Mix and match great food, stunning scenery and independent cultural institutions all during your time in Auckland. What better way to start your day than with a spot of brunch at one of the many notable cafes in Auckland’s ever-burgeoning breakfast scene - Bestie Cafe, Good Day and Daily Bread are a few favourites. If all you’re after is a coffee fix, Remedy Coffee, Espresso Workshop and Wednesdays Espresso Bar will give you a new appreciation for all things short black.
For a sanctuary away from the buzz of the city, Auckland Art Gallery Toi O Tamaki is open all day every day to provide you with an artistic reprieve for the world outside. To pick up the pace, venture on an hour’s drive to The Waitakere Ranges Regional Park where you can explore the pristine bush, black sand beaches and native wildlife or take a scenic hike to pools of Karekare Falls.
For artisans, unearth the unique finds in the boutiques, such as Douglas and Bec, Lonely and Twenty Seven Names, which line Ponsonby Road. Spend your days anyway is this delightful city.