Celebrate Father's Day by curating an unforgettable weekend of activities, thoughtful gifting, and delectable dining in the heart of the city. We've compiled a diverse selection of options to elevate your celebration and help you create lasting memories.

Dine with Dad

Indulge in city centre dining with Dad and discover a realm of culinary possibilities this Father's Day. From distinct high teas to cozy bistros and innovative flavors, explore a variety of options that lend a special touch, guaranteeing a truly flavorful celebration.

Bivacco for a Sunday feast by the Harbour | 115 Customs Street

Bellini Bar at Hilton Auckland for getting that holiday feeling | 147 Quay Street

Botswana Butchery for a taste of the deep South | 99 Quay Street

Brolly  for a waterside sundowner | Viaduct Harbour, 7/204 Quay Street

Ebisu for a contemporary Japanese cuisine |116 - 118 Quay Street


Father's Day Pork Ribs at Dr Rudi's

Nothing says "I love you Dad" quite like Manuka Smoked Saint Louis Pork Rack Ribs, glazed in Dr Rudis Whiskey BBQ Sauce ri

Father of all feasts at Esther

Treat dad to an unforgettable 4 course feasting lunch embraces the rich and vibrant flavours of Mediterranean cuisine.

Father's Day Brunch at JW Kitchen

Celebrate a special day with your dad with the best local flavours, including a bottomless selection of crafted beers, win

Father's Day at Soul Bar & Bistro

Spoil your dad with a little SOUL magic this fathers’ day – he deserves it.

Live Music at The Occidental

Treat dad with a pint of the best Belgian beer, a few bar snacks and a great easy listening band to wind down Father's Day

Activities with Dad

Make this Father's Day unforgettable by choosing from an array of engaging city centre activities that perfectly match your dad's preferences.

Have a laugh | The Classic Comedy & Bar

Sip flavourful cocktails | CaretakerGhost Donkey, Perch

Relax with a whole body massage | East Day Spa 

Take in the incredible harbour view |  Auckland Harbour Bridge Climb

Sail and explore the Hauraki Gulf | Explore 

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Peter Gordon's Turkish Eggs & Kimchi Bloody Mary cooking class

Kick off Labour weekend on 21 Oct with a cooking class that promises to be both delicious and memorable.

Father's Day Hot Yoga

Gift dad a whole package of peace and serenity this Fathers Day. 6 Class Pack for $69!

Gift ideas 

No matter what your dad enjoys, there are plenty of gift ideas here in the heart of the city. So make your life easier with this gift guide and every dad, from the one who has everything to the wannabe musician, can be celebrated and appreciated this Father’s Day with a great gift.

For the rugby fan | A personalized jersey from The All Blacks Experience, from $183

For the music lover | A record from Marbecks or Real Groovy from $40

For the workaholic | A back massage at Aroma Massage, from $59

For the whiskey connoisseur | A nice bottle from Cahn's Wines & Spirits, from $25

For the wannabe musician | Tickets to Peter Hook and The Light from $85

For the bookworm | A classic read at Unity Books, from $25

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Your guide to accessing the city centre

With lots to do and see in the city, it’s helpful to know how best to get in and travel around.

We have guides on the best ways to get in, out and around on public transport - it's cheaper and easier than you think!

If you're driving in, here is a guide on which car parking buildings to use when visiting different areas of the city centre - whether it be Downtown, the waterfront or Midtown!

Last updated: 08 September 2023