Posted by David Thornton on
The total number of visitors to New Zealand has surpassed 3 million in the last financial year and that is likely to increase to 4 million within the next 10 years. Most of those visitors arrive through Auckland International Airport with several airlines starting up new services and destinations.
While new hotels are going up, there will still be pressure on visitor accommodation with some experts calling for government and council assistance to encourage more development.
Queenstown, the top tourist destination, can barely cope with accommodation demand and is experiencing ‘one-day fly-in-fly-out’ from tourists based in Auckland!
Most tourists spend a few days in Auckland before moving on to the many beautiful areas of this unique country.
Having secured their accommodation visitors will find plenty to do in the ‘City of Sails’ as Auckland is affectionately known. To freshen up after a 26 hour flight, and to get a birds-eye view of the city, there can be no better choice than a walk to the top of Rangitoto our tame volcano in the harbour – catch a ferry rather than attempting to swim!
You can also enjoy other delights of the Harbour and central city bars and restaurants from your central Auckland accommodation