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The Best Time to Visit
For budget travellers looking for cheap flights to Auckland from Canberra, book your trip over the autumn months. From March the May, the cooler temperatures are ideal for hiking in New Zealand, and there are tons of festivals to attend as well. Due to the lull in travellers, airlines drop their prices for flights Canberra to Auckland, and many of the hotels in the city have specials.
Travellers from all over the country fly to the city for the end of year holidays. If you're looking to book cheap flights Canberra to Auckland between December and February, book your trip as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the more airfares and accommodation will end up costing you.
The quietest time of the year to visit Auckland is between June and August. The cold winter months deter most travellers, making it an excellent option for budget travellers who don't mind braving the cold. You'll find airfare deals on flights Canberra to Auckland, and there will be hardly any crowds at the city's top attractions.
If you're a foodie, the best time to visit Auckland is in the spring. From September to November, the city hosts its main food event, The Taste of Auckland.
Best Things To Do on Weekends
Auckland Sky Tower
The Auckland Sky Tower is the tallest building in New Zealand. If you're looking for panoramic views over the city, go to the top of the building and wander along the Sky Walk. For a more thrilling activity, you can do a base-jump off the tower.
Auckland Art Gallery
If you're an art lover, book your Canberra to Auckland return flights and add the Auckland Art Gallery to your itinerary. It houses more than 15,000 pieces of art and includes pieces from Maori, Europe and the Pacific Islands artists.
Waiheke Island is a popular day trip from Auckland. It boasts beautiful beaches, art galleries, trendy cafes and scenic hiking trails. Once your flights Canberra to Auckland have landed, you can ask the tour desk at your hotel to organise tickets to the island, or you can catch a taxi to the Princes Wharf harbour.
Public Transport and How to Get Around
The local bus is one of the best ways to explore Auckland. There are three lines that have stops in the city centre and the inner suburbs. Fares start from $1 NZD ($0.96 AUD) and increase according to the distance travelled. You can also buy a transportation day pass that will give you unlimited rides on Auckland's trains, ferries and buses for 24-hours.
After your flights Canberra to Auckland land at Auckland Airport (AKL), you can buy tickets for the SkyBus in the arrivals terminal. It's a regular service that runs from the airport to Auckland City.
The best way to get to Waiheke Island and neighbourhoods like Half Moon Bay is with Auckland's ferry service. Tickets cost on average $6.90 NZD ($6.63 AUD), and you can buy your tickets at the port.
If your Canberra to Auckland flights are arriving late at Auckland Airport (AKL), the best way to get to your hotel is with a taxi. You'll find the metered taxis waiting outside of the arrivals terminal at Auckland Airport (AKL), or you can use ride-sharing services like Uber and Zoomy.
For more control over your Auckland itinerary, you can rent a car. Once you've booked your flights Canberra to Auckland, you can hire a car through Webjet or once you arrive at Auckland Airport (AKL).
Major Events and Festivals
Auckland Pride Festival
Auckland Pride Festival is one of the city's biggest annual events. It's a two-week celebration that boasts theatre productions, cabaret performances, and art installations. Be sure to book your flights Canberra to Auckland well in advance if you want to attend!
Auckland Arts Festival
Auckland Arts Festival takes place in March each year. It's a 19-day event that features local artists and celebrates New Zealand's cultural diversity. There's plenty of live music performances and visual art exhibitions to attend. While the event is over the city’s shoulder season, the influx of people causes prices for flights Canberra to Auckland to increase.
New Zealand International Film Festival
The New Zealand International Film Festival is an excellent event to plan your Auckland itinerary around. It features more than 150 short films and thousands of people from around the world flock to the festival. Plus, the event takes place over the city’s winter months when tickets to Auckland from Canberra are at their cheapest.