Malaysia is experiencing extremely hot weather currently. If not for the rain, the weather is quite unbearable. A holiday to a cooler climate is not a bad idea at all. At this time of the year, a country in the Southern Hemisphere would be ideal. and New Zealand comes to mind. New Zealand is actually a great holiday destination and cheap hotels in Auckland are aplenty.
Auckland has lots to see and do and there is no shortage of nice and cheap hotels. There are activities all year round for the visitor including visits to the museums, eco-friendly tours to parks and places of interest, trips to the beautiful islands of Great Barrier Island or the Waiheke Island.
For garden lovers, Auckland is a city of beautiful gardens. The Auckland Botanic Gardens, Auckland's largest outdoor garden features more than 10,000 different plant types. Ayrlies is one of New Zealand's best known gardens, characterised by sweeping lawns, native plantings, ponds and waterways. Other gardens not to be missed are Eden Garden, an award-winning garden with magnificent views over the city and Hauraki Gulf at the garden's highest point. Eden Garden is reputed to have one of the largest collections of camellias in the Southern Hemisphere. Parnell Rose Gardens, popular in spring and summer, feature over 4,500 roses.
A holiday in Auckland offers you the chance to enjoy and relax with a sailing experience or discover the thrill of watching Dolphins and Whales in Hauraki Gulf.
Indulge in shopping at the Aotea Square Markets, Botany Town Centre, Auckland's newest and largest shopping centre, Chancery, the up-market fashion shops, gift shops and cafes, Chocolate Boutique Café, famous New Zealand Chocolaterie specialising in delicious handmade chocolates and confectionery.
Auckland's nightlife and cuisine are certainly not to be missed too. Whatever your interests, you'll never be short of things to do in the City of Sails. The Auckland Harbor is one place a visitor should not miss. See the harbour highlights including historic Devonport, the Auckland Harbour Bridge, Bean Rock Lighthouse, and the Devonport Naval Base.
A Harbour Cruise is an ideal way to experience Auckland taking in views of three major Auckland Icons – the Harbour Bridge, Rangitoto Island, and the Sky Tower.
After an adventurous long day, there is nowhere more relaxing than in one's hotel room. A holiday in Auckland or even New Zealand for that matter need not be expensive as there are many nice and cheap hotels. The best part is, you will be sure of a room even at the last minute, so advance booking is not necessary.
Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand is not to be missed while on a visit to New Zealand. Hotels in Wellington can be cheap and can be as low as NZ71.
Most visitors will not miss Christchurch too. It's another must-visit beautiful city with her lovely black swans and awesome cathedral. You can find cheap Christchurch hotels for as low as NZ56.
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