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Airlines adjust prices for plane tickets based on the day and time that you book your flight. Data from across the airline industry shows that the best days to book flights from Cairns to Auckland are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays.
Air New Zealand provides the most flights on this route, they provide 1 non-stop flights between Cairns and Auckland.
There are 1 airports in Auckland—Auckland International Airport.
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Auckland is a vibrant city located North of New Zealand. Not only is it the most populous city in the country, but also is the most diverse. It is home to approximately 2 million citizens with many migrants from India, England, Pakistan and Bangladesh. The city perfectly defines the phrase “Best of both worlds’, skyscrapers on one end and ocean on the other. Museums, vineyards, volcanoes and mountain peaks, Auckland has it all!
Tip: Plan your holiday anytime between March and May. At this time, the city, as well as the country, is at its liveliest.
How to reach Auckland
Airlines run a consistent schedule, so nothing should interrupt your Cairns-Auckland flight booking plans. Managing 21 million passengers yearly, Auckland Airport is known to be the busiest in the country. There are plenty of flight options when planning your holiday. Direct flights to Auckland take about 4 hours and 30 minutes, operated by Air New Zealand. Qantas Airways and Virgin Australian Airlines are other carriers that fly to Auckland via Brisbane. Cheap flights to Auckland vary as per travel dates.
Tip: Direct flights are always the best option unless you are lucky enough to get a low fare and short connection.
What to explore in Auckland
Auckland is gifted with alluring sites, both natural and man-made. On your first day, visit the Sky Tower, the 60 story building is a swagger by itself, boasting a bird-eye view of the city. The tower also has a certified bungee-jumping and skywalk spot. Spend time at Toi O Tamaki, an art gallery which exhibits works dating back to the 11th century. Not far from the art gallery, head over to the War Memorial Museum.
Travelling with kids is a nightmare for many but Auckland Zoo, Tarlton’s Aquarium and Rainbow’s End Amusement Park may change your mind.
If you are an avid hiker, there are umpteen options to choose from, if not one, visit them all. Rangitoto Island, Waiheke Island, One Tree Hill, Kitekite Falls, Mount Victoria and Rotaroa Island offer a perfect blend of scenic spots, hiking trails, waterfalls and recreational spots. You can enjoy water sports or sip an espresso at a hill-top café.
Tip: Auckland has too many options to choose from, plan your trip according to who is accompanying you, and be it your family or friends. Rotaroa Island is a must on your travel checklist!
Where to stay in Auckland and how to get around
If you are new to Auckland, the commute can be a tricky battle. The New Market area is a great place to find a hotel as it is a good public transport hub. Auckland CBD is where I’d recommend for you to stay because of its scenic cityscape and proximity to eateries and shopping centres.
You can get around the city through trams, subways, Uber or if you aren’t lazy, just walk!
Tip: Hotels can be an expensive affair, but with many options including Airbnb’s, you are bound to score an offer.
What else to do in Auckland
Wine tasting! Auckland has many vineyards cum restaurants in almost every other location. Go on a food binge and explore traditional delicacies. Britomart, Auckland City Central and Sylvia Park are recommended. You can even find market squares around the corners and maybe grab a few souvenirs.
Tip: You create your happiness! Find what’s best for you and cherish this beautiful city.
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