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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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