Luckily times have changed and the harbour front is now a revitalised part of the city that is definitely worth exploring.
There is live music Thursday to Saturday nights. She is currently based between the US and New Zealand, where she is learning the ropes to this digital nomad thing and trying to see more of this wonderful world we live in. Other people have been fooled though – there are some very upset people on Tripadvisor! Check here for location and opening hours.
This may have scarred me a bit! The White Lady has been feeding hungry Aucklander’s late-night sustenance since 1948. You will now. Now check your email to confirm your subscription. We're not in Kansas anymore. Paywave now seems to be the way of the future, fixing up a bill with just a simple surface tap of your card. Once again, I knew parking was hectic but I had no idea it was as bad as it is. Oh and don’t rely on public transport too much. A popular option with backpackers and located in the heart of happening Ponsonby, Ponsonby Backpackers offers shared dorms and private rooms as well as an outdoor garden eating area and BBQ – perfect for summer. As a diehard snowboarder, somebody who, As cliched as it might sound, New Zealand is a winter wonderland.
It was only once I got into town and I started walking around that I remembered the appeal of Auckland isn’t created by big ‘oh wow’ sights that many other places in NZ offer you, instead it’s the smaller, more unusual things to do in Auckland that make it special. Lonestar may be a chain but it has been a Kiwi favourite of mine for years. The wind-swept wide expanses of the iron-rich black sand beaches nearby only add to that feeling.
High Street and the surrounding lanes offer cutting edge New Zealand fashion and lots of dynamic bars and restaurants perfect for people watching. This in itself is an unusual thing to do in Auckland as when I lived here, K Road was a bit too dodgy to stay in – now, it’s cleaning up nicely and we absolutely loved the apartment. Loosen those belt loops and brace yourself for cuisine like no other. What I would recommend is to base yourself somewhere close to public transport so it is easy to get around. Devonport. Not until you have come to Auckland. As main thoroughfares in a city go, Auckland’s Queen Street is probably one of the least inspiring – well, that’s what you’d think if you just looked at ground floor level anyway.eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],'differentville_com-leader-2','ezslot_6',158,'0','0'])); Look up and you’ll see beautiful ornate facades, old signs and a sense of the city’s history that’s been obliterated by the bland chain shops that line the street down below. asked the woman sitting next to me on the airport shuttle. It is a vibrantly diverse place, home to people from all over the globe as well as being home to the largest Polynesian population of any city in the world. eval(ez_write_tag([[250,250],'differentville_com-medrectangle-4','ezslot_8',146,'0','0']));Auckland is based on volcanoes, there are 48 cones dotted around the city! Auckland is hilly – to say the least as such, pedalling round it can be a serious test of fitness, so say hello to Big Street Bikers – a new start-up hiring electric bikes to at least take some of the strain off your legs. They also sell the best variety of Asian beer I’ve seen anywhere – if you have a hankering for Hite, this is where you come. Specifically, they’d frequent the trail of twisted trees that you find along the end of the park closest to Kitchener/Bowen Street. Having grown up in the King Country township of Te Kuiti, where there's only one round-about and people riding horses around town still exist, I knew I was in for a shock. What was once a seedy red light district is now the place to go for charity shopping, amazing coffee, diverse food options and great nightlife. My favourite is the Animal Rights with a kumara and coriander patty with beetroot, salad and a minty yoghurt sauce – yum! The food here is fantastic The food here is dangerously good. Known as the ‘City of Sails’, Auckland is a beautiful harbour city located in the subtropical north of New Zealand. I'd like to receive the free email course.
England than in the middle of New Zealand’s largest city. Auckland is home to world-class food producers. One of many Asian food halls in the city, Albert Street’s Food Alley offers up every Asian cuisine you could think of from Indonesian to Korean and at a very good price. Gigs. 12.
Shows. My craving for coffee has escalated very quickly, but how can it not when there is superb and wholesome caffeine here to be had. Aucklander’s love their coffee. A popular but tiny bar who’s clientele represents a cross section of Auckland society, Eagle Bar is a dangerously fun place to spend any night of the week. I especially love the chicken and waffles with maple syrup. For a full map containing all of Auckland’s street art – murals, sculptures and the painted utility boxes visit Outdoor Art NZ who have everything listed. Hungry but can't decide? 15. Rushing excitedly to the side of the jetty, I spotted an enormous stingray swimming around the harbour just below me – and I mean huge. You can watch films outside, for free, at Silo Park during the summer months. We’ve been traveling the world together since 2008, searching for the planet’s best destinations and adventures. Top 10 things to do at night. Enjoy a cold drink at one of the al fresco restaurants and bars in the Viaduct or upmarket Princes Wharf, browse the interesting exhibits at the impressive New Zealand Maritime Museum, catch a free outdoor movie at Silo Park in Wynyard Quarter during summer, or grab something to eat at the converted container village on Queens Wharf. Don’t be fooled by Auckland’s west coast, black sands beaches. Top 10 things to do for kids.
Walk from coast to coast. We’re not all about the Sky Tower ya know. I love Farmers Markets and La Cigalle French Market is a great one held every Saturday and Sunday.
Recovering, I rattled off the obvious things like wandering around the many bars and restaurants at the Viaduct, going up the Sky Tower (and hurtling yourself off it if you see fit), taking a ferry over to Waiheke, the beautiful, wine-filled island, nearby – but I felt like I should have been able to reel off a host of cool things – after all I did spend six years here.