The heart of the city's waterfront is filled with exciting things to do, beautiful restaurants and new places to explore. Whether you’re looking to get involved in some fun activities, take it easy with a glass of wine overlooking the water, or party the night away, the city centre’s waterfront is a must-visit weekend destination.


Have a mini golf championship | Holey Moley Golf Club & Karaoke Bar

Holey Moley is the ultimate adult’s playground. It’s a golf club concept bar where you’ll be treated to 27 fun themed golf holes and even a private karaoke room. In the evening the vibe of Holey Moley will get you in the mood for a night of dancing with live DJs spinning all the best dance tracks. 


Journey through New Zealand's unique maritime history | New Zealand Maritime Museum 

Head to the New Zealand Maritime Museum to learn about the deep connection between Aotearoa and our moana. Journey through the early beginnings of the pioneering voyages to our shores, the first immigrants to the land, right up to the America’s Cup with tributes to Sir Peter Blake and exhibitions to portray Kiwi’s unique identity with the ocean. 


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Book a private dining experience | The Good George North Wharf

For some of the best craft beer and cider in the city centre, the Good George on North Wharf are master brewers. For a unique experience, dine in their private glasshouses that will have you stargazing as you enjoy your meal. Looking out toward the water and seating up to 8 people, these new glass houses are perfect for a group catch up or family dinner night.


Meet the creatures of the deep blue | Auckland Whale and Dolphin Safari

Have a unique experience on the water with Auckland Whale and Dolphin Safari. Ready to resume tours from July 4th, explore the Hauraki Gulf by boat while being treated to sightings of whales, dolphins, seals, rare seabirds and more. 


Jump out of your comfort zone | Auckland Bridge Bungy

Looking for a thrill? The Auckland Harbour Bridge is the place to go. Walk high above the ocean as you climb the bridge for outstanding panoramic views of Auckland City and beyond. If you're feeling super adventurous or you're just an adrenaline junkie, opt for the bridge bungy! This is Auckland's only bungy where you'll fly from a frightening 40 metres and even touch the water (if you want to). Until the 11th of October save $49.50 on adult bridge jumps and $39 on adult bridge climb.


Read a book by the water | The Container Library

Sit down for an afternoon of reading in the sun at the Container Library on Te Wero Bridge. At this pop-up library, you play the parts of the librarian, borrower, custodian and patron. Take a seat and read one of the many books in the shelves, or bring in a book you're finished with and swap it out for a new read to take home. 


Wines by the water | The Conservatory

How does sitting by an open fire with views out to the sea and a glass of your favourite wine in hand sound? At The Conservatory, that's exactly what you'll get. With a refreshed, stunning new fit out, this restaurant and wine & cocktail bar is just what you're looking for if a relaxed comfortable atmosphere, good food and fantastic views is something you've been craving. 


View local art and design | Kura Gallery 

Visit the Kura Gallery to immerse yourself in New Zealand art and design featuring works from Māori and New Zealand artists. The Kura Gallery exhibits carvings, jewellery, Māori design, original artworks and furniture as well as a range of pop-up exhibitions throughout the year from amazing local artists.


Dine right over the water | White + Wongs

Experience the flavours of classic street foods from China, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Malaysia and Thailand right on the city centre's waterfront. There's no question that the food here is top notch, from flavoursome curries to oysters and sashimi, bao buns, dumplings and roti rolls, White + Wong's cover all the bases in the best of Asian cuisine. Take a seat on their balcony that is situated right over the water for some of the best harbour views in town.

Last updated: 08 October 2020