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50 Things To Do In Auckland Before The End Of 2017

By Nina Franklin - 27 Jul 2017

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Bucket lists are something everyone must attempt at least once in their lives and although it’s only mid-year, there are still plenty of dope things to do in Auckland before the year is up. Let’s face it, it’ll be Christmas before y’know it so, here is a list of super awesome things to do in Auckland before the end of 2017.

Get your to-do list out and start ticking away.

  1. Ditch the gym and work up a sweat by going on one of Auckland’s best walks and hikes
  2. Get rooftoppin’ and enjoy a drink or three at some of Auckland’s raddest new rooftop bars.
  3. Find out why The Urban List is your new little black book and how to make the most of it. 
  4. Indulge in one of Auckland’s best doughnuts, just ‘cos you can. 
  5. Get thrifty and hunt for some bargains at Auckland’s best op shops.
  6. Jump on ya bike and venture out onto Auckland’s brightest pink cycle way.
  7. Wakey, wakey! Set your alarm clocks nice’n’early for this one and head on down to Whammy Bar for Morning People, Auckland’s premiere morning rave. #partyfirstworklater
  8. For all you fashion forward folk, be sure to get your outfits ready for Fashion Week 2017. Need a little inspiration? Check out New Zealand fashions brands we’re loving right now.
  9. Take a Sunday morning drive over to The Factory Markets. Grab a coffee, get your hair cut, try out some tasty treats, grab a bargain from one of the many awesome vendors, while the D.J pumps out some groovy tunes. We’re all about supporting small kiwi businesses!
  10. A little bored with your reg gym routine? Why not check out Fu/nis EMS training for something a little different. We promise you’ll love it!
  11. Keen for something a little different? Get a group of ya mates together and check out one of Auckland’s escape rooms for a little excitement!
  12. Go get your hair did at Auckland’s best hair salons.
  13. Go hunting for some of Aucklands best hidden bars.
  14. Indulge your sweet tooth with some of Auckland’s seriously decadent desserts.
  15. Stalk one of Auckland’s best food trucks and have yourself a glorious and cheap dinner. 
  16. Put on ya Nike Roshes and put your strength and endurance to the test by running in the Auckland Marathon.
  17. Book an evening with your partner/wannabe partner/spouse and book in an epic date night at one of these Auckland restaurants.
  18. Hit up Rhythm and Vines or Northern Bass if you’re down for a super sick line up for this year’s NYE countdown!
  19. Keeping it real, though, we all know it's the night before New Year’s that’s always the best.
  20. And don’t worry, we’ve got you covered for those post New Year’s celebrations with 10 things to do in Auckland when you’re hung AF.
  21. Clear your head. Get some fresh air in ya and take a stroll up Mount Eden.
  22. Head up to the Matakana Markets for their Sunday Sessions.
  23. Step out of your yoga comfort zone and try some aerial fitness instead. 
  24. Treat your mum to an afternoon of indulgence at one of Auckland’s best high teas
  25. Slurp your way around our fine city with Auckland’s best milkshakes
  26. For all you bun wearing, beard growing craft beer enthusiasts. Check out Auckland’s best craft beer bars.
  27. Or if beer just ain’t yo thang, make your way through our list of Auckland’s best cocktails. 
  28. Watch or play cricket—parks, backyards, Eden Park, beaches—wherever, whenever.
  29. Pick up some fish ‘n’ chips from some of Auckland’s best fish ‘n’ chip shops and head to the beach for a glorious Pacific Ocean sunset.
  30. Get those lashes and brows looking looking shit hot from these experts. 
  31. Save a dollar or two by chowing down on 25 ultimate Auckland cheap eats. 
  32. Jump on a ferry, sail on over to Waiheke and take a wine tour at one of the many amazing vineyards the Island has to offer.
  33. Overcome your fear of monophobia (you can do it!) and dine out solo at one of these spots
  34. Love a good breakfast? Work your way through the Auckland’s best breakfasts you must try. 
  35. Move away from your coffee regular and start trying the best coffee in Auckland.
  36. While you’re at it, find out what your coffee order says about you. 
  37. We heard Lorde is coming to town and you DO NOT want to miss that one!
  38. And did we mention Ed Sheeran is coming too?
  39. And we can’t forget you dance music lovers. Synthony, is a mixture of electronic music accompanied with the Auckland Synthony Orchestra. This gig is going to be INSANE.
  40. Protect those eyes and look good at the same time with a new pair of shades
  41. Drink tea and get your hair and nails done all at the same time. 
  42. Go on an Insta-walk and share your pics and share with us —#urbanlisted @urbanlistakl'
  43. Make your own lunch and eat it at one of these outdoor lunchtime spots
  44. Hire a kayak and row on over to Rangitoto, to enjoy those afternoon sunshine rays.
  45. Get the gang together and head out for some of Auckland’s best pizzas. 
  46. Spruce up your home with some new indoor plants.
  47. Get some culture into ya. Check out Auckland’s best art galleries.
  48. Take a spin class….. In the dark.
  49. Take your doggo for a date with 50 things to do with your dog in Auckland.
  50. Tick off our list of 50 Things You Should Have Done If You Live In Auckland.

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