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Reason 5: everything you need within walking distance

Auckland City is a great place to host the 2011 World Championships, because the Vector Arena is in the heart of the city's Central Business District (or CBD), so everything you need is in walking distance: shopping, hotels, a supermarket, internet cafes, foreign exchange, cafes, bars, restaurants, etc.

Queen St is the main street of Auckland City. It has a host of shopping, for tourists and locals alike. The surrounding streets also have a host of shopping, cafes and bars.

Princes Wharf is one of Auckland City's many restaurant and bar districts. (Princes Wharf is the wharf with the Hilton Hotel - hotel number 7 on the map below.) You can also find restaurants, cafes and bars in High St (where hotel 5 is on the map), and Quay St (near the Vector Arena). There are also great restaurants, cafes and bars in Parnell (just above the key, on the map below.)

Take a look at the map below for some idea of Auckland City's layout, and its proximity to Vector Arena. A key and further explanation is below.




Foodtown Supermarket
Hotel (see below)
Foreign Exchange
Internet Cafe

Vector Arena is in the top right corner of the map.

Notice the major transport hubs at the top centre of the map. Britomart is Auckland City's major depot for buses and trains, and it is only 600m from Vector Arena! About 100m further is the Ferry Building, for cruises of the harbour, and trips to Waiheke Island, Devonport, and other destinations.

Selected hotels, selected internet cafes and selected foreign exchange locations are included. These are not complete lists!

Foodtown is a major New Zealand supermarket chain - a supermarket the locals use, so the prices are reasonable.

The internet cafes and foreign exchange locations shown on the map are only a small selection. (The map was getting too cluttered.) Follow the links to a list of locations listed in the New Zealand Yellow Pages. Although only eight internet cafes are listed, there are many more (for example, half of the City Convenience stores are also internet cafes). There are 24 foreign exchange locations listed!

Only 20 of the 55 hotels and taverns in the Auckland City CBD are listed. We selected a few close to Vector Arena, and most of the major chain hotels to display on the map. The numbers corresponds to the list below.


Hotel name and address

1 Duxton Hotel, 100 Greys Ave
2 Quest on Eden, 52 Eden Cres
3 Hotel Grand Chancellor, 1 Hobson St
4 Bribanc Apartments, 83 Beach Rd
5 Ascott Auckland Metropolis, 1 Courthouse Lane
6 Stamford Plaza, 22 Albert St
7 Hilton Auckland, Princes Wharf, 147 Quay St
8 Heritage Auckland, cnr Wyndham & Hobson Sts
9 Quest Serviced Apartments, 52 Eden Cres
10 Hyatt Regency Auckland, cnr Waterloo Qdt & Princes St
11 Quest Serviced Apartments, 3 Whitaker Pl
12 Quest Serviced Apartments, 62 Queen St
13 Mercure Hotel Windsor, 58-60 Queen St
14 Mercure Hotel Auckland, 8 Customs St
15 Quay West Suites, 8 Albert St
16 Copthorne Hotel, 196-200 Quay St
17 New President Hotel, 27-35 Victoria St West
18 Auckland City Hotel, 131 Beach Rd
19 Crowne Plaza, 128 Albert St
20 Quest Serviced Apartments, 12-14 O'Connell St




Reasons to come to New Zealand

Reason 9: visitors visas for competitors

Reason 8: see the haka performed by the best

Reason 7: webcast the tournament

Reason 6: our television experience

Reason 5: everything you need within walking distance

Reason 4: a venue in the centre of New Zealand’s biggest city

Reason 3: see Australia, too, while you are here

Reason 2: things to see and do in New Zealand

Reason 1: the New Zealand dollar

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