All you need to know about Auckland

The most populous city in New Zealand, Auckland is based around two large harbours and is a multicultural hub of art, food, and culture. The west offers a diverse landscape that immerses visitors in nature, with lush, native rainforests accompanied by black, volcanic beaches. The east’s glittering golden sand beaches contrast the rolling hills of the north and south to provide tranquil gardens and forests, ideal for exploration. With a variety of cafes and restaurants offering cuisine from around the world, the Wynyard Quarter, Viaduct Harbour, and Britomart Precinct are all firm favourites that are well worth visiting. When staying in the city, make time to visit one of Auckland’s stunning wine regions where guests can sample cheese and wine by the sparkling ocean. Here at SilverDoor, we have a range of corporate accommodation options available for you to choose from; enquire today and we can elevate your stay with one of our many serviced apartments in Auckland.

Why choose a serviced apartment in Auckland with SilverDoor?

With over 320,000 serviced apartments worldwide, we are unrivalled within the serviced apartment sector and therefore have you covered when searching for the perfect accommodation. Our Trustpilot rating contributes to the confidence that we have in our service and in our ability to match you to your ideal serviced apartment in Auckland. Our strong links with property partners also offers our clients increased flexibility when it comes to cancellation policies and negotiated rates. The depth of knowledge that we have developed is a credit to our twenty years’ plus worth of experience in the field and helps us to tailor our corporate housing to your every need. With a presence in over 110 countries, we are confident that you will be in the best hands when staying in a SilverDoor serviced apartment.

What is a serviced apartment?

The vast array of corporate housing available in our portfolio are decorated to meet a variety of different tastes but are all private and flexible spaces for you to enjoy. With facilities such as a fully equipped kitchens, living areas and multiple bedrooms depending on group size, guests can truly feel at home and separate their working, eating, and sleeping arrangements comfortably. If you have any specific requirements for your serviced apartment in Auckland, do not hesitate to contact a member of our team who will work hard to accommodate your needs. With a vast array of corporate housing available, our portfolio presents something for everyone.

Skyline of Auckland city centre

What’s included with SilverDoor corporate apartments in Auckland?

Our corporate housing in Auckland combines the comfort and flexibility of a furnished apartment with the facilities and service standards of a hotel.

With outstanding amenities including housekeeping and fitness spaces, as well as fully equipped kitchens and living areas, our guests can focus on their work or rest and unwind.

With apartments for both short-stay and long-term trips, you can relax in one of our many residences and enjoy a host of advantages including:

  • Privacy: Be at peace in your own spaces and arrange housekeeping for a time that suits you.
  • Cost Savings: Longer stays attracts a lower nightly rate, making extending your trip easy and accommodative. Cut the costs of eating out and enjoy all the free amenities during your stay.
  • Space: A typical one bed serviced apartment in Auckland is double the size of a hotel room, including separate areas to cooking, sleep and relax
  • Freedom: Use the space to accommodate for your needs – whether it’s for holding meetings, heading out to restaurants, or entertaining guests.

Browse our exceptional serviced apartments today to make your trip to Auckland a relaxing one.

What do I need to know about staying in Auckland?

Despite being New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland is a generally safe and easy-going place to visit. One-third of residents were born overseas, making Auckland a cosmopolitan city with many British, Asian, and Pacific Island influences. When flying to Auckland, be sure to check what you can and can’t bring into the country as New Zealand has strict laws about the declaration of items. It’s much quicker and easier to do some research prior to your travels than accidentally bring prohibited items to the airport. The striking black sand beaches on the West Coast are known for their ideal surfing conditions, however there can be strong currents and so it pays to be careful when swimming. Be sure to stay between the flagged areas as lifeguards monitor these areas for safety.

Transport in Auckland

Public transport consists of three modes: bus, train, and ferry. Britomart, in downtown Auckland, is the main transport hub and is where many bus and train journeys start and finish. Ferries also depart from the bay just two-minutes’ walk down the harbour, helping to make journey connections stress free. City Link buses are also a convenient and cheap way to travel around city centre and inner suburbs. They run reliably and frequently, therefore there is no timetable to worry about. Auckland also has an excellent motorway network and driving is a convenient option for anyone looking to discover more of New Zealand. If you're hoping to get some fresh air while you sightsee, Auckland can be easily journeyed by bike, with a number of new cycle paths dotted around the city. It’s also easy to get around the city centre on foot and there are hundreds of walking routes across the region for avid explorers.

Shopping in Auckland

With everything from high-end designers to open-air street markets, the city of Auckland offers a plethora of shopping options within easy reach. Head to Parnell or Britomart for the latest collections from top designer brands, both featuring upmarket, high-quality options with stylish surroundings. Alternatively, guests can wander down Newmarket’s cobbled alleyways to find some of New Zealand’s best independent boutiques and discover the recently redeveloped Westfield Market. Known for being the city’s premier shopping district, there are also a variety of restaurants and cafes dotted around to keep you fuelled. Takapuna is also worth stopping by as it features more than 400 shops and is the main shopping destination in Auckland’s North Shore. The Sunday markets run every week from 6am-12pm and feature everything from speciality food to gifts and homeware. Also, Matakana’s picturesque village with a superb farmer’ market makes this region a divine destination with organic, seasonal produce and fresh delicacies.

Weather in Auckland

New Zealand’s climate can vary, with mild temperatures year-round in Auckland. January and February are the warmest months, and July is the coldest month of the year.

  • Spring: Between September to November is when Auckland Spring is. The average temperatures range from 16-19
  • Summer: With temperatures ranging from 20-25, Summer in Auckland is between the months of December and February
  • Autumn: Temperatures during March to May range from 17to 21.
  • Winter: From June to August is when Winter is in Auckland. Here the temperatures drop down to between 12-16

What to do in Auckland

A city of sophistication, Auckland features world class shopping and dining experiences while simultaneously providing a natural playground of stunning scenery and relaxing ocean views. For an adventurous weekend activity, visitors can contact Skydive Auckland or go for a Skyjump from the iconic Skytower. If visiting or relocating with family, be sure to book a whale and dolphin safari and marvel at the rare marine life situated along the Hauraki Gulf. Home to captivating coastlines, world-class vineyards, and an active volcano, there is something to suit everyone in Auckland. Spend a weekend or even a few hours at Waiheke Island, a 40-minute ferry ride downtown and offering the ultimate island retreat. Best known as the ‘island of wine’ for its plethora of wineries and vineyards, visitors can enjoy spectacular tours, views, beaches, and restaurants.

Facts about Auckland

  1. Auckland is home to over 50 volcanoes: Built on one of the world’s youngest volcanic fields, Auckland has over 50 volcanoes, each originating from a magma source located 100 kilometres below.
  2. Auckland’s second name is the city of sails: As the city features two major harbours and is surrounded by endless water visas, Auckland is a magnet for sailing enthusiasts. The city also boasts the world’s highest boat ownership per capita.
  3. Auckland is frequently ranked within the world’s top 20 most ‘liveable cities’: Auckland is continuously appreciated for the kiwi way of life.
  4. The Maori name for Auckland is Tamaki Makaurau: This name translates to ‘Tamaki with a hundred lovers’ due to the desirability the land had with its fertile ground and waterways.
  5. Auckland has the world’s largest Polynesian populations in the world: They make up around 28% of the Auckland population.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What different types of apartments are there in Auckland?

    At SilverDoor we offer different types of apartments to suit your needs. From studio size to a three bedroom super suite, at SilverDoor we make sure to find the right serviced apartment for you. Here are a few of our apartment types on offer:

    Studio Apartment

    • King size bed
    • 1 bathroom
    • Fully equipped kitchen
    • Approx 45 sqm

    1 Bedroom Apartment

    • Queen size bed
    • 1 bathroom
    • Fully equipped kitchen
    • Built-in air conditioning
    • Approx 41 sqm

    2 Bedroom Apartment

    • Queen size bed in 1st bedroom
    • Queen size bed in 2nd bedroom
    • 2 bathrooms
    • Fully equipped kitchen
    • Approx 60 sqm

    Swiss-SuperSuite Three Bedroom

    • King size bed in 1st bedroom
    • Queen size bed in 2nd bedroom
    • Queen size bed in 3rd bedroom
    • 2 bathrooms
    • Fully equipped kitchen
    • Approx 200 sqm
  • Are there any pet friendly apartments in Auckland?

    We understand many people now wish to travel with their pets. We have a range of pet friendly serviced apartments in Auckland. This must be arranged before your booking and in some cases a charge may apply. Contact our friendly team today who can help source you a pet friendly serviced apartment in Auckland.

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