Whether you're here for a flying visit or planning on setting up camp for a while, we’ve put all the neat spots you need to see New Zealand in one easy place so you can spend less time wandering the streets and more time eating, drinking, shopping, and exploring at the neatest in town.


Guide to Auckland Cafés and How to Brunch Best

Guests dining inside Bestie Cafe in Auckland.

As one of the best places in the world to enjoy coffee and breakfast, Sunday brunch is practically a religion for Aucklanders. There’s a great café in every neighbourhood, so brunch is a great way to explore the lengths of the city. We scoured the city for the best places to grab a late morning or early afternoon bite, no matter where you’re looking to go. While some stick with the classics and some mix it up, they all do a great cuppa and a lovely atmosphere.

12 hours Auckland

People walking outside St Kevin's Arcade in Auckland.

Tāmaki Makaurau: Auckland is an isthmus dwarfed by two almighty harbours, Manukau to the south and Waitematā to the north. It’s no surprise, that Auckland is nicknamed the “City of Sails”, with its abundance of boats (and ocean) that can be seen in every direction. Boats aside, there are many reasons why 1.5 million people call this place home. With a diverse culture, a bustling food and drink scene, beaches, and 48 dormant volcanoes to keep things interesting, Auckland is as cosmopolitan as they come. Here’s how to spend the day in the biggest city in Aotearoa.