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...
Britomart
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.
  • Sabrage

    Sabrage, Sofitel’s elegant champagne and wine bar, open from 3pm until late, serves the finest...

  • FISH
    FISH Restaurant

    Waterfront dining at its best, featuring breathtaking harbour views, large outdoor dining area and...

  • Coley & Punch
    Coley & Punch

    Whiskey and cocktails by the water.

  • Melt

    Make sure you visit this pop-up icecream parlour this summer before it melts away. 

  • Fokker Bros, Viaduct Harbour
    Fokker Bros

    Fokker Bros offer mouthwatering fresh food everyday of the week. 

  • Sardine

    For delicious bespoke cocktails, craft beer and stunning waterfront views head to Sardine. 

  • The Culpeper

    This delicious new bar and eatery exudes a relaxed, fun vibe - perfect for its alluring waterfront...

  • Soul Bar and Bistro
    Soul Bar & Bistro

    Soul is in the heart of Auckland’s Viaduct Harbour, with a focus on the finest, freshest local...

  • Canterbury of New Zealand

    Backed by a century of rigorous on-field testing, Canterbury is now the world’s largest rugby brand...

  • Botswana Butchery

    Botswana Butchery, located in the historic Ferry Building on Quay Street, combines premium produce...

  • Up Cafe - Waffles
    Up Cafe

    Upstairs is a chic, cosy and stylish haven hovering above the hustle and bustle of the inner city...

  • Grand Harbour
    Grand Harbour

    Specialising in authentic Chinese duck and seafood dishes, Grand Harbour is one of Auckland’s...

  • New Zealand School of Food & Wine

    Expand your foodie repertoire with New Zealand School of Food and Wine's classes in fine cooking,...

  • Giraffe by Simon Gault
    Giraffe

    Giraffe by Simon Gault is a celebration of everything that makes New Zealand great.

  • Island Gelato
    Island Gelato

    Island Gelato prides itself on its inventive streal that led to the creation of many a unique...