Auckland is made up of several towns that have been unified forming a vast urban area and although the landscape may at first glance seem similar, digging under the surface reveals different souls and atmospheres, with beautiful exclusive neighborhoods full of shopping centers, areas to enter in contact with the history and Maori roots of Auckland and young and alternative places to have fun even in the evening.
With the exception of downtown CBD, where skyscrapers and taller buildings dominate, the rest of the city is characterized by low-rise buildings, broad tree-lined avenues, parks and beautiful harbor areas. When choosing the neighborhood, it is good first of all to consider public transportIn fact, in Auckland the main means of transport is the bus while the train has a more limited network and some districts are better served than others, so it is important to opt for an area that offers excellent connections.
To help you choose the best area for your holidays, here is a guide to the neighborhoods to stay in Auckland.
Central Business District
The CBD is Auckland’s central district and its main financial and commercial center. Staying here you will not need to rent a car or even use public transport to move between the attractions because the size of this area is quite compact. such as the Sky Tower with its observatory from which to admire a 360 ° view over the city, the history and art museums where you can discover the culture and the past of Auckland and the lively Viaduct harbor area Harbor , formerly housed the America’s Cup Village and now an elegant area, overlooked by luxury condominiums and hotels, along with live music venues and restaurants. From here you can set sail on one of the many boats that organize tourist cruises .
The CBD boasts the highest concentration of accommodations, offering accommodations of various types , from hostels to more expensive posh properties. The center is also the area where the multicultural face of Auckland emerges, visible above all in the areas around the Britomart station and Vulcan Lane, which are teeming with elegant shops and boutiques of local and international designers next to restaurants with ethnic flavors .
In addition to having a lively atmosphere during the day, the CBD is also quite lively at night , thanks to a wide selection of clubs, discos, pubs and restaurants.