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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Art Gallery
“Founded in 1888, Toi o Tāmaki is the largest art institution in New Zealand, and boasts an engrossing collection of historic and contemporary works by both international and national artists. The gallery is spread throughout two buildings; the original which it has been based in since its creation, and its newly opened neighbor which has won multiple awards for its stunning architecture and design.”
  • 201 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“Because it will show some Maori and pacific Isalnd Culture History of the early settlers in NZ”
  • 159 locals recommend
Gift Shop
“Lovely zoo with animals in (mainly ) large well designed enclosure - 25 min drive ”
  • 116 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Enjoy 360 views of Auckland and lots of things to see and do. Go on a clear day to see Auckland at its best.”
  • 117 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“Take the train to New market and explore the Newmarket city with the new Westfield just opened and visit the Museum plenty of shops and eateries to try.”
  • 149 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
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“The foodie scene ranges from gourmet taco trucks and burger stands in the market-like space of Ponsonby Central to upscale gastropubs and seafood bistros”
  • 188 locals recommend
Park
“Lovely parkland, botanical and New Zealand cultural destination, entry to War Memorial Museum by donation. ”
  • 121 locals recommend
Fast Food Restaurant
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“You can drive or walk up top of the Hill and Views of Auckland City awaits... Lambs and sheeps roaming around their owner paddocks.”
  • 101 locals recommend
Dentist's Office
“Mission Bay is one of the best places in Auckland to visit as it has so many things for you to do! Whether you want to eat, drink, play, swim or shop, you’ll find something at Mission Bay.”
  • 120 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“A wide range of retail shops to explore with great restaurants and cafes. This is one of the largest shopping centres in Auckland.”
  • 78 locals recommend
Plaza
“Head to Wynyard Quarter, Auckland’s most recently developed waterfront precinct, for great dining, family friendly playspaces, and great markets and outdoor cinema in the summer. Enjoy a meal overlooking the water at North Wharf and don’t miss the fantastic Auckland Fish Market. ”
  • 111 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“If you're a visitor or local, Rangitoto is a must. Take the ferry from Devonport, walk to the summit then take swim at the beach before the ferry home.”
  • 136 locals recommend
Surf Spot
“Famous black-sand surf beach reknowned for it's superb scenic beauty and surf.”
  • 121 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Another great ferry ride from the Downtown ferry terminal. Lots of walks and wineries. ”
  • 157 locals recommend
Boat or Ferry
“Nice cafes and bars, great beaches, relaxed friendly village atmosphere. Lovely historic buildings and museums.”
  • 106 locals recommend
Route
“The entire length of Ponsonby Road, caters for everyone and everything. Check out Ponsonby Central, there is a wonderful organic market /shop plus several cafe's and restaurants. Some favourites are Blue Breeze Inn, Saan, Azabu, and Award winning Sidart's. Plus great Brunch spots - Orphans Kitchen, Dizendorf and many more. Just ask for help.”
  • 107 locals recommend