Dukes Midway Lodge
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... cheap, regular, easy for a non local to work out how to use, with helpful drivers and on screen GPS mapping to show you where you are. We meander round the city on the inner circuit bus route then walk down into the city centre to catch the lift up the Sky Tower to take in the view, which is pretty special. At this point the north island is a fairly narrow strip of land, and the sea can be seen ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsDukes Midway Lodge Auckland
Friendly manager which had helpful tips on the surroundings (things to do and restaurants). Units were comfortable and the overall lodge was quite peaceful and great for recharging your travel batteries. We twice went to the nearby Thai and loved the service and food there also.
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