With summer party season ahead, we know a bit of indulgence and good old fashioned fun with friends is on the agenda. We’ve pulled together six steps to take you and your besties from day to night in festive style - all within the space of a few blocks in the Albert Street area of the city.

East Day Spa

Massage at East Day Spa

What better way to start a day of unadulterated good times than by hitting the reset button on all of the stresses of normal life by getting all of your knots and tight spots magicked away? East Day Spa is serene and calming and their massage therapists are among the very best in town. You even get to choose your own massage oil blend.

Barclay relax

Nails at Barclay Relax

Add a flourish of sparkle and polish to your fingers and toes with a fresh out of the box manicure and pedicure at Barclay Relax. This spot is a haven of relaxation inspired by restoring the natural balance of body and mind.

High Tea

High Tea at KOA at Stamford Plaza

By now, you’ve probably worked up an appetite, and no meal screams ‘special occasion’ more loudly than high tea. The towering array of treats served up at KOA may look dainty, but they pack a lot of flavour - the curry puff is their house specialty, alongside the more usual suspects like macarons and of course, the not so humble scone. Take your pick of a selection of teas or opt for a cocktail or bubbles.

T galleria

Shopping stop at T Galleria

Whether you’re in the market for a new fragrance or piece of jewellery or just want to look at all of the pretty things, T Galleria by DFS is always worth a wander around. There’s brands you won’t find elsewhere in NZ, like Tom Ford, Versace and Bulgari, and the building itself is a heritage beauty.

Outdoor seating

Dinner and drinks at Dirty Laundry

Just across the road from the edge of the Waitematā Harbour, this relatively new spot has been welcomed by Aucklanders for its tasty food - the fish tacos and pulled lamb come highly recommended - and unpretentious environment. If you’re dining on a Saturday, there’s a $12 Girls Night Out cocktail menu to toast to.


Wherever the night may take you

Fancy a cocktail in the tiniest bar in town? Check out Mo’s. Ready to belt out some 90s pop ballads or show off your rapping prowess? Try Karaoke Geihinkan or PO Karaoke. Planning on turning into a pumpkin at midnight? The ferry terminal and Britomart train station are just a hop and a skip away.

From now until mid-December, every time you spend at a business in the Albert Street area, you can enter into a fortnightly draw to win $500 worth of Albert Street vouchers! Click here for more info.

Last updated: 24 December 2019