Stage points are set at specific points along a bus route, approximately every four kilometres, often at a point of interest such as a local shopping centre.

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    Airport Buses

    by kiwigal_1 Updated Nov 23, 2009

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    The Airbus service calls in at most major hotels and backpackers in Auckland City every 15 minutes during the day.

    Timetable
    Airbus operates 7 days a week, 365 days per year and from 1 November 2009 the bus now runs 24 hours.

    Check out the Route Map to find out the most convenient stop point for you.

    TICKETS:
    Adult One Way $16
    Adult Return $23
    Backpacker [with ID] One Way $14
    Backpacker [with ID] Return $21

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  • Check your flight - before heading to the airport

    by shikana Written Jul 31, 2008

    Just a little heads up if you are heading out to pick someone up, or catch a flight you can now check to see if the flight is on-time / delayed etc by TXT.

    Couple of guys put together http://Flightcheck.co.nz - they hooked it up so you can check any flight arriving or leaving anywhere in NZ by TXT'ing in the flight number i.e. NZ1 to 8808. No need to be online or alike - just need your mobile phone. TXT's cost 50c but other than that seems like a good idea if you are headed out there - better to know if the flight you are going out there to check out is arriving on-time, if at all.

    Might save you a trip or hanging out in the airport for ages because of a late plane.

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  • AKL Departure Tax.

    by AKLLIFE Updated May 22, 2008

    Hi,

    this is what the AKL web site has to say about it...........

    International passenger departure fee
    A NZ$25 Departure fee (Passenger Service Charge - PSC) (inclusive of GST) is payable by every international passenger, except for children under 12 years of age, and transit passengers in Auckland for less than 24 hours.

    The departure fee is payable at Travelex outlets located on the ground floor check-in area, or in the first floor departure area.

    Exemption stickers for children under 12 years of age and transit passengers who are in Auckland for less than 24 hours, are available at the Auckland Airport Travelex.

    If you are departing New Zealand from Auckland after 1 July 2008 you no longer need to pay the $25 departure fee at the international terminal.

    http://www.auckland-airport.co.nz/PaxInfo/depart_proced.php

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    Travel Pass Offers You Easy Way to Get Around NZ

    by Susanna1975 Written Apr 5, 2007

    If you are able to rent a car that is propaply the most convenient way to go around the country. But if you are not able to drive, I highly recommend buying a Travell Pass. You can choose the amount of days that you want to travel and pay according to travelling days. Also you may choose how many bus and/or train fares and/or flight you want to include into your pass. However, all fares need to be booked in advance as the connections are quite rare (for example 1 / day). I travelled 2 weeks around the country in a bus and really enjoyed the good atmosfare, experienced drivers and great sights.

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    Auckland Airport (AKL)

    by ATXtraveler Written Aug 5, 2005

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    If you are considering a trip to the Auckland Region, then you will most likely start and end your trip here at Auckland International Airport.

    Several different airlines are affiliated with the airport, although most airlines actually just code-share with the major regional international carrier.

    Check in with your local carrier's codeshare partners and see who can get you to Auckland.

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    Rent a Car

    by ATXtraveler Written Aug 2, 2005

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    Sarah and I ventured out of Auckland to enjoy the Auckland Region by renting a vehicle from Europcar in Auckland's CBD. It ended up saving us quite a bit of money not to rent from the airport location, because it was 10-15 NZD per day less than what we had quoted over the internet.

    We ended up paying 135 NZD for 4 days rental, including unlimited mileage. Our vehicle was a Peugeot, and it ran nicely... with plenty of room for the two of us.

    If you would like to rent from the location in Auckland that we used for your trip, go to the website and use:

    Location Code: AKLC01

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    Driving around New Zealand

    by kiwigal_1 Written Nov 30, 2004

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    New Zealand is a great place to drive around however it is important for international travellers to check the rules of driving here as they may be different to your country.

    Auckland is a very busy city and traffic is at its peak during the "rush hour" before and after work. It is recommended that you look at a map and plan your route before driving in a vehicle so as not to slow down other drivers! (a hazard I have noticed tourists doing here!!)

    For rules on driving please refer to Driving in New Zealand

    The AA website below is a good one to look at if you want to find out more information on driving in New Zealand and on travel times and distances between locations.

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  • Lousy Taxi Availability

    by junkgirl Written Jan 5, 2004

    I was at a major shopping centre in the Howick area and there was no taxi available. I had to ask at the shopping centre reception and was told we had to call up for one!
    Well, i guess NZ is still kind of a little backward, huh.

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    Map to get the Auckland Branch

    by shiran_d Written Feb 8, 2003

    Use the shuttle from the airport to Maui office.

    Branch Address
    Maui Rentals
    36 Richard Pearse Drive
    Mangere, Auckland, New Zealand

    Distance From Airport 3.5 kilometres

    Distance From City 15 kilometres

    Approx Taxi Fare From Airport
    Courtesy Airbus shuttle provided which runs every 30 mins between Airport & branch or NZ$15.00 Taxi Fare

    Maui New Zealand Branch Hours
    Branches are open every day of the year from 0700-1800.
    This includes all public holidays and weekends.

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    Maui Motorhome During our Seven days stay In NZ

    by shiran_d Written Feb 8, 2003

    New Zealand is one of the best destinations for a self-drive motorhome or rental car holiday... for everything here is so easily accessible without vast distances to cover.

    New Zealand has been described as "God's own country" and with such diverse scenery and some of the friendliest people on earth, you can certainly see why.

    With the ever-changing landscape you need flexibility and the Maui motorhome is the best wat to see the country. South and North I and rental car fleet offers every option to meet your holiday needs.

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    Auckland International Airport

    by kiwigal_1 Written Jan 22, 2003

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    Auckland International Airport is located in George Bolt Drive, Mangere, Auckland. It is the hub for not only Auckland but New Zealand.

    For information on airport services and important passenger information please take a look at the official website.

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    Inter-City Buses

    by kiwigal_1 Written Jan 22, 2003

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    InterCity Coachlines is the bus service to use if you want to travel to another city by bus. Buses run all over the country and depart from Sky City Casino, 102 Hobson Street, Auckland.

    Check out the website for timetable and booking information.

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    Inter-City Trains

    by kiwigal_1 Written Jan 22, 2003

    Tranz Scenic is the company (owned by Tranz Rail) that is responsible for inter-city Train services. The most common route is from Auckland to Wellington, transfer to Ferry across Cook Strait and continue by train to Christchurch.
    Check out the website for more details and booking.

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