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.
Seven people. Seven ways to see a city. Find your Never Have I Ever.
What's your Auckland Never Have I Ever?
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.
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.
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.
Stay & Play
Wellesley Street East, Auckland CBD,
Auckland Art Gallery is a cultural leader in Aotearoa New Zealand. Their purpose is to be a place for art and a catalyst for ideas. They offer experiences that strengthen and enrich our communities, and they value collaboration and dialogue.
Queen Street, Auckland CBD
Uncover the stories, history, and magic of the Auckland Town Hall with an incredible guided tour. This is your exclusive opportunity to explore this 109 year-old beauty, get up close like never before.
175 Quay Street, Auckland CBD
This incredible eco safari offers breathtaking encounters with marine wildlife just minutes from downtown Auckland. Join a safari and see whales, dolphins, seals, rare seabirds and more!
Wellesley Street East, Auckland CBD,
Whakarongo mai! Grab your walking shoes and join one of Auckland Art Gallery’s kaiārahi/tour guides to explore significant Māori public artworks in the heart of Tāmaki Makaurau. Discover a number of these artworks, along with four new commissions at Britomart, installed as a satellite to the exhibition, Toi Tū Toi Ora: Contemporary Māori Art.
40 Omaha Flats Road, Matakana
Less than an hour’s drive from Auckland a haven of art, food, wine and sculpture gardens awaits. The Matakana-based private art collection and creative venture also offers Rothko Restaurant for al fresco dining.
73 Green Road, Parakai
Redefine freedom and transform reality at Skydive Auckland with the highest tandem Skydive in New Zealand at 20,000ft! Stunning coastal views. Free transport available from Auckland City.
Cnr of Queen Street &, 269-287 Wellesley Street West, Auckland
Auckland Live’s bespoke one-hour tours of The Civic are here! Journey through this iconic landmark on a tour packed full of anecdotes, facts and stories from behind the scenes. Experience the building while the curtain is down and get exclusive access to some of its most admired spaces.
380 Queen Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland
Airedale Boutique Suites embraces the history of this iconic Auckland building to create something unique and authentic, combining art deco architecture with modern style and comfort.
58/60 Queen Street, Auckland CBD
Hotel Grand Windsor, set in an 1920’s Art Deco building in Auckland, offers boutique accommodation and dining, and has been crowned World’s Best Boutique Hotel. Boasting bespoke rooms and suites, a nod to the art deco origins are seen throughout the property.
40 Beach Road, Auckland CBD
Nesuto Stadium Hotel and Apartments is situated in a great downtown Auckland City location just minutes from Spark Arena, Britomart Entertainment & Transport Hub, Commercial Bay and the Auckland Waterfront. Nesuto Stadium Hotel and Apartments is the ideal accommodation choice for anyone wanting to stay within close proximity to Auckland’s CBD.
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.