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2 days - affordable place please

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2 days - affordable place please

We have 2 days in Auckland after a 3 week campervan trip and before we head home any advice on a central base for about 140 nz dollars?

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1. Re: 2 days - affordable place please

Try www.wotif.co.nz

Last year I picked up a weekend at the Copthorne Harbour for $99 per night + $20 for 2 breakfasts. This is in a really great location, right on Quay St, with partial harbour views from all rooms. Was once AK's top hotel, before the views were blocked by the Hilton opposite.

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2. Re: 2 days - affordable place please

I also booked Copthorne Harbour through Wotif, for same price as zhuhai, stayed mid December. Close proximity to the Viaduct for restaurants and bars.

Hotel doesn't present well, on first appearances. Yet it offers good overall value - which was my priority, not how current/stylish the fit-out was. Location is really convenient for the Airbus airport passenger service.

For somewhere more modern, look a the Waldorf Celestion apartment hotel. Convenient to restaurants around Britomart. A little further from Queen St for the Airbus though.

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3. Re: 2 days - affordable place please

Check out the City Lodge in downtown Auckland. We could walk around from there. Our room was basic, but clean and comfortable. The common lounge/kitchen was great.


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4. Re: 2 days - affordable place please

Other posts mention the Copthorne Hotel - but maks sure you get the right one. You want the Harbour View one. (the other is still walking distance of the centre, but not such a central location). And be aware - it's a fantastic location, but a bit tired. Don't expect luxury.

And my recommendation for things to do - go down to the harbour-front and grab some leaflets on ferry and boat trips with Fullers and 360. For a full day trip go to Waiheke Island and do a food and wine tour, Tiritiri Matangi Island for birds (take sunscreen and a picnic), Rangitoto Island for a walk to the top of the newest volcano in Auckland (picnic, sunscreen, drinks and good walking shoes needed).

And for shorter trips, Devonport is a good visit, and of course the Harbour Cruise.

There are also Americas Yacht sailing, whale & dolphin watching, and jetboating.

After 3 weeks in a campervan, you'll love it on the high seas!

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