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Where to stay near New Zealand National Maritime Museum

Exploring New Zealand National Maritime Museum

The country’s maritime history goes back to the ancient Polynesian migration to its islands, then takes in the first European exploration and subsequent settlement. This interesting museum displays interactive exhibits showing how the sea has influenced the nation, and offers trip around the stunning harbour on a heritage sailing ship.

Accommodation near New Zealand National Maritime Museum

From the luxury hotels of Downtown Auckland to the welcoming beachfront motels of Orewa, you’ll find the region offers plenty of diversity when it comes to accommodation. Luxury retreats, resorts and private apartments are available for those looking to splurge, while a generous spread of city hostels, simple motels and beach campsites takes care of the lower budgets. Recommended accommodation include the Stamford Plaza Auckland, Mercure Auckland and Hilton Auckland .

Sightseeing near New Zealand National Maritime Museum

- Britomart

Britomart is a shopping destination with a difference, and a must-visit if you’re a shopaholic in Auckland. This trendy district is a pleasing mix of old and new, with modern high-rises towering over restored heritage buildings. These Victorian beauties house a range of cutting-edge fashion boutiques, while Britomart’s City Farmer’s Market – held every Saturday – is a chance to sample an array of fresh local produce, from seasonal fruit and veg to olives, coffee and artisan bread.

- Queen Street Shopping District

Auckland’s beating artery, Queen Street is a three kilometer stretch of high street stores and cafes, with some more unusual elements thrown in. Be sure to check out New Zealand’s oldest department store, the iconic Victorian building of Smith & Caughey’s - aside from impressive period features, here you’ll find gifts and souvenirs, plus upmarket and fashionable clothing. Just off the main strip, look for the Chancery; a secluded cobblestone courtyard brimming with designer labels and sophisticated dining spots.

Transportation near New Zealand National Maritime Museum

Getting around via public transport is by ferry, bus, train or shuttle bus, and car hire is a useful option for exploring out of town. The Explorer sightseeing bus runs a loop around the central area’s main attractions, and the Auckland Discovery pass gives a day’s unlimited train, ferry and bus travel in the city, although it doesn’t cover the airport bus service. If you’re travelling during rush hour, the overland trains as the best option.

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