You wouldn't normally pair a night of opera with a burger - but why not? Or how about exploring a dazzling light exhibition before heading down into a dark ''cave''? If you're intrigued, read on for some weird and wonderful mash ups that will have you trying and discovering new things around the heart of the city. 

Monsters & croffles 

Go on a wild after-hours adventure before devouring a waffle x croissant 

Go on an after-hours tour of Wētā Workshop Unleashed 

Turn your evening into a wild adventure and discover the secrets of special effects, animatronics, and movie magic up close! It's the perfect way to spice up your Winter evening in the city centre. 

Try Oh My Croffle's green tea croissant x waffle creation 

End your evening on a sweet note with Oh My Croffle's delectable desserts. What's a croffle you ask? Only the best dessert creation that ever existed - a croissant waffle! The kids will be smiling for days after this decadent treat. Why not make a game out of it and challenge the kids to try a new flavour like green tea? 

Go Unexpected croffles and monsters

Opera and burgers

Pair sophisticated vibes from high end hotels with iconic street food 

Indulge in an elegant evening of champagne and opera at Bellini Bar

Put your best dress on and head to Bellini Bar at the stunning Hilton for an elegant Friday evening of champagne and opera! Sit back and admire the fabulous harbour views with a glass of Champagne Bollinger in hand while your ears are treated to the incredible opera trio, Con-Amore. 

Then head to The White Lady for a juicy burger

Kick off your heels and tuck into the saucy, deliciousness that is The White Lady's street food burgers. There's a reason this iconic food truck is still in the city after starting 75 years ago - try them for yourself to find out. 

Champagne and White Lady

Plan a fun date night

Try an ooey gooey cheese fondue

Have a very French day out and order Le Chef's three cheese fondue! 

Head along to this pop-up cinema

Palmer Bar are hosting three exclusive movie nights in their on-site, 20-seat boutique cinema this June. Your movie ticket

Discover a hidden garden eatery

Relish on modern Korean cuisine at The Kimchi Project’s hidden garden oasis in the heart of the city.

Travel down this 'cave' for an unforgettable Japanese feast

Sit at the bar and soak up the funky and intimate atmosphere at one of Auckland's favourite dining hot spots while feastin

Say cheese at a selfie photo booth

Grab a prop, pop into the photo booth, and capture some seriously awesome pics!

Bright lights, dark nights

Discover an epic neon light museum

Ascend to a neon heaven at Real Groovy & explore over 70 bright coloured signs of Auckland's past.

Travel down this 'cave' for an unforgettable Japanese feast

Sit at the bar and soak up the funky and intimate atmosphere at one of Auckland's favourite dining hot spots while feastin

Warm up, cool down

Who said hot & cold don't mix? Get cosy before trying a flavoursome frozen dessert. 

Get cosy by Palmer Bar's rooftop firepit

Cosy around the warming outdoor fire pit and enjoy creative cocktails by this super popular new rooftop bar downtown. Branch out from your normal cocktail order and keep the heat going - we're loving the sound of the Las Palmas cocktail featuring spiced rum. 

Then experience a flavour explosion with a Meet Fresh shaved ice

Icy treat on an autumn evening? Why not! Imagine biting into a cloud of finely shaved ice that's so light and fluffy, it practically melts in your mouth... that's what snowflake ice is. Plus it's doused in delicious toppings from juicy slices of mango and sweet strawberries to decadent chocolate syrup and creamy condensed milk. Go for the unexpected and try the brown sugar boba & chocolate! 

Unexpected - palmer - meet fresh

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