Destination guide

The friendly city of Auckland awaits you

The area's museums and monuments are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Auckland. Well known for its shopping, restaurants and local tours, this welcoming city won't disappoint. Take in top local attractions like Sky Tower and Mt. Eden. If you're looking for accommodations with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Auckland

Do you want to find things to do while you're in town? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that Auckland has to offer. These are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Kelly Tarlton's Underwater World (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
  • Auckland Zoo (2.8 mi / 4.4 km)
  • Gulfwind Sailing Academy (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
  • Parnell Baths (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
  • Penny Whiting Sailing School (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
  • Chamberlain Park Public Golf Course (2.8 mi / 4.6 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Auckland

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Auckland. These are a few of the area's most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Mt. Eden (2 mi / 3.2 km)
  • Auckland Domain (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • One Tree Hill Domain (3.7 mi / 5.9 km)
  • Oneroa Beach (14.4 mi / 23.2 km)
  • Onetangi Beach (17.8 mi / 28.7 km)
  • Piha Beach (18 mi / 29 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Auckland

Fly into Auckland (AKL-Auckland Intl.), the closest airport, located 10.9 mi (17.5 km) from the city center.

If you're traveling by train, Auckland Britomart Station, Auckland Grafton Station and Auckland Mt Eden Station are the main stations that serve the city.

Where to stay around Auckland City?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,252 vacation rentals near Auckland City. From 708 Houses to 355 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Auckland City for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Auckland City?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Auckland City:

  • Auckland CBD: 249 vacation rentals
  • North Shore: 170 vacation rentals
  • Oneroa: 284 vacation rentals
  • Takapuna: 19 vacation rentals
  • Parnell: 124 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Auckland City?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Auckland City. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Auckland Newmarket Station: 1,200 vacation rentals
  • New Zealand Film Archive: 1,195 vacation rentals
  • Takapuna Beach: 1,168 vacation rentals
  • Symonds Street Cemetery: 1,205 vacation rentals
  • Auckland Central City Library: 1,204 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Auckland City listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Auckland City?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 708 Houses in Auckland City. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Auckland City include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 355 rentals available
  • Villas: 10 rentals available
  • Cottages: 76 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Auckland City?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 179 vacation rentals with pool available in Auckland City. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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