Wynyard Quarter is a special corner of Auckland's central city, where you have the city skyline on one side, and the sparkling waters of the Waitemata Harbour on the other. Whether it's dining on the water's edge, joining an outdoor workout, dabbling in a high tea experience or checking out pop-up markets, there's always something going on that's worth a visit. 

Events on this weekend:

Dog Days at Wynyard Pavilion | Sundays, 11am-1pm

Bring your beloved companions, both the four-legged and the two-legged variety, to the Wynyard Pavilion Garden bar. Browse through vendors for treats and gifts, and don't miss the opportunity to attend a workshop led by Jamiee from Mush Dog Training, covering general training techniques and addressing any questions you may have about your furry friends' behaviour. This is a free and family-friendly event, all are welcome. 

Sunset Sessions at Good George North Wharf | Sundays, 3pm-6pm

Join the Good George for a sunset happy hour! Make the most of their $12 Happy Hour menu (including $12 handles) along with live music, and glorious views!

Join a cocktail masterclass at The Good Luck Coconut | $100pp | Min. 5 people

Party planning? Contact The Good Luck Coconut and book your group in for an exciting cocktail masterclass! Pick your potion, stir up some fun, and master the art of cocktail crafting for just $100pp. Email here or send them a direct message on Instagram for more details, here.

Dog Days
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The Good George Brewery

More things to do while you're in the area: 

Kick off your Saturday with a high intensity workout
If you like to kick start your weekend with outdoor movement, you'll love Fitness All Together's epic functional fitness classes, focused on improving your strength, speed and endurance, all while being outdoors in a natural playground! See pricing and book a class here

Indulge in an elite waterside high tea experience at La Marée
Gather your friends or treat your loved ones to a decadent afternoon of sweets and savories at La Marée. Nestled in the elegant ambiance of Sofitel, La Marée offers an elite waterside location, where you can savor a selection of exquisite pastries and savory delights amidst serene surroundings. See menu and book a table here.

Pick up a pastry from Mibo or sit down for brunch at Williams Eatery
Leisurely weekend mornings call for a delicious breakfast or brunch, and we know just the places to go. Start your day with a hearty breakfast from Williams Eatery. Or, for top-tier coffee and all things baked, we recommend a stop at Mibo. Homeland, The Pantry, Rushworth and Wynyard Pavilion are great options too! 

Get involved in some friendly competition 
Wynyard Quarter's outdoor courts have just recently been re-freshed with a brand new surface and design aligned to the Te Ara Tukutuku mahi, including more than 150 whetu (starts). Grab your friends, swing by and try the fresh surface out for yourself! 

Fitness All Together
Wynyard Quarter outdoor courts

Grab a bite to eat at Wynyard Pavilion 
Situated on the water's edge, Wynyard Pavilion is the perfect spot to perch, soak up the sun, and enjoy a bite to eat. From burgers and pizzas to lush sharing platters and beautifully fresh salads, there's something for everyone. And if you're feeling extra fancy, gather a group and indulge in one of their Aperol, G&T, espresso martini or mimosa cocktail trees! 

Head to The Living Room for a delightful high tea experience
The Living Room's latest high tea experience is all about the flavours of autumn. Think yellow fin tuna, smoked fish with caramelised leek, earl grey scones, carrot cake and more. 

Enjoy dinner at Nuuna Fusion 
New to Wynyard Quarter, Nuuna Fusion is a modern Asian restaurant that redefines traditional flavours with a contemporary twist. And if you're a fan of oysters, you'll love their happy hour where you can get 3 natural oysters for $10 plus house drinks for $8!

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The Living Room
G&T Tree at Wynyard Pavilion

More in the area

Wynyard Crossing Bridge update:

Wynyard Crossing Bridge is currently closed as it is undergoing preventative maintenance works. It is expected to re-open in late 2024. You can find more information on this here

In the meantime, there are still plenty of easy ways to access this special corner of Auckland's city centre. If you're coming from the city, you can walk or scooter around the inside of Viaduct Harbour, or you can take The City Link Bus service, which runs every 7 minutes from approx. 6am to 12am. See more here

And if you're driving in, check out some great parking deals to make the most of below. 

Wynyard Crossing Bridge closure - alternative routes

Or, catch the new ferry! 

Hop on board the trial ferry service to cross The Viaduct for free. No need to book – simply turn up and jump on!

Ferry details:

  • Hours of operation: 10AM–5.00PM
  • Days of operation: Saturday 8 June to Sunday 9 June
  • Cost: Free of charge
  • Accessibility: The ferries are fully accessible, but no bikes or scooters are permitted on board
  • Boarding locations: Beside the Maritime Museum and beside the Viaduct Events Centre
  • Are dogs allowed on board? Yes, dogs are allowed on board the ferry. However, they must be on a leash and always kept under control.
Viaduct Ferry
Last updated: 06 June 2024