Experience AucklandDining & Activities
Auckland’s lively dining precincts serve up an impressive variety of cuisine, from five-star fare created by internationally renowned chefs to casual café dishes.
Revamped heritage buildings and cobbled lanes are home to an eclectic collection of eateries – from modern Mexican to a dedicated dessert restaurant.
2. Federal Street
From luxurious fine dining, to New York deli dishes, Auckland’s newest foodie precinct is home to a number of internationally renowned chefs including Peter Gordon and Nic Watt.
3. City Works Depot
This collection of quirky casual eateries in a revamped industrial area offers everything from
4. Viaduct Habour
The perfect spot for a laidback lunch and glass of wine in the sun, or an elegant evening dining experience of succulent seafood from the nearby fishing fleet.
5. Wynyard Quarter
This revitalised waterfront precinct is abuzz with eateries offering tapas, Italian, Indian, Thai and American soul food. In summer it’s even livelier with a Friday night market and outdoor cinema.
The Adventurous Choice
With an abundance of diverse activities and adventures on Auckland’s doorstep, there are experiences to excite every visitor.
Arts and Culture
Immerse yourself in Māori and Pacific culture. See the collection of Māori taonga (treasures) or catch a traditional Māori cultural performance at Auckland War Memorial Museum. Visit Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, which houses more than 15,000 artworks, from the old masters to contemporary New Zealand artists. Take a walk through Voyager New Zealand Maritime Museum to learn about the Polynesian people’s epic migration to New Zealand on traditional sailing waka (canoes) or go sailing in a waka yourself.
From Mild to Wild
Auckland’s extraordinaryvariety means there’s an adventure to suit everyone. Bungy jump off Auckland Harbour Bridge, go canyoning down waterfalls or heli-fish from the remote shore of a Hauraki Gulf island. For something more mellow, hike through native rainforest or along spectacular coastal paths, horse ride along whitesand beaches, or indulge in personalised shopping tours.
Indulge in some top-notch retail therapy while you’re in Auckland – from luxury international labels, cutting edge New Zealand design and modern interiors, to vintage finds, high street fashion and quirky Kiwi art. Head to Britomart or High Street Vulcan Lane for the flagship stores of New Zealand’s most internationally successful designers, including Karen Walker, Zambesi, WORLD and Kate Sylvester, or hop on a CityLink bus from the city centre to explore one of Auckland’s other top fashion precincts – Ponsonby Road, Parnell and Newmarket.
Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf Marine Park encompasses 1.2 million hectares of coast, sea and islands. Just 35 minutes on the ferry from downtown Auckland is Waiheke Island – a haven of beautiful vineyards, olive groves and beaches and a range of adrenaline pumping activities as well. Or head to the volcanic island of Rangitoto where you can walk to the top or join a guided 4WD tour to the base of the summit and follow the boardwalk the last 900m. You’ll be rewarded with breathtaking 360-degree views back to the city, harbour and islands of the Hauraki Gulf.
With more than 40 coastal and inland courses throughout the region, Auckland is an ideal spot for a round of golf. Whether you’re after international quality resort courses or picturesque local gems, there’s a perfect round for players of all abilities.