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Things to do in Albany

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Jewellery Store
“Great Westfield Shopping mall. Very useful for those rainy days where you'll prefer to shop, watch a movie, relax in a cafe or do all of it! Closest major Westfield, located in Albany (driving distance).”
  • 43 locals recommend
Ski Area
“If you love skiing or snowboarding then you would want to visit Snowplanet.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Local beer brewery just 20mins drive away. Great atmosphere and all day dining. ”
  • 42 locals recommend
Beach
“Gorgeous Beach on the east coast approx 15 minute drive, also good for various cafes, restaurants and shops, you can also collect groceries or local take away foods. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Irish Pub
“Long-standing riverfront tavern with a panoramic deck offering traditional gastropub eats & drinks.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Bar
“Great setting with backyard dinning overlooking Browns Bay Beach. They serve a selection of out of the ordinary beers. Good lunch special and live music every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night. Their website is: www.deepcreekbrewbar.co.nz.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Café
“Located at Mairangi bay. One of the local favorite cafe/bar. Nice food and great services. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Nature
“5 minutes drive from your apt pink sand beach with clear blue water there is a corner where the fishes come up to you for bread surronded by all class of fishes. Great for SCUBA DIVERS and areas shallow enough for non swimmers , just dont forget your Sunscreen.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Park
“Great place to take the kids to and have a relaxing day. The children can have so much fun at the big playground or building a sand castle on the beach. Adults can have a swim in the sea, have a nice BBQ in the park beside the lovely water view.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Cinema
“This modern cinema is only 5 mins drive away. Easy to park and enjoy taking in one of the current movies. There is a small cafe and bar where you can take a pizza and drink into watch your movie.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Food & Drink Shop
“Beautiful beach, many restaurants from European, Asian, Thai, Japanese. For the best steak restaurant, I recommend 21 Days, it has the best steak I have ever tasted, great location too. For Japanese food, I recommend Ramen Takara, great noodles too. For Chinese restaurants, I recommend Asian Wok (华府美食), they are specialized in yum char and the dishes are nice too. Another good Chinese restaurant I recommend is Yummy Dumplings (大青花饺子), really nice food, friendly service, nice environment, and the price is friendly too. There are many boutique shops and big supermarkets as well such as Countdown and New World.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Sublocality
“Long Bay is a lovely east coast beach - which means the morning is the best time to go to catch a beautiful sunrise! This is a regional park incorporating a large lawn reserve and picnic area, a white sandy beach, and to the northern end there is a fabulous clifftop hike which takes you around to other beaches, and ultimately to Okura. There is a lovely Long Bay Cafe 2 minutes up the road, or if you are wanting a picnic, there are several bakeries, cafes, and a Superette 2 minutes up the road at the Torbay Shops.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“This is an excellent very close supermarket. Close by there is a cluster of small shops, such as vegetable, bakery, post, fish, convenience, alcohol, fuel, beauty.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Main Bus Station in Albany. More information and timetables can be found on: www.at.govt.nz.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“An Australian owned supermarket for grocery, you can buy fresh fruit, veges, dairy and meats and all living essentials. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Stadium
“watch North Harbour or the All Blacks top class rugby. Marist rugby play great club level rugby on the pitches next to the stadium. Classy swimming pool there now as well.”
  • 8 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Brewery
“Local beer brewery just 20mins drive away. Great atmosphere and all day dining. ”
  • 42 locals recommend
Irish Pub
“Long-standing riverfront tavern with a panoramic deck offering traditional gastropub eats & drinks.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Bar
“Great setting with backyard dinning overlooking Browns Bay Beach. They serve a selection of out of the ordinary beers. Good lunch special and live music every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night. Their website is: www.deepcreekbrewbar.co.nz.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Café
“Located at Mairangi bay. One of the local favorite cafe/bar. Nice food and great services. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Bar
“JAC's is a great restaurant/bar overlooking Stanmore Bay. It is located at the Whangaparaoa Plaza with a selection of shops”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“My new favourite cafe. 25 min drive but worth it - brunch menu is varied and always yummy - gets very busy so maybe book if sat or Sunday ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Its fresh food, Mediterranean is a healthier choice Belly dancing on a Friday night ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“American style restaurant, their signature dish is BBQ pork ribs - very generous portion at a good price.”
  • 5 locals recommend

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