Auckland Airport (IATA: AKL, ICAO: NZAA) is the largest and busiest airport in New Zealand, with 16,487,648 (9,005,612 international and 7,482,036 domestic) passengers in the year ended December 2015. The airport is located near Māngere, a residential suburb, and Airport Oaks, a service hub suburb 21 kilometres (13 mi) south of the Auckland city centre. It is both a domestic and international hub for Air New Zealand, and as the New Zealand hub of Virgin Australia and Jetstar Airways. The airport is one of New Zealand’s most important infrastructure assets, providing thousands of jobs for the region. It handled 71 per cent of New Zealand's international air passenger arrivals and departures in 2000. It is one of only two airports in New Zealand (the other being Christchurch) capable of handling Boeing 747 and Airbus A380 aircraft. The airport is the fourth busiest in Australasia after Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane airports. Around 2008, the airport was rated in the top 3 worldwide for airports handling 5–15 million passengers annually. It was also voted the 12th best airport in the world in 2013 at the Skytrax World Airport Awards, as well as being the best airport in the Australia/Pacific region. It has a capacity of about 45 flight movements per hour, using a single runway which is fully Cat IIIb capable (at a reduced rate of movements). In November 2007 work began on a new northern runway, to be built in several stages and to be used mainly by smaller aircraft, freeing up capacity on the main runway. However, the project was put on hold for at least 12 months in October 2009, and deferred for a further few years in August 2010 following consultation with airlines and a review of capacity management options. The timing of the recommencement of construction of the second runway will be demand driven relative to the capacity of the existing runway. The expected completion date for the second runway is now 2025.
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Backed by thl and their combined decades of experience in the tourism and motorhome industry, Mighway allows you to rent your vehicle to discerning travellers so you can earn money and share the experience. Mighway offers two levels of service to best suit your needs, Mighway's Local and Managed services. Simply choose your level of service - whether it's the hands-on Local service, or hands-off Managed - and we'll take good care of the rest.LEARN MORE
The popular summit track climbs through the world's largest pohutukawa forest. The peak is 259 metres above sea level, so you can enjoy spectacular panoramic views of Auckland and the Hauraki Gulf.
At 328 metres, it is the tallest man-made structure in New Zealand and offers breath-taking views for up to 80 kilometres in every direction.
Travel up in the glass-fronted lifts to one of the three spectacular viewing platforms, or for more thrills and excitement, SkyWalk round the pergola at 192 metres up or SkyJump off the Tower!
The Sky Tower also offers various dining experiences to satisfy every palate. Peter Gordon’s chic and elegant restaurant – The Sugar Club, offers the finest dining experience. Orbit restaurant is Auckland’s only 360-degree revolving restaurant and boasts stunning views of Auckland city. If you want relaxed dining, the Sky Café is located on level 50 (now in partnership with Kapiti Ice Cream, another iconic kiwi brand).
The Sky Tower is one of New Zealand's most exhilarating and spectacular tourist attractions, you will be amazed at what you can see and do under one roof!
Piha is only one of a number of bays and beaches in the area, all wild surf beaches, some more accessible than others. While the main beaches – Piha, North Piha and Karekare – attract big crowds in the summer, on a wild dayÂ you could be the only person on the beach, and only small numbers make their way to the beaches where it takes more effort to get there, such as White’s Beach, Anawhata and The Gap, and you can only gaze in awe at cliff-locked Mercer Bay.
This exciting purpose built gallery houses New Zealand ’s largest selection of Crystals and Minerals from around the world. Many rare and beautiful specimens are available both on exhibit and for sale in our Crystal Shop. Crystal Mountain has been specifically built for easy access for visitors of all ages, regardless of physical ability and will delight old and young alike with the many things to see and do. Set on 40 acres, in the foothills of the Waitakere Ranges it is a peaceful oasis just 20 km from Auckland C.B.D. Besides our world class collection of crystals and minerals, an excellent selection of unusual stone gifts and souvenirs are also available, many of which have been produced by our own company. Our Miniature farm is an exciting adventure with pony rides (weather permitting) and various other activities.
14 short stay sites. All our sites have power, water, free wifi & use of the guest lounge/kitchen included in the charge. Close to Goat Island in the middle of Leigh village.
Certified Self Contained vehicles may stay for the $20 rate, one night at a time as full price vans have priority. Drive in, choose a site. The info & honesty box are in the middle of the field. Advance bookings only taken for the $40 rate.
For $40 bookings, ring in advance/book online or drive in, choose a site & contact us to pay/get bathroom access code.
Max vehicle length 8.5 m.
Pet friendly, dogs on lead.
Sorry, no tents!
Muriwai Beach Campground (formerly Muriwai Motorcamp) is a large spacious campground adjacent to the 60km long Muriwai Beach and set within the 380 hectare Muriwai Regional Park.
The campground is now under new management and has undergone an extensive upgrade to include a host of new facilities. There are fully equipped kitchen and shower blocks, toilets, family showers and additional accessible toilet/shower facilities.
We have 67 powered sites and 66 unpowered sites, and the campground is only 40 minutes drive from central Auckland.
If you don’t have a tent or a camper van, we have 7 cabins on site, or you can hire a tent from us.
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