Store your luggage around Auckland with Bounce
Long ago, the Maori peoples settled on an isolated yet fertile island. The Maori called this land Aotearoa – the “land of the long white cloud.” However, everything changed when British Colonists traveled to Aotearoa in the 19th Century. Not only did they incorporate the land into the United Kingdom, but they also changed Aotearoa’s land into New Zealand.
Just 12 years after this event, New Zealand regained the right to self-governance and has remained a sovereign nation ever since. Even today, the inhabitants of New Zealand continue to take pride in their sovereignty, their culture, and their history, both before and after the 19th Century.
Auckland is one of the cities that exemplifies this sense of pride. Known as Tāmaki Makaurau by the Maori, Auckland is considered to be the “Heart of New Zealand” by many. This city houses the University of Auckland, the world-famous Sky Tower and more than 1.6 million citizens as of 2023.
Hundreds of festivals are held in Auckland each year, especially in areas like Aotea Square. Visiting Auckland will be an experience unlike any other. Not only will the trip broaden your horizons, but it might also refresh and revitalize your spirit.
As you explore this marvelous city, you’ll want to see as much as you can. Wondering where to store your bags while discovering New Zealand wines, relaxing on the beach or meandering along the downtown waterfront? Download the Bounce app, search for luggage storage Auckland and choose a location near you. Drop your bags and off you go!
Luggage storage in Auckland
Auckland is often called the “Big Little City” by many of its long time citizens. That’s because this densely populated metropolis is also quite compact, making it a place you’ll want to see every corner of. It’ll be easier to enjoy your trip to Auckland if you’re not overburdened with baggage. Let Bounce secure your excess luggage for a few hours or even long-term..
We’re a luggage storage service that’s available throughout the week. To learn more, simply download the Bounce app, choose a spot near you and store your luggage for as long as you need. If you require assistance, contact our friendly customer support team.
Auckland city guide
Top things to do in Auckland
Between the dozens of festivals and the slew of rugby games that take place each month, you’ll never experience a dull moment in Auckland. The city’s music scene is truly one of a kind. Popular artists like Tiki Taane fuse traditional Maori music with contemporary soundscapes. When you visit Tāmaki Makaurau, we hope that you can attend at least one concert. Below are some of the city’s best museums, shopping destinations and restaurants to check out, too.
Museums in Auckland
Many of Auckland’s museums celebrate the long-standing traditions of the Maori people. Ancient heirlooms and jaw-dropping palaces will grant a glimpse of New Zealand’s past. You’ll learn so much about Maori culture and history from visiting the following venues.
Auckland War Memorial Museum
You can find this Kiwi cultural landmark in the Auckland Domain, on Parnell Street. Also known as Tāmaki Paenga Hira, the War Memorial Museum honors the countless men and women who’ve laid down their lives for their homeland. See the Spitfire fighter aircraft, view the Auckland Roll of Honour, and pay homage at the Auckland Cenotaph.
Auckland War Memorial Museum bag policy
Guests at the Auckland War Memorial Museum are not allowed to bring in bags larger than 40cm x 15cm x 35cm. There are left luggage lockers available on site during opening hours but there may be size limitations or lack of availability. Search luggage storage facilities in Auckland on the Bounce app, find luggage storage near the museum and leave your bags.
New Zealand Maritime Museum
This ode to New Zealand’s boats is located on the corner of Quay and Hobson Street. A myriad of traditional Maori sea vessels are housed here, as well as a slew of modern-day ships. See exhibits on early immigrants and their struggles in a new land, maritime art and more.
New Zealand Maritime Museum bag policy
The museum doesn’t allow backpacks, suitcases, or large bags into the exhibits. We have plenty of convenient locations for baggage storage around the city, enabling you to take your time at this intriguing museum. Book luggage storage for the entire day to easily move from one Auckland attraction to another.
Mangere Mountain Education Centre
The Mangere Mountain Education Centre in Mangere offers guided tours of the mountain where you can see heritage gardens, and learn about geology and the Maori way of life. You’ll view a lava dome at this attraction, noted to be one of the top museums in Auckland.
Mangere Mountain Education Centre bag policy
The bag policy for this Auckland museum is unclear, but if you’re planning to explore the entire establishment and heritage gardens, you’ll want to stow your items first. To find Auckland luggage storage locations nearby, check the Bounce app and book online in minutes.
Before making your way to an Auckland art gallery or museum, book a spot to stow your belongings. You can leave a small bag, your suitcase, sports equipment, strollers and other non-essentials at one of our multiple locations. Unlike many storage lockers or train station lockers we don’t have a size limit on things we can store. Our luggage storage partners will store your items so you can have maximum flexibility as you go about your day.
Shopping in Auckland
From souvenirs to designer clothes, Auckland’s shopping centers have everything a shopper may need. Many of New Zealand’s most popular small businesses are based in Auckland, alongside the myriad of big-name brands that are based in Auckland’s Central Business District. We highly recommend shopping at the following locations:
Sylvia Park Shopping Centre
The biggest shopping center in New Zealand offers 200+ stores. Browse shops like Conner, Flo & Frankie, and Pascoes. These fabulous stores and many New Zealand brands will provide hours of browsing. Dine at the food court, and admire Sylvia Park’s beautiful design.
This all-in-one shopping center is located on The Warehouse Way in Northcote. Auckland residents and visitors alike praise The Warehouse for the sheer variety of available products. From household goods to shoes and accessories, you’ll enjoy looking for bargains here.
Vulcan Lane is a shopping strip conveniently located in Auckland Central. Brands from around the world can be found here. Meaden Jewellers and Edit are two local favorites. Best of all, Vulcan Lane is a pedestrian-only venue with cafes and bars to try when you’ve finished for the day.
With so many spots to go on a spree in Auckland, you’ll be left with plenty of shopping bags by the end of the day. When you need somewhere to store luggage or drop off your new finds, take advantage of our affordable luggage storage options. We have partners in local hotels, shops and businesses all over the Auckland CBD making it easy to find a location near you.
Restaurants in Auckland
Seafood is big in New Zealand, but you can also find all sorts of other dishes in Auckland. The Big Little City’s cuisine is incredibly diverse—you can find Mexican food, Spanish food, Mediterranean food; the list goes on and on. Here are some of our favorite restaurants:
Gorkha Eastern Beach
Are you in the mood for Nepalese and Indian cuisine? Then head to Gorkha Eastern Beach. With dishes like Vegetable Samosas, Aloo Tikki, Tandoori Chicken and Lamb Korma, this restaurant pleases a variety of tastes.
Hello Beasty is located in Auckland’s Central Business District. Line-caught Kingfish, Roasted Hapuka and Wild-caught Australian tiger Prawns are just a few of the items on this eatery’s extensive menu.
From Spiced Calamari to Cured King salmon to Hawkes Bay Lamb, every dish is a delight. Not only will you find exquisite food at Sails Restaurant, but you’ll also find a great view of Auckland’s Harbour Bridge. Don’t miss the Petit Fours for dessert.
No matter where you decide to eat in Auckland, don’t let your suitcases take up space and get in the way of your meal. Our luggage storage services are here to make traveling and exploring enjoyable by keeping your things for a few hours or the entire day. We charge a flat rate for all bags and it won’t cost you more to store oversized items. We also offer free cancellation at any time up until your booking appointment.
Store luggage and keep your luggage in Auckland safe
As a place filled with diverse landscapes of natural beauty in parks and lakes and so much to do in the city itself, Auckland is a place that you’ll love to visit. You can go ahead and start exploring it as soon as you leave Auckland Airport since our facilities act like a luggage hotel, offering security and ease of access so you can enjoy your vacation to the fullest. This luggage storage guide will help you become more familiar with the city, and our easy-to-book luggage storage services.
If you plan to travel throughout New Zealand take a look at guides for Hammer Springs, Queenstown and Christchurch. We offer fantastic luggage storage coverage throughout New Zealand that you can take advantage of during your travels.