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Auckland Accommodation for first 2 weeks

Old Jun 1st 2011, 3:20 pm
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I don’t arrive in Auckland until Feb 2012 but I am leaving the UK in Nov 2011. I just don’t know what to do when I first arrive. I have looked into hostels, hotels, room shares and renting from the off but still don’t know what to do. It’ll be me and my girlfriend. We do plan to stick around Auckland for the first 6 months or so.

I really just want to hear about other peoples experiences when they first arrived.

Thanks in advance.
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Old Jun 1st 2011, 9:23 pm
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check out a site called bookabach.com, or trademe.co.nz. hopefully that'll help?? Or do a google search of sites containing the word bach in it, its the kiwi slang name for holiday home and they are rented out alot. the time you are looking at arriving is one of the most expensive though, so beware of the prices and availability (or lack of!)
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Old Jun 1st 2011, 10:09 pm
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http://www.babs.com.au/lillington/index.htm - had our first 2 weeks here, the owners ferried us around looking for cars rentals etc , cant rate them highly enough
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Old Jun 3rd 2011, 2:50 am
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Hi we were lucky enough to stay with family over here. But you can do short term lease 3 months minimum at various locations within the CBD (Quest and Waldorf are two possibilities) we had a look at some as we where beginning to out stay our welcome and were having trouble finding the perfect rental, they vary widley in price (and for a northern lass a wee bit expensive) but are functional and probably would be fine if you dont have to stay at home all day. There are also plenty of motels but I am not sure about weekly rates. Happy hunting.
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As always depends on your budget. A self catering one bed serviced apartment (similar to hotel but with kitchen and wahsine machine so you can save money eating in etc) will cost you about $110 per night - 50-60 gbp a night.

If you wanted to stay in the North Shore area (20-30 mins from Auckland and full of pretty bat and seaside small towns) you could get a holiday house for about 40 GBP - if you look around.

If you want to enjoy the city life self catering serviced apartment might be your best option. All depends on your budget though!
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Old Jun 4th 2011, 10:35 pm
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We stayed a couple of nights at Oaks on Hobson serviced apartments, pretty central to the CBD. Again it depends on your budget really.
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Old Jun 13th 2011, 9:41 am
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Thanks guys, I’ll have a look at the suggestions. Thankfully I’ve got plenty of time to have a look and make a decision.
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