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Auckland City is a great place to visit.

Make the most of your experience with Auckland Arts Festival - go for dinner, see a show, stay in a hotel, go for breakfast and finish off with some shopping.

For all the information you need on where to eat, stay, shop and how to get around, browse through this page for our suggestions and advice.


A selection of unique, fresh and sophisticated dining experiences await you in Auckland.  Many are located within a short walk from the theatres and venues for Auckland Arts Festival shows.

Try the Katsura Dining Restaurant or go to heartofthecity.co.nz for more choices.


A range of quality hotels are available in central Auckland. Choose from stunning views, an elegant boutique hotel, a romantic getaway or a simple place to rest your head.

Go to Rendezvous Hotel or look at the selection available at heartofthecity.co.nz

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Auckland boasts some fabulous shopping experiences, from world class NZ designers to international labels, and from markets to beautiful boutiques.

Go to heartofthecity.co.nz to find out what's in store in Auckland city.


Train, bus, taxi or walking? No matter where you stay in Auckland, there are plenty of options for getting out and about.

Buses, Trains and Ferries
For bus, train and ferry timetables go to Auckland Transport or phone 09 366 6400.

The LINK buses are the easiest way to get around Auckland's inner suburbs. Take the red City LINK to get around Auckland's CBD, the green Inner LINK to get around Auckland's inner city and the orange Outer LINK to get around the inner suburbs of Auckland.

There are plenty of places to park around Auckland, so if you're planning on using a car to get around and need information on parking locations, hours and prices, go to Wilson Parking.