Useful Auckland information.
It is New Zealand’s largest city and has a population of over 1.2 million, nearly one third of New Zealand’s entire population.
It has three harbours, two of which almost cut through the North Island. With over 50 islands. Making it an ideal place for water activities.
It is one of the few cities in the world to have harbours on two separate bodies of water.
The central part of the urban area covers a narrow isthmus between the the Waitemata Harbour on the Pacific Ocean, and the Manukau Harbour on the Tasman Sea.
Its unusual geography and humid, warm climate has created a lifestyle that’s often ranked in the world’s top ten.
Auckland’s layout makes it easy to quickly change from one activity to another. In half an hour you can be picnicking on an extinct volcano, sailing to an island, tasting wines at a vineyard, hiking through the rain forest, or wandering a wild, black sand surf beach.
Auckland Information about the best time of year to visit Auckland
The driest sunny weather is from December to March.
See Aucklands climate here.
Although this is also when most New Zealanders take their holidays, including the students of all ages.
So Auckland is pleasantly comparatively quiet from about the 28 th of December until near the end of January, when the Auckland residents return with their families to prepare to go back to study and work. But the beach resorts are busy at their busiest time from December 26th to the end of January.
Then the beach resorts outside Auckland are quieter, but the weather is still warm and generally pleasant.
So a good time to visit Auckland is sometime between 28 December and the end of January.
It’s still alright to visit outside this time of year, but you will have to deal with more traffic.
Unfortunately New Zealand politicians haven’t managed to work out, that if they have an immigration policy that involves increasing the population, then we are always in catch up mode with the overloaded infrastructure.
Auckland Information About Clothing.
The clothes that you should bring, to Auckland in the: Summer are; short trousers for the daytime, and if you prefer long trousers in the evening. Although most of the locals wear shorts in the evening as well. Short sleeved light shirts, or tee shirts are comfortable during the day. A sweat shirt may be needed in at night.
Open footwear such as sandals etc, is generally more comfortable than shoes and socks.
It’s a good idea to wear a sunhat or at least a cap. Our sun has a reputation for burning people faster than in other areas of the world, due to our atmosphere.
In Spring and Autumn the weather can be changeable so a range of clothes including a raincoat is recommended.
In winter ( June, July, August ), it’s best to bring shoes, long trousers, warm upper wear and a water proof jacket.
Auckland Information About Travel Insurance.
It’s recommended to get travel insurance, when traveling to New Zealand, because medical treatment is not free to visitors. There’s also a risk of theft and lost items that travel insurance would cover see NZ Travel Insurance.
Voltage in New Zealand
The electrical voltage in New Zealand is 240 volts, 50 hertz, with three flat pin sockets.
Auckland Information On The Spoken Language
The language most commonly spoken in New Zealand is English. Moari is an official language, but
you’re most likely to encounter it in the place names. There are a wide range of languages spoken in Auckland, due to significant immigration.
If you want to swim at a beach, it’s safest on the east coast beaches.