Just because you're in a bustling city doesn't mean you have to miss out on seeing New Zealand's cute and cuddlies. In fact, the Auckland Zoo is where you will find New Zealand's largest collection of animals. Home to 750 animals in total, at the zoo you can observe New Zealand's native animals including the gorgeous Little Blue Penguin, the Sub-Antarctic Fur Seal and the incredibly rare North Island Brown Kiwi. Exotic creatures from around the world also live at the world class zoo, including tigers, zebras, orangutans and elephants.
Auckland's prime harbour position also means that it's a great place to venture out into the deep blue sea to spy marine mammals in their natural habitat. Jump on board a dolphin and whale cruise and you're more than likely to see dolphins frolicking and whales migrating. If you're lucky, they may even put on a show for you.
Want to get up close and personal with Auckland's wildlife? Head to Butterfly Creek where there is a petting zoo and up to 700 butterflies.
Auckland Airport (AKL)
Flights from Australia to Auckland will disembark at Auckland Airport.
Auckland Airport (AKL) is New Zealand's busiest airport, hosting more than 13 million passengers a year. It is the main international gateway for New Zealand's North Island. The airport consists of an international terminal and a domestic terminal.
Airport Accommodation: There are a number of hotels located in close proximity to Auckland Airport. Book your Auckland Airport accommodation.
Getting to Auckland
There are several airlines that offer flights to Auckland from Australia. Direct flights from Sydney and Brisbane take around three hours. Direct flights from Melbourne take around three hours and 30 minutes. Direct flights from Perth take around six hours and 30 minutes.
Airlines that fly to Auckland
Airlines that offer cheap flights to Auckland from Australia include:
For more information on airlines that offer flights to Auckland, have a look at our international airline page. For more on Aucklands holidays check out our Auckland travel guide or view our range of Auckland holiday packages that include flights, accommodation and often other extras like tours or car hire.
For flights to Auckland from Perth, look no further than Flight Centre.