Things to do


Looking for adventure? Auckland’s best adrenaline-pumping activities are right on your doorstep. Face your fear of heights at Rocket Ropes, then have a day of fun at Rainbow’s End. If you’re looking to unwind, head over to Butterfly Creek and get up close and personal with beautiful butterflies or try your hand at a friendly game of mini-golf right next door! We’ve compiled our top picks to make your trip to Auckland unforgettable.

Villa Maria Estate

Take the day out and explore what one of New Zealand’s premier wineries has to offer.

Rocket Ropes

Test your physical and mental strength on a range of extensive rope courses.

Butterfly Creek

Butterfly Creek is a perfect place for families to take the day out and enjoy a range of nature’s wonders.


Find the tastes of the world right at your fingertips. Explore the eateries within Auckland Airport, from casual eateries to fine foods, you’re sure to find something you love. Check out Szimpla Gastro Bar for homely meals and dazzling drinks or visit any of the many other amazing restaurants in Mangere. Prefer to dine in luxury? Visit the Villa Maria estate for delicious food and fragrant New Zealand wine. We’ve compiled our recommendations for the best bars and eateries in Auckland to make mealtimes a breeze.


The many a varied dining options in Auckland are top quality and use locally sourced produce.


You don’t need to stray far to take in the best shopping Auckland has to offer! Visit Onehunga’s Dress Smart for all the best outlet shops and deals. Venture over to Sylvia Park, one of Auckland’s biggest shopping centres with a huge range of stores and even better dining options. Auckland is your oyster! Check out our full list for the best shopping spots in Auckland.

High Street

High Street holds one of Auckland’s most Premier shopping areas.

Queen Street

A 2.3km stretch of shopping bliss! Queen Street caters for one and all!

Downtown Westfield

With over 70 stores, you will be spoilt for choice!