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travel Without a car in Auckland for a week

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travel Without a car in Auckland for a week

Hi there, anyone care to share itinerary for a week in Auckland without renting a car? As the place we rented charges NZ$15/day for parking. Is it feasible to travel around and to nearby towns without a car? Thank you.

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1. Re: travel Without a car in Auckland for a week

Hi

It is difficult getting from place to place in New Zealand without a car but it is not impossible and in many ways a car in Auckland is more of hinderance than a help particularly you don’t know your way around but to get out of the city, a car is I think the best option. However some options to consider:

To get around the city itself you could use the hop on/hop off Explorer Bus:

www.explorerbus.co.nz

but it is not a cheap option.

Public transport is improving but still limited in Auckland but have a look at:

www.maxx.co.nz

This has details of bus, train and ferrys and also a route planner – not the easiest to use but can be helpful provided you know where you want to go.

The best of Auckland is to be found in the surrounding area and in particular the Waitakere Ranges – the hills which you can see to the west of the city where you will find black sand beaches, regenerating rain forest, and stunning scenery and views. There is no public transport out to the ranges but you can do half day or day trips – have a look at:

www.coast2coastnz.com

or

www.bushandbeach.co.nz

I would also suggest that you consider taking a day trip over to Waiheke Island – a 40 minute trip by ferry which is a good way of seeing the harbor.

If you wanted to go further afield the bus would be an option. Have a look at:

www.intercity.co.nz

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2. Re: travel Without a car in Auckland for a week

Are you planning to spend a week in AKL without getting out of the city? As well as Waiheke Island there are day trips by ferry to Rangitoto Island and even Coromandel. Check out Great Sights for day trips to Waitomo Caves & even Rotorua.

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3. Re: travel Without a car in Auckland for a week

looks like we have to rent a car for 3-4 days to drive out of Auckland (to avoid spending too much on parking charges). Thanks for the advices :) Hope all are alright so blessed no one hurt in the quake. god bless

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4. Re: travel Without a car in Auckland for a week

wow, the tours are so costly as compared to renting a car and paying for parking charges of $15/night seems cheaper. :D

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