Auckland Destination Guide

Explore the City of Sails like a local and experience the best Auckland has to offer.

There is so much to do in New Zealand’s biggest city, from a relaxing swim in a hot pool to a lavishing night out, there is something for everyone. With a population of roughly 1.4 million, the city is multi-cultural with an abundance of things to keep you entertained. Check the centre out with our Auckland Destination Guide and check in at Crowne Plaza Auckland hotel.

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There is a great variety of activities to suit your taste all year around. As New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland is home to many of the country’s top attractions. Check out our top picks below and find out more on how you can enjoy these great activities.

Auckland Mount Eden

Climb A Volcano

Auckland is home to 48 volcano’s which provide a truly unique landscape and some amazing views. Volcano’s are scattered around the district, with many that are easily accessible. Ask our concierge team upon your arrival for more information.

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Lose Yourself In Art

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki is a cultural icon in New Zealand. Housing over 16,000 diverse pieces of historic, modern and contemporary art, it is easy to lose yourself for a few hours here. Located 5mins walk from the hotel.

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Pamper Yourself

Combining the best from one of the world’s oldest cultures, with the latest in wellness philosophy, treat yourself to a stress-relieving massage session at Bliss Reflexology and Spa. Crowne Plaza Auckland guests receive a 20% discount on their treatment. Located 1min walk from the hotel.

Auckland Winter Activities Stardome Planetarium

Explore Space

Relax and enjoy a virtual tour of space and the night sky, learning about the planets, stars, constellations and deeper space. The Stardome Planetarium is located 15mins from Auckland CBD.

Auckland Winter Activities Waiwera Thermal Pools

Thermal Mineral Hot Pools

Make a day trip out to Waiwera Thermal Resort, New Zealand’s most visited thermal water destination. With several indoor and outdoor pools icluding eight natural hot pools, a movie pool and water slides, Waiwera is the perfect day trip spot. 35mins from Auckland CBD.

Auckland Winter Activities The Civic Theatre

Experience The Theatre

Auckland is the Theatre capitol of New Zealand, with the CBD playing host to Aotea Square, Auckland Town Hall and The Civic. Ask our concierge team for more information on current shows. Located 2-5mins walk from the hotel.

Auckland Winter Activities Shopping

Shop up A Storm

Auckland central is renowned for accommodating some of the city’s best retail brands and stores including Smith and Caughey’s, Walker & Hall and Country Road.

Auckland Winter Activities Snowplanet

Shred Up The Slopes

Conditions are perfect at Snow Planet all year around. Suitable for all ages and abilities, Snowplanet features a beginners ski slope as well as an all-terrain park for those who are more experienced. Located just 25mins from Auckland CBD.

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Auckland Dining

Auckland serves up a diverse range of cuisine’s from around the world. The city offers everything from 5 star dining, to cultural fusions and fresh seafood. Treat your taste buds this winter at one of our recommended venues.

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Aria Restaurant

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Aria Restaurant’s great food and atmosphere make it the ideal choice for all dining occasions.


Auckland Winter Dining Masu


MASU is an award winning Japanese robata restaurant focusing on seasonal produce, natural flavours and boasts several signature dishes. 2014 Metro Restaurant Of The Year.


Auckland Winter Dining Tom Tom Restaurant

Tom Tom

Featuring Asian influenced meals  along with Kiwi favourites, Tom Tom brings a distinct bright and urban feel to your dining experience.


Auckland Winter Dining Marvel Grill

Marvel Grill

One of Auckland’s spectacular waterfront dining experiences, Marvel Grill offers an experience based on classic dining values and a menu that is focused on fresh produce.


Auckland Winter Dining Orleans Britomart


Dinner and a show are the main features of this Britomart dining establishment, where there is live jazz and blues music Wednesday to Saturday every week. Featuring signature European dishes and cocktails, Orleans share’s its soul filling vibrant culture with its customers.


Auckland Winter Dining Andy's Burgers and Bar

Andy’s Burgers and Bar

Using premium local produce and crafted artisan sauces made in house,  the Americana style burger bar is about ‘Doing the Simple Things Well’


Auckland Winter Dining Chancery Bistro

Chancery Bistro

Located in Chancery Square in the heart of the city, Chancery Bistro features Mediterranean-influenced cuisine and an ever inviting atmosphere. The beautiful outside courtyard nestled in Chancery Lane will take you away from the hustle and bustle of the busy CBD to an experience you are sure to indulge in.


Auckland Winter Dining Soul Bar And Bistro

Soul Bar and Bistro

Located in the heart of Auckland’s viaduct harbour, Soul Bar and Bistro serves up some of the the finest fresh and local ingredients. With a full vegetarian menu, and a strong emphasis on seafood, there is plenty for everyone.


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Out For A Drink

As well as a diverse range of dining options, Auckland City also has a great host of local bars, serving up the best international and local craft beers, wines and cocktails. Take a look at some of our favourites below.

Auckland Winter Dining The Glass Goose

The Glass Goose

Located on Federal Street, The Glass Goose is modelled off a glass house, creating a contemporary, comfortable, garden-like drinking space. From the rooftop, you look directly up to the Sky Tower, a view that is second to none.

Auckland Winter Dining TwentyOne

TwentyOne – SkyCity

One of the most luxurious and sophisticated bars in Auckland, TwentyOne features an elegant interior, a delicious range of cocktails and some of Aukcland’s best DJ acts tat are sure to bring a bit of flair to your night.

Auckland Winter Dining The Gin Room

The Gin Room

Located on the iconic Vulcan Lane, The Gin Room has a luxurious, yet relaxing atmosphere, highlighting the heritage of the High Street district in its make-up. This hidden gem is perfect for a quiet drink with friends away from the busy streets of the CBD.

Auckland Winter Dining Dr Rudi's Rooftop Brewing Co

Dr. Rudi’s Rooftop Brewing Co.

A fun place to relax and unwind with cold beers and a stunning view of Auckland’s Viaduct Harbour. Boasting a large range of local wines and craft beers, indulge at Dr. Rudi’s Rooftop Brewing Co.

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