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Where to stay in Auckland

VacationRenter offers 2,196 holiday rentals in Auckland, and we’re confident that you’ll find a place that fits your needs and your budget. If you’re in search of affordable holiday homes in Auckland, you’ll be pleased to find that 20% of properties cost less than $68 a night. Whether you’re seeking a central apartment near Cheltenham Beach, holiday apartments close to Rainbow's End, or a place that also gives you close access to Auckland — our goal is to help you find exactly what you are looking for. Our website lists a wide selection of vacation homes from leading travel websites like Airbnb, Vrbo, HomeAway,, and many more. It doesn’t matter if you’re on a solo travel expedition, planning the ultimate New Zealand honeymoon, or coordinating a family vacation for 5, we can match you with rental accommodations in Auckland that sleep everyone comfortably. Finding your dream New Zealand vacation home in Auckland has never been this easy!

Where Is Auckland, New Zealand?

Lying between the Hauraki Gulf of the Pacific Ocean, the southeast Hunua Ranges, the southwest Manukau Harbour, and the western Waitakere Ranges, stands the city of Auckland, New Zealand. The central part of the urban city occupies a narrow isthmus between the Manukau Harbour on the Tasman Sea and Waitematā Harbour on the Pacific Ocean.

What Is Auckland, New Zealand Known For?

Said to be the city of many lovers, according to its Maori name, Auckland is bound to evoke an obsessive adoration for this city that one may never want to leave. Geographically blessed, Auckland is surrounded by sublime nature with harbors, volcanic cones, and fertile farmlands being only some of the treasures gifted by Mother Nature. Climb high enough and you can see how the Tasman Sea and Pacific Ocean are close enough to touch. Whether you surf the waves, hike through the rainforest or simply chill out, one can see exactly why Auckland is regularly voted as one of the top cities for quality of life and livability.

Where to Go in Auckland, New Zealand

  • Sky Tower: Standing at 328 meters tall, Sky Tower is a telecommunications and observation tower that holds the much-admired title as the tallest freestanding structure in the Southern Hemisphere. Take a peek over the city skyline in style within a structure that’s famous for its height and innovative design.
  • Auckland Museum: Regaling the story of New Zealand, its place in the Pacific, and its people, Auckland Museum presents a fascinating insight into the culture and history of this corner of the world in style. With daily Māori cultural performances, internationally significant Māori and Pacific collections, in addition to award-winning natural history exhibits, you are bound to leave with learning something new.
  • Rangitoto Island: Situated just off the coast of central Auckland stands Rangitoto Island, a volcanic island known for its superb hiking trails and panoramic views. Multiple trails are available for island exploration, including the popular Summit Track, which takes hikers through lava fields and the world's largest pohutukawa forest to the island's summit.

Popular Destinations Near Auckland

  • Waiheke: A haven of beautiful vineyards, lushly-growing olive groves, and golden beaches, Waiheke is a world away from the hustle and bustle of Auckland.

Best Neighborhoods in Auckland

  • Ponsonby: As the most popular hipster hangout in the city, Ponsonby is a little less grunge and a little bit more polished. Some of the coolest shops and ritzy cafes can be found in this corner of town, as well as the trendiest bars, classiest restaurants, and chic boutiques.
  • Parnell: Known as the city’s oldest neighbourhood, Parnell retains its old-world charm. Home to a renowned French weekend market, as well as an assortment of high-end boutiques, elegant cafes, and sweet-scented rose garden, Parnell is exclusive, classy, and unashamedly Auckland.

Home-types in Auckland

Auckland has a variety of property types for you to consider when booking a trip. Here are the most popular property types in Auckland:

Points of interests in Auckland

Auckland has several popular points of interest for you to check out when visiting the area. Here are the most popular points of interest in Auckland: