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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    Figure Drawing Workshop

    Explore how artists of the last two centuries have viewed the human form and stretch your creative...

  • Restaurant Month 2016

    We've wrapped up another delicious Restaurant Month with spectacular hihglights including our...

  • Tokyo Idols

    The heart of a cultural phenomenon driven by the fan obsession with Japanese girl bands and young...

  • Vegan and Vege Eats
    Top Vegetarian and Vegan Eats

    Our list of the best vegetarian and vegan food in Auckland central city. 

  • $2 parking in the central city
    $2 parking in the central city

    Secure Parking NZ is offering $2 parking spots on weeknights and weekends at The Chancery Car Park...

  • Scarecrow

    An urban oasis of fine food serving fresh, healthful food to cater to every diet plus a store...

  • Orleans Britomart

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

  • High Tea at Ostro

    Ostro's High Tea is the perfect treat to celebrate Summer. 

  • RNZB 2016 line-up
    Announced: RNZB 2016 line-up

    2016 sees Artistic Director Francesco Ventriglia reveal his first full season for the national...

  • Allen Maddox, A Shot for Matakaoa 1987, Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2008
    X Marks the Spot: Histories Negotiated

    An exhibition about historical connections to land in New Zealand

  • Federal Delicatessen
    Federal Delicatessen

    Al Brown has put his spin on Jewish deli food - go here for the best Reuben sandwiches in town, and...

  • Housebar cocktails
    Housebar at Hotel DeBrett

    After a meticulous restoration, the Housebar at the Hotel DeBrett has been transformed to its...

  • Masu

    Masu is Metro's 2014 restaurant of the year. With Chef Nic Watt at the helm they serve world class...

  • Storming the Coupe
    Storming the Coupe

    We caught up with the incredible Manager of Odettes Eatery Poi Eruera to talk about the cocktail...

  • Rec

    A music club and record store that puts the music in the right place. 

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    We're working with a selection of amazing Auckland bloggers, who know the city inside out.

  • The Botanist
    The Botanist

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

  • Ostro Date Night, Sundays
    Dinner and a Movie Date Night

    Ostro are making Sunday nights their designated Date Nights.

  • Ostro Working Lunch
    Working Lunches at Ostro

    Impress the clients or dazzle the colleagues with a working lunch at Ostro. 

  • RJB Design
    RJB Design

    RJB Design prides itself on the simple philosophy - "Suits made by individuals, for individuals".