All flights from overseas to Auckland arrive at the Auckland International airport (it’s the only one!). The most important thing to remember when travelling to Auckland from the US or Europe is that you will lose a day when crossing the International Date Line 🙂
To arrive on Sunday 9th September you will need to leave the US or Europe on Friday 7th September but I suppose you all know that, just a friendly reminder. Of course you gain a day going home, to the US you arrive before you have left and for Europe you arrive the next day.
Flights from Australia, New Zealand is 2 hours ahead of Sydney and Melbourne and 5 hours ahead of Perth. www.timeanddate.com/
Air New Zealand, which is the airline of choice, is in the Star Alliance. Qantas also fly into Auckland International Airport, they are part of the Oneworld. www.airnz.co.nz
The easiest way to get from Auckland International Airport to the hotel is via the Airbus Express which leaves every 10 minutes, 7.00am – 7.00pm Monday – Friday and every 30 mins during the weekends from the Auckland International Airport. The cost for a one way trip is $16.00 and return is $26. The express airport bus stops near the hotel in Queen St, get off at stop 3 and walk 100 meters towards the Town Hall and Aotea Centre. If you are on the bus which goes via Dominion Rd get off at stop 2D. The Scenic Hotel is across the road from the Town Hall. The journey from the airport to Queen St is approx. 30 minutes.
Taxis are available at the airport and will cost approx. $70 – $80 and the journey will take approx. 25 mins.