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 from Wise Boys Burgers with baker Yeshe Dawa, or opt for a meal of French classics at Apero, a favourite of local chef and cookbook author Dariush Lolaiy. 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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Stay & Play
Discover Auckland through your taste buds! History, architecture, characters, culture and of course food. Check our some of the most delicious dishes, flavours and tastes in Auckland on our food tours
Wellesley Street East, Auckland CBD
Auckland Art Gallery is New Zealand’s largest and most inspiring visual arts experience. Explore four floors of stunning exhibitions in one of Auckland's most iconic buildings.
83 Symonds Street, Grafton, Auckland
Located in a lively area, Cordis, Auckland by Langham offers contemporary accommodation with modern amenities and event spaces. With stylish interiors, day spa and restaurants, expect only classic luxury at this 5-star hotel accommodation.
Reimers Avenue, Kingsland, Auckland
You’re invited to stay where the stars come out to play in New Zealand’s national stadium, Eden Park. Guests sleep in a premium glamping dome overlooking one of the world’s most famous playing fields.
58/60 Queen Street, Auckland CBD
Hotel Grand Windsor is the perfect blend of classic and art deco designs with sumptuous accents of elegance and charm from a bygone era.
21 Viaduct Harbour Avenue, Auckland CBD
Experience the very best of modern luxury at Sofitel Auckland. Here you can indulge in a decidedly chic encounter that combines the spirit of our Viaduct Harbour location with the French Art de Vivre.
90 Federal Street, Auckland CBD
Discover elegant sophistication in the heart of Auckland City at the popular 5-star hotel, The Grand by SkyCity. Free Wi-Fi, 24/7 support, indoor pool, spa, sauna, access to award-winning restaurants and East Day Spa.