Arriving in Auckland 22nd Jan
Replies: 3 - Last Post: Jan 24, 2013 12:29 AM Last Post By: dharmabumm
Jan 19, 2013 3:03 PM
Arriving in Auckland 22nd JanHi!
I will arrive in Auckland on the 22nd Jan, this is my first time in New Zealand. I will be travelling on a one year working visa, I will try and find as much work as I can. Really I would like to find a nice job and settle for a while.
My first question is, can anyone recommend a backpackers. And my second question is more just a request for advice, tips and things. How is the work situation? Where is the main backpackers area?
Also, is anyone living there that would like to meet and show me around, help me get settled sort of thing?
I look forward to hearing from you all!
Jan 19, 2013 5:37 PM
1Auckland Super Shuttle, once you have picked the backpackers you want to stay at, this is the most flexible but expensive bus from the airport to Auckland city centre. They do have a website.
Though the fare quoted was $25 online, it was $30 when I used it in April last year, gate fee or something.
Airbus Express is NZD$16, cheaper but has set set down spots in Auckland CBD. Where as Supe Shuttle will drop you off outside your backpackers accom.
Britomart is the central train station for Auckland, its underground, around it there are many zones where you can get buses from to different parts of Auckland. When I was there in Auckland last year, the trains were not running during Easter.
There is a cheap but a bit of a troublesome way to get from the airport to the city centre, first you have to get a suburban bus from Auckland Airport to the nearest train station, and then a train to Britomart.
Enjoy Auckland, I liked it, and yes, I was "scared as" the first time I went there, after hearing stories from others, but in the end, its all good. I am sure things happen all over the world, but I was "pleasantly surprised".
I was there for a short holiday only, didn't go to work over there though.
Jan 20, 2013 7:27 AM
2you no doubt think you are an independent traveller so you don't need showing around! You'll meet people in the hostel and the staff there will have all the advice you need.
hostels; noisy party places in the middle, places to get some sleep are in areas such as Mt Eden, Parnell.
you aren't spending a year in Auckland, are you?
Jan 24, 2013 12:29 AM
3I'm also going on a working holiday in NZ... so same questions...
Also, what places would you recommend? (to live and work for a while)
How to get around? I've heard busses are the best way to travel.. (magicbus, kiwi experience, naked bus... anyone has experience with these?) What about trains?
Can anyone suggest the best place to go surfing in New Zealand ?
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