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Located at the top of the North Island, Auckland is easily one of New Zealand’s most diverse cities. From trendy cafés to super-yacht-filled harbours; from fusion cuisine to an abundance of art galleries; from million-dollar high rises to verdant rural landscapes on the outskirts. It’s no wonder the ‘City of Sails’ is often featured in listed as one of the most liveable cities in the world. Head up the Sky Tower to take in the whole skyline, soak up seaside living at Mission Bay Beach, or get up close to nature at its most volatile in Auckland Domain – the city’s oldest park, built around an extinct volcano. However you want to spend your time, our Travel Experts can tailor make the perfect Auckland holiday for you.

Popular Auckland Holidays

Journeys – our range of tailor-made holidays – include the very best that Auckland has to offer. Itineraries boast local and unmissable tours and excursions, on top of flights, accommodation, car hire and transfers. And if you’ve got a certain Auckland activity, experience or hotel in mind, our Travel Experts can customise any itinerary to your exact specifications, or even build a new one.

Where to Go in Auckland

Auckland strikes the ultimate balance between sea, city and country. Head for the leafy suburbs or the green Auckland Domain if you’re the outdoorsy type. Shopaholics will be right at home here too – retail therapy at its most satisfying can be found in the NorthWest Shopping Centre or Westfield St Lukes. But the big draw is the water: choose from myriad water sports activities, hire a boat from the harbour, or simply take in the sight of the sprawling ocean beyond the city.

Auckland Holiday Types

There’s plenty to do in New Zealand’s largest city, and something to keep you occupied – no matter your holiday style. If you’re planning a holiday to Auckland, check out our holiday types below or chat to one of our Travel Experts about building your perfect trip.

Flights to Auckland

Just need flights to Auckland? Our Airfare Experts can help. Whether you’re visiting family, friends, or just want to go your own way when you get there, we can provide a bespoke quote to suit your requirements.

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More about Auckland

Currency: New Zealand dollar

Language: English

Flight time: London to Auckland flight time is 24 hours and will include a stopover

Visas: British citizens require a Visitor Visa, which you can apply for online.

Vaccinations: No vaccinations are required

Top 3 Things to Do in Auckland

  • Watch the day go by from the harbour
  • Admire the city from atop the Sky Tower
  • Explore the beautiful Auckland Domain

When to Go to Auckland

Sunny days are in huge supply in Auckland, but it does rain here too. As long as you’re prepared with a brolly and a rain mac, it is very much a year-round destination though. We especially love the city in the spring and autumn, when new blooms and fall lives really add a splash of colour to the surroundings.

Why Book Your Auckland Holiday With Flight Centre

Auckland Journeys Holidays: Our range of tailor-made Auckland holidays called Journeys include all the best bits you expect from a trip – flights, accommodation and transfers – not to mention some great tours and experiences.

Local knowledge: With Experts in Auckland and in the UK, we know the city inside-out. In fact, for some of us – it is! Many of our Experts are from, have lived in or been to the city, so know exactly what to include to create your perfect trip.

Flexibility: We offer flexible deposits, the opportunity to pay the balance of your holiday just 10 weeks before departure and fixed change and cancellation fees.

Travel Butler and 24/7 Emergency Assistance Service: If you book an Auckland holiday with us you’ll have access to our dedicated Travel Butler concierge service and our 24/7 Emergency Assistance phoneline.