Essential Information

From frequently asked questions to maps and i-SITE visitor centre locations, you’ll find all the essential information you need right here to make your stay in Auckland a breeze.

Auckland city and regional maps

Auckland is located in the northern central region of the North Island of New Zealand. View interactive Auckland city and regional maps online or download them to help you during your visit.

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

To help you plan your travels to Auckland find out the answers to commonly asked questions. – What is Auckland’s weather and climate like? – What are shop hours in Auckland? – Do New Zealander’s expect tips?

i-SITE Visitor Centres

i-SITE is New Zealand’s official visitor information network with centres right across the country. Visit one of Auckland’s i-SITEs for expert advice to help plan your trip in Auckland and beyond.

Immigration & Customs

Arriving in Auckland is exciting and welcoming. Make sure you’re familiar with customs, immigration, passport and visa regulations before you travel. If you are not a New Zealand or Australian citizen, you may require a visa or permit to visit New Zealand.

Safety for visitors

New Zealand is one of the safest travel destinations in the world, with a relatively low crime rate. However we recommend you observe the same precautions with your personal safety and your possessions as you would in any other country or at home.

Weather and climate

Auckland enjoys a warm coastal climate without extremes of temperature. It is one of the sunniest spots in the country, with annual sunshine hours of 2060. It also has a high rainfall, which ensures the lushness of its rainforests, with a mean annual rainfall of 1240mm.

WiSE Guides

The WiSE Guides – a passionate group of mostly retired volunteers – are here to share their wisdom and passion for our city with domestic and international visitors.

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