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Auckland, New Zealand

August 16, 2023

is the largest city in the country. It is located on the North Island and is home to about 1.7 million people. The city's most iconic landmark is the Sky Tower, which stands 328 meters tall and offers breathtaking views of Auckland and its surroundings. The city is known for its lively nightlife, diverse culture, and stunning natural beauty. It also serves as a major port for international trade and commerce, making it an important economic hub for New Zealand.

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KAZUYA restaurant

193 Symonds Street, Eden Terrace, Auckland 1010, New Zealand


Tan Wang

10 months ago

Have always been and still is one of the best fine dining experiences in Auckland. They’ve kept the same standard of food quality and service all these years, still serving delicious food with outstanding presentation delivering an outstanding experience. Quite a stand out compared to the move to bistro styled dining in most other restaurants. A real MUST try if you love food.

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DeBretts Kitchen

3B O'Connell Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand


Belle Mcglothlin

3 months ago

First time experiencing a High tea. A variety of bite sized treats. Lots of teas to pick from. The "private room" we were in was dated/boring. The music was abit loud and boring for the theme (roaring 20's). Have been and done it. Lots of communication when booking. We paid $59 per person we were a large group of 18 plus a room fee..

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Le Garde-Manger

466 Queen Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand


Dora Green

in the last week

Tres magnifique! A popular restaurant with fast and friendly service. We loved the French onion soup avec croutons et la Dijonnaise galette. Crepes Suzette and a Creme Brulee to follow. Superb 👌 (It's an easy walk there up Queen St after a concert or show).

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Vivace Restaurant

85 Fort Street, Central City, Auckland 1010, New Zealand


Allan C

a week ago

If you are looking for a great meal, with great service go to Vivace. Being around for decades speaks volumes about the quality and charm of this restaurant. Awesome staff.

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Cooke's Restaurant & Bar

60 Queen Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand


Dharun Arasu

3 months ago

Great Ambiance. The food was good but not great. The Raviolo was bit thick. Cocktails were not strong enough, seems to be diluted and felt like a mocktail. Service was poor, had to call multiple times and asked for a suggestion nobody attended for nearly 15 mins. Only 2 tables were there but not sure why that happend. Also the cocktails were supposed to be concocted live at the table but it was already mixed and served. Bit of disappointment with the service.

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The Sugar Club

Corner of Federal and Victoria Streets, Level 53, Sky Tower, Victoria Street West, Auckland 1010, New Zealand


Sarah K

5 months ago

The food was sensational. I don’t think I have ever had such great lamb! The wine and cocktail menu is extensive and delicious!! The view is phenomenal. This is a place everyone needs to go once in there lifetime! The waiter was great filling up the water - always a good sign of service. However a couple of things, there was no background music which I thought was odd. The service was slightly slow - not due to the waiter being lazy, he non stopped work! There needed to be more staff.

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Level 1/12 Wyndham Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand


Oleksandr Honcharov

2 months ago

This one is a hard review - impressions left after visiting Culprit. are more than mixed. Staff is really friendly, the service was good.. However, I was expecting much more from kitchen. First, not clear how they decided on meals from Chefs menu - for a company of 4 people, they brought 1 tartar, 2 pumpkins, and 2 brussels sprouts for bites part.. Tartar was a really good one. However, sharing one meal gave a thin impression instead of full experience. Pumpkin was plain, sprouts were honestly burnt and bitter. Sprinkling sprouts with cheap chips supposed to add a glimpse of fast food..? Strange move. Second, portions are really small, and the ingredients didn't seem that premium. Watermelon jelly tasted like soap. Brisket and duck were quite mediocre for a 600+ dollars bill. Subjectively, value for money is about 0.1 here. Long story short, this place should rethink the value they are trying to create before I come back here.

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10/26 Jellicoe Street, North Wharf, Auckland 1010, New Zealand



3 months ago

Food was very good, especially the bread with olive oil and olives as a starter. The bread has a smoked crust! Even though the food was good, the portion sizes were incredibly small and not worth the money. Feels a bit overpriced too. Drinks are good as well. Service is super kind and brings you into a good mood!

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Le Chef

13 O'Connell Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand


Roseline Moo

a month ago

We came twice during a one week stay as we really enjoyed the food and atmosphere. Duck leg confit was cooked to perfection. Mussels (garlic and saffron) were full of flavours. Too bad there was no escargots available. There's a private room for function and we overheard that there's no minimum spend to get it. How splendid this place is.

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Esther Restaurant

4 Viaduct Harbour Avenue, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand



a week ago

Beautiful place with delicious food and drinks. The service was outstanding and the waitress we had was well versed in the menu and had great knowledge of pairing food and drinks to the customers, unfortunately didn’t get her name. Highly recommend the puff bread and cheese with honey & chilli (can’t remember it’s actual name!). They even did a cute little celebration treat for our anniversary!

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Sidart Restaurant

283 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby, Auckland 1011, New Zealand


Chloe Dang

4 months ago

We had a wonderful dinner experience here on my boyfriend's birthday. We chose extended series with a selection of 12 parts. Each piece has a special flavor and quite interesting combinations from Japan, India, Thailand and some dishes we can't guess the background seasoning. They are beautifully decorated, Fresh ingredients, some of the dishes are quite strong for our taste. Anyway we enjoyed it. After finishing dessert, the restaurant brought up a small cake with candles for my boyfriend's birthday. So nice! Thank you very much! Ambience: 10/10 Taste of food: interested. Service: 9/10 staff talk too fast when talking about food we can't catch up. Nice location! Great city view!

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Sails Restaurant

103-113 Westhaven Drive, St Marys Bay, Auckland 1144, New Zealand



a month ago

The best restaurant in Auckland. Period. The dishes are fresh and nice with beautiful presentation. Staff are friendly and attentive. The view over the marina with harbor bridge and Auckland CBD high rises backdrop. This is the place to go for all my important celebrations. Brilliant place!

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Swashbucklers Restaurant & Bar

23B Westhaven Drive, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand


Janus Lee

a week ago

Went there for group dinner, order the garlic butter king prawns, everyone agreed that it was the best dish of the night. The prawns were a decent size, fresh and the flavour was amazing! Extra bonus is that they were a breeze to eat, peeled, gutted and the head comes off easily, thoughtful little step for the customer. Hubby had the eye fillet steak, good portion and he said was cooked perfectly. We will definitely be back

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86 Federal Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand


Melinda Mata

2 months ago

This was a great place and a great last dinner to end my 3 week holiday. My husband and I sat by the kitchen and watched the magic of prepping and playing food. Chef OJ was a beast, she was so good to watch she was amazing. My we got the bone marrow, potato skins and skirt steak. It was so good. Definitely a place to visit for lunch or dinner!

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Sid at The French Cafe

210 Symonds Street, Eden Terrace, Auckland 1010, New Zealand


Vinesh Nair

2 months ago

A wonderful experience from start to finish - we all greatly enjoyed our Saturday champagne lunch here. Warm and personable greeting at the door from FOH, followed by a brief tour of their impressive premises before being escorted to our table. Every course was creative and interesting, but most importantly delicious. Great wines too, and impeccable service. Difficult to fault and we look forward to returning!

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Commercial Bay Level 2/7 Queen Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand


Douglas Ashby

in the last week

This is a great Auckland restaurant. The food focus is on local NZ produce with the cooking style varied. We had a trust the chef degustation menu. Good value at $165 per head for 8 courses plus. The staff were efficient and very accommodating of a few dietary requirements.

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One Tree Grill

9 Pah Road, Epsom, Auckland 1023, New Zealand


Tony Shih

3 months ago

One Tree Grill has been a favourite of mine for more than 2 decades and I would consider that this is my top 3 restaurants of all time. One Tree Grill is a fantastic dining spot in Auckland that truly lives up to its reputation. The atmosphere is cozy, welcoming and intimate, with dim lighting and soft music that creates a romantic ambience. You just can't find fault with the service from start to finish. It is top-notch, with attentive and friendly staff that are happy to recommend dishes and offer their expertise. The food is simply outstanding, with an impressive menu that includes both classic and innovative dishes. We had Pork Belly, Lamb rump & eye fillets for mains and every bit of food on each dishes are carefully presented to make the entire dining experience delightful. The wine list (as well as their underfloor cellar) is also impressive, featuring a great selection of New Zealand and international wines. Overall, One Tree Grill is a must-visit restaurant for anyone looking for a memorable dining experience in Auckland.

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9 Princes Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand


Caroline Cameron

a week ago

Expectations were sky high. I usually expect nothing, and most of the time my expectations are met. But my first outing to Onslow was different. Like a Swifty getting tickets to Taylor I was off to my first “celebrity chef” restaurant, complete with the giggles and a skip in my step. Well, I would skip, if I could remember how. I follow the Instagram feed; also like a teenage groupie. I’d studied the menu in advance with diligence, regaled the Favourite Husband with my recommended choices, and I was not disappointed. From the moment we arrived and were met by a super friendly guy who showed us to our seats and my new best friend who took our coats, I knew I had found my happy place. The crayfish eclair was our first treat. How can anything so sublime have not passed my lips before now. That crayfish is something I’m left dreaming and fantasising about. The fried chicken with pickles and caviar was a delight, although I didn’t get the usual “pop” from the caviar. Probably because I was scoffing not savouring. My least favourite dish was the chicken liver parfait with smoky maple syrup, bit too sloppy and sweet for me. Like an over enthusiastic spaniel puppy. The dish of the day for both of us was the tuna carpaccio. Unfortunately I couldn’t get it to photograph well, mainly because I had high concerns that whilst I was faffing about trying to get the right shot, the Favourite Husband would be getting more than his one third share. My new bestie passed us out coats as we left and I had a lovely chuckle with them. Onslow, I love you. I’m saving up all the Favourite Husband’s pennies to return. Best. Night. Ever.

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The Grove Restaurant

Saint Patricks Square, Wyndham Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand


Kent Santin

4 months ago

4.6 | delicious food and drink, with some rather innovative experiences such as a absinthe waterfall, the salt cured venison, and the dry ice herb bowl. Service was incredibly friendly and fun. They were also very accommodating as we asked to switch our reservation date last minute to a Friday and they made it work! Definitely a visit if looking for fine dining in Auckland.

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Auckland Whale & Dolphin Safari

175 Quay Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand


Anne Laure G.

2 weeks ago

Amazing experience! Because of weather conditions, they wrote to me offering a new slot or a total refund. We rescheduled for the next week and the experience was truly amazing! We was lucky enough to see dolphins, whales and penguins during the cruise. Also, the great value of this cruise is the crew members who are very engaged regarding the protection of the sea and the marine animals, bringing awareness and educate about the marine life. Recommended 1000%

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Domain Wintergardens

Wintergarden Road, Parnell, Auckland 1010, New Zealand


Fats White

4 months ago

I love this place nestled into the heart of the City probably over 100 years ago. Its architecture, the ferns and the flowers on a sunlit and blue sky day, it provides a tonic of peace love and tranquility. The little ornate statues rock my world especially. I've seen some extraordinary performances inside its trelace covered treacle brick colored walls. Peaceful and fascinating.

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SkyCity Auckland

Corner Victoria and, Federal Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand


David “Von” Garratt

a month ago

King suite on H6 looking towards harbour. Bed large and very comfortable. Quiet room. Bathroom with basic amenities and rain head shower. Room has very basic amenities but it's missing some very simple items like cutlery in the room and a coffee plunger and coffee. Crazy carpet design runs through the whole hotel.

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AJ Hackett Auckland Bridge Bungy & Climb

105 Curran Street, Westhaven Reserve, Herne Bay, Auckland 1011, New Zealand



2 months ago

The best experience! Yous rock! Thanks for the great opportunity, awesome advice and help getting through the jump. Without your knowledge and tips i may still be standing on the ledge terrified. I Highly recommend this company. Leo and the team here are skilled at what they do, helpful, kind and amazing! They will take good care of you and be there for you throughout. Give it a go you'll Love it! Also the views walking under the bridge to get there are breathtaking.

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Takapuna Beach

The Strand, Takapuna, Auckland 0622, New Zealand


John Loau

5 months ago

Dropped into Takapuna Beach to take in the ocean breeze & Latin Festival. It's a great location for something like this and free for everyone. The surf club is located next door, and if the kids need more entertainment the playground is massive and at the beach. Those looking to enjoy the view over food and drink, there is plenty to choose from on The Strand.

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AJ Hackett Auckland SkyJump & SkyWalk

72 Victoria Street West, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1141, New Zealand


Amy Rosvally

a month ago

We did the Sky Walk as a part of our Anniversary adventures. What a fun activity! Great for someone who's keen to dip their foot into something adrenaline fuelled but not ready to jump off. Beautiful views and fun facts about Auckland/ the surrounding area. The staff were amazing, as usual. This is a must-do for anyone passing through the area!

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Victoria Park

203-271 Victoria Street West, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand


Felipe Lizama (flizama production films)

a year ago

My first parks that I met when I arrived in Auckland, I would definitely return again and again, I love that it is centered near the city. delivering a nice post for photos and obviously to do sports and walk in free time. I love this place ❤️

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Silo Park

Corner Beaumont Street and Jellicoe, Jellicoe Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand



2 months ago

Auckland Council is doing right for this city with these open, free, beautifully designed public spaces. Keep it up, keep it maintained and keep it accessible. So proud to call Auckland home. Some highlights, parking, toilet facilities, playgrounds, attractions, open paved spaces for scooters and other wheel. Love it here!

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MOTAT Museum of Transport and Technology

805 Great North Road, Western Springs, Auckland 1022, New Zealand


Lisa LAS

2 weeks ago

Nice Staff and a cool place to bring the family. $5-6 coffee which is fair to me. Cafe and rest spots plenty. Sadly the mirror maze isn't there atm (maybe back next year) also miss the human battery meter 😊 Under 5yr old room is pretty cool too! Lots to see and interactive.

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New Zealand Maritime Museum

Corner of Quay and Hobson Street, Auckland 1140, New Zealand


Massimiliano C

a month ago

Way beyond my expectations it is extremely interesting. Bought the combo ticket including 1hr boat trip in the bay which was also worth experiencing. Learned a lot about pacific boats and canoes, America’s cup NZ challenge but the best section for me was the immigration history one. Worth to see!

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Stardome Observatory & Planetarium

670 Manukau Road, Epsom, Auckland 1345, New Zealand


Josh Langford

a month ago

Went and visited for the first time in 15 years, just after the recent renovations. The new exhibit spaces are amazing. The night sky show was just as amazing as I remember it. Highly recommend for anyone wanting to do something a bit different.

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Albert Park

33-43 Princes Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand


David Partridge

3 months ago

Was staying in downtown Auckland and walked around the city. Came across Albert Park and what a nice city park. Large, majestic trees everywhere, walking paths with a little elevation involved in parts of the park, flower gardens, statues, and more. A great way to spend an hour just walking around or find a bench to sit for a bit. There are iconic views of the Sky Tower and the rest of the Auckland Skyline!

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Auckland Art Gallery

Wellesley Street East, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand


Nuzy Zavahir

2 weeks ago

We were actually allowed to walk in the gallery for free. Place is under renovation but still loads to see. Not an art person but was quite intrigued at some of the work. The architecture is a blend of both old and contemporary and it was beautiful.

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Auckland Domain

Park Road, Parnell, Auckland 1010, New Zealand


Hanna Sefo Singh

a month ago

Took my in-laws here, they love it. So much history to know and experience. Really details. The staff are so welcoming and helpful. Love the vibe. My favourite part is where the volcano is level 2. Thanks to everyone who keep this museum clean and tidy. Don't forget to take a walk at the front for a fresh air and experience the wonderful view to the city and north shore.

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Cornwall Park

Green Lane West, Epsom, Auckland 1051, New Zealand


Harry Fraser

a week ago

An absolutely stunning park that possesses rugged hillside, tranquil orchids, active farmland, manicured gardens and a wonderful 360 degree view of the city. Lovely to visit all year round but particularly during spring and autumn. Needs multiple visits to be properly explored in full! A great place to go with the dog, but just be aware that some areas are off limits to dogs during certain times of years.

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SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium

23 Tamaki Drive, Orakei, Auckland 1071, New Zealand


Chloe Dang

a month ago

We had an enjoyable time here. It's a small aquarium built underground, below sea level. We spent about 40 minutes on the visit. Next to the small aquariums there are drawing paper and crayons for the kids to draw on the fish they like. There is also a small playround area for children. When you want to stop for a bit of rest or refreshments they have seats and a nice window view. This is a convenient place to visit, the entrance is on the right, the left is the exit. you can buy tickets on the website before arrival or buy on arrival. you will see the ticket counter on the inside side when going in. You should read about the history, the stories here you will find more interesting. Enjoy the moment.

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Auckland Zoo

Motions Rd, Western Springs, Auckland 1022, New Zealand



a month ago

Really enjoyed our visit. Was super busy (school holidays) but still got to see most of the animals. Zoo workers were friendly, a good amount of toilets and places to stop and sit. Plenty of play areas for kids and lots of space for them to roam around. We stopped at the lookout cafe which was lovely, friendly staff too. Signs were clear so we could find our way around quite easily. Maps however were all in Maori, no English so found that a bit hard, had to rely on the images, not sure if that was only temporary because we went during Matariki though. Was sad to not see the elephants but also glad to hear they've moved somewhere more suitable for them. It took us 4+ hours to get round the entire zoo. Also, highly recommend taking a toddler leash if you have little ones running around as you won't lose them. Pack water, snacks and extra clothes for your kids too as accidents happen often. It's a whole day trip!

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Sky Tower

Victoria Street West, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand


MJ Raatz

3 weeks ago

Very impressive and fun experience. Was wonderful to see the city in such detail. Great dinner. Very romantic for a date! Was also an awesome double date location for our group. Great service all round. Perfect Birthday dinner location. Such fun.

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Auckland War Memorial Museum

Parnell, Auckland 1010, New Zealand



3 months ago

The Auckland War Memorial Museum is a must-visit attraction that immerses you in Auckland's rich history. I had the pleasure of exploring it on a rainy afternoon and discovered that it's free for Auckland residents, creating a vibrant atmosphere even in gloomy weather. The museum beautifully showcases Maori culture, offering an insightful journey into their traditions and heritage. While tickets may be slightly pricey for foreigners, the experience is undoubtedly worthwhile. If you're a museum lover, allocate more than four hours to fully appreciate the extensive exhibits. Prepare to be captivated by the fascinating stories and immerse yourself in Auckland's vibrant past at the Auckland War Memorial Museum.

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