The Commercial Bay shopping area.
The Commercial Bay shopping area.


If you can say that you’ve never tapped along to live music at Whammy's bar in Auckland, one of creative director Toby Morris’s favourite pastimes, or had the best vegan ice cream of your life - as promised by nutritionist and foodie Danijela Unknovich, then your next trip to Auckland is bound to be full of curve balls—the good kind. Grab a bite of fish dumplings with Sarah and Otis from The Lucky Taco, or opt for a bit of sneaker shopping in Central Auckland, a favourite pastime of urban artists Janine and Charles Williams. Architect Christina van Bohemen will direct you toward the art on O’Connell Street, and you’ll be glad you listened.

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  • Danijela Unkovich

    Nutritionist & Foodie

    Never tasted the best smoothie bowls ever? Nutritionist Danijela Unkovich thinks the inventive and nutrient-rich goodness from Bowl and Arrow are worthy of the hashtag #foodporn. Her Auckland is full of good food and wellbeing.

    Discover Danijela’s Auckland.

  • Dariush Lolaiy

    Chef & cookbook author

    Never had a special occasion meal at Cocoro? Chef Dariush Lolaiy describes Makoto’s food as nothing short of magic - plus the best sake selection in town. It’s his favourite special occasion restaurant.

    Discover Dariush’s Auckland.

  • Toby Morris


    Never hunted out the three sculptures around Potter’s Park? Spinoff cartoonist Toby Morris likes to eat dumplings in this park and make up stories about how the three artworks relate. Toby loves Auckland’s mix of cultures.

    Discover Toby’s Auckland.

  • Christina van Bohemen


    Never been to see Light Weight O, a suspended sculpture by Catherine Griffiths? Architect Christina van Bohemen loves the way it reflects the Victorian and Edwardian street back to the viewer.

    Discover Christina’s Auckland.

  • Yeshe Dawa

    Gluten free baker

    Never strolled the Sanctuary Mahi Whenua Community Gardens? Gluten-free baker Yeshe Dawa loves looking at the way different people approach their edible gardens. Yeshe loves connecting with Auckland’s local food culture and green spaces.

    Discover Yeshe’s Auckland.

  • Janine and Charles Williams

    Urban Street Artists

    Never experienced the sights, sounds and smells of the multicultural Papatoetoe Night Markets? Street artists Janine & Charles Williams are South Auckland locals. Janine’s insider tip is the $45 gel nails.

    Discover Janine & Charles Auckland.

  • Sarah & Otis Frizzell

    Owners of The Lucky Taco

    Never been to the Miann Chocolate Factory in Morningside? Sarah & Otis Frizzell reckon the owner is a bit like Willy Wonka. You can see the chocolate being made - and then pop over to the MorningCidery for a Lucky Taco Cider - an award-winning habanero ginger drop that Otis & Sarah helped create.

    Discover Sarah & Otis’s Auckland.