Aukland, New Zealand

Updated: Jun 11, 2019

It's something about flying into a city at night. It's almost calming. I don't feel like I have to worry about time or have a to-do list. I can relax until I get to my final destination, or so I thought.



Landing at Aukland Airport International Terminal
Landing at Aukland Airport International Terminal


The Skybus operates 24/7 and runs between Aukland Airport and the city for a fixed cost of $18. Considering I landed at 1:00 am, and the office was closed, I bought a ticket online. My lagging internet made the process so much more daunting than it needed to be. I then embarked on the one hour ride to the city center.



View from my room at the Hilton Aukland
View from my room at the Hilton Aukland



The next morning I had a great reminder of why I chose to stay at the Hilton. The breathtaking view reminds you of being on a cruise ship in the middle of the ocean. By far one of the best features of the hotel. Complimentary breakfast helps as well.



Aukland Art Gallery Toi O Tamaki
Aukland Art Gallery Toi O Tamaki


I being my trip with a few hours at the Aukland Art Gallery Toi O Tomaki. Then took a brisk walk in Albert Park. Next on the list was the Aukland Skytower. Below the tower was a makeshift market, selling clothes, hats, and other souvenirs. A quick walk over to the Aotea center proved to be a great experience.



The downtown ferry building Aukland, NZ
The downtown ferry building Aukland, NZ


The next day my first stop was the New Zealand Maritime Museum. After learning about the countries history. I went to the Viaduct Basin to admire the boats in the harbor. The downtown ferry building connects the city and other parts of Aukland. Although I missed out on the opportunity to visit Waiheke Island, it gives me something to look forward to on my return.


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