On your next visit into the city centre, you could do what you always do... or you could break the mould and try something different. Whether it's a thrilling adventure, unusual menu item or a must-try activity, there's plenty of day time fun to be had only in the heart of the city. Get inspired with these thought starters below. 

Yoga, balls & monsters 

Practice yoga in a gallery then step into a world of monsters and watch street-food pros twirl and flip your lunch.

Do yoga in the middle of the Auckland Art Gallery 

Did you know you can flex, stretch and solute in the middle of the Auckland Art Gallery? This must-try yoga immersion experience brings new meaning to your practice being a work of art! 

Be the star of the show in an actual movie poster at Wētā Workshop 

Step into the exciting world of Wētā Workshop and capture a magical moment in their photo booth with a twist that makes you the star of the show! 

Try Yooa & Tako's street food grilled octopus balls 

Satisfy your street food fix and watch on as the talented chefs twirl and flip grilled octopus balls (otherwise known as takoyaki) with precision until they reach crispy perfection. Topped with drooling sauces and cheeses, these balls of delight are deliciously crispy on the outside and soft inside. 

Weta Workshop Magic Memories
Yooa Tako
Guo Pei, Look 20, 2017. Collection: Legends, Spring/Summer 2017. © Guo Pei. Courtesy of Guo Pei. Photographer: Dominique Maitre ©

Get pampered, get scared & try cactus 

Indulge in a pamper session, get your adrenaline pumping and try a cactus taco.

Get a custom facial fit for an a-lister at The Facialist 

Found only in the heart of the city, The Facialist knows facials. Experience the ultimate luxury with their bespoke custom facial that's tailored to your skin's unique needs.

Jump on the SkySlide and slide your way down the Sky Tower 

Sure, you may be feeling ultra zen post facial but who says you have to go home and relax? The SkySlide is a must-try thrilling encounter that will see you sliding down the outside of the Sky Tower... virtual reality at it's best! 

Try a cactus taco from Mr Taco

Mr. Taco is one of the most authentic taquerias in Auckland with a menu full of delicious delights. Ever tried a taco with cactus? Vegan and vegetarian friendly - order one today! 

Mr Taco
Person receiving facial treatment
SkySlide

Shop, draw & surprise your tastebuds

Find designer fashion bargains, let you inner artist run wild (for free!) and devour a deep fried dog. 

Go on a fashion treasure hunt in Tatty's, Recycle Boutique and Monty's 

Upgrade your recycled clothing game with some of the city's best second-hand fashion stores just a short walk from each other. 

Sketch a life model at Auckland Art Gallery's free drop-in drawing sessions 

Whether you're keen to try something new or refine you're already impeccable drawing skills, Auckland Art Gallery's free drop-in drawing sessions are open to everyone and anyone - so pop in, grab a stool and let your creative juices flow! 

Try Mighty Hotdog's mozzarella potato hotdog 

Surprise your tastebuds with one of these Korean style, deep fried hotdogs with a quirky menu full of unexpected flavours. 

Tatty's
Mighty Hotdog
Drop-in drawing at Auckland Art Gallery

Play chef, play rugby and satisfy your sweet tooth

Walk on the edge, take flight & get served by a robot

Mussels, croffles, hotdogs & a pamper session