Called the City of Sails, Auckland is a popular tourist destination in New Zealand and the colloquial name of the city is one of the reasons why tourists fly in. In the city, you will find the Waitemata Harbour of the eastern coast and this is a popular place here. There are lots of volcanoes here to go along with ridges where lava flows constantly.
Auckland is also the biggest and most multicultural place among New Zealand cities. The quality of life in Auckland is one of the highly rated in most international polls. You can enter this city through the Auckland International Airport located in the Manukau Harbour. There are many cheap flights offering regular schedules doing to Auckland. From here, you can get into the city by taxi, shuttles and buses. You can get around the city using buses, train systems, ferries, taxis, shuttles and by renting a car. If you want to know more about the public transportation system, you are encouraged to check out the MAXX site because it gives you ways in getting around Auckland. If you want hassle-free public commuting, get the Auckland Discovery Pass that cost around $14 and you can use it in traveling using every form of public transportation in Auckland with the exception for Fullers ferries and Airbus.
Taxi is the most expensive way to get around the city, whilst the bus is the cheapest means, but the bus route system is not integrated. There is also rail system, but the train does not serve the entire suburb.
Hotels in Auckland are pretty inexpensive. You can get to stay for under $100 per night. Going outside the city can make the hotel accommodation cheaper. You can also try staying at hostel dorms that typically cost around 25$ to $50 for private rooms. If you have camping gears, there are numerous campgrounds here that cost around $10. You can also find deals online that combines hotel accommodation and cheap flights in Auckland.