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accommodation Auckland international airport - also car hire

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accommodation Auckland international airport - also car hire

1. Auckland Airport Arrival - In March 2013 -

a, 2 of us arrive late afternoon, pick up hire car,[that day or next]. then start our 3 week visit heading south for Wellington.

b, Considering to stay near airport 1 night or drive a couple of hours South until about 7PM.


a, accommodation near airport or a pleasant place with all amenities south of Auckland?

b, a car hire company that is near to airport [or will have pick up point], also has no 'hidden' fees thus can have a stress free drive/visit.

2. Auckland Airport Departure - In March 2013 -

a, 6 of us [3 family couples] will end up staying in an apartment/cabin North of Auckland for 3 nights.

b, Night before the flight out, book in somewhere [1 night] near airport & amenities.


a, Any suggestions near a beach or nice place inland for the above 3 days

b, Place with pool, cooking facilities, suit 3 couples under 1 roof [self contained]?

c, Accommodation for last night with local amenities & NO hassles to get to airport next day.

Regards j

PS. My sister has to be assisted with stick[s] when walking.

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1. Re: accommodation Auckland international airport - also car hire

Car Hire - Apex

They are not at the airport but are about a 3 minute drive, and they pick you up from the terminal.

Accommodation 1st night

There are many options of places within an hour or 2 south of Auckland

Here are a couple that I can suggest.....

Miranda Holiday Park - has nice units and is lovely for your 1st night as it has great hot pools to soak in.....

Hillside Hotel - lovely rural setting about an hour south of Auckland

Accommodation last night

Bella Vista Express - good well priced accommodation with food onsite and/or nearby and free shuttle to airport. It is also walking distance from the Apex Rental car depot.

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2. Re: accommodation Auckland international airport - also car hire

Thank You - - Andychef

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3. Re: accommodation Auckland international airport - also car hire

SEcond the recommendation of Apex as your car rental. In similar circumstances I would pick up the car and head south. Hamilton is only 90 minutes down the road but would give you a great start next day. There are a plethora ofmotels on the road into the city but to reach it dont take the State Highway 1 turnoff at the Base shopping precinct but continue on through into the city. The bypass takes you around the back of Hamilton.

There are many hotels close to the airport most of average quality which you would find if you review Auckland Airport hotels. We have used a couple with probably the Holiday Inn being the best. Most have limited facilities as stays in these establishments is generally arrive late in day leave early morning.

Edited: 1:51 am, January 18, 2013
4. Re: accommodation Auckland international airport - also car hire

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