Getting Around Auckland

Auckland Transportation Information

Getting to and from Auckland Airport is easy, with shuttle and bus services departing regularly, and safe, efficient taxis. Once delegates have transferred to their accommodation, Auckland’s compact central business district means that it is easy for them to get around on foot, or by public transport.

Public Transport

Auckland’s public transport network is a great way to get around the city. From Britomart, the central transport centre, delegates can travel by train or bus to most major attractions in Auckland.

Find public transport services, maps and timetables at Auckland Transport’s AT journey planner. If you’re staying around Auckland for a while, consider buying an AT HOP card, a pre-pay smart card that can be used across buses, trains and ferries.

Tours and hop-on, hop-off buses

Joining a tour lets you see the sights in comfort, while local guides share inside knowledge about our landmarks, heritage and culture. If you’re short on time and not sure where to go, jump on a hop-on, hop-off bus tour to visit some of the city’s main attractions and sightseeing spots. Find out more and book your tickets at an i-SITE Visitor Information Centre.

If you’re looking for something more specialised, try a wine, food, nature, adventure or art tour, or experience our unique Māori culture. Search tours.

Ferries

Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour and Hauraki Gulf are full of breathtaking sights and natural wonders. From short sightseeing trips to full-day island tours, ferries are a great way to explore harbourside suburbs and Auckland’s nautical playground. More details.

Driving

With an excellent motorway network, driving is a popular choice for anyone keen to discover more of Auckland and New Zealand. We’ve got lots of rental car companies to choose from – including the main international brands – offering everything from standard sedans and hatchbacks to motorhomes and motorcycles. Most major rental car companies have depots at Auckland Airport and in central Auckland.

In New Zealand, we drive on the left. Visitors from some countries may need a bit of adjustment, but for others, you’ll feel right at home.

You can legally drive in Auckland and New Zealand for up to 12 months per visit, with either a current driver’s licence from your home country or an International Driving Permit (IDP). Make sure you have these organised before you arrive in New Zealand – check who can drive and what you’ll need on the NZ Transport Agency website.

We want you to be safe and stress-free while you’re exploring our beautiful part of the world. Take a look at our road rules for all types of vehicle at DriveSafe.

Walk

Auckland is perfect for those who prefer to explore on foot, from vibrant waterfront precincts to beautiful city parks and gardens.

Cycle

Keen cyclists can start their morning with a flat ride along Auckland’s beautiful waterfront and be back in plenty of time for breakfast. Find out where to hire bikes at one of our i-SITE Visitor Information Centres or take a look at some of our top cycling routes for inspiration.

Private Chauffeur

Several businesses offer private chauffeur services and bespoke transport options when security and privacy are a key requirement. NZ Limousines and Regal Limousines are two options. More details

Coaches

Auckland’s reliable and professional bus and limousine companies will help plan your logistics, and then deliver a stylish service no matter your group’s size. From large luxury coaches to limousines, Auckland has an option to suit. More details

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