Karaka is a great place to stay while you are in Auckland as some of the city’s star attractions are within easy driving distance. Two sights that should be on every visitor’s to-do list is the wonderful Auckland Botanical Gardens and the ever-popular Rainbow's End. And if your schedule allows, be sure to visit the Westfield Manukau City Shopping Centre and the Treasure Island Adventure Golf.
Visitors travel from near and far to experience Mt. Eden, one of the most popular spots in the country. It is only 2 miles (3 kilometers) from the middle on the city.
If the weather is good get outdoors and appreciate the nearby parks and reserves. The nature reserves such as Crater Hill in Mangere, give visitors an insight into the species of flora and fauna that exist in the local area.
Take a break from the tourist trail and work on your swing at the Aviation Country Club and the JKs Driving Range.
If you love to shop, amble through the various stores that are part of Hunters Plaza in Papatoetoe.
Spend a few hours with fellow sports fans at Mt. Smart Stadium, cheering on the popular Warriors. Make sure to wear red, white and black, the colors of the Warriors.
At the end of a busy day discovering the sights, sounds and smells of Karaka, put up your feet and relax in one of the area’s popular hotels or serviced apartments. Whether you’re staying for a night or a few weeks check out the amenities at the Novotel Auckland Airport, the Proximity Apartments Manukau City, and the Allenby Park Hotel, Manukau City.