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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.
Cosmetics Shop
“Fancy a shopping day? Catch the train straight to Newmarket, Start with a coffee and breakfast at Candy Shop and hit up streets like Osborne Lane ( twenty seven names, I love Ugly, Juliette Hogan) and Nuffield Street! ( Stolen Girlfriends Club, Gorman, Superette, Flo + Frankie, Karen Walker) Stop for a glass of wine and snack at Cali Eatery! XX”
  • 95 locals recommend
Park
“outstanding working farm in downtown Auckland. Volcanoe and 360 views, cafes and walks, runners heaven, BBQs and free wood. 4”
  • 67 locals recommend
Mountain
“At 196 metres, Maungawhau - Mt Eden is the highest volcano in Auckland and one of our most culturally and archaeologically significant sites. In ancient times, the mountain was occupied by Māori, whose ancestors remain buried here.  The summit served as a fortified hill, providing a valuable vantage point for defence.  The slope of the mountain was modified to form flat terraces for housing and food storage pits. Māori named this mountain for the whau tree, a light and buoyant wood which they used to make floats for fishing lines, nets and marker buoys. Views from from the summit give a 360 degree view of Auckland, stretching as far as the eye can see.  This walk takes you from the lower carpark up to the summit, passing many midden pits and terraces on your way.  Once at the top, check out the views of the Waitemata harbour, the CBD, west towards the Waitakere Ranges, and south towards the Manukau harbour.”
  • 77 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“At 196 Metres high,Mount eden is the highest of our mainland volcanoes.Cycle and walk up the summit for a sweeping outlook pver the city and the Waitemata harbour beyond. ****Catch the OUTLINK bus.”
  • 75 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Well worth a walk to the top (15 mins) of Mt Eden for the most stunning 360 degree views of Auckland City and beautiful giant crater. An absolute must! ”
  • 54 locals recommend
Park
“Fairly easy climb to the top of our iconic volcano and the views are worth it for the photos you will take!”
  • 32 locals recommend
Place to eat
“A great selection of international movies to enjoy in comfortable padded arm chairs,”
  • 23 locals recommend
Planetarium
“Stardome Observatory is a public astronomical observatory situated in Cornwall Park in New Zealand's largest city, Auckland. Great exhibitions for all ages and the prices are also quite reasonable.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Movie Theater
“Local boutique movie theatre (two screens), enjoy a glass of wine with your movie! Check the schedule at www.lido.co.nz”
  • 20 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The food is divine! Everything is always consistent, tasty, and thoughtfully curated. Ask for Lizzie, tell her Tyler sent you, and you'll always be taken care of. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Restaurant
“High-end restaurant we go for special occasions. Provides an uncomplicated cozy modern atmosphere with creative NZ cuisine and a vast range of wine. Mainly open for dinner and recommend you book in advance.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Park
“If you have time, don't miss the opportunity to walk all the way up the One Tree Hill to have an amazing view of the city. Definitely worth a visit!”
  • 17 locals recommend
Café
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“Popular haunt with a vintage circus motif offering eclectic NZ & global eats, coffee & desserts.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Café
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“Great for meetings, and a favourite for breakfast birthday parties. The menu is creative, and the meals are always delicious.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Chinese Restaurant
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“From breakfast through to dinner Frasers has quality food in a nice atmosphere. Not the cheapest but it's good and with a kitchen open most of the day (aren't open really late) you know you can always get something there. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Place to eat
“One of the best Malaysian restaurants in Auckland. Super no frills but the food is amazing and pretty cheap too. Expect to wait for a table at peak hours but it's worth the wait as it is delicious.”
  • 7 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“The food is divine! Everything is always consistent, tasty, and thoughtfully curated. Ask for Lizzie, tell her Tyler sent you, and you'll always be taken care of. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Restaurant
“High-end restaurant we go for special occasions. Provides an uncomplicated cozy modern atmosphere with creative NZ cuisine and a vast range of wine. Mainly open for dinner and recommend you book in advance.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Café
“Popular haunt with a vintage circus motif offering eclectic NZ & global eats, coffee & desserts.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Our local bar and eatery showcasing 100% New Zealand food and drink from small artisan producers. Little Jimmy is a casual, down-to-earth bar and eatery where you can kick back and relax. Our kids (and we) were blown away by their desserts, a little indulgence once in a while.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Pub
“Great food, indoor/Outdoor eating. Lovely Belgium style beer. Casual Atmosphere and Great Deals on during the week - Quiz nights, Mussel Deal etc.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
“Crazy atmosphere smiling staff great prices good food. Deserts arent worth it unless for the kids. All in all excellent service. Make sure to ring an book in or you probably wont get a table.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Dim Sum Restaurant
“Amazing Yum Cha at lunch time (best to book ahead, as it's always busy). They cater for both Chinese and NZ tastes, and once you sit down the food arrives instantly - just don't be afraid to say 'no' if you don't want something!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Indian Restaurant
“They have well priced, fresh flavoured and authentic-tasting Indian food, with specials on their curries Mon- Wed. We head there quite often on a Wednesday night for a cheap and cheerful dinner. Recommended. ”
  • 4 locals recommend

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