Facts - Auckland, City of Sails, lies between two harbours and is New Zealand’s largest city with a population of just over a million. The centre of commerce in New Zealand, it's made up of four main suburbs – Auckland City, Manukau City, North Shore City and Waitakere City. The central business district is based around Queen Street in Auckland City and this is where you will find the Sky Tower and main shopping area. Waitakere City has beaches, vineyards and bushwalks and North Shore is best known for its laidback lifestyle and sandy beaches while Manukau city is home to the famous Rainbow’s End theme park. With so much to see and do throughout the area from dormant and extinct volcanoes, beaches and rainforests to shopping, markets and museums, there is plenty to keep everyone entertained!
Hauraki Gulf - there are over 50 islands in the the Hauraki Gulf which lies between the Waitemata Harbour and Coromandel Peninsula. The two largest of these islands are Waiheke and Great Barrier Island and these are easy to access by ferry from downtown Auckland. Other islands require permits to land on them.
Devonport - only 15 minutes by car, or 10 minutes by ferry from Auckland’s Queen Street, is the historic seaside village of Devonport. Devonport was one of the earliest settled areas of Auckland and here you will find restaurants, shopping and good swimming beaches for the children. The Village Market on the second Sunday of every month features entertainment, crafts and food stalls to entertain the whole family.
AUCKLAND FAMILY ACCOMMODATION We've researched dozens of accommodation options for your family travel to New Zealand. Whether you're heading for a hotel, campground, holiday park, motel, holiday home, self catering apartments or kiwi farmstay, we list options that welcome famiiles. Check out our great 'family stuff' pages for heaps of extras offered by the accommodation on these pages. NOTE Where nightly rates have been specified, these are minimum prices based on accommodation for 2 adults plus one extra. Prices do vary, depending on the time of year, length of stay and seasonal offers. This is a guide only. All establishments recommend booking ahead. We advise you to personally contact establishments for up to date information to suit the accommodation needs of your family.
Auckland Holiday Parks and Campgrounds
Auckland Holiday Homes
Auckland Bed and Breakfasts
- 30 Ponsonby Terrace, Ponsonby, Auckland
- 0800 766 792
- +64 9 376 5989
- +64 9 376 5527
- Nightly Rates From:
$245.00 including cooked breakfast
This gorgeous, friendly boutique hotel is only 2 minutes stroll to the vibrant cafes and shops of Ponsonby or a 5 minute taxi ride to Auckland harbour and city centre. Art Hotel offers a range of spacious, delightful rooms and suites to accommodate your family, along with sunny verandah, outdoor patio, large garden petanque pit and superb cooked breakfast menu (our banana crepes and hot chocolate are the kids' favourites!). Courtyard studios, suites and penthouse include kitchenette, bath and shower. Additional beds are available and we also have bicycles that may be borrowed. Qualmark 4 star plus and Enviro Gold rated.... more