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Best things to do in Auckland

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Shopping Centre
“has a very large carpark for easy covered parking. swell as a large Countdown supermarket . Multiple banks and chemists. There is a food mall at the one end and a cinema if you fancy catching a movie”
67 locals recommend
Boat or Ferry
“Just 12 minutes by ferry from Auckland’s Breathtaking panoramic views from Auckland’s top vantage spots. Discover colonial cottages, stately waterfront homes and World War II defences that run deep into a volcanic cone. Gastronomic delights for food and wine lovers”
105 locals recommend
Route
“The entire length of Ponsonby Road, caters for everyone and everything. Check out Ponsonby Central, there is a wonderful organic market /shop plus several cafe's and restaurants. Some favourites are Blue Breeze Inn, Saan, Azabu, and Award winning Sidart's. Plus great Brunch spots - Orphans Kitchen, Dizendorf and many more. Just ask for help.”
107 locals recommend
Harbour / Marina
“Lovely walk along the waterfront to look at all the boats moored in the docks. Large Choice of Restaurants and Bars. ”
95 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Opened in 1997, the Sky Tower is the tallest freestanding structure in the Southern Hemisphere and is part of the SkyCity complex which includes bars/restaurants, a casino, a theatre, two hotels, and shopping. Take a ride to the top for the view or have a romantic dinner at Orbit 360 Dining (reservations essential). ”
63 locals recommend
Park
“If you like trees, open parkland, and sweeping views, this is for you. Bring a picnic, and if you feel lively, climb the iconic One Tree Hill in the neighbouring park to wear it off, and enjoy the great, two-harbour view from the top. 30 minutes drive.”
63 locals recommend
Theme Park
“ Rainbow's End Rainbow's End is a 9.3 hectares (23 acres) theme park in Manukau, Auckland. Rainbow's End includes the main theme park and also Kidz Kingdom, a family entertainment centre for children 8 years and under. It is currently New Zealand's largest Theme park.”
29 locals recommend
Bed & Breakfast
“For the Sports minded. rugby Games. a twenty minute Train ride gets you across the road to the top games. ”
80 locals recommend
Cosmetics Shop
“Main high fashion shopping area in Auckland. Regular clothing on the main street (Broadway) right through to designer fashion in the back streets. ”
92 locals recommend
Mountain
“10 to 15 Minutes walk. You may enjoy the 360 view of Auckland and nice sunsets and sunrise. City looks great from summit”
71 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“Heading to Auckland for the latest concert. Avoid the city traffic and catch the ferry from Devonport and a short walk to the Arena venue.”
36 locals recommend
Road
“Queen Street is the major commercial thoroughfare in the Auckland CBD, Auckland, New Zealand's main population centre. It starts at Queens Wharf on the Auckland waterfront, adjacent to the Britomart Transport Centre and the Downtown Ferry Terminal, and runs increasingly more steeply uphill for almost three kilometres in a mostly straight south-southwesterly direction towards the Karangahape Road ridge, and the residential suburbs in the interior of the Auckland isthmus.”
41 locals recommend
Jewellery Store
“A mall if you would like more shopping and restaurants 24 Km from The Waterside on Wade”
39 locals recommend
Café
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“An iconic spot - amazing breakfast and lunch menu with a great view over Takapuna beach. ”
72 locals recommend
Park
“Albert Park is one of Auckland’s best parks. Its central location in the heart of the city, together with its long history and distinctive character, have earned it a special place in the hearts of Aucklanders and made it an important destination for visitors.”
36 locals recommend
Pier
“A trip to the Downtown terminal will take you to the city waterfront. Its best to travel by train as parking is expensive. From here you can take many ferry trips to Auckland's nearby islands or catch the bus to your chosen destination. The train will take approximately 40 mins to arrive at the down town station.”
51 locals recommend