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, home to a series of permanent collections as well as...
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.
  • Iceskaters at night - Aotea Square Ice Rink
    Aotea Square Ice Rink

    Pull out your winter woollies and hunt down those gloves because the Aotea Square Ice Rink is back...

  • Scarecrow

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

  • Auckland Museum
    Auckland Museum

    Regarded as one of the finest museums in the Southern Hemisphere and is renowned for its unique...

  • King of Skewers
    King of Skewers

    Delicious skewer style hotpot fare from King of Skewers is the perfect excuse to get the gang...

  • Uncle Tetsu's Japanese Cheesecake
    Uncle Tetsu's Japanese Cheesecake

    Uncle Tetsu’s Japanese Cheesecake, famous for its distinct soft and fluffy cheesecakes can be found...

  • Academy Cinema
    Academy Cinemas

    The Academy is Auckland's only dedicated art-house cinema, with a wide range of local and...

  • Snort at The Basement Theatre
    Snort at The Basement Theatre

    Snort brings together some of New Zealand's funniest people every Friday night at The Basement ...

  • Kai Eatery Deluxe Fried Chicken
    Kai Eatery

    Authentic Taiwanese street food in the city centre.

  • Gong Cha
    Gong Cha

    Gong Cha aims to provide only the best quality tea and beverages, fit for an emperor, to its...

  • No.1 Pancake
    No.1 Pancake

    On the corner of Wellesley and Lorne Streets, this small kiosk often has a queue of people waiting...

  • Metrolanes
    Metrolanes Bowling

    This is bowling in style, and is fun for all ages and abilities.  

  • Aqua S - Matcha Lychee
    Aqua S

    A next level dessert destination on Queen Street, the home of innovative flavours and instagram-...

  • Revive Cafe Lorne Street
    Revive Lorne Street

    The intoxicatingly fresh and healthy cuisine from Revive will lift you from the busy street and...

  • Peter and the Wolf
    Peter and The Wolf

    A glinting musical adaptation of Sergei Prokofiev’s beloved musical fairy tale.

  • Four Seasons by AUT
    Four Seasons

    Four Seasons, AUT University’s premier fine dining restaurant offering classic New Zealand cuisine...