Living in Auckland

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Wherever you choose to live in Auckland, you're never far from breathtaking scenery, beautiful beaches, invigorating walks, idyllic holiday islands, outstanding food and wine, great shopping and exciting nightlife. Or you can venture a little further afield to explore the islands of the Hauraki Gulf or the wild West Coast surf beaches. Whether you are looking for extreme adventure or a quiet morning coffee and a browse in the local market, there's always something to do in Auckland.

Auckland city lies on a narrow stretch of land between the beautiful Manukau and Waitemata harbours. Most of Auckland's population lives on the mainland but there are also 65 islands in the Hauraki Gulf that make up 74 per cent of Auckland's total land area. The gulf and its islands are recognised as a regional and national treasure with diverse landscapes and ecological systems.

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Finding Accommodation

Auckland City offers great accommodation options.

For a full list of Auckland City motels, hotels, apartments, bed and breakfast cottages or backpackers see the Jasons website, otherwise see the list below of common short-term and longer term accommodation options and resources.

Initial Accommodation within New Zealand

Below is a list of motels and residences that are often recommended to staff as initial accommodation options as they are in close proximity to our hospitals.

Accommodation close to Mercy Hospital:


Quest Newmarket Serviced Apartments
31-39 Davis Cres, Newmarket.  Phone 0800 109 505
Fully self-contained apartments with kitchen and laundry facilities, minutes walk to top restaurants and supermarket.  Great accommocation for patients or family.  Units have SKY Guest Select and entertainment units for your  IPod, MP3 or CDs. Proximity:  1.6kms from Mercy Hospital.  Click here to read more.  

Off Broadway Motel
11 Alpers Ave, Newmarket Auckland, Tel 09-529 3550.
Affordable luxury accommodation close to restaurants, shops, cafes and bars. A short four minute walk to Auckland Central. Air-conditioned units with SKY. 2.05km from Mercy Hospital.

Boulevard Hotel
15 Alpers Ave Newmarket Auckland, Tel 09-522 0160.
A boutique style hotel with restaurant, bar and conference facilities. Ample parking, close to Newmarket and close to major hospitals. 2.06km from Mercy Hospital

Accommodation close to Ascot Hospital:

Royal Park Lodge
159-161 Great South Rd Greenlane Auckland, Tel 09-524 7988.
An upmarket corporate accommodation, Expo Centre, office parks & Newmarket shops. Recently refurbished park-like grounds. Wireless internet.

Ascot Star Motel
92 Great South Rd Newmarket Auckland, Tel 09-520 4833.
A centrally located motel with 24 hr check-in, 70 rooms, spa and pool, restaurant/bar, conference facilities.

Long-term Accomodation:

Barbican Publishing Limited 2006 have published a great accommodation guide book called "Where to Live in Auckland". This is a fantastic publication that gives up to date information such as providing buyers tips, an overview of Auckland, a detailed account of Auckland's many suburbs including facts, maps and population statistics. There is also a useful section on schools within the Auckland region. The book is available through the following website:
Useful Real Estate Websites for those looking to purchase a property:

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