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A few hours to kill in Auckland

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A few hours to kill in Auckland

We will be spending a couple of days in Auckland at the beginning of our trip

.However, returning home we will be flying into Auckland at 11:45 am and don't fly home until 7:15 pm at night. I read in one of the suggestions for someone else who has a little time to kill that Mt Eden is close by and villagy. We plan to use left luggage so will be pretty free from noon to 4:pm will this be enough time to go to Mt Eden take a walk have a bite to eat and get back to the airport in time for the 3 hour check in at 4:15 pm? Also, what bus do we take to Mt Eden from the airport?

Thanks in advance.

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1. Re: A few hours to kill in Auckland

The easiest way is the AIRBUS, as its route takes you through Mt Eden and will drop you off and pick you up from there.

This is a blue bus that leaves from outside the airport terminal every 15 minutes.

You just want to make sure you take the one from the Airport that is going via Mt Eden road rather than Dominion Road.

You don't have a lot of time, but you do have enough to do this journey and have a good 2 or 3 hours to spend in Mt Eden.

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2. Re: A few hours to kill in Auckland

Here is the buses website which may be of some help to you. At the top there is the "journey planner" where you can add your start/stop destinations. It provides maps and routes and the all-important bus No. to catch.

http://www.maxx.co.nz/

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3. Re: A few hours to kill in Auckland

I also suggest that you use the Airbus from the airport that travels through Mt Eden Road to the CBD. This is the most direct route/option from airport to Mt Eden. All the drivers on the Airbus services will ask where you are heading to, and will remind you when nearing Mt Eden village where to alight to reach the summit.

Airbuses back to the airport pickup from opposite side of road. Mt Eden village is reasonably close to the entry to the summit, and has some very nice cafes and shops.

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4. Re: A few hours to kill in Auckland

I have the same situation as you. Villa Maria winery is very near the airport and has a nice lunch menu with winery tour at 3 PM . We are considering doing the tour ourselves.

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5. Re: A few hours to kill in Auckland

Villa Maria Winery is an excellent option for a bit of lunch & relaxation and is only 5 minutes from the airport by taxi.

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