About Auckland

About Auckland

Auckland City





It combines all the advantages of a big city with easy access to nearby beaches, islands, forests and farmland. There is something in Auckland for everyone!

  • Population: 1.5 million
  • Climate: Temperate - never too hot or too cold
  • Two great harbours
  • Many beaches for swimming, surfing, sailing,
  • windsurfing or sunbathing
  • Great restaurants, cafes and night-clubs
  • Museums, libraries and art galleries
  • Indoor and outdoor concerts (local and international acts)
  • Cultural festivals
  • 43 city and regional parks
  • 23 local golf courses
  • Outstanding sporting facilities and teams
  • Sky Tower (tallest building in the Southern Hemisphere)
  • Dozens of nearby islands
  • Viaduct Basin (ex America's Cup Village)
  • The world's friendliest people
  • A GREAT language school!

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What Things Cost in Auckland

New Zealand is not an expensive country, but it is not a very cheap one either. It is somewhere in the middle. Things are generally a bit cheaper here than in Western Europe or Japan and a bit more expensive than in many other Asian, East European and Latin American countries. Here are a few examples of what you can expect to pay for things in Auckland. All prices are in New Zealand dollars.

Auckland weekly bus/train/ferry rate (all stages) $30-$50

Supermarket (per week if student is staying at city apartment) $50-$70

Fast Food lunch (fish and chips, Big Mac Combo etc.) $5-$10

A Pizza for two $6

A beer in a pub $5

A movie $10

A can of coke $1.50

A souvenir t-shirt $10

A postcard bought and mailed home $3

A cappuccino in a cafe $3.50

A haircut $15 men/$25 women

Most students also want to enjoy some of the attractions of Auckland as well. Here is what you can expect to pay.

The Zoo $ 23 student $ 28 without student card

Kelly Tarlton’s Aquarium Walk-up price $ 30 student or $ 39 without student card

Auckland Museum $ 25 General admission , Free if can prove they live in Auckland and do a Museum card

Rent rollerblades $15/hour

Play golf $25

Auckland Art Gallery FREE

Boat trip on the Harbour $ 40 (1h30, Fullers)

Top of the Skytower $ 20 student $ 28 without student card

Maritime Museum (including sail) $ 29

Hire a car from $ 30/day

Return Ferry to Devonport $ 12

 

Visit one of dozens of beautiful beaches, tramp in the Waitakere ranges, visit a city or regional park, enjoy the botanic gardens FREE.