Viaduct North Wharf in Auckland.

As New Zealand's biggest city, Auckland is bursting at the seams with great food, coffee, nightlife, shopping, and a colourful culture to keep any visitor or local busy. Discover our favourite places in Auckland.

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Auckland City Itinerary

People walking outside St Kevin's Arcade in Auckland.
The best things to see, eat and do in Auckland.

Seven Vegetarian Spots to Travel for this Meat Free May

Waiter holding two vegan dishes at Hillside Kitchen in Wellington.
Auckland

Challenge yourself and go Meat Free this May. The planet, the animals and your body will thank you for it.

Sarah & Otis Frizzell's Auckland

Sarah and Otis Frizzell standing in front of their fodo truck.
Auckland

Otis and I met on a blind date, set up by Otis’s brother, Josh. The rest, they say, is history. We’re pretty fortunate to be best friends, which definitely helps when you’re married and run a business together!

Danijela Unkovich's Auckland

Danijela in a vegetable garden.
Auckland

I was born and raised in Auckland. I’m a registered nutritionist by trade, with additional training in culinary arts. My professional background spans community nutrition, nutrition practise and workplace wellbeing.

Toby Morris's Auckland

Toby sitting at a table looking at the camera.
Auckland

I’m Toby Morris - a cartoonist, illustrator, writer and Creative Director at The Spinoff. I’m from Wellington originally, but have been in Auckland for about seven years now, and I’m still finding new favourites all the time. We live right between Sandringham Rd and Dominion Rd and we love the mix of cultures in that area.

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Freida Margolis

Alcohol in a shelf inside.
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A fine establishment full of colour and character with a penchant for the drink.

Bar Martin

Exterior of Bar Martin, Auckland.
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After a long week, there’s something extremely comforting about pulling up to your local for a pint.

Ponsonby Central

Exterior view of Ponsonby Central from the lane entrance.
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There are a tonne of fresh and hip eateries and cafés hidden within, that tantalise with their extensive menus.

East Street Hall

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The place to be to experience Auckland’s diverse creative scene.

Xuxu Dumpling Bar

Dumplings on a table.
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Well worth a visit for its impressive dumplings and cocktail lineup.

Orphans Kitchen

Interior of restaurant.
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Effortlessly cool and utterly lacking in pretension, Orphans Kitchen is one of the greatest contributions to the Ponsonby Road renaissance.

Bar Céleste

Chef preparing food in the kitchen at Bar Celeste.
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No matter the shape of your night, Céleste should be a feature.

Pineapple on Parnell

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Prepare to be seduced by the old world charm behind the door at Pineapple.

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Depot Eatery

Green bar stools.
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Al Brown’s Depot has the foot traffic to keep their tables stocked, but not the clamor of the main drag so you can actually hear yourself think.

Everybody's

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An obvious choice for a good night out downtown.

Tiger Burger

Outside windows at Tiger Burger.
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If Korean quirk and good ol’ western burgers once bumped into each other, they've most certainly made themselves at home here on Great N’ Road.

Ortolana

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This inner-city Britomart offering is nothing short of brilliant.