Virgin Australia operates flights to Auckland every day, from Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast, and Melbourne. Together with our partner Air New Zealand, we also offer flight to Auckland from Adelaide.
Auckland Airport Information
Auckland Airport is located in Mangere, 21km from Auckland City and 12km from Manukau City. The airport can be accessed by various transport options, including:
- Car Hire: Receive mates’ rates when you choose from a great choice of hire cars from our car partners.
- Taxi: Taxi ranks are located outside the arrivals area (door 8) at the international terminal. Taxis can be pre-booked or caught from the terminal rank. Fares from the airport into the city cost approx. NZ$60–$80 (one-way).
- Bus: Regular bus services connect the airport to the city centre and several other local centres. Services include: The Airbus Express, Manukau 380 and MAXX.
A free inter-terminal bus operates every 15 minutes between the international and domestic terminals. The bus operates from 5am to 10:30pm daily. Alternatively, guests can walk between the airports in 10 minutes.
Things to do in Auckland
Surrounded by glistening harbours, rolling green hills and volcanic islands, Auckland is a picturesque city of natural beauty. Amongst the earthy elements sit vibrant shopping and dining districts where fashion, food, art and local history radiate the city’s cosmopolitan appeal. Complementing this cultural penchant, Auckland is also a drawcard for sporting aficionado and adventure seekers; traits that make the harbour city New Zealand’s biggest all-rounder.
Auckland is a playground of diverse natural elements. Climb Auckland’s highest natural point, Mount Eden and enjoy stunning 360-degree views. Catch the ferry to the charming seaside village of Devonport, and look back on a vista of Auckland City. Join a yacht charter and cruise Waitemata Harbour. Or day trip to the Hauraki Gulf, and marvel at the areas sparkling waters and emerald islands. Inspired by its natural surrounds and Polynesian heritage, Auckland is also a creative hub, rich with culture. Visit the city’s oldest suburb, Parnell and wander through the Victorian streetscape. See firsthand the works of New Zealand’s most prominent artists at the Auckland Art Gallery in the city centre. Or experience authentic Marae and Maori culture at fortified village replica Te Hana Te Ao Marama.
Auckland’s endless laneways and scattered precincts house a thriving retail industry, full of local fashion heroes and world-class designers. Ponsonby Road, K Road, the Britomart precinct and Remuera are Auckland’s hippest retail areas. Holding claim as New Zealand’s fashion capital, Newmarket hosts the crème-de-la-crème of New Zealand fashion – such as Karen Walker and Zambesi. For a one-stop shopping experience drop into retail giant, Westfield (Queen Street and Newmarket). Take a scenic Saturday morning drive to the popular Otara Markets for a rich insight into New Zealand’s Polynesian influences, and pick through lanes of art, food, vintage and clothing stalls.
Sample the country’s Polynesian influences and fresh local produce with a relaxed Sunday stroll through the Avondale Markets. Soak in the city’s cosmopolitan vibe on Ponsonby Road. Book a table at one of Viaduct Harbour’s 30 plus restaurants. Don’t stop short at the harbour’s entrance, explore past the bridge to North Wharf for a scenic dining setting. Take in dinner with a view from Sky City’s iconic Sky Tower – the tallest free-standing structure in the Southern Hemisphere. Or catch the ferry to Devonport and drop into the village’s acclaimed cafes, bakeries and chocolatiers.
Viaduct Harbour has a plethora of bars, alongside a comprehensive choice of eateries. Auckland’s newest shopping district the Britomart Precinct has a great selection of bars and cafes all within a few blocks. Bars and nightclubs also abound in Auckland's inner suburbs – in particular Ponsonby, which is a trendy creative hub. Celebrated wines from surrounding boutique vineyards can be sampled at restaurants all throughout the city; or can be tasted in an authentic environment with a day trip to Waiheke Island.
Auckland Holiday Packages
Experience all that Auckland has to offer, our holiday partner Virgin Australia Holidays has a great array of Auckland holiday packages. Packages include flights, accommodation and a great variety of extras.