Auckland Airport South

Visit Auckland South, NZ

  • South Auckland centres on Mangere, where Auckland Airport is located, and Manukau, which takes its name from the spreading shallow harbour that opens to the west coast.

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    South Auckland is home to around one quarter of Auckland’s population. It has the largest concentration of Polynesian people anywhere in the world and is home to great variety of new migrants. Vistors can enjoy this diversity at markets and frequent cultural events.

    Accommodation in Auckland South (NZ)

    There are hotels and motels throughout the region, especially close to the airport and main centres such as Manukau. Bed and breakfast establishments and holiday apartments are available in many locations. B&B establishments and guest inns are often found in quiet locations, and holiday parks in coastal locations.


    Transport around Auckland South

    The wide South Auckland region has a modern road and motorway network that makes interconnections between centres easy. Regular bus services reach all areas, while a train service connects some centres with Auckland City.

    Charter flights are available from Ardmore Airport to the south east of Manukau.


    Tourist Activities around Auckland South

    Auckland’s only amusement park is located close to the motorway at Manukau.

    Auckland’s large Botannic Gardens are located nearby at Manurewa.

    Pukehoke Raceway in South Auckand is one of NZ’s most famous motorsport venues. South Auckland also has an equestrian eventing course of international standard.

    There is a lot of pre-european history to explore in this long-settled region, including Puketutu island, near the airport and stonefields at Otauataua.

    Fishing in the Manukau Harbour is very popular but boaties need to take care of tidal currents and strong winds.

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    Auckland Airport South