Just a three-hour flight from the east coast of Australia and located on the North Island, Auckland is the largest city in New Zealand. This vibrant cosmopolitan city is a gateway to all the natural wonders plus a fun destination in itself. There's a free downtown bus service to explore the inner-city sights or take a ferry to see the islands in the Hauraki Gulf. Nab cheap flights to Auckland with Student Flights to get your New Zealand holiday started sooner than you think. If you're a student, teacher or under 26, you can get exclusive Black Market Flights airfares too.
Most visitors to Auckland will land at Auckland Airport, which is the second busiest international airport in Australasia with 18 international carriers including Air New Zealand flying here. Located 21 kilometres and 45 minutes from downtown Auckland, you can easily get from the airport into the CBD via regular shuttles, buses and taxis. For more details about the airlines that service Auckland Airport, see our airline guide.
Auckland is surrounded by three harbours and, with a warm coastal climate, you can pretty much swim all year round in hundreds of beaches within the city limits. Choose from black surf beaches, sheltered bays and miles of pristine white sand. If hiking is more your thing, Auckland has 26 regional parks and plenty of walking trails to enjoy the scenery and stretch your legs.
To make the most of your time in Auckland and tick off all the must-see sights, consider taking a tour. We've got heaps of New Zealand tours on the North Island from whale watching to kayaking around the Gulf islands and from experiencing Maori culture to visiting the natural wonderland of the Bay of Islands. For more options, the itineraries of our New Zealand tours are brimming over with ideas.
For our lowdown of must-do Auckland attractions, check out our Auckland guide. And if need help planning your Auckland holiday, chat to our friendly Student Flights consultants or fill out the enquiry form.