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AUCKLAND

AUCKLAND

WYNYARD Quarter

EATING OUT

THE HIGHLY COMPETITIVE EATING OUT SCENE ENSURES THERE ARE ENDLESS CHOICES THROUGHOUT THE CITY. The Viaduct Harbour‘s restaurants and bars line the waterfront against a backdrop of calm waters and sleek super yachts. The nearby downtown Britomart precinct also showcases a range of dining hot spots. Stroll past the bollards and yachts to Wynyard Quarter’s North Wharf restaurants, or explore the eateries housed in the industrial chic of the City Works Depot on Wellesley St.

Silo Park © Luke Thurlby

TAKE A WALK WESTWARDS FROM THE FERRY BUILDING AT THE BOTTOM OF TOWN THROUGH THE VIADUCT TO SILO PARK AND DISCOVER WHY AUCKLAND’S KNOWN AS THE ‘CITY OF SAILS’.

Part of a mammoth Auckland waterfront redevelopment, Wynyard Quarter has been embraced by the public since it opened in mid-2011. With the city centre forming a beautiful backdrop, this buzzing area’s widespread appeal is partly due to the inviting restaurants, bars and cafés, however there are many other attractions. The ASB Waterfront Theatre is a state-ofthe-art performing arts facility, home to Auckland Theatre Company. Check out

Silo Park with its exhibitions, markets and summer movies, see what’s showing at the ANZ Viaduct Events Centre, relax in the open spaces and let the kids loose in the playground. You can also visit the nearby Auckland Fish Market, ride around the precinct on a heritage 1920s tram and head to the Viaduct across the Wynyard Crossing, a bridge that links the two areas and is raised when making way for boats coming through.

Gusto Restaurant © Sky City, Auckland LEFT: Clock Tower building, University of Auckland © davidwallphoto.com

HISTORY TIME Perhaps the most distinctive building in Auckland is the clock tower of the University of Auckland’s Old Arts Building. Opposite, restored Victorian houses back on to Albert Park, with the Art Gallery beyond. The gardens of Old Government House on the corner of Princes Street and Waterloo Quadrant are near the refurbished High Court Buildings.

Federal Street features restaurants by celebrated Kiwi chefs, while the after-work and pre-show favourite Elliott Stables is a delightful epicurean village of global eateries in a classical Edwardian building. The CBD streets, K’ Rd and nearby Ponsonby pride themselves on their diverse offerings from casual dining through to fine dining. Just out of the city centre, the likes of Parnell, Newmarket, Mt Eden, Remuera, Kingsland and Mission Bay cater to most tastes, while the ethnic offerings along Dominion Rd are some of the best cheap eats in town.

Our stories of the sea Come to the museum and discover the seafaring stories that have shaped New Zealand. Try your hand at yacht design, hear the cannon fire and test your sea legs in the rocking cabin. You can even get out on the water with a heritage vessel sailing. Get amongst it and help hoist the sails, or sit back and enjoy the view of Auckland’s skyline.

Open 10am–5pm, 7 days a week. Harbour sailings Tue–Sun Corner Quay & Hobson Streets, Viaduct Harbour, Auckland Ph +64 9 373 0800 • www.maritimemuseum.co.nz

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