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Papatoetoe is a suburb in the New Zealand city of Auckland. Located between the area’s two largest harbours, Waitemata and Manukau, Papatoetoe has likely been inhabited for as long as anywhere in New Zealand. The name translated from Maori means “undulating area where the toetoe (which is a plant that grows in the swampy areas) is the predominate feature”. Its location, near the narrowest point between the two harbours, made it a thruway for merchants and shippers. Today Papatoetoe is a modest suburb where tourists can visit lovely gardens and take in a sporting game. Also located here are two huge parks, Kohoura and Omana.

  • The Auckland Botanic Gardens, located in Papatoetoe, boasts over 10,000 plants from all over the world—the garden’s collections include New Zealand native plants, a rock garden, and many African plants.
  • The Papatoetoe Historical Society’s museum offers exhibits showing how early local people lived with interesting information about the meaning and origin of street names.
  • Take in a game of cricket at the Papatoetoe Cricket Club; Papatoetoe’s teams who play in the Auckland Cricket Championship often have games open to the public at their facility.

The Auckland International Airport welcomes flights from around the world. Getting from the airport to Papatoetoe is possible via the Airbus Express, which is a direct service that run 24-hours a day, or with taxicabs. Getting around within Papatoetoe is often possible with Auckland’s bus systems. Detailed bus information can be found on their website, or at tourist information stations called i-SITE. If public transportation doesn’t take you where you need to go (or you don’t fancy it), taxicabs are available throughout the city. Walking between Papatoetoe’s attractions is a less attractive option than utilizing some type of road transport.

Hotels in Papatoetoe

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From US$57

1 Allenby Park Hotel

3 stars
3.6 / 5 21 reviews

477 Great South Road Map

Guests looking for a hotel near Golf courses or accommodation close to shopping centres, the Allenby Park Hotel Auckland is a perfect spot. General The hotel also features five multi-purpose... More

A very average stay
The price was quite high in terms of Motels closer to the Airport. No free shuttle to the airport or car parking, so an expensive stay for me. Staff were friendly and very helpful. A shame that the...
6 Mar 2014
From US$81

2 Proximity Apartments Manukau / Auckland Airport

5 stars
4.4 / 5 35 reviews

17 Amersham Way Map

FREE High Speed WIFI*

Proximity Apartments Manukau / Auckland Airport is in the very heart of Manukau City Centre offering immediate access to the city's many restaurants, Westfield Shopping Mall, Government Offices,... More

Awesome Trip
I would reconmmend it to anybody looking for somewhere to stay day weekend week whatever everything was so close and within walking distance Shops Rainbows end Trains Motorway into town or heading...
4 Oct 2015
From US$100

3 MCentral Apartments Manukau

4 stars
3.0 / 5

17 Putney Way Map

Enjoy the luxury of staying at Manukaus brand new apartments with modern styling and well laid out facilities for the best experience you ever had. MCentral Apartments are premier serviced... More

From US$83

4 540 on Great South Motel

4 stars
4.8 / 5 4 reviews

540 Great South Road Map

540 On Great South Motel Auckland makes for a suitable holiday retreat in Auckland with its modern motel-type accommodations located close to shops, restaurants and bars. Relive the rich history of... More

Perfect for our needs
Staff are really friendly, had a bit of a hassle with rooms but was sorted out without delay ... thanks guys Would recommend
14 Oct 2014
From US$77

5 Mount Richmond Hotel

4 stars
3.6 / 5 11 reviews

676 Mt Wellington Hwy Map

The is in proximity to Middlemore Hospital, Kelly Tarltons and has The Grange International Golf Course, Waikaraka Speedway, Mount Smart Stadium in its surroundings. GeneralMount Richmond Hotel... More

Not good. The whole place needs doing up. Not sure good idea to have pokies on site. Would not recommend. Staff apologised for state of the place.
8 Jan 2015
From US$60

6 Oakwood Manor Auckland Airport Motor Lodge

3 stars
4.1 / 5 47 reviews

610 Massey Road Map

If you are looking your stay near Auckland Golf courses or accommodation close to a New Zealand vineyard, the Oakwood Manor Motor Lodge Auckland is perfect spot. It is an ultimate place for guests... More

Airport stopover
Stayed here for a one night stopover between flights. It was close to the airport and had a shuttle service available. We booked a one bedroom unit that was clean but very worn and dated and cold....
15 Jul 2015
From US$95

7 Sudima Auckland Airport

4 stars
4.4 / 5 41 reviews

18 Airpark Drive, Mangere Map

Stay 3 Nights & Save 15%

A newest addition to Sudima Hotel Chains, Sudima Auckland Airport is a reflection of modernity set in a charming landscaped garden. It enjoys a premier location that places guests closer to the... More

convenient. good for a one night stopover stay. however, would be handy to have a pick up shuttle from airport to hotel.
31 Aug 2015
From US$77


4 stars
3.8 / 5 4 reviews

2 Ascot Road,,Mangere Map

Holiday Inn Auckland Airport invites the guests for a comfortable stay by offering modern amenities and quality services. Guests can explore city attractions such as Mangere Mountain, Treasure... More

Great location next to the airport and camper van rental.
24 Apr 2015
From US$76

9 Heartland Hotel Auckland Airport

3 stars
4.4 / 5 217 reviews

14 Airpark Drive Map


Heartland Hotel Auckland Airport offers travellers visiting Auckland comfortable accommodations and close proximity to the airport. Holidaymakers can enjoy the rides at Rainbows End, shop at... More

Great Stopover
This hotel provides a free airport shuttle 24hrs, and is close to the airport. The staff are so friendly and helpful, the rooms are spacious and clean with comfy beds. The food that is available is...
27 Sep 2015
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