Celebrate Dad's special day with an outing into Auckland’s buzzing city centre. Whether he has a keen taste for fine whiskey or is ready to try his hand at a few rounds of mini golf, a day out in the city is a great way to spend quality family time this Father's Day.

Waterfront brunch | Jack Tar | 34-47 Jellicoe St 

Jack Tar North Wharf

Enjoy a lazy morning and head down to Jack Tar at Wynyard Quarter for a hearty brunch that the whole family can enjoy. This modern Kiwi pub does it all, from fresh fish to succulent steaks, Jack Tar is a crowd pleaser at the highest quality.

Grab a meaty Sando | Lowbrow. | 125 Queen St


Treat dad to one of Lowbrow.'s famous meaty burgers in the heart of Queen Street upstairs in Queen's Rise. Lowbrow creates classic burgers with a quirky twist. From the zany burger names to the reminiscent flavours you just can’t put your finger on, dining at Lowbrow is an experience every burger lover should try.

Watch Father’s Day Spaghetti Western double feature, $20 | Academy Cinemas |44 Lorne St


Head down the winding stairs of Academy Cinemas and prepare for back to back films full of action and drama as Sergio Corbucci’s iconic masterpieces Django and The Great Silence grace the silver screen once again. These films will have dad on the edge of his seat, as the runaway trains are set loose and the bandits await their fate.

Play a round of mini-golf | Holey Moley |204 Quay St

Neon lights

Try your hand at an exciting game of mini golf, or head upstairs for an afternoon of karaoke at Holey Moley

Head into the city’s most elaborate indoor mini golf course this father’s day and put dads putting skills to the test. Each hole is an adventure through iconic American pop culture moments. Filled with neon lights and without the classic windmills and castles this is the perfect challenge the whole family can enjoy.

Burger and Beer for $25 | Mexico | 23 Britomart Pl


Mexico are celebrating Father’s Day with a delicious burger and beer deal. Dads can get a mouth watering coffee & agave adobo braised beef short rib burger with smoky bacon mayo, mole barbacoa, beer battered onion rings, red slaw, & oregano in a brioche bun and a 'Pacifico' for just $25.

Enjoy a Whiskey | The Jefferson | 7 Fort Ln

Interior of a bar

Whether the day was spent relaxing or filled with activities, wind the night down with a visit to The Jefferson and be prepared to go on a flavour journey as the excellent bar staff recommend some of the world's finest whiskeys. This laid-back speakeasy is one of the city’s best kept secrets, yet without the pretentiousness that other specialty spirits bars often have. 

BBQ Lunch at the Stamford Plaza | 22-26 Albert Street 

Father's Day

Treat dad to a day of Tuatara beer tasting along with a whiskey taster from Jameson, followed by a Kiwi style BBQ lunch including honey soy chicken nibbles, mint rubbed lamb steaks and a signature chocolate foundation at the Stamford Plaza's KOA Restaurant this Father's Day. Plus, the best dressed dad receives a special gift! 

Try an escape room | Escapade | 23 Victoria Street East 

People in an escape room

Teamwork makes dream work so take dad and the rest of the family along and have a go at mastering one of the escape rooms at Escapade. This centrally located space offers five unique problem solving games which will require you and a team to come together to decipher a range of puzzles in order to gather clues which will allow you to escape the confines of your chosen space. 

Decadent dinner | Depot Eatery and Oyster Bar | 86 Federal St

Depot Eatery and Oyster Bar

Depot Oyster Bar & Eatery

Celebrate a wonderful day with an extraordinary meal at one of the city’s best all round restaurants. Known for their casual dining experience, Depot are serious when it comes to serving great food. Order from their extensive shared plates menu, though be sure to order a round of their famed oysters.

Drinks with a view | The Churchill | 396 Queen St

The Churchill

Located on the 20th floor of the Four Points by Sheraton on Queen Street, The Churchill is the city’s newest cocktail bar specializing in unique Gin based drinks. Bring dad to experience panoramic views of the city as you relax in style.

Enjoy some pub grub | The Shakespeare | 61 Albert St

The Shakespeare

Grab a classic pub meal with dad at this historic hotel, establish back in 1898. This Auckland city icon is an easy dining destination for all dads wanting a great bite, hassle free. Sit down to their famous Gentleman option, a succulent rump steak served with perfectly seasoned fries, drizzled with garlic butter and served with a side salad for good measure.

Last updated: 07 November 2019