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uckland is the best place to be for big city excitement, unspoiled nature and everything in between. It’s a place of surprises with a lot to discover and this guide will help you do just that. Whether it’s shopping, dining, adventure or art and culture you’re after, you’ll find all the inspiration you need to keep you busy during your stay. This guide provides suggestions from Auckland locals, tips on new

experiences and practical information to help keep you on track. It’s a big city to get to know. To make it easy, we have dedicated sections in the guide to North Auckland, the Central region, West, East and South Auckland, as well as the Hauraki Gulf, which features many islands well worth a visit. You’ll find all the region’s maps at the back of the guide. In your hands you have all you need to get to know our beautiful city. Enjoy your stay!

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The Cover Story AN INSPIRATION Official Auckland Visitor Guide Te Puka Ārahi Manuhiri ki Tāmaki Makaurau

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he waka (canoe) represents the original migratory waka that brought the Māori to Aotearoa (New Zealand), particularly the Tainui waka that played an important part in the history of Tāmaki Makaurau. The Manukau Harbour is named after an experience of the original passengers of the Tainui waka coming to shore. The chief of the waka, Hoturoa, was anxious about what he may encounter after hearing strange noises in the bush, which turned out to be native birds. Thus, the Manukau Harbour is called Te Mānukanuka o Hoturoa (the anxiety of Hoturoa).

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WHAT’S IN A NAME?

The design is inspired by Tāmaki Makaurau. The name refers to the many lovers of Maki, one of the original inhabitants of the area. His name expresses the many descendants that come from his lineage, as well as a metaphor for the many things that make Tāmaki Makaurau one of the most bountiful places in the world. The bird represents native birds and their home in the Waitākere Ranges. The waka also represents the important role of the tangata whenua (the people of the land), the many iwi (tribes) and hapū (sub tribes) that settled this area and brought the energy of the Māori culture and values to the city. The diagonal split separating the vibrant green and blue natural environment from the darker section beneath talks of the things that the city has to offer both day and night, from outdoor experiences through to amazing food, wine, art, culture and events.

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Hōngi (touching of noses) – a traditional Māori greeting

Tāmaki Makaurau – a place desired by many Tāmaki Herenga Waka – the place where many canoes gather

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and unique Māori culture, now joined by more than 200 other cultural communities that call Auckland home.

Today, people from all over the world visit Tāmaki Makaurau for the same reasons – to experience our natural beauty

In the spirit of manaakitanga – hospitality, generosity and openness of spirit – we welcome our visitors as guests. Discover this spirit as you connect with the people, land and stories that have shaped our region.

hese are the Māori names given to Auckland. They speak of our diverse landscapes, beautiful harbours and fertile soils. They speak of the coming together of different iwi (tribes) to meet and trade.

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TE REO

Māori

Te Reo Māori is the indigenous language of Aotearoa (New Zealand) and one of the official languages of the nation. The language itself is central to Māori culture and identity and forms part of the heritage of our country.

LEARN THE BASICS: Nau mai, haere mai / welcome Kia ora / hello Tēnā koe e hoa / hello friend Tēnā koe / more formal form of hello, to one person Tēnā kōrua / greeting to two people Tēnā koutou / greeting to three or more people Kei te pēhea koe? / how are you? Kei te pai au / I am good Kei te ngenge au / I am tired Me koe? / and you? Kei te koa au / I am happy Ko wai tō ingoa? / what is your name? Kei (w)hea te wharepaku? / where is the toilet? Haere rā / goodbye (to someone leaving) Ka kite anō / see you again Aroha mai / sorry Tēnā rawa atu koe / thank you very much (speaking to one person) Rawe / excellent He kōrero Māori? / do you speak Māori? He aha te kupu mō ...? how do you say …? Māori vowels Say each vowel separately and pronounce: A as in far E as in desk I as in fee, me O as in awe U as in boot

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Giapo Grazioli, Giapo, Central Auckland

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Sculptureum, Matakana, North Auckland

LOCAL LIFE

CONTENTS PAGE 09 AUCKLAND REGIONS A snapshot of the regions in this guide

Ice cream extraordinaire Giapo Grazioli’s top tips for exploring Auckland.

PAGE 10 SUMMER FEATURE Get out on the water this summer PAGE 14 WHAT’S HOT Our favourite hot tips from locals PAGE 18 72 HOURS IN AUCKLAND An itinerary for a long weekend

PAGE 76 NORTH AUCKLAND

What to see and do in this special region known for its beaches, parks and wineries. Dessert at Milse, Central Auckland © Milse

PAGE 22 LOCAL LIFE Giapo Grazioli on Auckland’s appeal PAGE 24 WHAT’S ON What’s on & where to find it PAGE 30 TASTE Auckland’s exceptional dining scene PAGE 34 WINE Explore Auckland’s three wine regions PAGE 36 SHOPPING The city’s premiere shopping precincts

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PAGE 42 NATURE

TASTE

From volcanoes to beaches & parks

Home to a melting pot of cultures from around the world, Auckland’s food and wine scene serves up something for every taste – we’ll tell you where to go.

PAGE 48 ART & CULTURE Māori culture, visual art & museums PAGE 54 ADVENTURE Auckland’s thrilling & active pursuits PAGE 62 VISITOR INFORMATION

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Information for visitors, including public transport & helpful apps Published in November 2018 by AA Tourism Publishing Level 1, Building 2 61 Constellation Drive Mairangi Bay, North Shore 0632 PO Box 101 001, North Shore 0745 T. 09 966 8720 • F. 09 966 8721 E. tourism.inquiries@aa.co.nz W. www.aatraveller.co.nz SUMMER AUCKLAND – FREE OFFICIAL GUIDE

PG 68 CENTRAL AUCKLAND PG 76 NORTH AUCKLAND PG 88 SOUTH AUCKLAND PG 92 EAST AUCKLAND PG 96 WEST AUCKLAND PG 102 HAURAKI GULF & ISLANDS PG 108 REGIONAL MAPS

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Subtropical NORTH

Only two hours north of Auckland and gateway to the Bay of Islands & Northland

HAURAKI GULF & ISLANDS

Cape Reinga

Explore Whangārei city and the Town Basin, a waterside marina precinct where you can enjoy art, culture, events and markets along with great shopping and dining. Discover incredible beaches, enjoy world-class water activities and walks on the spectacular coastline and in the forests of the Tutukaka Coast, Whangārei Heads peninsula, Bream Bay and Waipū.

Come and visit us soon!

WEST CENTRAL

Bay of Islands

Central Whangārei

Tutukaka Coast Whangārei Heads Bream Bay

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SOUTH Auckland Auckland

Auckland Regional Map CENTRAL AUCKLAND

EAST AUCKLAND

Home to world-class cuisine, excellent theatres, galleries and museums, outstanding events and a diverse range of fun attractions.

From golden beaches and secluded regional parks to superb food and living museums, East Auckland appeals to all.

NORTH AUCKLAND

WEST AUCKLAND

Stunning white-sand beaches with calm, inviting water and beachside suburbs with buzzing dining and entertainment scenes.

Bordered by native rainforest and a stunning wild coastline, creative West Auckland is home to Auckland’s oldest wine region.

SOUTH AUCKLAND

HAURAKI GULF & ISLANDS

A multicultural melting pot where culture, vibrant markets, gorgeous gardens, adventure and fun family attractions combine.

Peppered with beautiful, distinctive islands where you can sip fine wine, enjoy scenic seclusion and climb a volcano.

Smugglers Bay, Whangārei Heads

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Summer in

Auckland Water, water everywhere!

Summer Feature He Tohu Raumati Cheltenham Beach, Devonport, North Auckland © Julian Apse / Tourism NZ

Summer is when Auckland’s waterways really come to life. Ferries and cruise boats ply the Waitematā Harbour, the Hauraki Gulf is dotted with sailing boats and around its edges people swim, paddle board, kayak and fish.

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n the other coast, the Manukau Harbour bustles with families swimming and small boats bobbing in the tide.

Swimming in the sea is a popular summer pastime here. If you’re unsure where it is safe to swim, ask a local. From beaches inside the harbour and close to the city – Pt Chevalier, Mission Bay and Kohimarama – to North Shore beaches – Takapuna, Cheltenham and Milford – family-friendly, gently sloping beaches allow for enjoyable swim time, especially at high tide. For a paddle in the shallows, head to Long Bay on the North Shore or for some fun in low-key waves, consider an afternoon at Ōrewa.

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SUMMER IS THE PERFECT SEASON to get out and about and enjoy some of the city’s exciting events. To celebrate Auckland’s Anniversary Day (28 Jan ‘19), the city holds the world’s single biggest one-day sailing regatta in the spectacular Waitematā Harbour and Hauraki Gulf. For more events, see the calendar on p24.

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To cool down in bigger, more challenging surf, brace yourself for Auckland’s dramatic west coast – Piha, Karekare and Muriwai. While it’s invigorating to splash about in the frothy surf, these beaches feature dangerous rips and you must swim between the flags and only go into the water when surf lifeguards are on duty. Continued on p.12 © Auckland Whale & Dolphin Safari, Hauraki Gulf LEFT: Waitematā Harbour, Central Auckland

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Summer Feature He Tohu Raumati

If exciting surf is your thing, the west coast beaches are where you need to be. There are always at least a few talented surfers catching these waves.

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ot so keen on getting wet? There are many opportunities to be on the water, rather than in it. Various harbour cruises are available on the Waitematā, including on vintage vessels, racing yachts and dolphin and whale watching tours. Enjoy a dinner cruise, venture to an island, or jump on a commuter ferry. Regular ferries between downtown Auckland and Devonport take 10 minutes each way and to Waiheke Island, 40 minutes each way. A journey to Great Barrier Island will give you hours of beautiful gulf time. Auckland also has its fair share of wharves to walk on, fish off, enjoy the view from and catch the sea breeze on. In Devonport and in Central Auckland a network of wharves take full advantage of the harbour edge, with bars, restaurants and other venues built right on the structures. Sitting in a lounger at the end of Queens Wharf you can feed the gulls and wave to cruise liner passengers passing close by. Cornwallis, on the Manukau Harbour, has a classic long, narrow wharf popular with locals for fishing from and jumping off. Visitors to Maraetai will find the large wharf there a perfect position to perch on with a parcel of fish and chips.

Muriwai Beach, West Auckland © Camilla Rutherford / Tourism NZ

Stand-up paddle boarding, Waiheke Island, Hauraki Gulf

Adventurous types will find kayaks to hire, paddle boards to play on, boats to sail and diving charters to join. There is no shortage of watery fun to be had here. From the energetic and energising, to the gentle and easy, there’s something cooling for everyone in Auckland.

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Māori Bay, West Auckland

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What’s Hot

Rocket Park, St Lukes, Central Auckland

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Some of our

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Jenny-May Clarkson is a netballer, sports commentator and mother of twin toddlers. She shares her favourite Auckland places for families.

“We love taking the children to Omana Regional Park, near Maraetai. It’s great for everyone – it’s just unbelievable in terms of the views and the walks and it has a really cute playground which is fenced in – and there’s wildlife, like friendly birds.

oley Moley Golf Club, a playground for grownups. The two-storey venue boasts a multi-sensory minigolf course with themed holes and bars serving craft beers, lolly-themed cocktails and delicious food. Find it in the Viaduct at 204 Quay St.

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ew pontoons that are anchored to jump off on a hot-day. Head for Arkles Bay, Manly Beach, Stanmore Bay, Tindalls Bay,

Hit the rides at Rainbow’s End, New Zealand’s premier theme park located in Manukau. Defy gravity on the corkscrew rollercoaster or if you’re after an ‘aggressive’ thrill then give the Power Surge a go. Power Surge ride © Rainbow’s End, South Auckland

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yers Park playground in Central Auckland – accessible from Upper Queen St, Grey’s Ave and Mayoral Dr, is great for children of all ages, with a giant basket swing, slides, monkey bars and

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ecret World of Butterflies at Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira. Check out the thousands of butterflies on display. Great for kids; they can learn magical butterfly facts and create their own digital butterfly.

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“In the city, we like Rocket Park. It’s a massive playground and part of it is fenced, for the little ones.”

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“Also Waitawa, out of Clevedon, is a lovely little bay with calm water and nice picnic areas. The whole family swims there and it’s just a cool little spot.

Rocket Park is in Mt Albert Memorial Park, St Lukes.

Waiake Beach, Browns Bay, Castor Bay, Cheltenham Beach and Stanley Bay.

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bird and insect sculptures to climb on and jump off. Whoa! Studios in Henderson is a buzz of colour and excitement combining innovative play areas, a children’s theatre and a restaurant.

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What’s Hot He Whai Rorotu

© Auckland Zoo, Central Auckland

Auckland Zoo Animal Experiences keeper Shannon Quin, with a South American blue and gold macaw. “This beauty is a favourite with everyone. Families visiting the Zoo can join animal encounters daily and, throughout February and March, we have some very special late night openings, too.”

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Titirangi Village Market, a popular fixture on the Auckland market scene, with around 130 stalls selling original arts, crafts, handmade clothes and food. It’s held on the last Sunday of every month, from 10am-2pm at 500 South Titirangi Rd, West Auckland. The modern Japanese restaurant Cocoro has a new accolade to add to its mantle – this popular Ponsonby restaurant was named ‘Restaurant of the Year’ at the Cuisine Good Food Awards 2018. This will come as no surprise to the locals – Cocoro is known for its inspiring Japanese food that uses only the freshest sustainable seafood. MOTAT, in Central Auckland’s Western Springs, is a museum focusing on technology, transport and innovation, with lots of interactive fun and family appeal.

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72 hours in Auckland

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Wondering what to do over a long summer weekend in Auckland? From climbing a volcano to sipping on world-class wines and snorkelling marine reserves, here are some itinerary ideas for 72 hours in Auckland.

DAY 1: CLIMB A VOLCANO Rangitoto Island: 25-minute ferry from downtown Auckland Sitting just off the coast, Rangitoto Island is Auckland’s youngest volcano and one of our most distinctive landmarks. • Take in the picturesque views of the Waitematā Harbour on your way to Rangitoto, which at 600 years old is Auckland’s youngest volcanic Rangitoto Island, Hauraki Gulf

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cone. When you arrive, take the Summit Track through rugged lava fields and forest, stopping off to explore the lava tunnels and caves on the way – bring a torch. The walk takes around one hour and you’ll be rewarded with an amazing view from the summit. • For a more leisurely experience, take the guided tour option on the 4WD road train. • Water lovers can take a guided sea kayaking trip out to Rangitoto – the adventurous can even try a night kayak, heading out in the evening to watch a spectacular sunset from the summit before paddling back in the dark under the stars towards the glowing city lights. SUMMER AUCKLAND – FREE OFFICIAL GUIDE

DAY 2: FOOD, WINE

Matakana

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& MARINE ADVENTURES

Matakana, Goat Island Marine Reserve, Tāwharanui Regional Park: one hour’s drive from downtown Auckland Matakana is one of Auckland’s three wine growing regions – experience beautiful beaches, vineyards and the local arts scene all in one day. • Drive north to Matakana or join a tour departing from the city to experience everything the region has to offer. • If you’re visiting on a Saturday, don’t miss the village farmers’ market. Pick up artisan breads, fresh pastries, gourmet cheeses and local produce and enjoy by the riverside, © Brick Bay, Matakana, North Auckland

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with mellow live music adding to the atmosphere. • Check out some of the many arts and crafts shops and boutique galleries, or mix art and wine at Brick Bay Wines. Wander through the sculpture trail before indulging in a wine tasting. Alternatively, head to Leigh Sawmill Brewery for lunch and a craft beer tasting before a tour of the on-site brewery. • A 20-minute drive from Matakana takes you to Goat Island Marine Reserve. The crystal clear water is perfect for snorkelling, but if you’d rather stay dry, hop in a clear kayak with Clearyak. Learn all about this marine sanctuary at the Marine Discovery Centre.

Brick Bay Wines

A LONG WEEKEND IN AUCKLAND

© Matakana Farmers’ Market, Matakana, North Auckland

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Karekare

Famous for its spectacular scenery, wildlife and rugged black-sand beaches, Auckland’s west coast is an unspoilt wilderness full of adventure. • Take a walk along one of the windswept black-sand beaches, or ride the waves if you’re an experienced surfer. Piha, Karekare, Te Henga (Bethells) and Muriwai are all spectacular. Swim only when lifeguards are on patrol between the red and yellow flags. • See the gannet colony at Muriwai Beach, where around

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1200 pairs of gannets nest on the rocky clifftops from August to March. • If wine tasting and great food overlooking the vines is more your style, visit Kumeū, Auckland’s oldest wine growing region.

Muriwai Beach, West Auckland

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Local Life He Wheako Whaitua

I love Auckland

Giapo Grazioli We talk to ice cream maker and passionate Auckland advocate Giapo about exploring the city and why he loves living here. What are your top 5 must-do’s for visitors to Auckland?

5. Wine tours on Waiheke: I visit when I can. Dotted around the island 1. Auckland Art are some of New Gallery: I am fond of Zealand’s most Cupid Cone the gallery’s mainstay © Giapo innovative vineyards classical art exhibitions, producing some of while their contemporary the best wines around. works add to the gallery’s There’s always something character. new to try. 2. Kelly Tarlton’s: I am a bit of What is a hidden gem in an Antarctica geek and Kelly Auckland that people might Tarlton’s helps me think how not know about? lucky we are to live on this planet. I appreciate the fact that they offer something for history fans with their replica of British explorer Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s Antarctic hut on display. 3. Muriwai Beach: No other beach in the world gives me so much joy. I go there in winter and summer – it’s one of my favourite Auckland getaways. 4. Auckland War Memorial Museum: There’s something for everyone in Auckland Museum. A must. It captures Kiwi history, identity, and culture. Level 1 is a favourite of my children with its natural history wonders.

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Auckland-based artist Michael Parekowhai’s art work, The Lighthouse, on Queen’s Wharf. It’s best viewed at night when it is illuminated. You can catch a glimpse of a stainless steel sculpture of Captain James Cook through the piece’s windows. What are your favourite restaurants in Auckland?

Giapo, Central Auckland © Giapo

Grand is a favourite spot of mine. I love their simple approach to food. Best of all, classic Italian flavours are skilfully mixed with fresh seasonal ingredients. Another spot I like visiting is Dominion Rd – famous for its reflection of a multicultural city through its culinary offerings. Why do you love living in Auckland? Auckland delivers a great balance between urban city living and rural comforts. You don’t have to travel too far to find small farms in front of you

and a suburban sprawl behind you. You’re always close to water here, with beautiful beaches in the east and west. The city’s diversity, both in its places and people, plays into why I love living in Auckland. I can head to East Auckland’s Howick Village one afternoon to take in its heritage and culture, then find myself amid the hustle and bustle of markets in South Auckland’s Otara the next. Sample Giapo’s innovative gelato creations at Giapo on Gore St, Central Auckland.

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“The city is a true melting pot of cultures. Auckland welcomes these cultures with open arms, as it greeted me so many years ago when I first came here.”

Giapo, Central Auckland © Giapo

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EVENT CALENDAR

There’s always something happening in this vibrant city. From festivals and concerts to world-class sporting events and spectacular shows. comedy

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THE NUTCRACKER The Royal New Zealand Ballet presents the classic Christmas story, accompanied by Tchaikovsky’s remarkable score performed by the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. The Civic 6-9 Dec 2018

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MAD HATTER’S TEA PARTY Head down the rabbit hole to a psychedelic tea party with the biggest tricks, larger-than-life characters and the catchiest tunes. Check out the curious Pop Up Café with treats for all. Bruce Mason Centre 19-23 Dec 2018

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Wondergarden, Silo Park, Central Auckland

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WONDERGARDEN A musical and visual extravaganza featuring sumptuous street food, roaming performers, kids’ entertainers and an eclectic line-up of local and international favourites. Leeds native Nightmares on Wax is the headline act this year. Silo Park 31 Dec 2018

ASB Classic, Parnell, Central Auckland

This premier tennis tournament will serve up an array of world-class matches, music, fashion and food. ASB Tennis Centre 31 Dec 2018 12 Jan 2019

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JANUARY ‘19 ALADDIN

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ST JEROME’S LANEWAY FESTIVAL

Disney’s spectacular musical comes to Auckland this summer with its famously favourite songs including Friend Like Me, A Whole New World and Arabian Nights. The Civic 3 Jan 2019 - 10 Feb 2019

Feel the beat at St Jerome’s Laneway Festival, Auckland’s favourite alternative music festival. Full of fresh, original and ground-breaking music, the festival is set in the urban playground of Albert Park. Albert Park 28 Jan 2019

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PORTS OF AUCKLAND ANNIVERSARY DAY See Auckland’s harbour come alive with one of the world’s biggest one-day sailing regattas. Waitematā Harbour 28 Jan 2019

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Downtown Ferry Terminal, Central Auckland

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This award-winning British comedian is touring the country with her hilarious stand-up tour. Don’t forget your cardy! Auckland Town Hall 31 Jan 2019 SUMMER AUCKLAND – FREE OFFICIAL GUIDE

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FEBRUARY ‘19 AUCKLAND LANTERN FESTIVAL

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Auckland Lantern Festival, Central Auckland

Enjoy the best of traditional and contemporary culture at New Zealand’s largest Chinese festival. Auckland Domain 14-17 Feb 2019

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Sculpture in the Gulf, Waiheke Island, Hauraki Gulf

SCULPTURE IN THE GULF

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AUCKLAND PRIDE PARADE

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This outdoor sculpture exhibition takes place along the spectacular 2.5km Matiatia Coastal Walkway and focuses on some of the best New Zealand art. Waiheke Island 1-24 Mar 2019

Along Auckland’s hippest strip, Ponsonby Rd, you’ll see the largest and loudest carnival of equality and diversity in the country. Commencing at the magical twilight time of 7.30pm, you’ll see all the beautiful colours of the rainbow community.

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THE MAGIC FLUTE Mozart’s master comedy opera comes to Auckland featuring a large international cast and accompanied by the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. ASB Theatre 8-10 Mar 2019

Pasifika Festival, Western Springs Park, Central Auckland

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SPLORE, Tapapakanga Regional Park, East Auckland

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SPLORE MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL This diverse music and arts festival caters to families during the day and amps up the intensity at night with an eclectic musical lineup. Just about every cuisine imaginable is on offer over the three days and tickets include free access to camping. Tapapakanga Regional Park 21-24 Feb 2019

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This dynamic, ever-evolving group that is composed of international artists is here for one night only to perform their Grammy award-winning music. Auckland Town Hall 14 Mar 2019

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Waharoa, Aotea Square, Central Auckland

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he Aotea Arts Quarter is the arts, cultural and civic heart of Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland. It’s a vibrant, diverse destination in the central city that celebrates and showcases creativity. The Aotea Arts Quarter has long held a special place in the heart of Aucklanders; from the city’s founding to its evolution as the city’s civic heart. Today, it’s home to muchloved heritage buildings including The Civic, the Auckland Town Hall and the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki. It’s the destination for live entertainment in the city and is home to Auckland Live, the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, Aotea Centre (reopening March 2019) and thriving independent theatre hubs including Basement Theatre,

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MISS AUCKLAND LIVE SUMMER SHOWS This summer there is an array of events for everyone to enjoy. There’s a range of fantastic concerts coming including Conversations with Nick Cave, the legendary American songwriter John Prine and English singer Elaine Paige, as well as comedy with Sarah Millican and Trixie Mattel. The big stadium concerts this year include Six60, Mumford and Sons and Fat Freddy’s Drop. For all the latest shows and events head to aucklandlive.co.nz

Q Theatre and The Classic Comedy Club. The Auckland Arts Festival, Auckland Writers Festival and the NZ International Comedy Festival all call the Quarter home. SUMMER AUCKLAND – FREE OFFICIAL GUIDE

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Taste

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uckland is alive with culinary flair. From extra fresh food found at farmers’ markets and cheap eats at night markets, to adventurous food tours, five-star restaurants, classy but casual cafés and bars offering refreshing tipples, your taste buds are in for a treat.

Like any great city, Auckland is made up of diverse precincts and neighbourhoods with distinct flavours and styles. The city’s many cultures are reflected in the diversity of

flavours from around the world, alongside signature New Zealand and Pacific Rim styles. Most restaurants in Auckland include menu items to cater for gluten-free and vegan palates, too. Some even make it their sole mission. Hectors at the Heritage Hotel features a plant-based menu for vegans and vegetarians and Little Bird Unbakery in Ponsonby and Britomart, Mondays Wholefoods Eatery in Kingsland and the Butcher’s Son in Herne Bay also cater for conscious eaters.

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Viaduct Harbour and Wynyard Quarter are home to many bars and restaurants with sparkling harbour views. Head to City Works Depot for easy bagels, leisurely lunches and dinners and craft beer. On-trend Ponsonby is equally good for brunch, lunch, dinner or drinks. Inner city Kingsland, Mt Eden and Dominion Rd serve authentic international cuisine from trendy restaurants and bars. Parnell has a selection of elegant cafés, wine bars and restaurants, which consistently rank among Auckland’s best.

Stylish BRITOMART and FEDERAL STREET precincts are complete with rooftop bars and even restaurants up the Sky Tower.

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Eateries in Takapuna on the North Shore utilise the seaviews where emerald waters hug Rangitoto Island in the distance. Goodside down the road at Smales Farm features greenhouse dining areas, pop-up restaurants, DJs and live music. The Pavilions, Britomart, Central Auckland

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elish the country charm at Clevedon Village Farmers’ Market (Sun 8.30am-1pm, Clevedon Showgrounds, 107 Monument Rd) bursting with fresh fruit, veges, meats, cheeses, breads and chutneys.

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ood courts are a great way to test out multiple flavours in one handy location, meaning you don’t need to venture far between dinner and dessert! Queen’s Rise (125 Queen St) is home to 11 eateries with tastes hailing from Turkey to Tokyo and Naples to New Zealand. Nearby Elliott Stables (39 Elliott St) is a historic warehouse building filled with chatter as happy diners feast on dumplings, sushi, burgers and more. With over 30 restaurants, cafés and artisan shops under one roof, your biggest dilemma at Ponsonby Central will be choosing which one to try first.

Venture north where the Matakana Farmers’ Market (Sat 8am-1pm, 2 Matakana Valley Rd) prides itself on fresh artisan goods from Italian-style sausages to locally-brewed beer, fine wines, organic chocolate and live music.

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aking big waves in the industry are Sawmill Brewery in Matakana, Riverhead’s Hallertau Brewery, Liberty Brewery in Helensville and Waiheke Island’s Wild on Waiheke. In Central Auckland, Mt Eden’s Brothers Brewery is a staple in the local craft beer scene while Urbanaut Brewing Co is Kingsland’s newest addition.

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In Avondale, New Zealand’s biggest outdoor market transforms a humble racecourse every Sunday morning from 5am to 12pm into a beautifully chaotic scene reminiscent of overseas flea markets.

Bonjour, welcome to one of Auckland’s favourite weekend hangouts: La Cigale French Markets with stalls serving authentic French cuisine: buttery A little pocket along Central croissants and pain au chocolat, Auckland’s New North Rd is aged cheeses, smoked salmon and transformed on Friday nights into more. (Britomart: Sat 8am-1pm, a street food station. Mt Albert Takutai Sq. Parnell: Sat 8amMarkets (Fri 5pm-9pm; Sat 9am1.30pm and 9am-1pm, 69 StAM Sawmill-Cafe-AA-advert-01.pdf 1 Sun 26/10/18 11:37 12.30pm) is filled with some of the Georges Bay Rd.)

Get the local low-down on Auckland’s impressive culinary scene on a guided tour. Options include Chinese food tours of Dominion Rd, Korean food CBD tours, Sandringham food and spice tours, suburban market tours and walking tours of the top dining precincts.

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Wine Regions

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Enjoy tastings on one of the many wine tours on offer, or use the wine trail maps and self-drive to explore at your own pace. And if the sun’s shining, you can’t go past a lazy lunch overlooking the vines. © Kumeū River Wines, Kumeū, West Auckland

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In West Auckland, head to Kumeū to experience the outstanding wine of Auckland’s oldest wine region dating back to the 1930s. You’ll find some of the bestknown names in New Zealand wine such as Soljans and Coopers Creek, as well as smaller boutique producers.

Attached to many of Waiheke’s wineries are restaurants that show off spectacular island views from architecturally inspiring environments.

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Just a 40-minute ferry ride from downtown Auckland, Waiheke Island is a self-contained bubble of viticultural pleasure, with many wineries providing a worldrenowned range of reds and whites.

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a glass of AUCKLAND’S BEST The beautiful weekend holiday destination of Matakana is home to an abundance of boutique vineyards and wineries, where the focus is firmly on quality wine. Many producers focus on red varieties such as merlot and cabernet sauvignon, but it’s known for its whites as well. The wine scene here is complemented by an exciting art scene – the two collide at Brick Bay Wines, which is home to a sculpture trail and a boutique vineyard.

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Shopping Te Hokohoko Queen St, Central Auckland

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ander beautifully tiled arcades and alleyways and you’ll find an array of colourful clothing, shoes and homeware made with love by local and international designers. Whether you’re happy window shopping, or have something specific in mind, you’ll be spoilt for choice in these popular shopping precincts.

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This waterfront precinct is made up of heritage buildings, boutique clothing and shoe stores, and outdoor spaces complete with beanbags and music in summer so busy shoppers can take a breather. It showcases some of New Zealand’s best fashion designers including Trelise Cooper, Huffer, Karen Walker, Kate Sylvester, Kathryn Wilson and more. Adjacent to Auckland’s main transport hub, it’s easy to get in and out of.

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not just shopping, it’s an experience.

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It may have a name fit for royalty, but the iconic CBD street has shops suited to any budget. Popular chain stores are plentiful, while international designer labels Louis Vuitton and Prada are also an option. Department stores Farmers and the iconic Smith & Caughey’s stock delights ranging from make-up and fragrance to gourmet food (including an on-site café) and homeware. Catch a movie and relax at EVENT Cinemas. Well worth a look are Queens Arcade, Canterbury Arcade and nearby High St. St Kevin’s Arcade, Central Auckland

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The iconic strip is home to some of the city’s most extensive collections of vintage, retro and second-hand clothing. It is a melting pot of culture boasting an eclectic mix of homeware, gift and craft shops; books, music and photography. Venture down St Kevin’s Arcade for treasures; it’s here in the two-level art deco arcade that you’ll find vintage gear, records, books and fabulous food. SUMMER AUCKLAND – FREE OFFICIAL GUIDE

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Join the masses of shoppers along undoubtedly one of the trendiest places to be, 10 minutes from the city centre. You’ll discover boutique beauty, jewellery and fashion stores (many of which house Kiwi designers including Stolen Girlfriends Club, Lonely lingerie and Deadly Ponies handbags). There are also several upmarket home and kitchenware shops and bookstores worthy of getting lost in for hours.

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Parnell has a reputation as being among the most stylish suburbs. There’s designer SOUVENIR clothing, handmade jewellery SHOPPING and quality homeware to Consider browse in the village, but what buying locally-made sets this district aside is the craft as souvenirs of your small art galleries housing New time in Auckland. Kura in Zealand artworks. Close by is Central Auckland, Poi Room in Newmarket, with its equally Newmarket and Ponsonby and enviable array of options. Mixt NZ Made in Kingsland Broadway, the main drag, is are good places to find known for the best high street original pieces. buys, whereas Nuffield St is home to designer apparel.

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Over the bridge at Devonport there’s just something about being beside the seaside; the vibe here is a little slower. There are art galleries; a chocolatier serves handmade sweet treats and the restored Victorian cinema plays a selection of films. Further along is Takapuna, with a similar relaxed, beachy vibe. Browse the shops and boutiques along Hurstmere Rd; The Department Store is the brainchild of Karen Walker and a haven of beauty, fashion and homeware awaits inside.

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MALLS For everything you need in a convenient onestop-shop: Albany Mega Centre, Albany • Westgate Shopping Centre, Waitākere • LynnMall Shopping Centre, New Lynn • Milford Shopping Centre, Milford • Shore City Shopping Centre, Takapuna • Westfield St Lukes Shopping Centre, St Lukes • Dress-Smart Outlet Shopping, Onehunga • Sylvia Park Shopping Centre, Mt Wellington • Botany Town Centre, Botany Downs

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Nature

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rom the rugged west coast beaches to a sparkling harbour dotted with island treasures and the peaks of volcanoes popping up in between, Auckland is a region of beautiful natural contrast. There are many walking tracks, a wealth of wildlife to spy on, far-flung islands to discover and a sparkling gulf to enjoy. However if you choose to explore, make sure you get out and enjoy nature in Auckland’s big backyard this summer.

Volcano country

There are 48 extinct or dormant volcanoes in Auckland, and no visit is complete without scaling at least one – you won’t find a better photo opportunity! Hop on a ferry to Rangitoto, climb to the summit of Mt Eden, take a picnic to One Tree Hill or explore the tunnels at North Head.

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IN OUR BIG BACKYARD The Hauraki Gulf is over a million hectares of sparkling blue ocean right on Auckland City’s doorstep. It’s home to many islands, some of which are easily accessible to the public including Waiheke and Rangitoto.

View to Rangitoto Island, Hauraki Gulf from Bastion Point, Central Auckland

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The jewel of the gulf is Waiheke Island, a haven of vineyards, olive groves and beaches just a 40-minute ferry ride from downtown Auckland. Get active here on the walking and mountain biking trails or on a zip-lining adventure. For an exciting day trip, discover the fascinating history and sandy coves of Rotoroa Island, climb the volcanic cone of Rangitoto Island for incredible views from the summit and explore pōhutukawa forests and lava caves, or visit Tiritiri Matangi Island, an open wildlife sanctuary alive with birdsong that’s 75 minutes from downtown Auckland. If you have a little more time, escape to Great Barrier Island. Off the grid with wild, lush landscapes, it’s recently been declared a Dark Sky Sanctuary, one of just four in the world, so the stargazing there is out of this world. SUMMER AUCKLAND – FREE OFFICIAL GUIDE

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golden sands and clear waters of Tāwharanui and Pakiri. If you’re looking for a beach near the city centre, visit Mission Bay, Kohimarama or St Heliers, while across the Harbour Bridge the North Shore features one family-friendly golden beach after another.

Swim, snorkel and dive at Goat Island, a marine reserve with a vibrant underwater world. There are also glass-bottom boat tours and see-through kayaks. For a memorable Auckland experience, go horse riding along Pakiri or Muriwai Beach. Don’t miss the gannet colony between August and March at Muriwai’s Otakamiro Point, or for an easy way to get up close to over 1400 animals, visit the Auckland Zoo.

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Explore rocky coastlines and sheltered bays, lush native forest and wide open countryside, pounding surf and trickling streams, or remote wildlife sanctuaries – Auckland is brimming with fantastic walks. One favourite is the 16km Coast to Coast Walkway that leads from one ocean to another and takes over four to five hours. For walking track information, check out: aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

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Cornwall Park

Main entrance on Greenlane West, Auckland Phone 630 8485 www.cornwallpark.co.nz

Parakai Springs 150 Parkhurst Rd, Parakai, Auckland

Cornwall Park is a breath of the countryside in the heart of Auckland, and is your park to explore and discover today. Come enjoy its nature, experience its working farm, play games on its open lawns, run or walk its paths, use the free BBQs with friends, listen to the birds, or simply relax under your favourite tree.

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Unleash Northwest´s best kept secret for the ultimate day trip • Just over 40min from Auckland´s CBD lies one of New Zealand´s natural geothermal wonders • Large indoor and outdoor pools and two thrilling hydroslides • BBQ and picnic areas are situated throughout the park • Options for hiring marquees for groups is also available • Springs Café and dining area located next to the indoor pool • An active water recreation centre with a range of amenities make this a full-day´s entertainment destination

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From tranquil beaches and rugged clifftops to working farms and native wildlife, Auckland’s 26 regional parks have it all. Between them they offer hundreds of biking and walking tracks ranging from short easy walks to challenging multi-day hikes.

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auri dieback disease is killing kauri trees in the Waitākere Ranges Regional Park and the Hunua Ranges Regional Park. The closure of some tracks and the creation of protection zones helps prevent the spread of this disease, but anyone using the park can play their part to save kauri. Please clean your shoes, tyres and equipment before and after visiting, use cleaning stations installed on major tracks and stay on the track and off kauri roots. For more information on kauri dieback and for and track closures visit: aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/protectkauri

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Art & Culture

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With its multicultural makeup and its healthy creative scene, Auckland is a veritable feast of heritage, visual arts and live performances.

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ake a tour of contemporary galleries and artist studios, visit sculpture gardens, discover the architectural highlights of the city, and learn about Auckland’s history at modern, dynamic museums. The city’s ethnic diversity and a full calendar of live music, comedy, theatre and dance ensure all those seeking a dose of genuine, stimulating culture will find plenty of it.

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here are many ways to experience Māori culture in Auckland, from guided tours providing insight into Māori history, traditions and beliefs, through to contemporary Māori art at local galleries.

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Daily cultural performances at the Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira in Parnell provide a highly memorable introduction to the story of New Zealand and Auckland. The 30-minute show is regarded as one of the best in New Zealand and culminates in a powerful version of the famous haka (war dance).

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creative city Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, Central Auckland

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uckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki in Central Auckland, located on the edge of Albert Park, is a must-do for art loving visitors. The striking building houses an impressive permanent collection and hosts temporary and travelling exhibitions of international quality and significance. Te Tuhi Gallery in Pakuranga is a contemporary art space

with an innovative, experimental ethos. Its exhibition calendar reflects and celebrates the region’s cultural diversity. Te Uru Waitākere Contemporary Gallery in scenic, bush-clad Titirangi hosts ever-changing exhibitions of high-quality art. The gallery shop sells ceramics, glass, jewellery, art publications and handmade craft.

Art & Culture TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre, or Pah Homestead as it’s also known as, is a heritage building in Hillsborough housing the contemporary, New Zealand art collection of the Wallace Arts Trust. A gift shop and café are also on site. Brick Bay Sculpture Trail, on the outskirts of Warkworth, comprises an easy two-kilometre path through bush and open pasture with around 45 contemporary New Zealand sculptures showcased along the way. The on-site restaurant serves wine made on site.

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Anna Korver ‘Red Dress’, Brick Bay Sculpture Trail, North Auckland © Brick Bay

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• Basement Theatre on Greys Ave showcases new, original theatre, comedy, music, poetry and dance with an alternative edge and a youthful quality.

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• The Civic on the corner of Queen and Wellesley St in the city centre is an ‘atmospheric theatre’ with Moorish design elements and a star-studded ceiling and hosts international performers. • ASB Waterfront Theatre – the state-of-the-arts performance venue in the Wynyard Quarter is home to the Auckland Theatre Company. • Spark Arena is the city’s big venue, regularly featuring bands on the international circuit. The 12,000-seat arena, in Parnell, also hosts sports events.

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Celebration TIME

LEARN ABOUT our past The Museum of Transport and Technology, or MOTAT as it is affectionately known, is a family-friendly science centre in Western Springs, near the city’s zoo. It’s loaded with New Zealand MOTAT, Central Auckland stories and examples of Kiwi ingenuity with changing exhibitions. It’s educational and it’s fun – with many displays incorporating interactive, dynamic qualities.

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Festivals feature on Auckland’s calendar too, with dancing to be had at summer music extravaganzas such as St Jerome’s Laneway Festival in the city centre and Splore Music and Arts at Tapapakanga Park. The loud and proud celebration of our

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Pasifika Festival, Central Auckland

diversity known as Auckland Pride Festival is a big hit, as are our art, writing and comedy festivals. Popular events focusing on specific cultural communities such as Pasifika and the annual Lantern Festival are brilliant family events.

© Maritime Museum, Hobson Wharf, Central Auckland

The New Zealand Maritime Museum Hui Te Ananui A Tangaroa can be found on Hobson Wharf in Central Auckland. With stories of discovery, exploration, immigration and sailing, the museum celebrates the country’s bond with the sea and the special part the Waitematā Harbour has played in Auckland’s history. The museum has a fleet of heritage vessels available for sailings and charters.

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Our stories of the sea

Discover the seafaring stories that have shaped our nation at the New Zealand Maritime Museum. Explore the depths of the galleries, then get out on a one-hour harbour sailing aboard our heritage vessel, Ted Ashby.

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SkyJump, Central Auckland

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Auckland’s plethora of activities means there’s something to suit all ages and abilities. What are you waiting for?

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SkyJump and SkyWalk Take your trip up the Sky Tower, the tallest tower in the southern hemisphere, one step further by heading out and venturing around its outer edge, or take the leap and basejump from it.

get active The adventure trail runs hot in Auckland. Whether you want to really get the adrenalin pumping or embark on an active outdoor escapade, you’ll find plenty to excite you here.

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packed tour or meet some of the locals – marine life, that is. Head up into the air, below the sparkling ocean’s surface and scale the highest cliff, or bridge – and don’t forget your sun hat.

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Horse riding

Riding along a golden beach or through a bird-filled forest on horseback is an essential experience. Favourite spots include Pakiri and Muriwai beaches, Waiheke, Helensville, Warkworth and Waiuku.

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Cycling Explore Auckland via urban cycleways, scenic waterfront lanes and off-road trails. Consider taking a guided tour – it's a great way to discover hidden gems about the city. Or if you prefer, take a self-guided tour on an e-bike. Check out at.govt.nz for cycle network maps.

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Snow sports

Snow in summer, in Auckland? Yes, that's right! Hit the powder at Snowplanet in Silverdale, an indoor snow slope fit for skiing, snowboarding and tubing. Lessons and gear hire are available.

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Sky diving

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One for the bucket list, at Skydive Auckland you can experience the thrill of jumping from a plane at 20,000ft – the highest tandem skydive in New Zealand, with over 80 seconds of freefall over Auckland’s stunning landscape.

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Explore the sea

Cruising on the Hauraki Gulf

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Set sail on an America’s Cup yacht, have a go on a SUP (stand-up paddle board), kayak along a stunning coastline or to a volcanic island, or whiz around the harbour on a jet boat. If you’re keen to master a new skill, take a surf lesson at Piha or Muriwai on the wild west coast or head north to Ōmaha or Tāwharanui.

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Ziplining Soar above native forest and a beautiful working vineyard on Waiheke Island with views across the sparkling water to Auckland City with EcoZip Adventures, or head out west to Tree Adventures to challenge yourself on Woodhill Forest’s treetop suspended obstacle and zipline course.

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458 Motutara Rd  E: info@muriwaisurfschool.co.nz M: +64 21 478 734 www.muriwaisurfschool.co.nz Located on Auckland’s beautiful west coast only 35min drive from the central city. Daily introduction to surf lesson held with qualified professional coaches including all equipment. Massive surfboard and wetsuit rental range available for short or long-term hire. Open: 10am-6pm.

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Auckland’s diverse landscapes and temperate climate make the region ideal Gulf Harbour golf, for golfing. Whether you’re North Auckland © TNZ after world-class resort courses with sea views or picturesque local gems, there’s a perfect round for players of all abilities.

Harbour Bridge Climb & Bungy Bungy jump from beneath Auckland’s iconic bridge and dunk your head in the ocean below, or take a guided tour to the top for the most incredible 360º views.

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Underwater Adventures

Discover a stunning underwater playground. Scuba dive around the islands of the Hauraki Gulf, see a colourful underwater world while snorkelling at a marine reserve or get up close on a shark dive at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton’s aquarium.

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Scenic flights

There’s simply no better view of Auckland than a bird’s eye view. Take to the sky in a helicopter, plane or seaplane to take in Auckland in all its sparkling glory – an experience you’ll never forget.

Go wild Embrace your inner bikie on a chauffeured Harley Davidson tour around the city.

Scare tactics Screams and laughter echo from Spookers at night, when live scare-actors will scare you silly at this haunted attraction. For a less heart-stopping and more fascinating experience, take a lantern-lit ghost tour of the inner city for macabre tales and weird happenings. For a different kind of adrenalin rush altogether, Rainbow’s End theme park has its ‘Big 5’ thrill rides, including a corkscrew rollercoaster and the Fearfall.

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Visitor Information

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Tips to help you on your travels around Auckland.

CONTACT

ACCIDENT & EMERGENCY MEDICAL & DENTAL CENTRES

Auckland City Hospital 24hr Accident & Emergency. Pharmacy – open 8am-6pm. Park Rd, Grafton. Phone 09 307 4949

Middlemore Hospital 24hr Emergency Department. Pharmacy – open 8am-6pm. Hospital Rd, Otahuhu. Phone 09 276 0000

North Shore Hospital 24hr Accident & Emergency. Pharmacy – open 8.30am-6pm. 124 Shakespeare Rd, Takapuna. Phone 09 486 8900

Ponsonby Accident & Emergency Dental Unit 202 Ponsonby Rd, Ponsonby. Phone 09 376 9222

Waitakere Hospital 24hr Emergency Department. Lincoln Rd, Henderson Phone 09 839 0000

IN EMERGENCIES FOR POLICE, FIRE & AMBULANCE

PHONE 111 Auckland Central Police Station is located at the corner of Cook and Vincent Sts, ph 09 302 6400.

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Britain

Level 17, 151 Queen St Phone 09 303 2973

Germany

Level 13, 188 Quay St Phone 09 375 8718

China

588 Great South Rd, Greenlane Phone 09 525 1589

Japan

Level 15, AIG Bld, 41 Shortland St Phone 09 303 4106

Netherlands

Level 1, 57 Symonds St Phone 09 379 5399

Sweden

6 Renall St, Freemans Bay Phone 09 378 1277

USA

Level 3, 23 Customs St East Phone 09 303 2724

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International Terminal i-SITE Visitor Centre, Arrivals Lounge, International Terminal Auckland Airport

Princes Wharf i-SITE Visitor Centre 137 Quay St, Downtown Auckland

SKYCITY i-SITE Visitor Centre SKYCITY Auckland. Cnr Victoria and Federal Sts

PHONE SERVICE Phoning Auckland numbers from out of town, dial 09 first. Local calls from a Spark payphone cost $1.00 for first 15 minutes, then $0.20 per minute. It is easy to pick up a New Zealand SIM card and the main networks are 2Degrees, Vodafone NZ, Spark and Skinny.

Warkworth i-SITE Visitor Centre 1 Baxter St, Warkworth

Useful Numbers 018 National directory International directory 0172 010 National tolls 0170 International tolls

WiFi ACCESS Wireless access is abundant in Auckland. You’ll find it in most cafés, libraries and other public places. Accommodation providers will issue an access code that will either be free or may carry a charge, and often there is a limit on time and data. Look out for free Hotspots – AucklandWiFI@ Tomizone gives 30min free WiFi per day in the central city.

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Public Transport Auckland has an extensive public transport network of buses, trains and ferries that make it easy to get around. You can travel to most parts of Auckland with the Link bus departure points, Britomart train station and ferry terminal all located around the lower end of Queen St.

Visit at.govt.nz or get the AT Mobile App for more information and to plan your journey.

SERVICES

Auckland Transport (AT) Metro bus services operate from early in the morning, with higher frequency services during commuter times, and run until around 11pm. On Friday and Saturday, later Northern Express and Night Buses depart the central city to various suburbs, and operate into the early hours of the morning.

FERRY

RAIL

AT Metro ferries have regular commuter services that sail from the central city to 13 coastal locations including Devonport and Waiheke Island, and the more recent additions of Hobsonville, Gulf and Pine harbours.

AT Metro trains travel to south, east and west Auckland. They depart from the Britomart Station at the bottom of Queen St and are ideal for getting to major shopping centres or events at Eden Park and Mt Smart Stadium.

TRANSPORT

TRANSPORT

TICKETING

You can pay for your AT Metro bus, train or ferry trip with cash, or with an AT HOP card. For more details about AT HOP cards, visit AT.govt.nz/ATHOP.

TO AND FROM THE AIRPORT SkyBus operates two services to and from the airport, the City Airport Express to the central city and the North Harbour Express to the North Shore. SkyBus operates seven days a week. The bright orange 380 Airporter buses travel to Auckland Airport from Manukau and Onehunga. The

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Airporter buses operate seven days a week from 4.30am to 11.45pm, on a 15-20 minute schedule. Apart from public transport, other options include taxis and shuttles found waiting outside the terminal 24/7. Also major rental car companies have depots located inside the airport terminal.

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WEATHER

SAFETY FIRST

Auckland’s average summer temperature is 22.8oC and in winter it is 15.1oC. Download the app: WeatherWatch.co.nz to receive regular weather updates.

Please don’t swim alone and take particular care at surf beaches. Rips are strong currents of water running out to sea; they are very dangerous for swimmers, but are difficult to identify. It is advisable to only swim at beaches patrolled by lifeguards and to always swim between the red and yellow flags as they identify the safest area to swim.

LIBRARIES Auckland Central Library 44–46 Lorne St. Open 9am–8pm, Monday to Friday; 10am–4pm Saturday and Sunday. There is also a network of Auckland libraries around the suburbs. For more information visit: aucklandlibraries.govt.nz

Queen St Central NZ Post 155 Queen St. Open Monday to Friday 9am–5pm. Closed Saturday. Wellesley St NZ Post 24 Wellesley St West. Open Monday to Friday 9am–5pm. Closed Saturday.

SUN SAFETY TIPS

ELECTRICITY

New Zealand's maximum UV index value in summer is 12, which equates to a burn time of 12 minutes. Stay sun safe by using a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 and reapply every two hours. Wear a hat and wraparound sunglasses.

To plug yourself into the electricity supply (230/240V AC, 50Hz), use a three-pin adaptor (same as in Australia, different to British three-pin adaptors).

BANKS & ATMS Trading banks are normally open Monday–Friday, from 9am– 4.30pm, as well as late nights and weekends in malls. There are ATMs (money machines) and exchange facilities at most banks in the central city and the suburbs around Auckland.

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POSTAL SERVICES

DRINKING, SMOKING, SAFE DRIVING • The minimum age for buying alcohol is 18. • Smoking is not allowed in bars, restaurants or other indoor public places. • There is a zero alcohol limit for drivers under 20 years of age; drivers aged 20 or more are recommended to consume no

All major credit cards can be used in New Zealand. International credit cards can be used, provided they have a four-digit pin number encoded.

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more than two standard drinks before driving. • It’s illegal to use a mobile phone while driving in New Zealand. • In New Zealand, traffic travels on the left-hand side of the road. • Always wear your seat belt. See aa.co.nz for motoring tips.

TIPPING

BARGAINING

It is not obligatory to tip in New Zealand, including in restaurants and bars. However, if you wish to tip for good service, this is always welcome.

Bargaining for purchases is not standard practice in this city. Although, if you're at a Farmers' Market you can often negotiate good deal.

FOREIGN EXCHANGE NZ Post will convert foreign cash without commission at PostShops. TSB Cnr Broadway & Remuera Rd, Newmarket Cnr Hurstmere and Lake Rds, Takapuna ANZ

GST

A Goods & Services Tax (GST) of 15% is applied to 45 Queen St the cost of all goods and 268 Queen St services in New Zealand, except for purchases at Cnr Queen & Victoria Sts duty-free shops.

Thomas Cook 159 Queen St TravelEx NZ

CREDIT CARDS

Visitor Information

Domestic & International Airport

HANDY TECH

Download these apps on your smartphone: AKL City Tours: Dedicated to giving visitors and residents of Auckland an excellent variety of tours across Auckland’s central city.

Introducing Kupu: A Sparksponsored app that uses the camera in your phone to instantly translate objects into Te Reo Māori.

Kupu: Create your own tour of discovery and unearth some of the finest Māori artwork sculptures and paintings that are in public spaces for visitors to view.

Auckland Virtual Tours: A unique opportunity to be shown around by two Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei whanau (family) members via mobile phone or tablet.

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DISCOVER

Central Auckland Te Puku o Tāmaki

World-class shopping, buzzing waterfront precincts lined with restaurants, a vibrant arts and culture scene and harbour adventures right on your doorstep. Wynyard Quarter, Central Auckland © Miles Holden

KARANGAHAPE RD & PONSONBY Ponsonby Central, Ponsonby, Central Auckland © Miles Holden

Karangahape Rd, fondly known as ‘K’ Rd’, is where high fashion sits alongside retro, vintage, music and streetwear stores. The nightlife is colourful, with cabaret-style restaurants, karaoke bars and local pubs offering live music.

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Ponsonby is one of Auckland’s hippest strips. It’s packed with upmarket boutiques, chic cafés, an array of stylish restaurants and sophisticated bars.

here are many fantastic places to enjoy knockout views of this sprawling city. The volcanic cones provide some of the best spots. Mt Eden has views of the city’s two harbours, the Manukau and Waitematā. One Tree Hill is Auckland’s largest cone with three craters.

MT EDEN & ONE TREE HILL

VIADUCT HARBOUR & WYNYARD QUARTER Relax with fine food and wine or a casual meal at one of Viaduct Harbour’s popular restaurants and bars, with the superyachts moored just metres away. The nearby Wynyard Quarter is an all-ages revitalised waterfront precinct brimming with harbourside restaurants, a funky play space for the kids and Silo Park with its night markets and outdoor cinema.

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QUEEN ST

View over Central Auckland from Mt Eden © SKYCITY, Auckland

Queen St stretches from the waterfront up to K’ Rd. You’ll find everything from familiar chains and top-end designer boutiques to theatres, galleries, cafés and restaurants and nightlife hot spots.

The best way to really get to know Central Auckland from those who know it best is by taking a guided tour. There are a variety on offer: • Go on a guided Auckland cultural tour with Tāmaki Hikoi • Hop-on, hop-off bus tours, where you can make your way around at your own pace • Get the local insight on the most bountiful spots on a fishing tour

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• Walking and e-bike tours • Heritage tours to discover Auckland’s cultural, natural or architectural history • Gourmet food and drink tours, including chasing the city’s best cocktails or craft brews • For something a little bit different, take a ghost tour for eerie tales, or embrace your inner artist on a sketching tour 69


BRITOMART Within Britomart’s compact block of cobbled laneways, streets and open spaces is an eclectic collection of cafés, restaurants and flagship designer stores by day, and the bars and clubs of one of the city’s most popular nightlife destinations by night.

Britomart, Central Auckland

AUCKLAND EXPRESS TOUR Meet a local who will show you the best of Auckland in 3 hours • We visit the volcanoes, learn about the Polynesian & Maori history, plus see amazing scenery. • Adult $89/Child $49 – Book online now!

www.torutours.com

MISSION BAY

Around a 10-minute drive from the city centre, this bustling beachfront suburb is popular for its beach, grassy spaces and water activities, from hiring a kayak or stand-up paddle board to taking a dip in the sea. Head up to Michael Savage Memorial at nearby Bastion Point, a hilltop public space with incredible views.

027 457 0011

Proudly owned and operated by YMCA Auckland

Fresh, friendly and functional, affordable accommodation 10min walk from Sky Tower. All rooms have private bathroom and shower, TV, fridge, large windows. Big common areas with fully equipped kitchen. Lounge with Sky TV. Auckland City at your doorstep. Single from $99, seasonal & subject to availability.

For HOT DEALS check out: www.citylodge.co.nz 150 Vincent St, CBD, Auckland Ph: 0-9-379 6183 Fax: 0-9-379 6182 Email: info@citylodge.co.nz

Reservations: 0800 76 66 86

Mission Bay fountain, Central Auckland © McLennan

NEWMARKET & PARNELL

© La Cigale French Market, Parnell, Central Auckland

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Both Newmarket and Parnell are stylish inner city suburbs where fashion reigns supreme. In Newmarket the main drag of Broadway and Nuffield St is where you’ll find designer brands, while in Parnell you’ll find brilliant small art galleries dotted among the shops.

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DOMAIN LODGE

“A tranquil oasis in the heart of the city.”

GREAT HEIGHTS THE SKY TOWER

1 Boyle Crescent, Grafton, Auckland | domainlodge.co.nz Ph: +64 9 308 0161 E: reception@akcansoc.org.nz

Central Auckland

Te Puku o Tāmaki

The most recognisable shape in the Auckland city skyline, the 328m-high Sky Tower is the tallest structure in the southern hemisphere. Head up for a rotating restaurant, a cafē and viewing decks. The more adventurous can walk around the outer edge on the SkyWalk or even take a leap to the ground below with SkyJump. Sky Tower, Central Auckland

ENJOY TIME BY THE HARBOUR

“Tours with a difference” Tours depart daily

1, 2 and 3-day tours to Hobbiton, Rotorua and Waitomo Caves Tours to suit your needs and interests Visit us at Shop 124 Level 1 Queens Arcade 34-40 Queen St – in the heart of Downtown Auckland

www.FlexiToursNZ.com | sales@FlexiToursNZ.com 0800623827 or + 64 (0)9 3361663

Auckland makes the most of its position on the Waitematā Harbour, with bars, restaurants and cafés set on downtown wharves and around the Viaduct. Enjoying the sea breeze with a glass of something cold at hand, watching boats come and go, is highly recommended.

Mt Eden Motel

Shucker Brothers, Viaduct Harbour, Central Auckland

SEA LIFE KELLY TARLTON’S AQUARIUM

Auckland’s quiet centrally located motel • • • • • • •

25 fully self-contained units Swimming pool, spa & undercover BBQ Plenty of FREE on-site parking FREE WiFi • FREE Continental Breakfast Close to Eden Park • Sky TV Centrally located on city bus routes Minutes to hospitals, shopping, Expo Centre, museums, zoo, Mt Smart Stadium & Vector Arena • Use your AA Card and receive fuel discount • All major credit cards accepted • Tariff: $120-$160 (2 persons), extra person $20

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For reservations only 0800 RES NOW (737 669)

47 Balmoral Road, Mt Eden, PO Box 96188 Balmoral Auckland 1342 • Phone: +64 9 638 7187 • Fax: +64 9 630 9563 Email: edenres@xtra.co.nz

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Take the underwater travelator tunnel and watch as sharks glide above and around you, visit the Sub-Antarctic penguins, spot tropical fish and view a huge variety of marine life. If you’re up for it, greet the sharks in person on a shark swimming adventure.

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Central Auckland

Te Puku o Tāmaki

CULTURAL HUB EXPLORE MOTAT

Solent Flying Boat ‘Aranui’, MOTAT, Central Auckland © Stephen Barker / MOTAT

Explore MOTAT, Auckland’s Museum of Transport and Technology, where you’ll find interactive exhibitions on the history of New Zealand transport, technology and Kiwi ingenuity. There’s plenty of exciting stuff for the kids here, including tram rides.

WE’RE GOING TO THE ZOO A firm family favourite, Auckland Zoo is home to New Zealand’s largest collection of exotic and native wild animals. Take a behind-the-scenes tour for a unique and unforgettable experience.

Explore the bustling, vibrant heart of Auckland’s Eastern Bays. Built around the idyllic pohutukawa-lined beach and separated from the central city by a brief and beautiful drive, Mission Bay is a favourite with visitors and locals alike.

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Central Auckland is a hub of art and culture, where you’ll find some of the country's best galleries and museums. Don’t miss the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki with the largest collection of national and international artworks in the country, the New Zealand Maritime Museum Hui Te Ananui

A Tangaroa where you can hear seafaring stories of explorers, and the Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira that stands proudly in the Auckland Domain as a memorial to New Zealanders who lost their lives in battle. It’s home to a vast array of taonga (treasures) and intriguing exhibitions.

Auckland War Memorial Museum, Central Auckland © davidwallphoto.com

Silo Park, Central Auckland

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DELIGHTFUL

DEVONPORT It’s another world over the bridge. Matakana, a very pleasant one-hour drive north of Central Auckland, is loaded with incredible beaches, parks, vineyards, wineries, breweries, markets and art. Closer to the city, seaside suburbs on 'The Shore' are well worth visiting, too. Devonport, North Auckland

The big drawcards at this pretty village in permanent holiday mode are its elegant Victorian architecture, warm sandy beaches, great walks with vistas and good cafés and shops.

CHOCOLATE CREATIONS Visit the chocolaterie, Devonport Chocolates, for divine handmade chocolates, some filled with unique New Zealand flavours including feijoa, bush honey and kawakawa. Watch master chocolatiers whipping up chocolate creations through the window and if you want to know more the staff are very knowledgeable.

North Head, Devonport, North Auckland

CLIMB NORTH HEAD & MT VICTORIA

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ide by side and surrounded by sea, these two mountains played a significant part in New Zealand’s coastal defence. Walk to Mt Victoria’s summit to see the famous painted mushrooms that are vents for a water pumping station underneath the mount, and for head-turning 360o views of the Hauraki Gulf, Rangitoto Island and the cityscape. At neighbouring North Head, the old gun emplacements and underground labyrinth of eerie connecting tunnels built in 1885 can still be explored. Don't forget your torch.

TOP PICKS

Takapuna Beach Café, North Auckland

COASTAL CLASSIC

TAKAPUNA Takapuna is a stylish suburb with fantastic shopping and funky restaurants and bars. Not to mention, of course, its beautiful bustling beach.

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With white sand beaches, clear waters, a lively dining scene, high end shopping, beautiful parks and reserves, Auckland’s North Shore is renowned for its wonderful lifestyle. Auckland’s magnificent connected coast is just a short ferry ride across the Waitemat Harbour into Devonport, or by bus or private vehicle over the Auckland Harbour Bridge. Here the noise and pace of the CBD gives way to the relaxed beachside vibe that the North Shore is known for.

BEACHES The North Shore is blessed with a beautiful coastline offering stunning views across the Hauraki Gulf to Rangitoto Island and beyond. Take some time to explore over a dozen bays and family friendly beaches that are loved by locals and visitors alike.

SHOPPING Explore the distinctive shopping areas of Devonport, Takapuna and Milford, each with their own style and flair. Browse boutique high street shops offering an excellent choice of arts, electronics, local and global fashion, jewellery, gifts and homewares.

LIFESTYLE Get out and about and embrace the laidback beach lifestyle the North Shore is famous for, or if you’re seeking some action then paddle boarding and kayaking adventures await you.

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HIGHLIGHTS White sand and calm waters of Cheltenham Beach, Devonport. Milford Beach, Reserve, Pirate Playground and Marina. Takapuna’s white sands, water sports and magnificent all-abilities playground. Women’s fashion and giftware at the Milford Centre. Boutique shopping along Devonport’s historic Victoria Road. Explore the high streets of Takapuna for fashion, jewellery and gifts. Check out historic Maungauika/North Head with amazing citywide views. Watch a live show at The PumpHouse Theatre or the Bruce Mason Centre in Takapuna. Visit Sylvan Park, Milford or Killarney Park, Takapuna, both on the shores of Lake Pupuke.

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North Auckland

Tāmaki ki te Raki

INDULGE YOUR ARTISTIC SIDE Visit the Lake House Arts Centre in Takapuna, a local art centre and gallery housed in a stately 19th century heritage building set in a garden reserve. Check out the constantly changing exhibition programme at lakehousearts.org.nz

WHANGAPARĀOA PENINSULA

Take a 40-minute drive north from the central city to this breathtaking coastline and you will pass one glittering strip of golden sand after another including Red Beach, Stanmore Bay, Little Manly, Big Manly and Army Bay.

Aristotles North Shore Motel

Cnr Link Dr & Sunnynook Rd, Auckland P: +64 9 444 1177/0800 782 927 www.aristotles.co.nz Pump House, Takapuna, North Auckland © ilovetakapuna

All units have air-con. Suites & some studios have spa air baths. Suites & access studios have super/king-size beds. Cooked/ continental breakfast available Mon/Fri. Continental breakfasts weekends & public holidays. Book direct via website for special tariffs. Corporate tariffs and conference facilities available.

SCENIC STROLLS

LONG BAY BEACH

Take in the stunning, panoramic views of the Hauraki Gulf and its offshore islands by walking the Coastal Track to Pōhutukawa Bay (which is often used by nude bathers, although it's not a designated nudist beach). You can also take a stroll along the long sandy beach that's only a short walk across parkland from all the main car parks. Shakespear Regional Park, North Auckland

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Bridgehouse Lodge

16 Elizabeth St  P: 09 425 8351  www.bridgehouse.co.nz E: bridgehouse@bridgehouse.co.nz Stylish Warkworth riverside accommodation. 14 newly refurbished rooms, restaurant & bar, conference & wedding venue. Outdoor dining area overlooking the river, open fire in winter. FREE WiFi in restaurant serving great New Zealand food. Open till late. Tariff: $125-$155 (2 persons), extra $25. Off-season rates negotiable.

Devonport Chocolates

17 Wynyard St E: Info@devonportchocolates.co.nz P: +64 9 445 6001 www.devonportchocolates.co.nz • Delicious assortment of award-winning chocolates and truffles.  • Splendid special editions and fun family favourites. • Hand-crafted and palm-oil free. • Watch master chocolatiers whip up chocolate creations. Opening Hours: 9.30am-5.00pm.

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North Auckland

Tāmaki ki te Raki

SEASIDE FUN AT OREWA Orewa Beach is a lively seaside suburb within easy commuting distance of Auckland. The 2.8km-long white-sand beach attracts a crowd for the many watersports on offer here. As well as being ideal for swimming and surfing, the beach is popular for boating, windsurfing, kite surfing,

kayaking and fishing. If you don’t fancy getting your feet wet, you can grab a cool drink and just watch the action from the deck of the Orewa Surf Club Eatery & Grill that is located metres from the ocean and has panoramic sea views of the beach and the Hauraki Gulf. Orewa Beach, North Auckland

SILVERDALE On your way north, stop off at one of the new cafés in Silverdale before you explore the beautiful Hibiscus Coast. Despite its sunny location you can ski year-round at Snowplanet, an indoor ski recreation centre with slopes for seasoned snow bunnies and beginners, plus tobogganing.

Create lasting holiday memories Great places to stay across Auckland • 3 holiday parks • 38 campgrounds • 18 self-contained parking areas

GO BACK IN TIME IN PUHOI

Explore the unique history of Puhoi at the Bohemian Museum housed in the old convent school. It features an extensive collection of photographs dating from 1883 to the present day.

1643 State Highway 1

• 11 quality, modern, ground-level s/c units • Complimentary wireless internet • Central to town & golf club • Tourist info & maps available • Tariff: Single $105; Double $115-$155 • Private hot spa pool and sauna

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• 22 baches • 1 backpackers hostel & 2 lodges

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• Free honey tasting • World famous live bee display. Find the queen bee! • Huge range of honey & bee products • Hive Café serving home-made food & great coffee • Yummy honey ice cream • Something here for all the family

BUZZ ON BEES

Book an Educational Tour with us! 7 Perry Rd, Warkworth P: +64 9 425 8003 E: info@honeycentre.com

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MATAKANA The Vivian is a beautiful purposebuilt gallery on three acres of landscaped parkland, just out of Matakana. Exhibitions change regularly and the quality of the art shown is top notch.

Anthony Morris © The Vivian

Matakana, North Auckland © Matakana Village

Fresh country air, artisanal food & award-winning wine. Stylish independent boutiques & galleries you simply won’t find in the city. Meet the makers at the weekly Farmers’ Market or watch an arthouse film in the magnificent cinema. OPEN 7 DAYS and just 45 minutes from Auckland. Farmers’ Market every Saturday 8am - 1pm. 2 Matakana Valley Road, Matakana. www.matakanavillage.co.nz

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MATAKANA • The Saturday Farmers’ Market in Matakana Village is a great way to meet the locals and stock up on fresh produce, Puhoi cheeses, tasty jams and relishes, sweet treats and local arts and crafts. • Enjoy the relaxed ambience and timeless beauty of the Morris & James Pottery showroom, where you’ll find rich colours and individually hand-crafted pots, wall art and sculptural pieces. • Visit Sculptureum to see an astonishing colourful collection of outdoor sculptures and artworks, privately owned by an avid collector. There’s an onsite restaurant here as well.

Explore behind the predator-proof fence where you have the chance of coming face-to-face with one of its resident takahē.

Experience our unique Sculpture Trail which winds through sublime native landscape. The Glass House kitchen offers relaxed all day dining, showcasing the freshest seasonal produce. Discover the elegance of our boutique wines delicious food and the best contemporary NZ sculpture in a truly magical setting. P 09 425 4690 W brickbay.co.nz A 17 Arabella Lane, Snells Beach Open daily 10am - 5pm

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DAY TRIP

Matakana, North Auckland © Matakana Farmer's Market

PRISTINE TĀWHARANUI One hour north of downtown Auckland on the Matakana Coast, look for Tāwharanui Regional Park. Take a picnic to Anchor Bay that looks out to Little Barrier Island. The sand here is so fine it squeaks beneath your feet; the water so clear you can see fish swimming in the waves as the surf rolls in.

A GREAT FAMILY CAMP RIGHT ON RED BEACH

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23 Marie Avenue, Red Beach, Hibiscus Coast (30 minutes north of Harbour Bridge) Phone: +64 9 426 4526 Email: office@pinewoods.co.nz www.pinewoods.co.nz

• Playground, trampolines • Wireless internet • Two safe swimming beaches • Outdoor movies & family programme over summer • 2-bedroom kitchen cabins and self-contained motel units • Tent & power sites, campervan pads HOSTS: SHIRLEY & STEPHAN GREEN

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Tāwharanui beach, North Auckland

North Auckland

Tāmaki ki te Raki

SUMMER IN NORTH AUCKLAND

• Take a drive to Warkworth, wander the streets for some friendly small-town shopping, then picnic by the Mahurangi River behind the main road’s shops. Take extra food for the ducks.

• Spend an afternoon at Wenderholm Regional Park. It’s a lovely beach to swim at and walk along, with mature pōhutukawa trees to shade under. • Learn to paddle board at Orewa Estuary.

1334 Sandspit Rd, RD 2, Warkworth Ph: +64 9 425 8610 E: bookings@sandspitholidaypark.co.nz www.sandspitholidaypark.co.nz Hosts: Jared & Zena

Best New Upgrade Award 2015. Family beachfront camp with safe swimming and new facility block. Next to Kawau Island ferry landing. Free kayaks. Bush/beach walks, giant art trail, surfcasting, boat fishing. Handy to Goat Island, Matakana, surf beaches.

Tariff: Van/tent sites $23-$24pp, std cabins $80-$90, kitchen cabins $90-$100 (double/twin). Self‑contained units $120-$130 (double/twin).

LOVELY LEIGH

Discover Tāwharanui’s rock pools. Look for starfish and other magical sea creatures while soaking in the warm summer rays.

From fossicking in the crystal clear rock pools to feasting on freshly caught snapper, the small coastal village of Leigh is the perfect destination for visitors who love to be beside the seaside. Explore New Zealand’s first marine reserve, Goat Island. Divers and snorkellers are lured here by the abundant marine life including stripey porae, red moki, blue maomao and hefty snapper.

PEACEFUL PAKIRI BEACH Take a horse trek along the long white-sand beach at Pakiri – make it an hour, half a day or a full-day ride to really explore. If horse riding’s not your thing, bring your surfboard and catch a few waves, or take a stroll along the water’s edge and watch the horizon for whales and dolphins often spotted swimming in the area. The beach is unpatrolled so make sure you’re not surfing or swimming alone.

Sheep & Wool Centre • New Zealand’s sheep & wool centre • Famous dog and sheep shows every day at 11am & 2pm, whatever the weather • Feed the friendly farm animals. Plus meet alpacas, emus, deer and other exotic animal • Our ecowool store on site sells top-quality sheepskins, woollen knitwear, plus natural NZ products. Post & pack availMatakana able or buy at www.ecowool.com 324 SH 1 (4km north of Warkworth), Warkworth Ph: +64 9 425 7444 Fax: +64 9 425 7666 Email:  info@sheepworld.co.nz ­­­ www.sheepworldfarm.co.nz

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Auckland Botanic Gardens, South Auckland

Tāmaki ki te Tonga

A cultural melting pot, in the south you’ll find ethnic feasts, attractions brimming with culture, fun family activities, gorgeous gardens and open countryside.

Bursting with colour and harbouring hundreds of differently themed nooks and crannies to explore, the Auckland Botanic Gardens is spread over 64 magnificent hectares. As well as gardens including a children’s garden, rose garden, edible garden, summer perennials and a native collection, there’s also hidden tracks winding through lush native bush.

RAINBOW’S Rainbow’s End, South Auckland © davidwallphoto.com

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Ōtara Flea Market, South Auckland

ŌTARA

MARKETS

TOP PICKS With rides ranging from the thrilling rollercoaster to family classics such as the Log Flume, plus the AA Driver’s Town and the Kidz Kingdom for the young ones, this is New Zealand’s original theme park and a guaranteed great day out.

Delve into the region’s Polynesian and Asian culture at the Saturday Ōtara Markets, where you can feast on ethnic dishes, enjoy entertainment and shop for art and craft with a distinct Pasifika flavour.

FUN FOR THE WHOLE

FAMILY

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Take in 7.4km of picturesque countryside on a heritage steam train from Glenbrook to Waiuku. Check the Glenbrook Vintage Railway website for running dates.

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At Butterfly Creek you can hang out in the tropical butterfly house, see huge moving dinosaurs, meet saltwater crocodiles, interact with farm animals, take a train ride and more. Aim high at Rocket Rope’s high ropes activity park. Play a round of mini-golf, have a paintball battle or zoom around a go-kart track. SUMMER AUCKLAND – FREE OFFICIAL GUIDE

Visit Ambury Farm, a working farm that’s free to visit, to see farm animals and regular feeding and milking shows. Experience white-water rafting at Vector Wero Whitewater Park. Embrace the fear at the Spookers Haunted Attraction.

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Māngere Mountain, South Auckland

Tāmaki ki te Tonga

© Māngere Arts Centre, Māngere, South Auckland

MĀNGERE ARTS CENTRE

GET BACK TO

The Māngere Arts Centre Ngā Tohu o Uenuku provides a platform for established and emerging artists to showcase their work in exhibitions, theatre shows and performances. There are often free activities to engage with here.

NATURE

VILLA MARIA ESTATE

A little slice of Italy tucked away near Auckland Airport, Villa Maria is New Zealand’s most awarded winery. Visit the cellar door for wine tasting or enjoy lunch in the Vineyard Café.

Visit Māngere Mountain to explore the lava dome and crater on a walk or a guided tour, and visit the Māngere Mountain Education Centre. The Hunua Ranges Regional Park is a playground for walkers and mountain bikers. Have a picnic near the Hunua Falls – a large waterfall that cascades down to a picturesque small lake.

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12 Paerata Rd  E: bookings@pukekohemotel.co.nz P: +64 9 238 9211 www.pukekohemotel.co.nz 11 units including 2 access units, 1 spa & 1 double unit. All newly refurbished. Self-contained, non-smoking with air-con & kitchens. Free WiFi. Tariff: $120-$190 (2p) extra $25. Continental breakfast $15pp.

Airport Manor Inn

Manukau Heads Lighthouse, Franklin © Chris McLennan

Don’t miss climbing to the top of the restored 19th century Manukau Heads lighthouse for incredible views. Head through the historic town of Waiuku towards the Āwhitu Peninsula, an area of sweeping coastlines and beautiful rugged hills. Explore the tranquil bays and rolling pastures of Āwhitu Regional Park on one of the short walks and mountain bike trails, relax with a swim and a

Pukekohe Motel

picnic at one of the safe, whitesand beaches or sip wine at a boutique cliff-top vineyard. On the peninsula’s western side the expansive, wild beach of Karioitahi is an awesome spot for hang-gliding, paragliding, blo-karting, surfing or fourwheel driving. SUMMER AUCKLAND – FREE OFFICIAL GUIDE

3 Comfortable room and bed, clean and neat outside 3 FREE car storage up to 10 days plus public car parking available (conditions apply) 3 6 spacious ground-floor premier family units 3 14 ground-floor studio units 3 Spa bath units, selfcontained kitchen units, ONLY 4KM FROM AUCKLAND AIRPORT access unit FREE PICK-UP & DROP-OFF SERVICE 24/7 (CONDITIONS APPLY) 3 Close to restaurants & bars 3 FREE wireless internet 250 Kirkbride Road, Mangere, Auckland Ph: +64 9 275 0164 3 Breakfast available Email: airportmanorinn@xtra.co.nz 3 Huge car park www.airportmanorinn.co.nz Reservations: 0508 54 56 58

www.clarksbeachholidaypark.co.nz

CLARKS BEACH

holiday park

www.clarksbeachholidaypark.co.nz

A beautiful spacious family camp on the shores of the Manukau Harbour with panoramic views of the adjacent golf course and beach. Ideally suited for leisurely holidaying and a popular base for large groups. • Covered swimming pool • Mini-golf and TV/games room • Pedal carts and kayaks for hire • A great fishing and scallop-gathering spot 226 Torkar Rd, Clarks Beach Ph: +64 9 232 1685 info@clarksbeachholidaypark.co.nz

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TOP

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Tāmaki ki te Rāwhiti

This is where the countryside meets the coast. Seaside villages cluster round sandy bays and coves, while further inland vineyards, rolling green hills and farmers’ markets make a picturesque tapestry.

Maraetai Beach, East Auckland © Manukau City Council

CHOOSE A

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Duder Regional Park, East Auckland

Maraetai’s wharf is the ideal summer evening takeaways-with-a-view location and there are cafēs selling hot food, coffee, sweet treats and much more within strolling distance.

There is no shortage of accessible and safe beaches in this part of Auckland. Bucklands Beach and Howick have grown around some of the loveliest sandy spots and others, such as Maraetai, are not built up at all so have a different vibe. All options are great for swimming, walking, fishing and picnicking.

• Night markets with an emphasis on cuisine from many different cultures can be found in Mt Wellington on Tuesdays, Botany Downs on Wednesdays and Pakuranga

FARMERS’

on Saturdays. Dumplings, curries, real-fruit ice cream, noodles; there is food from just about everywhere in the world in East Auckland. Pine Harbour Fresh Market, East Auckland

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Pick up fresh produce and delicious homemade foods at Clevedon Village Farmers’ Market or visit the Clevedon Village Market for arts, crafts and jewellery. Both markets are on every Sunday. Join the locals at Howick Village Market on Saturdays and at Pine Harbour Fresh Market on the first Saturday of each month. Clevedon Village Farmers’ Market, East Auckland © www.Clevedon.nz

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THE ZEN GARDENS Fo Guang Shan Buddhist temple welcomes visitors who will encounter impressive architecture, a large Buddha statue, a twotonne bell, a courtyard with Zen gardens and a vegetarian café. Also on site is Fo Guang Yuan Art Gallery and a shop.

PARK TIME

Duder Regional Park, East Auckland

Omana Regional Park is a family park with a great safe swimming beach, picnic and barbecue area and farm animals to encounter. Explore Omana and Duder Regional Parks by foot or mountain bike.

Kayakers can take the selfguided multi-day kayak trail Te Moana from Omana Regional Park to Waharau Regional Park. For more information, visit aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Howick Historical Village, East Auckland © Howick Historical Village

HALF MOON BAY

MARINA

From Half Moon Bay Marina, on the Tamaki River, you can catch a ferry service to Auckland City and to Waiheke Island. There are shops, bars and alfresco restaurants at the marina and a walkway to Little Bucklands, a delightful beach where kayaks can be hired over summer.

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Fun indoor activities, exciting free playgrounds and fantastic cycling paths – you’ll find plenty to do if you’ve got the kids in tow.

FUN FOR FAMILIES

Soldiers around fire © Howick Historical Village

HOWICK

HISTORICAL VILLAGE Howick Historical Village is a living museum with more than 30 original colonial buildings. Heritage homes and gardens, a church, a general store and a forge reveal the details of local life in the mid to late 1800s. The village hosts occasional live days with costumed villagers adding to the experience’s authenticity.

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amilies Snakes & Ladders Park, Farm Cove, East Auckland © Auckland Council are well catered for in East Auckland. Botany Downs offers ice skating at Paradice rink and you’ll find Laser Tag at the same complex. There are cycling paths and walking options for older kids and some super cool children’s playgrounds for the littlies, including Snakes and Ladders Park at Farm Cove which is basically a giant board game with kids as the moving counters. This playground also has swings, picnic tables, shady grassy areas and access to the beach and estuary.

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Muriwai gannet colony, West Auckland

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The gannet colony at Muriwai’s Otakamiro Point is a major drawcard. Take an easy walk along a wellformed path that leads to perfect vantage points. The best time to visit is between August and March each year.

West Auckland Tāmaki ki te Uru

This spectacular region is bordered by native rainforest, surf beaches and a stunning wild coastline. There is plenty on offer to explore, from fantastic wineries, lively cafés and some of the best surf in Auckland to secluded black-sand beaches perfect for a walk guaranteed to blow away the cobwebs. This arty region also has a vibrant creative scene, and a plethora of fun family activities.

Arataki Visitor Centre, West Auckland

ARATAKI

VISITOR CENTRE This is a special place, with an impressive pou (pole) representing the ancestry of Te Kawerau a Maki, the tangata whenua (people of the land) of the Waitākere Ranges. Exhibitions cover the area’s history, culture, biodiversity, environment and the work that is going to save native kauri from kauri dieback.

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WILDLY BEAUTIFUL

BEACHES

Muriwai beach, West Auckland

Strung like black pearls, the dynamic beaches that line the coast are what the region is best known for. Wandering along the striking black sand (shoes may be necessary on hot days) and splashing around in shallow surf are quintessential summer experiences here.

Piha, West Auckland

Whatipu is windswept, moody and memorable. Swimming isn’t advised, but with vast dunes, caves and historic Māori sites, there’s still plenty to do. Access is via an unsealed road.

Te Henga (Bethells) makes for a great day out with its surf beach and lagoon (swimming in the lagoon is not recommended). There are also huge sand dunes at nearby Lake Wainamu to explore.

Dramatic Karekare has inspired many filmmakers and was most notably used in Jane Campion’s The Piano.

With strong surf pounding onto a long expanse of black sand, Muriwai is popular with walkers, surfers and swimmers. Horse riding and surf lessons are available too.

The popular beach at Piha has some of the best surf in Auckland. Take a surf lesson or explore the rocky edges, and refuel at Piha Cafē afterwards. SUMMER AUCKLAND – FREE OFFICIAL GUIDE

Although beautiful, these beaches are dangerous – only swim when lifeguards are on duty, and only between the red and yellow flags.

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West Auckland

Tāmaki ki te Uru

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KAIPARA Come and experience the magic that is Wineries Out West. There is a warm welcome waiting for you at each of our cellar doors.

This family owned winery has a reputation for producing award winning wines and the introduction of many new varieties. Open 7 days until 5.30 pm. 601 State Highway 16, Huapai. 09 412 8560 | www.cooperscreek.co.nz

Our beautiful winery offers a relaxed environment to enjoy a wine & food experience that evolves throughout the year, either in our Cellar Door & deli styled Café or separate Restaurant. Cellar Door & Café open 7 days, Restaurant open Wed-Sun. 307 Waikoukou Valley Rd, Waimauku. 09 964 0565 | www.thehuntinglodge.com

The ultimate winery destination to relax and enjoy great wines and delicious food. Soljans offers a complete winery experience with its cellar door, popular café and gift shop. Open 7 days, with functions and weddings by arrangement. 366 State Highway 16, Kumeu. 09 412 5858 | www.soljans.co.nz

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A stunning location to taste award-winning wines. Enjoy a picnic beside our brook-fed lily pond, a game of chess or petanque, or wander among the vines. Open 7 days until 5pm. 215 Ararimu Valley Rd, Waimauku. 09 411 9924 | www.westbrook.co.nz

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Kaipara Coast Sculpture Gardens, West Auckland © Kaipara Sculpture Gardens

Te Uru Waitākere Contemporary Gallery, Titirangi, West Auckland © Sam Hartnett

ART SCENE

TE URU

This is a creative and artistic region where artists take their inspiration from the stunning surrounds. Te Uru Waitākere Contemporary Gallery, West Auckland’s public art gallery, blends inspired architecture, a stunning setting and top quality art. Curated exhibitions are always smart, thought-provoking and surprising.

At the Kaipara Sculpture Garden, trails lead you through beautiful gardens, past a selection of brilliant works by local artists and those from further afield.

SKYDIVING

HELENSVILLE Feel the incomparable thrill of freefalling through the skies above Auckland. Head to Parakai to experience the highest tandem skydive in New Zealand. From 20,000ft, the coast-to-coast views are phenomenal.

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West Auckland

Whoa! Studios, Henderson, West Auckland © Philip Simpson

Tāmaki ki te Uru

WOODHILL FOREST

FUN FOR THE

WHOLE FAMILY West Auckland has your bases covered if you’ve got the kids with you. You’ll find an array of brilliant familyfriendly attractions guaranteed to please. Whoa! Studios is a one-of-a-kind place – a film studio, puppet show, incredible playground, café and restaurant combined. Catch a live show before relaxing with a wine as you watch the kids climb the colourful crochet net.

cream – a sweet, delicious West Auckland delicacy.

For a taste of rural life, visit Kiwi Valley and feed farm animals, ride a horse, take a tractor ride and get lost in the maze. Note Kiwi Valley is closed 16 Dec 18-1 Jan 19.

If you’ve had your fill of big surf and are after a beach where the kids can paddle in calm water (best near high tide), play in white sand and kick a ball around on the grass, then head for Cornwallis on the Manukau Harbour. Further around the coast, Huia has a playground and a local store famous for good supplies.

From around Boxing Day to early February (call ahead) you can visit strawberry farms in Helensville, Kumeu, Massey and Coatesville to pick your own juicy strawberries. Don’t miss trying a real-fruit ice

The Brickworks precinct at New Lynn’s Lynmall features flavours from around the world at family-friendly restaurants, mini golf and a movie theatre – all the ingredients for a fun family outing.

NewM OHaven TEL

Reservations Freephone 0800 003 123 • 6 studio units, 3 x 1-bedroom units, 5 x 2-bedroom units • Family swimming pool / spa pool / gym / sauna / BBQ area

• FREE WiFi • 5 minutes walk to New Lynn shopping, bus/train stations, RSA, Avondale Racecourse, markets, Titirangi Golf Course, assortment of takeaways and 3162 Great North Road, New Lynn, Auckland restaurants and Kelston shops Ph: +64 9 827 2013 Fax: +64 9 827 2872 • West coast beaches Email: info@new-haven.co.nz and vineyards 30mins Web: www.new-haven.co.nz

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Mountain biker © Woodhill Forest

The majestic Woodhill Forest is home to the Woodhill Mountain Bike Park, with more than 100km of purposebuilt trails and jumps. In this exotic forest you can also unleash your inner monkey high in the treetops on an exhilarating challenge course of suspended obstacles and ziplines, with different levels to match confidence, age and ability.

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ead to Kumeu to experience the outstanding wine of Auckland’s oldest wine region. Some of the best-known names in New Zealand wine come from here, along with smaller boutique winemakers. Modern cafés and restaurants have popped up alongside established eateries throughout the area too, so make a day of it.

Autumn colours in Kumeu, West Auckland © Coopers Creek

Highlights include The Hunting Lodge, an expansive estate with a winery, bottling works, cellar door, restaurant, café and pretty gardens; Soljans Estate, a familyowned winery that excels in pinot gris, chardonnay and pinotage, with a cellar door and restaurant; Coopers Creek where you can visit the cellar door to taste their fine range of wines and stroll through the gardens; Kumeu River Wines where the world-class chardonnay produced here can be tasted at their cellar door; and West Brook, where you can enjoy a tasting and a cheese platter overlooking the idyllic duck pond. SUMMER AUCKLAND – FREE OFFICIAL GUIDE

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Hauraki Gulf & Islands

RANGITOTO ISLAND

Tīkapa Moana me ōna Motu

Home to New Zealand’s largest marine reserve, this maritime playground stretches from Auckland’s shores all the way to the Coromandel Peninsula. And with over 25 different species of marine mammal and up to 70 varieties of seabird, the Gulf is a paradise for all. Waiheke Island, Hauraki Gulf

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PROTECTING THE

GULF

A visit to Auckland is not complete without a visit to that familiar shaped volcano dominating the view: Rangitoto Island. Ferry services deliver day trippers to the island, timed to allow for a walk to its summit and back. It’s a fascinating walk through a volcanic landscape, shaded much of the way by native trees and the view from the peak is sensational. Other walking tracks lead past quaint old baches, along the coast, and to neighbouring Motutapu Island, over a causeway. Another experience is to kayak to Rangitoto, an option that some choose to tackle in the evening in time for the sunset.

Fascinated by ancient history? Head for Motukorea or Browns Island, which for at least six centuries was a base for Māori gardening and fishing. Archaeological sites include

SPEND TIME ON

WAIHEKE ISLAND

A great part of the Gulf is actually a protected park. The Hauraki Gulf Marine Park consists of Little Barrier Island, half of Great Barrier Island, Rangitoto, Motutapu, parts of other islands and mainland sites, five marine reserves and the Firth of Thames wetland.

PEST FREE Many of Hauraki Gulf’s islands are free of pests. Help by checking your gear for pests, cleaning footwear of soil and seeds and sealing your bags, in case of stow-away rodents or insects.

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archaic middens, rare stone structures and fish traps. Access to this island is by private boat; consider joining a half-day guided kayaking tour, leaving from St Heliers Bay boat ramp.

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Waiheke Island is only 40 minutes by regular downtown ferry away but be warned, once there, you may not want to leave. Stunning beaches, renowned wineries with top-quality restaurants attached, olive groves, cafés, boutique shopping, galleries, numerous walking trails and even some historic sites to explore – it’s easy to understand its popularity. There’s plenty of accommodation and getting around is easy too, with buses, taxis and rental cars, bikes and scooters available.

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Mansion House, Kawau Island, Hauraki Gulf © Monica Tischler

Mt Heale Hut, Great Barrier Island, Hauraki Gulf

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GREAT SPOT ON

THE GULF

KAWAU

Kawau is like no other island in the Gulf. There are beautiful beaches, holiday homes, walking tracks and lots of boats as well as tropical gardens, exotic animals, a historic house (Mansion House, built in 1862 by politician Sir George Grey)

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and – despite being quite large – no roads. The combination has created a quiet haven loaded with fascinating features. Ferries to Kawau Island leave from Sandspit, near Warkworth.

We make it easy! Enjoy the ferry ride & connecting BATCH Bus (Bookings Essential). Experience the island with best photo opportunities from the highest elevation winery on Waiheke!!

P 09 372 3223 E bookings@batchwinery.com

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KAWAU CRUISES OFFERS THE PERFECT DAY TRIP TO KAWAU ISLAND

• Step into history, rich in beauty, Kawau Island will captivate you.

• Water taxis available 24/7.

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• The total darkness of Great Barrier Island is palpable – it’s the first island in the world to become a Dark Sky Sanctuary. It’s claimed that 5000 stars are visible on a clear night there – about 10 times as many as across the rest of Auckland. • A drive along the east coast reveals sweeping white-sand beaches, in contrast to the

western side where the beaches are rocky and sheltered. • The Aotea Track makes for an engrossing multi-day tramp. • Charter a fishing boat or join a heli-fishing tour to find the best fishing spots around the island. • Discover the island’s native wildlife, with great birdwatching, snorkelling and diving spots.

Plan your Waiheke Roadtrip

• Only 45min north of Auckland you can discover one of New Zealand’s most spectacular coastal areas.

• The Royal Mail Run Cruise and the Mansion House Cruise depart daily at 10.30am.

Ruggedly beautiful, isolated Great Barrier Island is on the edge of the Hauraki Gulf, a short flight or 4.5hour ferry trip away. Stay at least a few days to explore its Kaitoke Hot Springs, Great Barrier Island, coastline, walking trails, history Hauraki Gulf and culture and to experience the incredible night sky. Another of Great Barrier’s many divine experiences involves a one-hour walk through native forest to a natural hot spring.

at sealink.co.nz/roadtrips

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Tiritiri Matangi, Hauraki Gulf © Mark Meredith

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MOTUTAPU

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ISLAND WALKING

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or something very special, consider a 75-minute ferry trip from downtown Auckland to Tiritiri Matangi, an island sanctuary for New Zealand native birds. It’s a nature lover’s paradise. Tiri, as it’s affectionately known, is also home to a spectacular lighthouse, walking trails and beaches. You can also catch a 20-minute ferry ride to the island from Gulf Harbour on the Whangaparāoa Peninsula.

OUT TO SEA Whale and dolphin safaris take you out onto the Hauraki Gulf for a half day of marine mammal spotting, encounters with other wildlife, stunning views of Auckland and overall enjoyable sea time.

Put on your walking shoes, pack supplies, catch a ferry to Rangitoto Island and walk to neighbouring Motutapu. It’s a 3.5-hour walk from the Rangitoto wharf and you need to check ferry timetables to ensure a ride home is available from Home Bay Wharf on Motutapu; the walk takes you along the coast, across farmland and high up for stunning views.

Motutapu Island, Hauraki Gulf

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mall enough to explore in a day, Rotoroa Island is bristling with interesting things to discover. This predator-free island features endangered species in their natural habitat, plenty

of walking tracks and picnic spots, and a museum and exhibition centre explaining its history and ongoing conservation projects. Guided nature walks are available.

Cable Bay Vineyards

12 Nick Johnstone Drive, Oneroa P: +64 9 372 5889 E: info@cablebay.co.nz www.cablebay.co.nz • Voted the best vineyard experience. • Modern architecture with stunning views. • Award-winning wines and innovative cuisine. • Luxury accommodation. • Closest vineyard to the ferry terminal. Open: 7 days

Wild Estate, Wild on Waiheke & Waiheke Island Brewery • Visit one of New Zealand’s smallest vineyards where you can dine right amongst the vines whilst sampling our premium wine, sold exclusively on site, plus our very own craft beer, brewed out back at Waiheke’s original microbrewery. • Specialising in sharing platters, gourmet pizzas and seasonal salads. • We’re also the home of Wild on Waiheke – your ultimate multi-activity venue – with, archery, laser claybird shooting, lawn games and children’s playground.

SUMMER OPENING HOURS: Open 7 days from December (11am-5pm)

XMAS HOURS: 27 Dec 2018 to 15 Jan 2019 Open for breakfast lunch & dinner (9.30am to late)

Ph +64 9 372 3434 or book online wildonwaiheke.co.nz

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Rotoroa Island, Hauraki Gulf © Angela Bishop

CATCHING SOME KAI It’s hard to miss the fact that the Hauraki Gulf is always busy with boats. In many of those boats are people on a mission: to catch kai moana (food from SUMMER AUCKLAND – FREE OFFICIAL GUIDE

the sea) for dinner. You, too, can fish the Gulf by chartering or joining a fishing tour, to target snapper, kingfish, kahawai and John Dory.

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