Park Towers Hotel
Travel Blogs from Auckland
Checked out of Hotel by 10am and headed for Titirangi. Stopped of at Blockhouse Bay and walked along sea wall - this is a protected beach going back to the last century. Stopped off in the town for a coffee and a few goodies from local Countdown Store. Arrived at James and Sarah's about 1 o'clock and was well greeted by them and Poppy (age ...
... was! There was a lot of time spent in the airports and on the plane. We left at 9:40 p.m. from Phuket and were scheduled to arrive in Auckland at 11:55 p.m. the following day.
In Phuket, we were one of the first in the line to get checked in for our flight, however, because of the 8-hour layover in the Melbourne Airport, the little Jetstar Thai staff were getting all worked up and we ended up waiting 45 minutes or so while they tried to figure out what to do. ...
... the pretty Albert park to the Auckland art gallery, which has many free exhibitions. We wonder round admiring the art, and its good to see lots of Maori portraits. One in particular called ‘The arrival of the Maoris in New Zealand' was particularly striking - I shall include a google grab of it below.
That night we share a pizza and after dinner, a french guy comes to give us both a hug as he'd lost a bet with his drinking buddies ...
Wellington on the southern tip if the North Island is New Zealand's capital, and home to half a million people. It's known as the Windy City as winds frequently sweep in from the Cook Strait that separates the two islands. And true to its word, despite it being a glorious day and a smooth crossing, we arrived to a howling wind. But the city didn't disappoint, with some lovely hillside neighbourhoods, a very chilled atmosphere at the waterfront on ...
... ice and even saw some baby ones! We also watched the huge stingrays getting fed by a man who was standing in their tank. They were quite funny to watch as they behaved like a cat does when it wants feeding, pushing around his legs and even pressing right up against him so they reached his shoulders! After the aquarium Hazel picked us up and we went back to their house for lunch. Hazel put on a big spread and I had the best lunch I've had in a while. They have two pets now, ...
Other places to stay in Auckland
128 Albert St, Auckland | 3 star hotelfrom $119
- Sleek, modern, and excellent
- Can't fault it
- Great choice
Cnr Princes St and Waterloo Quadrant, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $149
- Excellent 5 day stay
- Loved the Hyatt!
- Nice Hotel for the Price
83 Symonds Street, Auckland | 5 star hotelfrom $146
- Excellent Hotel
71 Mayoral Drive, Auckland | 5 star hotelfrom $110
- Great hotel
- Great location. Excellent service!
- Great Value for money !!!
90 Federal St, Auckland | 5 star hotelfrom $147
- Helpful Staff
- International quality heaven in Auckland
- Visa problems
Corner Victoria & Federal Streets, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $118
22 - 26 Albert Street, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $124
- Great view - terrible service
- Fantastic hotel, excellent service! A true 5* gem!
- **Well appointed & luxurious**
171 Queen St, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $142
- Best Concierge
- Okay for a quick visit.
10 Waterloo Quadrant, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $94
- Thank goodness!
- Cool hotel and excellent value for money
8 Customs Street, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $92
59 Federal Street, Cnr Kingston Street, Auckland | 3 star hotelfrom $124
- Okay for a night
- Horrible bathroom
- Would not return to this hotel
21 Viaduct Harbour Avenue, Lighter Quay, Auckland | Hotel
- Genau, was man von einem Westin erwarten würde!
- Great Westin foundations..but with opening jitters!
- Ausgefallen, aber schön
196 - 200 Quay Street, Auckland | 3 star hotelfrom $81
147 Quay Street, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $248
- Hated it!
- Beatiful and fun
- Super views and location
40 Beach Road, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $113
85 - 89 Customs St W, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $127
- Good Location, poor room choice
- Wish we could have stayed longer!
- Great room
157 Hobson Street, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $84
411 Queen Street, Auckland | 3 star hotelfrom $58
188 Hobson Street, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $94
- Brandneu, etwas klein
- Totalmente nuevo y algo pequeño
- Very nice. Good ending to the trip
27-35 Victoria Street West, Auckland | 2 star hotelfrom $94
150 Anzac Avenue, Auckland | 3 star hotelfrom $75
37 Wellesley Street, Auckland | 2 star hotelfrom $65
20 Wyndham Street, Auckland | 3 star hotelfrom $58
100 Greys Ave, Auckland | 3 star hotelfrom $81
- Great Hotel!
- Had a great stay
- Great Find!
1 Courthouse Lane, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $124
2 White Street, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $85