Auckland Local News & Articles

Written by Auckland Local Experts! Read articles about and the best things to do and visit in Auckland during your stay.

Auckland Sightseeing

Auckland Sightseeing

Top Sightseeing Attractions in the 'City of Sails'. From impossibly high towers looming large over these old Maori lands, to fascinating journeys through the maritim...
Editorial Inspiration
Top 7 Restaurants & Bars In The Britomart

Top 7 Restaurants & Bars In The Britomart

Britomart’s refurbished heritage buildings on Auckland’s waterfront are home to award winning restaurants and upmarket bars. A chic setting & inventive menus awai...
Food and Drink
The Matakana Coastal Experience

The Matakana Coastal Experience

If you’re looking for a weekend getaway or short break destination near Auckland, then the Matakana Coast is ideal. With its bounty of pristine beaches, array of wineri...
Arts and Culture Food and Drink Inspiration
Take A Day Trip To Waiheke Island

Take A Day Trip To Waiheke Island

With its fantastic assortment of beaches, boutique restaurants, wineries and festivals, Waiheke Island caters for jandal clad beach goers as well as lovers of gourmet foo...
Food and Drink
48 Hours In Auckland

48 Hours In Auckland

Are you planning a short trip to the City of Sails and wondering what to do in Auckland within 48 hours? The beauty of a trip to Auckland is that there are plenty of diff...
Inspiration Mini Break
A Day Trip To Tiritiri Matangi Island

A Day Trip To Tiritiri Matangi Island

Our local writer takes a day trip to Tiritiri Matangi Island to explore the special magic that replicates the experience of a forgotten New Zealand....
Inspiration
Lions Tour 2017 To Auckland

Lions Tour 2017 To Auckland

In June and July 2017 the British and Irish Lions will play 10 matches in New Zealand, including three test matches against the All Blacks. Read our tips on those must do...
Editorial
Best Family Attractions In Auckland

Best Family Attractions In Auckland

Our pick of the top 7 family attractions in Auckland. Enjoy wholesome fun in the 'City of Sails' with our pick of the best family attractions in Auckland.......
Family Fun
Whale and Dolphin Spotting In Auckland

Whale and Dolphin Spotting In Auckland

Exploring The Marine Wildlife In The Hauraki Gulf Marine Park. Sprawling metropolises are not typically the first place you'd look for immersive wildlife experiences...
Adventure Family Fun
A Day Out In Devonport

A Day Out In Devonport

What to do in one day in Auckland's favourite seaside village. Devonport boasts more characterful Victorian villas than perhaps anywhere else in Auckland, not to men...
Editorial Inspiration
Beaches, Points and Reefs

Beaches, Points and Reefs

A Guide To Surfing In Auckland. For many surfers, myself included, New Zealand offers nothing less than a surfing paradise. First factor in more than 17,000 km of co...
Adventure
Top 10 Cocktail Bars in Auckland

Top 10 Cocktail Bars in Auckland

From chic glam to the golden oldie, Auckland cocktail bars cater for every taste. From the discerning cocktail connoisseur to the after work quickie crowd this is th...
Food and Drink
Top 10 Auckland Parks

Top 10 Auckland Parks

Our local expert guide to our favourite parks in Auckland. It's a bit of a drive from downtown Auckland, 80 minutes in fact, but it's worth the effort. Tawharanui Regiona...
Family Fun
Exploring The Coromandel

Exploring The Coromandel

A Guide To Auckland's Favourite Getaway. Perhaps it's the geography of The Coromandel that inspires a slower pace of life. The peninsula juts out into the Pacific Oc...
Inspiration Mini Break
Family Fun In Auckland

Family Fun In Auckland

A Guide To The Best Family Activities in Auckland. In Auckland, we're lucky to have plenty to do that's suitable for families. For a half to a full day out, there's ...
Family Fun
Auckland's Volcanic Landscape

Auckland's Volcanic Landscape

Discover some of the best views in Auckland from the volcanic cones. After the recent discovery in 2011 of four new volcanoes under Auckland, the total number tallie...
Adventure Editorial
Island Hopping in Auckland's Hauraki Gulf

Island Hopping in Auckland's Hauraki Gulf

You start to notice something on the way to Waiheke Island. If you head outside the cabin to the seats at the back of the ferry you can get great views of the city as it ...
Adventure Inspiration Mini Break
Walking Trails in Auckland

Walking Trails in Auckland

While you may think of Auckland as an urban centre or an entrance/exit point to New Zealand, that doesn’t mean there aren’t a lot of opportunities to get out and stre...
Adventure
Exploring Auckland’s Cafe Scene

Exploring Auckland’s Cafe Scene

Exploring the cafe scene in Auckland In amidst the adventure tourism, outdoor life and clean, green images of what people tend to think New Zealand is all about, sit...
Food and Drink
Child-Friendly Things To Do In Auckland

Child-Friendly Things To Do In Auckland

Keeping the little ones entertained in Auckland. As New Zealand is such an outdoorsy kind of place, there are plenty of opportunities for parents to let their kids r...
Family Fun
What a Way to Spend a Day...

What a Way to Spend a Day...

A 24 Hour Itinerary in Auckland. What is the most worthwhile use of 24 hours in New Zealand’s most populated city?There was only one way to find out. I chose ...
Adventure