Christmas is just around the corner, which means it’s time the familiar scent of pine filled your home once more—because we all know the festive season isn’t really complete without an extravagantly decorated tree.
To make things easy for you, we’ve created a list of the best places to buy your Christmas tree in Auckland this year—now you have no reason to procrastinate.
None of that fake business, it's only the real deal around here folks, so let's stroll through the options for where to pick up the best real Christmas trees in Tāmaki Makaurau.
Misa Christmas Tree Farm
OG Christmas tree purveyors Misa Christmas Tree Farm really know their stuff—they’ve been around since 1940 and have become the go-to Christmas tree spot for many Aucklanders. This Mt Eden farm has a range of different sizes fit for any household and even has giant Christmas trees for the most extravagant Christmas-lover. They will also collect and recycle your tree after the season has ended because no one wants sad brown trees to go to landfill.
Mount Gabriel Christmas Tree Farms
Drury & Mangere Bridge
Have you ever wanted to cut your own Christmas tree down? At Mount Gabriel Christmas Tree Farms they offer just that at either of their farms at Drury or Mangere Bridge. Committed to the environment they also accept old trees for mulching on their farm regardless of whether you bought yours from them or not. Tree nerds will appreciate that there are different types of trees to choose from, including the much-maligned, needle-shedding, foot-stabbing Norway spruce that you find in houses in the UK.
Festivity Christmas Trees
Howick, Mt Wellington/Stoneridge, Remuera, Point Chev & Mount Eden
Hand-picked and freshly cut, Festivity Christmas Trees offer both delivery and pick up, or, if you’re keen to bask in that festive pine needle scent there are five retail outlets to choose from. Catch them at Howick, Mt Wellington/Stoneridge, Remuera, Pt. Chev and Mt Eden to get into the festive season with a fresh and vibrant tree. For those who would prefer to leave the hoisting and heavy lifting to the experts—and who wouldn't?—Festivity will even deliver your tree and put it up for you with none of the to-me, to-you, left a bit, right a bit nonsense that's blighted Christmases past. Oh, they'll also take it down and remove it 12 days after Christmas for a small extra fee. Winning!
Mike's Xmas Trees
Herne Bay & Meadowbank Pony Club
Getting in the Christmas spirit but have limited space? Mike's Xmas Trees offer three-foot minis all the way up to showstopping XXL. With farm-fresh, quality (but affordable) trees and online ordering and delivery to your door starting November 25, they make it easy to bring festive feels to your home. Whether you have a Christmas corner or a dedicated room, Mike’s has a tree to fit. Once your tree has been well-loved and it’s time to say farewell, take advantage of their removal service, pop it by your letterbox and they will take it away to be recycled. Extra points for Santa and his elf height guide.
Taupaki Christmas Trees
North Shore peeps need look no further than the family-owned Taupaki Christmas Trees to find their perfect spruce. Sure to thrill any sprogs in tow, a gorgeous adventure awaits just a 10-minute drive from the Northwestern motorway. Pick up your flag and hunt for your perfect Christmas tree among the paddocks. With thousands of Christmas trees to choose from, each unique and different, pick the one that is meant for you: whether that be one of the babies from 4ft to the 12ft and up monsters. Once you've staked your claim a team member will come and chop your tree down for you and take it back to your car, ready for you to make it your own. Just delightful.
Zach's Christmas Trees
Delivery & Pick Up
An outfit that has been faithfully building up a loyal customer base since its inception in 2012 comes Zach's Christmas Trees. One for the early birds, if you order in November you'll nab special discounts. If you'd rather pick up your tree old school style they have three sites at St Heliers, Royal Oak, and Point Chev from November 26 but be quick, last year they sold out in just two weeks. After all the fun is over, they'll remove your tree for a small extra fee and take the lifeless husk to Kamo Sanctuary for the big cats to play with. The feels!
St Nick’s Christmas Trees
St Nick's Christmas Trees cultivates each tree for more than three years and are cut in the morning to get to you that day. St Nick’s will deliver your perfectly fresh tree Auckland-wide—so no excuses to put it off this year. Delivering over 5,000 trees a year these guys know their stuff. After all, is there anything better than the smell of a fresh Christmas tree?
Pickapine Christmas Trees
Pickapine has been supplying South Aucklanders with exceptional trees since 1987. Get your best tree-picking hat on and nab the best tree early with Pickapine’s tagging service, where you can choose your tree and either have it chopped down while you wait or pick it up when you’re ready. Alternatively, swing by their tree shed to select the pre-cut tree of your dreams. Win-win.
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Image credit: Zach's Christmas Trees, Misa Christmas Tree Farm, Festivity Christmas Trees, Zach's Christmas Trees.