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8 Of The Best Day Trips From Auckland You Need To Tick Off In 2024

Here are eight epic day trips from Auckland for you to tick off one by one.

What's On

What’s On In Auckland This Week, This Month And This Year 2024

Auckland is pulling out all the stops this month. Here’s what’s on in Auckland this week, this month, and this…

Wellness

16 Of The Best Dog Parks In Auckland And Where To Find Them

It’s a well-known fact that we here at Urban List love our pooches and so we’ve rounded up some of Auckland’s best…

Things To Do

Odyssey Sensory Maze

A brand new, multi-million dollar, totally immersive experience created by Hollywood…

Local Escapes

InterContinental Auckland

Clear your calendar, a sleek new hotel is opening atop Commercial Bay and…

Bars & Pubs

Bar Non Solo

The instructions are in the name: round up your mates and head to the Bar (Non Solo)…

Cafes

The Best Dog-Friendly Cafes In Auckland For The Ultimate Pooch Date

They say that dogs are like their owners—who’s to say your pooch isn’t also partial to a low-fat puppaccino and a catchup…

Local Escapes

21 Stunning Walks In Auckland To Take At Least Once

Walking is one of the best ways to make the most of the City of Sails. So grab some sturdy shoes, make use of the kauri dieback wash…

Local Escapes

QT Queenstown’s Champagne Parlour Is Popping Off

QT Queenstown has given us yet another excellent excuse for a cheeky getaway, and it’s Champagne-soaked. Pop a bottle, The…

Local Escapes

voco Auckland City Centre

As soon as you step through the classy, sliding doors at voco Auckland City…

Health + Wellness

So Fitness

Formally a mezzanine micro-studio perched above a hairdressers in Auckland CBD, So…

Fitness

Studio 5 Pilates

Grey Lynn, Auckland

Want to up your fitness game? Head to the heart of Ponsonby where you’ll find…

Local Escapes

The Best Hotels In Auckland To Check Into In 2024

From boutique to five-star luxury we've scoured town for la crème de la crème, so without further ado, here…

Things To Do With Kids

50 Of The Best Things To Do With Kids In Auckland This Winter (2024 Edition)

From animal parks and art galleries to ice cream crawls and escape rooms, consider it your one-way ticket to never hearing the words…

Fitness

Auckland’s Best Running Clubs To Join In 2024

As the adage goes, if the zombie apocalypse comes after leg day, the ‘fittest’ will be the first ones to go. That said, when…

Fitness

Studio Box CBD

Have you heard about the boxing gym that is taking Auckland by storm? Well, let us…

Homewares

Babylon Store

If you're a little plant-obsessed like us, and enjoy filling up your home (and…

Things To Do

Goodness Bistro

Goodness Bistro is aptly named – as soon as you walk into the elegant eatery in…

Food & Drink

The Best High Tea In Auckland, 2024 Edition

Whether it’s Mother’s Day, a special occasion, or you just want to spoil someone (and yourself), high tea in Auckland is…

Food & Drink

The Best Bottomless Brunch Spots In Auckland Right Now (July 2024 Edition)

Ahhh brunch, the perfect blend of breakfast and lunch we just can’t get enough of, which is lucky because the brunch game is strong in…

Things To Do

52 Of The Best Things To Do In Auckland This Winter (2024 Edition)

Here are 52 things to do in Auckland this winter that will (almost) distract you from missing summer.

Cafes

Ozone Coffee

This isn’t simply a place to go grab a coffee or have a bite to eat. Tucked…

Things To Do

Playground Fitness

Eden Terrace , Auckland

Just when you thought the fitness scene in Auckland couldn’t get any better,…

Things To Do

A-Block Café

Tucked away in Browns Bay is A-Block, a must-try café serving up breakfast…

Things To Do

What’s On In Wellington In 2024

Arts and culture capital of Aotearoa, Te Whanganui-a-Tara is packed with an epic lineup of things to do.

Beauty

12 New Beauty Products To Shop This Month

Welcome to the most fabulous corner of the internet—Urban List's destination for the picks of the beauty crop. We've found the…

Things To Do

50 Of The Best Rainy Day Activities To Do In Auckland When It’s Gnarly Out In 2024

Auckland weather is a true ode to the power of Mother Nature who seems to have a soft spot for constantly dealing us the meteorological…

Fitness

Kcöre Pilates

Attention North Shore fitness fiends, you can finally get your Reformer Pilates fix…

Fitness

Uptown Bounce Avondale

Avondale, NZ

Relive the joys of your trampoline days at Avondale’s Uptown Bounce. This…

Fitness

Uptown Bounce Grey Lynn

Grey Lynn , NZ

We get it. Not everyone loves working out. If you’re looking to add a bit of…

Local Escapes

10 Of The Best Day Walks And Hikes In The Abel Tasman For Venturing Off The Beaten Track

Since jetting off to the tropics isn't even an option this summer, why not take some time to wander through the Abel Tasman and explore…

Food & Drink

This Unique Culinary Experience Will Have You Dining In Complete Darkness

Want to challenge your taste buds? Read on as we shine a spotlight on dining in the dark. 

Auckland

This Hidden Bar Is Hosting An Immersive Month-Long Whisky Party With Banging Cocktails

Those in the know frequent Auckland CBD’s best-kept secret: Panacea. The intimate cocktail kitchen can be stumbled upon up an…

Things To Do

The Best Cinemas In Auckland And Where To Find Them In 2024

Don’t get us wrong, we love a night in with Netflix but it just doesn’t compare to seeing movies on the silver screen, a bucket…

Things To Do

5 Of The Best Go Karting Tracks In Auckland

Swooning for a hooning? Feel the need for speed? Careen around the race track and leave your mates in the dust at one of Tāmaki…

Activities & Itineraries

Here’s All Of The Incredible Open Air Māori Art To Check Out In Tāmaki Makaurau In 2024

Commissioned by Auckland Transport, pockets of Māori mahi toi (art) are woven through the city centre. What starts as a functional…

What's On

Everything You Need To Devour At Eat Drink Love Ponsonby 2024

We love wining and dining in Ponsonby at the best of times—but throw in some one-off creations, tasting menus, and special…

Local Escapes

LUMA Southern Light Project Is Coming Back To Queenstown This King’s Birthday Long Weekend

Forget what you know about the Southern Lights. Aurora Australis? Please…we have something much more exciting for you! Come…

Food & Drink

6 Gin Cocktail Recipes Inspired By NZ’s Vibrant Arts Scene

We've teamed up with Bombay Sapphire to inspire you to get out of your G&T comfort zone and stir a bit more creatively. 

Auckland

Where To Eat, Drink, Shop And Explore At Ponsonby Central

Ponsonby Central has long been renowned as a vibrant precinct. Its eclectic restaurants and bars serve up everything from…

What's On

The Best Things To Do With Mum This Mother’s Day In Auckland 2024

If there’s one day that can trigger the battle of the high teas it’s Mother’s Day, and this year is no exception.

Food & Drink

Get Out Of Auckland, 8 Restaurants Across Aotearoa Worth Travelling For In 2024

There’s certainly no shortage of mouth-watering restaurants outside of Auckland, and this poses a delicious problem: where do you eat…

What's On

Secure Tickets For These Unmissable Black Ferns Matches At Wallet-Friendly Prices

At long last, women’s sport is taking centre stage and we are here. for. it. As we head into the cooler months, all eyes are on our…

Health + Wellness

From Run Club To Race Day, A Kiwi’s Journey To The London Marathon

Run clubs are gaining popularity and for good reason. Fitspo is dead—and real, authentic, cool breeze, crisp air, blood pumping,…

Features

11 Second-Hand Furniture Stores In Auckland Where You Can Pick Up Pre-Loved Gems

Give your space a budget and eco-friendly revamp with some of the best second-hand furniture stores in Auckland.

Things To Do

25 Rad Workshops In Auckland Where You Can Learn A New Skill

A bunch of workshops have popped up all over Auckland with every kind of class imaginable.

Markets & Food Events

The Best Markets In Auckland For 2024

There is something ultra-relaxing about markets. Maybe it’s the fact that you can slowly peruse the stalls without needing to rush…

Travel

Cameras At The Ready—Here’s 8 Of The Best LA Hot Spots For A Star-Sighting

Known for its sprawling mansions, thriving entertainment industry and palm-studded streets, Los Angeles is a natural celebrity…

What's On

It’s Official: Fred again.. Is Coming To Auckland

Fred again.. has arrived in New Zealand—here's what we know.

Things To Do

Onehunga | The Best Restaurants, Cafes, Bars And Things To Do In This Rad Auckland Suburb

It's official—Onehunga is one of Auckland's most hip albeit underrated suburbs. Studded with historic buildings and delightful…

Local Escapes

12 Of The Best Hotels In Queenstown

Whether you’re heading to QT for a ski getaway or to dance the night away with your pals, we’ve done the research and found the…

North America

Catch A Star In The Making With VIP Seats At These All-American Sports Games

With eleven pro sports teams, landmark arenas and magnificent weather all year round, Los Angeles offers endless opportunities to get…

Food & Drink

The Best Dog-Friendly Restaurants And Bars In Auckland

Show your pup some love and reward them for being a good boy or girl at these dog-loving establishments.

Local Escapes

10 Of The Best Camping Grounds In Northland

Camping is as much a part of Kiwi culture as remembering to blow on the pie. Whether you’re camping in a tent, campervan or…

Local Escapes

The Best Hotels And Places To Stay In Dunedin

A petite city full of the eclectic and interesting, Dunedin practically owns the term ‘boutique’. The gorgeous, retrofitted…

What's On

Celebrate International Women’s Day 2024 At These Inspiring Auckland Events

International Women’s Day (IWD) is on the horizon—8 March to be exact. This year’s theme is Inspire Inclusion which is as…

Local Escapes

The Most Dog-Friendly Beaches In Auckland

Who loves the salt, sand and sea more than us humans? Our furry best friends of course. That's why we've got to get them out and…

Local Escapes

12 Of The Best Hotels In Wellington To Book Now

Our fine capital is home to some fantastic hotels for all kinds of visitors looking for all kinds of getaways. Whether you’re…

Things To Do

The Best Museums In Auckland To Visit This Year (Updated 2024)

If you’re curious about, well, everything, get yourself along to one of Auckland’s incredible museums, stat. From impressive…

What's On

What’s On In Christchurch In 2024

Whether you love getting amongst the arts or prefer to eat your way around town, Ōtautahi’s got something for you. Here are the…

Things To Do

The Best Swimming Pools In Auckland To Have A Dip At This Summer

Summer has officially started which pretty much means three things: ice cream, cocktails and swimming.

Food & Drink

The Best Ice Cream And Gelato Shops In Auckland, 2024 Edition

I scream, you scream... well, you know how it goes. Whether it's fresh and fruity or rich and chocolatey, in a cone, on a stick or in a…

Food & Drink

Where To Wine, Dine And Treat Your Lover In Auckland This Valentine’s Day

Hello lovers, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner so if you haven’t made plans yet, you'd better hustle.

What's On

The Best Auckland Pride Festival Events You Can’t Miss In 2024

Here are all the events not to miss at this year's Auckland Pride Festival. 

Food & Drink

Where To Eat In Auckland This Waitangi Day 2024

If you’re sticking around Tāmaki Makaurau this Waitangi Day—Tuesday 6 February to be exact—you’ll be…

Things To Do

The Best Places For Strawberry Picking In Auckland

‘Tis the season to soak up those gorgeous summer vibes while plundering your local strawberry patch for bucket-loads of strawberries,…

Health + Wellness

The Best Hairdressers In Auckland For All Types Of Hair

​Auckland is a mecca for hair salons and when it comes to choosing “the one”, selecting a hairdresser to entrust with your…

What's On

Sip Champagne And Speciality Cocktails At This Pickleball Popup Coming To The Viaduct

Piper-Heidsieck is throwing its support behind the Australian Open by hosting a sip-and-play pop-up at M Social in Auckland's…

Things To Do

Paint The Town Yellow | Everywhere To Eat, Stay And Play On Your Coldplay Tour

As the stage lights up for Coldplay's electrifying 2024 tour, we're here to orchestrate your offstage adventures with all the best…

Food & Drink

Take A Walk With Kiwi Chef Kia Kanuta And Uncover His Favourite Places To Eat In Auckland

Need a hand navigating your local eats? We’ve teamed up with BNZ to ask local chef Kia Kanuta about his holy grail…

Local Escapes

7 Of The Best Camping Grounds In And Around Tauranga

From turquoise-hued waters to secluded beaches and lakes where you can try your luck at fishing, here are our picks of the best camping…

Pets

8 Dog-Friendly Walks In Auckland To Tick Off This Summer

Grab your sunnies, slap on some sunscreen and make your pup’s day with one of these dog-friendly walks in Auckland.

Local Escapes

8 Airbnbs With Breathtaking Swimming Pools To Book In Auckland

We’ve scoured around for the Airbnbs with the prettiest pools in all the land (Auck-land that is) so you can feel like an absolute…

Local Escapes

16 Of The Best Things To Do In Queenstown

Summer, winter, autumn or spring, Queenstown is a beauty to behold.

Local Escapes

The Most Romantic Getaways In Auckland To Book In 2024

Does your romance feel a little less shiny than you’d like it to be? Maybe life’s so hectic right now that you’re…

Things To Do

How To Spend The Perfect Weekend In Auckland, According To Our Editor

Hello, holiday season! If you’re anything like us, you’re looking forward to some much-needed R&R, a decent dose of…

Local Escapes

The Best Sunflower Farms In New Zealand And Where To Find Them

Sunflower season is short but sweet and while there might not be an abundance of sunflower farms in Aotearoa, there are five magical spots…

Pets

6 Purrfect Cat Cafes Around New Zealand To Get Your Feline Fix

If you’re looking to squash that nervous energy this year we’ve compiled five cat cafes around New Zealand so you can catch up…

Bars & Pubs

Auckland’s Best Rooftop Bars To Watch Day Turn To Night

We’ve said it before but we’ll say it again: rooftop bars are the shiz. What’s not to love about sitting sky-high, sipping…

Local Escapes

Auckland’s Best Beaches To Explore This Summer

One of the best things about Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland is the fact that writing a list of the best beaches within a region is absolutely…

Things To Do

50 Of The Best Things To Do In Auckland

While Aucklanders may be the brunt of jokes for those south of the Bombay Hills, we think living in the City of Sails is pretty damn rad.

Food & Drink

14 Of The Best Restaurants In Queenstown And Glenorchy

We’ve done the research and know the must-visit restaurants in QT, so read on for the best restaurants in Queenstown.

Pets

The Best Pet-Friendly Camping In New Zealand For That Last-Minute Getaway

There are some excellent pet-friendly campgrounds scattered around New Zealand that are happy to welcome both you and your furry ones.

New Zealand

Why You Need To Live It Up With A Summer Staycation This Year

Summer is here and good times are just around the corner, which means it's the perfect time to switch off, uncover new places and…

What's On

The Best New Year’s Eve Parties In New Zealand To See Out 2023

2023 is almost done and dusted. Only one question remains—where will you be when the new year dawns?

Things To Do

Get Into The Festive Spirit This December At Commercial Bay’s Christmas Markets

So, you’ve put up the tree, locked in the menu for the big day, and sorted an outfit for the work party. Wondering what else to add to…

Shopping

Auckland’s Best Christmas Markets To Visit This Festive Season

We love a good market, especially one with the word 'Christmas' attached! So hop in the car, crank up the Bublé (your…

Local Escapes

Epic North Island Experiences You Need To Tick Off

With summer on the horizon, there's never been a better time for us to explore our beautiful country. We've put together a…

What's On

The Best Christmas Lights To See In Auckland 2023

Nothing has us feeling more festive than a completely over-the-top display of Christmas lights—this is definitely a case of the more…

Local Escapes

Auckland’s Top 10 Hidden Adventures Worth Grabbing Your Runners For

If you’re one of those folk who likes adventures but can’t be faffed travelling far and wide for them, Auckland is the best…

Food & Drink

Impress Your Mates With This Cocktail Recipe From Bedford Soda & Liquor’s Master Mixologist

We predict cooling off with a perfectly chilled cocktail as the go-to garnish for this social season.   

Local Escapes

10 Of The Best Camping Grounds Within Driving Distance Of Auckland

Load up the roadie snacks and delve into the best camping spots within driving distance from Auckland to add your hit list this summer…

Features

Here’s Where To Buy The Best Real Christmas Trees In Auckland This Year

To make things easy for you, we’ve created this list of the best places to buy your Christmas tree this year—now you have no…

What's On

Sip Japanese Gin At This Spring Garden Pop-Up In Mission Bay

Spring has sprung—the season of new beginnings as nature wakes up. With it, we’re treated to longer daylight, blossoming…

Bars & Pubs

The 10 Best Sports Bars In Auckland So You Can Catch The Big Game In Style

Sport is basically a religion here in Aotearoa, and meeting your mates to share a drink and yell sports-themed profanities is a rite of…

Food & Drink

Stir Up Some Rum Fun With These 4 Classic Cocktails

We’re exploring refined cocktail classics made with premium Appleton Estate rums.

Health + Wellness

The Best Nail Salons In Auckland

Pampering yourself doesn’t come much better than a sleek set of nails. 

Food & Drink

What’s Open This Labour Day In Auckland

There's nothing quite as good as a long weekend, and this one is no exception. With the weather warming up, there's no need to head…

Features

11 Of The Most Haunted Spots In Auckland To Get Spooked At

Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland is home to some seriously spooky spots. 

Pets

9 Of The Most Dog-Friendly Beaches Across Aotearoa

Picture the perfect day with your pup and we bet it includes a trip to the beach. 

What's On

14 Ways To Show Your Support For Breast Cancer Awareness This October

It’s not too late to rally the troops, or just yourself, to raise a bit of cashola for this totally worthy and far-too-close-to-home…

Things To Do

6 Fun Ways To Embrace Rugby World Cup When You’re Not A Fanatic

So if you don’t know your drop kick from your dropout, don’t worry, you can still get some skin in the game.

Local Escapes

Mount Taranaki | Everything You Need To Know Before Tackling The Summit

Get your boots on, carbohydrates packed and bring a positive headspace because you’ll need it—here’s everything you need…

Things To Do

11 Of The Best Things To Do In New Plymouth

A town in the shadow of an incredible picture-perfect volcano, and with a mix of art and adventure on offer, New Plymouth makes for a great…

Things To Do

17 Of The Best Things To Do In Invercargill

Invercargill may get a bad rap but once you start exploring this southern extreme of New Zealand, you soon realise just how much there…

Things To Do

50 Things To Do With Friends In Auckland For The Ultimate Mate Date

Friends are great. Always there to listen and advise, help you pick out killer outfits and approve romantic partners.

Food & Drink

The Best Viaduct Restaurants And Bars Auckland Has To Offer

For tasty kai with bangin' views, make a beeline for the Auckland Viaduct. 

What's On

The Best Music Festivals In NZ You Need To Experience In 2023 And 2024

Get amped up for the most wonderful time of the year. We’re talkin’ New Zealand’s festival season. Across the country,…

Features

Level Up Your Kōrero, Here’s How To Get Behind Māori Language Week

This week, and every week henceforth, we encourage you to go beyond learning how to order your coffee in Māori in exchange for a free…

Things To Do

The Best Christmas Party Venues In Auckland For 2023

Ho, ho, holy snowball…. December is nearly here and it's time to get our Christmas party on. Is it just us, or did this year…

Health + Wellness

10 Of The Best Barbershops In Auckland For The Ultimate Cut

We’ve rounded up our top picks for Auckland’s best barbershops, that will leave you looking a little less Shia Labeouf and a…

Local Escapes

The Tongariro Alpine Crossing |  Everything You Need To Know Before Tackling The Summit

Explore the volcanic heart of the Tongariro National Park on an epic one-day tramping adventure.

Local Escapes

The Tongariro Northern Circuit | Everything You Need To Know Before Tackling The Great Walk

Explore the volcanic heart of the Tongariro National Park on an epic three to four-day tramping adventure.

Things To Do

The Best Things To Do With Dad This Father’s Day In Auckland 2023

Father’s Day is just around the corner (3 September if you’re wondering) and while not all of us have a father we almost…

Australia

Everywhere To Eat, Play And Stay In Western Australia According To The Locals

We want to help you live the dream in WA, so we asked the passionate locals who call it home to share all their must-visit experiences…

Food & Drink

13 Of The Best Cafes In Hamilton

Hamilton’s cafe scene is growing, with plenty of great coffee, local produce and quirky spots.

Local Escapes

14 Of The Best Luxury Hotels In New Zealand

We’ve got the buzz on the best luxury hotels around the country, so you can be drinking champagne in a spa pool as soon as physically…

Food & Drink

Shake Up Your Cocktail Game With These 4 Refreshing Spring Recipes

When the mercury rises, post-hibernation spring soirées begin to sprout—and we're here for it. To celebrate, we've…

Markets & Food Events

Here’s Where To Find The Best Markets In Hamilton

There’s nothing better than strolling through a buzzing market with a coffee in-hand and a basket jam-packed with fresh produce and…

Things To Do

8 Epic Ways To Embrace The FIFA Women’s World Cup

The FIFA Women’s World Cup has kicked off in New Zealand. Held every four years, the event showcases talent from 32…

Things To Do

25 Of The Best Things To Do In Dunedin In 2023

Quirky urban cool, natural wonders, arty happenings and more than a few places to quench your thirst, Dunedin is full of contrasts and…

Food & Drink

Restaurant Month 2023’s Best Menus At $30, $45 And $55+

The centrepiece of Auckland’s food events is officially back on the radar: Restaurant Month is here. We’ve never been so…

Local Escapes

The Best Parks In Auckland You Need To Explore, According To Local Rangers

Whether you want to enjoy a picnic alfresco, go for a walk, watch the sunrise or sunset or just get away from it all, here are the top…

Wellness

Where To Get An Earth-Shatteringly Good Massage In Auckland

We’ve taken the hard yards out of scoping out the very best massage places in Auckland, so that you can sit back and slip right into a…

What's On

Takapuna Winter Lights Is Back For 2023 Bigger And Better Than Ever

Takapuna Winter Lights will be lighting up the shore over four nights this July as part of the Elemental AKL festival and this year promises…

Food & Drink

20 Māori Businesses To Help You Celebrate the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 in Tāmaki Makaurau

Dine and drink like a local, from bistros and cafes to takeaways and food trucks, tipples enjoyed at home to beverages on tap.

Things To Do

Why You Need To Book A Gourmet Staycation Package At This Harbour View Hotel

Take yourself on a journey of unparalleled luxury and gastronomic delight. 

Food & Drink

The Best Wineries And Vineyards On Waiheke Island

Wineries are a field that Waiheke have got down pat and it’d be criminal to leave without visiting one. Here’s a list of the…

Food & Drink

11 Of The Best Restaurants In Waiheke To Add To Your Foodie Hit List

Waiheke Island. A magical getaway, a wine-lover’s paradise, the perfect wedding destination... and a next-level foodie scene. Here are…

Things To Do

Devonport | The Best Things To Eat, Drink And Do In This Charming North Shore Village

Could Devonport be Auckland's most charming suburb? Its old-fashioned villas, picturesque gardens and character buildings are straight…

Local Escapes

The Best Hotels In Hamilton And Where To Find Them

Destination Hamilton? You’re in for a treat. Despite the Auckland-wide glee of hating on Hamiltron, erh, Hamilton, this long stretch…

What's On

The Best Matariki Public Holiday Events In Tāmaki Makaurau And Around Aotearoa In 2023

Matariki a.k.a. Māori New Year is just around the corner (Friday 14 July to be exact). A time of reflection and new beginnings,…

Things To Do

8 Reasons To Care About Digital Equity And How It Impacts Your Community

If you’re reading this article, chances are you’re a) on a device, b) connected to the internet, and c) know your way around the…