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Located near the top of New Zealand’s North Island, Auckland is the largest city and cosmopolitan hub of the country. Auckland is located right between two harbours and has earned itself the nickname “City of Sails” due to the popularity of boats and water activities throughout the region. Filled with lots of history, shopping, food, and natural beauty, a trip from Perth to Auckland has something to offer everyone.
With about 430 flights Perth to Auckland each week, there are plenty of opportunities for you to enjoy the culture of New Zealand. The major airlines with cheap flights Perth to Auckland include Qantas, Virgin Australia, Air New Zealand, Jetstar, and Emirates. Most of the flights include a layover in an eastern Australian city, but there are a few direct flights available from Perth to Auckland each day. Without layovers, flights Perth to Auckland are just over six hours.
Get ready to book your flight to the beautiful city of Auckland, New Zealand. Webjet will help you book cheap flights Perth to Auckland and has you covered on how to make the most of your holiday from Perth to Auckland.
Things to do in Auckland
The Sky Tower is the tallest structure in Auckland and dominates the city’s skyline. You can see the beautiful Sky Tower from many different points around the city. For the best views over Auckland, head to the top of the Sky Tower. There is an observation deck as well as some restaurants where you can take in the incredible views of the city, harbour, and mountains.
Mount Eden is a dormant volcano located just outside Auckland’s CBD. It’s the highest natural point in Auckland. Take the quick (but challenging) walk to the top of Mount Eden for some amazing views of the Sky Tower and CBD and to get a good look into the centre of the volcano.
Auckland Domain and Wintergardens
Every city needs some nice green space and, in Auckland, one of the best places to see nature is in the Auckland Domain and Wintergardens. The Wintergardens are located within the Domain and have lots of beautiful and colourful plants. They even have one special flower that only blooms once every ten years. Crowds flock to the Wintergardens to get a look at the famous, but not-so-nice-smelling flower. The Wintergardens have indoor greenhouses as well as outdoor gardens, so even if you visit in winter, you can see lots of tropical plants.
Ponsonby is located on one of the hills outside Auckland’s CBD and is considered to be one of the trendiest neighbourhoods in Auckland. Ponsonby is beautiful to walk around, and being located on a hill, it has some great views of the city. The neighbourhood is full of some of the best shopping in Auckland as well as lots of trendy restaurants and bars.
Catch a ferry from the CBD and you’ll be across the harbour to Devonport in just 12 minutes. Within Devonport, there are some nice hikes you can take for great views over the harbour and the city. These hikes are called Takarunga and North Head. Within the town centre of Devonport, there is a chocolate factory and some great homeware and antique stores to check out. Before catching the ferry back into Auckland, be sure to spend some time walking along the Devonport side of the harbour for some nice skyline views.
New Zealand is known for its delicious wine. One of the best places to go wine tasting in the country is on Waiheke Island, which is a 35 minute ferry ride from Auckland’s CBD. The small island has more than a dozen wineries you can visit as well as some nice restaurants and boutique shopping. If you visit in a warmer month, Waiheke Island is also a popular spot for water sports, including paddle boarding and kayaking.
Best time to visit Auckland
When is the best time to travel from Perth to Auckland?
Much of the year is a great time to book cheap flights Perth to Auckland. The summer is warm and sunny with little rain. This is also the busiest time to visit Auckland, so if you would like to avoid the crowds, the spring and autumn are also beautiful seasons to visit. During these months, temperatures are comfortable and there is not much rain.
The winter months get cold in Auckland, and rain is much more regular between the months of May and August. While weather isn’t perfect in the winter, there is still the occasional warm and sunny day.
Departing from Perth
Perth Airport is conveniently located just 12 km east of the CBD. The airport is easy to get to and has departing flights from many major airlines. Airlines with cheap flights Perth to Auckland include Qantas, Virgin Australia, Air New Zealand, Jetstar, and Emirates. While many of the flights include a layover in Sydney, Melbourne, or Brisbane, Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia also operate some direct flights Perth to Auckland. Perth Airport is separated into four different terminals. The T1/T2 precinct is where you will catch most international airlines and Virgin Australia flights. Jetstar and Qantas operate out of the T3/T4 precinct.
Getting to Perth Airport (PER)
The most affordable way to get to Perth Airport is on the city bus.
For the T1/T2 precinct, catch the 380 bus. The bus starts at the Elizabeth Quay Bus Station and also makes stops at Victoria Park Transfer Station, Burswood Train Station, and Belmont Forum Shopping Centre. The 380 bus has plenty of space for luggage, runs every 30 minutes, and gets you to the airport in about a half hour.
If your flight departs from the T3/T4 precinct, catch bus route 40 from the Elizabeth Quay Bus Station. This bus departs every 20-30 minutes and gets you to the airport in just over a half hour. Tickets for each bus route are $4.80 from the CBD to the airport.
If you prefer to take a taxi or an Uber to the airport, you will arrive in less than 20 minutes from the CBD. The fare for a taxi from central Perth costs between $30-$45. If you are heading to the airport from Fremantle, a taxi will get you to the airport in just over a half hour. The fare from Fremantle costs between $50-$70.
Parking at Perth Airport
Perth Airport offers both Long Term and Short Term car parks for all four airport terminals. By booking in advance through the Perth Airport website, you can save up to 30% on parking. The Long Term car park is perfect if your trip from Perth to Auckland is more than a few days. The car park is located just outside the airport, and a 24 hour shuttle bus comes every ten minutes to take you to the terminals. Parking costs about $27 per day, but if you book flights Perth to Auckland for seven days, the weekly rate is $95.
If your trip from Perth to Auckland is only a few days, you may enjoy the convenience of the Short Term car park. It is located just outside the airport terminals and takes only a few minutes to walk from your car into the airport. The Short Term car park costs about $49 per day and $129 per week when you book in advance online.
Arriving in Auckland
Auckland has one major airport that receives flights Perth to Auckland including Qantas, Virgin Australia, Air New Zealand, and Emirates. Each day there are about 60 flights Perth to Auckland, which take just over six hours without layovers. Auckland Airport is located about 25 km south of Auckland’s CBD and offers several convenient ways to get you to the city.
Getting to the CBD from Auckland Airport (AKL)
The most cost-effective way to get from Auckland Airport to the CBD is on the city’s SkyBus. The SkyBus runs 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Buses depart every ten minutes, and tickets can either be purchased in advance or right at the airport for the same price. The main SkyBus stop is near the harbour on Customs Street East, but there are also stops available along Queen Street, Dominion Road, Symonds Street, and Mount Eden Road. One-way tickets are $18, and if you plan to take the SkyBus back to the airport at the end of your trip, return tickets are $32. The SkyBus has complimentary Wifi and will get you to the Auckland CBD in 40-60 minutes depending on traffic.
For a direct ride to your hotel, you can book a Super Shuttle from the airport’s international terminal. A shuttle from the airport to the CBD costs about $25 per person for a shared ride. If you are travelling with a group, you can book a private shuttle for $125 into the CBD. Super Shuttles can seat up to eleven people. If you are staying outside of the CBD, a Super Shuttle is the best way to get to your hotel. A shuttle to Ponsonby is $25, a shuttle to Newmarket is $35, and a shuttle to Mount Eden is $35.
A taxi to the CBD takes less than a half hour. You can catch a taxi outside of door 8 in the international terminal. There are several different taxi companies that pick up from the airport, and each offers fixed rates into the CBD. Cheap Cabs offers the lowest rate of $38. The other taxi companies offer a fixed rate of around $65 from Auckland Airport into the CBD.