Auckland has long been a much-loved destination for travelers and locals. With its stunning scenery, delicious dining options, and rich history, it’s easy to see why. Tāmaki Makaurau, (Auckland’s indigenous Māori name) has something for everyone, whether you’re a foodie wanting to explore the city’s world-class culinary scene or an outdoor enthusiast ready for amazing adventures. Here are 5 apps to help you get the most out of New Zealand’s largest city.
With information on where to go, what to see, what to do, and how to get there, you can explore this city like an Aucklander. Hello Auckland also gives you access to discounts and deals on food, shopping, and the many events taking place in Auckland. From art and attractions to tours, walks, and wineries, this app will be your personal guide that fits in the palm of your hand.
This local ride sharing app is New Zealand’s answer to Uber. It offers competitive prices, with fairer rates for both drivers and passengers. The lower commission rates mean that drivers can keep more of what they make while giving passengers the best prices. Zoomy has also partnered with local charities such as KidsCan, an initiative supporting Kiwi kids in hardship. Passengers have the option of rounding up their ride to the nearest dollar to support the charity of their choice.
If you’d like to explore the city using public transport, this app helps you plan and track your trips using Auckland’s many bus, train, and ferry services. Enter your destination and the app will give you the best routes and live departures to track your service and see how many people are already on board. Journey notifications let you know where and when to board or get off, so you won’t miss your stop. You’ll also be notified of any delays or disruptions.
This app allows you to make reservations at many restaurants in the city, anytime, anywhere. Restaurant Hub also has menus, reviews, and deals, making dining decisions easy and convenient. Simply search the restaurant or cuisine you’re interested in, and the app will come up with options for you to choose from.
New Zealand has received international praise for its impressive COVID-19 response. The COVID tracer app is one reason for the successful management of the pandemic. Scanning QR codes via the app makes contact tracing so straightforward and efficient, health officials can quickly locate people and stop potential community transmission. Using Bluetooth technology, the app securely and accurately helps you keep track of where you’ve been, which is a huge help with contact tracing.
All apps are available for download from the App Store or Google Play so give them a go on your next Auckland adventure.