Auckland: Stay: Ponsonby

A winter view from Ponsonby towards Auckland CBD. Photo by Steve Collier

Auckland is residence to the largest percentage of all Kiwis and is also the main port of entry for travellers so it’s no surprise there are a huge number of hotels, hostels and everything inbetween on offer. The main reason for the huge population is the sheer size of Auckland. Outside of the CBD, the city stretches in all directions, swallowing up multiple suburbs, each of them offering a different perspective on life within this melting pot of cultures and lifestyles.

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Choosing a Place to Stay

Sunset in Nice from our hotel. Photo by Steve Collier.

Sunset in Nice from our hotel. Photo by Steve Collier.

Here are some resources that can help you find a great place to stay wherever you are while hopefully giving you a more interesting way to experience your stay than an identikit hotel may bring and help you find that cool local spot to unwind with a couple of beers…

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We Could Go Anywhere From Here…

There are over two hundred individual countries on planet Earth, a planet which covers around 197 million square miles of area. You have a backpack ready to be packed for adventure, a bit of money and a valid passport… so where do you begin?

Photo Credit: Steve Collier, 2014.

Photo Credit: Steve Collier, 2014.

There are no right or wrong answers to this question. It’s purely subjective. You may find as much joy on a jaunt to rural Somerset as a trek to a hilltop village in Papua New Guinea. Your trip plan can depend on budget, comfort zone, personal interests and any number of factors.  What we’ll do then is take you through our ‘process’ and any useful tools we found to help us plan our route.

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