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With everything from high tea to champagne breakfasts and international comedy to luxury pampering, the central city is definitely the place to take mum this Mother's Day. 

Sweet Treats and Sailing 
Treat mum to a very special sailing trip this Mother’s Day. Explore Auckland’s sparkling Waitemata Harbour on the restored historic ‘Jane Gifford’ scow and take in the city skyline and iconic Harbour Bridge. 

A Middle Eastern Brunch 
Head to Ima Deli on Fort Street for a lip-smacking brunch inspired by the delicious flavours of the Middle East. You can expect waffles, milkshakes, Ima Deli's famous Israeli breakfast, Middle Eastern eggs, shakshuka, fresh pastries and more. On your way out buy a Mother's Day gift pack from Brian Campbell's Sweet Cuisine pop-up which will include luxury macaroons, salted caramel and raspberry truffles, shortbread cookies and plenty of Valrhona chocolate treats. 

The delectable waffles from Ima Deli. 

A Day of Beauty in the City 
Book in a massage or treatment at East Day Spa for some luxurious pampering (and you better book yourself a massage too - to keep her company of course), have your hair and nails done at Dry & Tea and then head to M.A.C Britomart for a make-up makeover before heading to an event or special meal. 

High Tea with a View 
Take mum to the
SKYCITY Grand Hotel this Mother's Day and enjoy a delicious high tea service while sipping on a glass of G.H. Mumm in the tranquil surrounds of The Terrace. 

Singin' in the Rain 
Take mum out for a night at the theatre with this classic American musical. The story revolves around the the glitz and glamour of 1920s Hollywood and the big changes that Tinseltown actors and actresses had to work through when films went from being 'silent' to 'talkies'. There's plenty of laughs and toe-tapping numbers to keep you happy and uplifted throughout the show and ensure you leave The Civic on a high. 

Mezze Bar 
Stop in at Mezze Bar on Little High Street for special Mother's Day dishes - a delicious 'lunchy brunch', coffee and housemade cakes or a laidback but delectable dinner and wine. 

Le Comique 
Keep mum laughing this Mother's Day with this entertaining showcase from the NZ International Comedy Festival. With everything from a musical comedy pair to the charismatic comedy cowboy Wilson Dixon, this show will have you and mum laughing in the aisles. 

Turn Back Time 
Spandau Ballet, one of the most successful and influential British bands of the 1980s is bringing their ‘Soul Boys’ tour to Vector Arena for Mother's Day. Rock out to some premium 1980s pop and end the day on a high. 

Delicious Mother's Day Dining at SKYCITY 

Head to Federal Street and up the Sky Tower for a host of delectable meals and special Mother's Day deals. 

  • The Grill by Sean Connolly 
    Treat the family to a succulent Sunday Roast on Mother’s Day - mums eat free. 
    $40 per person
  • The Sugar Club
    A spectacular three-course lunch plus free car parking. 
    $59 per person 
  • Gusto at The Grand 
    Head to Federal Street for lunch or dinner this mother's day and feast on a gorgeous Italian meal. 
    $49 per person 


Last updated: 21 August 2020