Ep16: Urban adventures in Auckland


On this edition of Kiwi Tripsters, we delve into the urban eats, drinks and adventures waiting for you in Auckland. From the glamorous hospitality venues strung around the waterfront to the headturners of Commercial Bay. We explore Waiheke Island and the latest entertainment temptations in the Sky City precinct. Stir your imagination in Auckland. www.aucklandnz.com

Auckland waterfront
Wynyard Quarter, Auckland. Photo: Mike Yardley

Waterfront heaven. There is no question that Auckland’s centre of gravity, it’s heart and soul, comes with a waterfront view, whether you’re overlooking Westhaven Marina, Wynyard Quarter, Viaduct Harbour or at Britomart. We discuss some of the latest head-turning dining venues, from Homeland to Ahi.

Viaduct harbour, Auckland
Viaduct Harbour, Auckland. Photo, Mike Yardley

Go West. The wild West Coast abounds with wondrous walks, including Kitekite Falls and the Mercer Bay Loop, high above Piha. Plus, if you’re in need of a drinks break after your hike, we discuss why Catalina Bay’s Little Creatures is such a stunning destination.

Kitekite falls, Auckland
Kitekite falls, Auckland. Photo: AucklandNZ

Fancy indulging in the most perfect day on Waiheke Island? We discuss our top recommendations including EcoZip Adventures, a foraging and botanical drinks-making workshop, lunch at Three Seven Two and wine time at Mudbrick Vineyard & Restaurant.

Waiheke island
Waiheke Island, Auckland. Photo: Mike Yardley

Let me entertain you. The Sky City Entertainment Precinct has been enriched with some new entrants. We showcase the All Blacks Experience and Weta Workshop Unleashed. Plus if you’re seeking a hotel stay with wow-factor, QT Auckland is a hot ticket. www.aucklandnz.com

All Blacks experience. Auckland
All Blacks experience. Photo: Mike Yardley
  • 01:00 Auckland's buzzing urban food safari
  • 08:08 A trip to Auckland's west coast
  • 14:03 Waiheke Island
  • 21:10 Auckland's signature attractions

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