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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.

Café
“because its the best cafe in the whole district. Best of all are the staff, the coffee is sublime and the food veggie and paleo. Paul loves it!”
2 locals recommend
Establishment
“Not only for your Yacht or launch! This is where you catch the ferry for Downtown Auckland. It's a direct crossing in 10 minutes. Ferry timetable via fullers. Weekend crossings detour up the harbour to pick up passengers at Northcote & Birkenhead Peninsula, so feel free to hop off there too. ”
3 locals recommend
Cafeteria
“ Bird On A Wire offers dine-in and takeaway free-range rotisserie chicken, salads, sides & drinks.”
6 locals recommend
Café
“alternative choices to sugary stuff, healthy choices in a 1950's style cafe.”
4 locals recommend
Park
4 locals recommend
Café
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“Alternative Arty but un-pretentious Venue, with great meals all made on-site, good vegetarian food too, and really awesome coffee, Oh and they know how to make an Australian long black coffee. :)”
3 locals recommend
Beauty Salon
3 locals recommend
Bowling Alley
“Includes Tenpin bowling and Laser Frenzy. Also next to Botany Town Centre. 8.3km away (approx 15mins drive)”
3 locals recommend
Food
“Find so many fancy gift shops pleasant to browse but not as an option for actual shopping - maybe their price tags are too high for the value you're ready to spend? This place is the right one to go.”
1 local recommends
Bar
“Historic Wimbledon Tavern is a true country pub, original in style and setting. An enduring oasis that has been welcoming travelers for 125 years. Old school in my eyes and you will like the style.”
1 local recommends
Scenic Viewpoint
“Go at sun down so can enjoy the natural light of the city from the observation deck and the night light after some time.”
4 locals recommend
Restaurant
4 locals recommend
Route
“Teed street is lined with great boutiques and cafes. One of the best spots in Newmarket for brunching and shopping. ”
7 locals recommend
Park
“Park on shores of Lake Pupuke. Good access to the water, short walks in bush. There is also often a Windsurfing School open there that is great fun!”
3 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Bramptins is New Zealand's No. 1 UK food shop. They deliver NZ-wide all your favorite food and beverages from the UK. If they don't stock it please let them know and they will get it for you.”
1 local recommends