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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Boat or Ferry
“Take a walk up the volcanic cone/Mount Victoria to have great views of Auckland. Explore the local shops and area or even catch a ferry to Auckland CBD.”
  • 108 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Great place to get 360 degree views of the Harbour. Nice spot for a picnic.”
  • 48 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Mount Victoria is lovely spot that provides great views of the Auckland Isthmus. There is a relief map at the top that will help you find key points around Auckland. A short drive to Devonport which is a lovely see-side settlement and has the nearby maritime museum. Of course, you can take the ferry across to Devonport from the city. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Great food, affordable with fantastic lunch and dinner special offers with a relaxed atmosphere. They specialise in using and selling their hand made pottery. Gluten free and vegetarian options available. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
College Library
“Need to get to Auckland City? Why not go there by sea. This lovely, short boat ride gives you awesome views of Auckland Harbour and stops at the port at the foot of Queen Street (Auckland's main city / CBD street). Ferry leaves every 10 - 15 minutes.”
  • 18 locals recommend
History Museum
“The Torpedo Bay Navy Museum is the official museum of the Royal New Zealand Navy. It opened in 2010, to replace an earlier naval museum. The museum is in Devonport, Auckland”
  • 21 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Old-school, community theater offering a range of blockbuster & independent films, plus draft brews.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Park
“This is the best beach in Auckland. There are no roads along the beach only houses so it is very quiet. Great for swimming two hours either side of high tide, and at low tide you can walk out among the sand pools and see what you can spot. Walk along the beach from Bath street and up and around the mountain at the end North Head. Amazing views. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Park
“North Head Historical Reserve is considered to be the most significant historical coastal defence site in New Zealand.”
  • 9 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“A brilliant little French cafe with a bakery and lots of French fare. Great for lunch or breakfast or picking up supplies for dinner”
  • 15 locals recommend
Nature
“The local beach that is only 500m away. Great for swimming on all tides and watching the boats go out. You can walk along the cliffs towards the old gun shelters. There is a nice cafe on the cliffs that is open in the weekends. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Best for a quick easy bite - gourmet sandwiches, pies and delicious sweet things. Just around the corner”
  • 7 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Good service and variety of meals, for brakfast lunch and dinner, brubch is my favourite here.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Hotel
“Because it is in a beautiful location, with lovely ambience and great food and coffee.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Route
“The best of view in Auckland of the cityscape, Rangitoto Island, the Hauraki Gulf, and central and east Auckland”
  • 9 locals recommend
Beach
“One of Aucklands most stunning beaches with views into the Hauraki Gulf and Rangitoto Island. ”
  • 8 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“Nicely located down in Devonport. They have quiz nights, live music and a quiet space upstairs - the food is really good there too. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Huge hand cut fries! The best place for outstandingly delicious tapas. Friendly staff, great wine list. You gotta go! ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Café
“Friendly garden bistro open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We've got a delicious menu, great atmosphere and some cool cats onboard for our coffee and beer selections.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
“Our favourite place for a meal locally. Gorgeously fresh, seasonal produce, great wine list and amazing service. Oyster happy hour on Friday afternoons. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Turkish Restaurant
“Located on the Waterfront in Devonport. Modern dining with a Turkish influence.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
“Great fresh ingredients dine in or takeaway, also on Uber Eats. I highly recommend the food here. Try the Tom Yum Prawn Udon, you can order online www.thetaste.co.nz”
  • 4 locals recommend
Comfort Food Restaurant
“Great food, impeccable service and a touch of yum! Breakfast, lunch and dinner in a relaxed atmospher ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Meal Delivery
“Spice Traders is the perfect place if you want to have a taste of delectable Indian cuisine. We serve a wide array of Indian specialties that will appease your starving appetite. Do not miss to sample our popular dishes, which include Indian Breads and Dips, Onion Pakoras, Butter Chicken, Chicken Tikka Masala, Lamb Rogan Josh and Palak Paneer. All of the curry dishes that we serve are made fresh...”
  • 3 locals recommend

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