Things to do in Auckland

From restaurants and bars, to shopping and international events, we are spoilt for choice with things to do in Auckland’s central city.

Silo Park in Wynyard Quarter
Editor's Pick:Silo Park
Silo Park in Wynyard Quarter has a great playground to take the kids, or just wander the waterfront and enjoy being...
Art Art Gallery
Editor's Pick:Auckland Art Gallery
History, heritage and culture are brought to life at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki. NZ’s largest visual arts experience and is home to a series...
Editor's Pick:Britomart
For the hungry, the thirsty or the restless, Britomart is alive with eating and drinking options at any hour of the day.

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  • Tallulah - Tiki Bar

    Escape to a tropical South Pacific paradise with Britomart's Talulah, a modern take on tiki bars.

  • Audun Rikardsen (Norway) - Arctic showtime - Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017
    Wildlife Photographer of the Year

    Discover the awe-inspiring beauty of our natural environments and the intriguing creatures that...

  • Aoyea Square Ice Rink
    Aotea Square Ice Rink

    A must-do activity in the Auckland events calendar​, the Aotea Square Ice Rink is back for winter...

  • The Botanist
    The Botanist

    City Works Depot's inventive Botanist is giving you the option of eating a meal, having a drink and...

  • Orleans Britomart

    Dinner and a show is the attraction at this Britomart dining establishment where there is live jazz...

  • Baduzzi

    The Sicilian word for 'meatballs,' Baduzzi is the latest collaboration between Michael Dearth,...

  • New Zealand Maritime Museum
    New Zealand Maritime Museum

    Cast off for a journey to discover New Zealand’s story. The NZ Maritime Museum tells the maritime...

  • Beirut - Fort Street

    The team behind Mexico bring fresh, exquisite middle eastern fare to Fort Street. 

  • Metro's Best Bars 2015
    Metro's Best Bars 2015

    Cocktails, craft beer and wine - oh my! 

  • Ostro
    Ostro Bar and Brasserie

    Situated in the Seafarers Building with a view out over the harbour and Josh Emett at the helm...

  • Auckland Heritage Festival - Our Top 5

    Take a trip into the central city's glorious past with the popular Auckland Heritage Festival,...

  • Our Top 5 Bars

    Looking for somewhere to go before or after a show? Sammy Salsa's got you covered. 

  • Chanel

    With a rich history starting in the French fashion house of Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel, since it's...

  • The Roxy
    The Roxy

    Part of the ever-popular Imperial Building in the CBD, the Roxy takes its name from the century o

  • 10 Days of Fashion in the City
    10 Days of Fashion in the City

    10 Days of Fashion in the City is set to return this February! 

  • Mobile Site Upgrades
    Mobile Site Upgrades

    Our mobile site is looking slicker than ever with plenty of upgrades to keep your experience fun...

  • Ebisu

    Ebisu offers something new, a sophisticated twist on the traditional Japanese izakaya style of...

  • Free Fashion Events
    Our Top 7 Free Events

    Check out the fun, fashionable and free events coming to the central city. 

  • Criminal Grinds
    Criminal Grinds

    Criminal Grinds is a new nook on Wakefield Street. 

  • Fukuko

    Britomart bar, Fukuko, is a small but perfectly formed addition to Auckland's eating and drinking...