Food & Drink
What’s Open This King’s Birthday Public Holiday In Auckland

The first public holiday celebrating King Charles' birthday has arrived which means three days of rest, relaxation and feasting are…

Food & Drink
15 Of The Best High Teas In Auckland | Your Ultimate 2023 Guide

What better way to treat yourself than enjoying one of Auckland’s best high teas? Let’s face it, it’s nice to feel that…

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26 Epic Things To Do In Auckland This King’s Birthday Long Weekend

This weekend’s our favourite variety—the three day kind—and there’s a pretty stunning lineup to celebrate.

Markets & Food Events
The Best Markets In Auckland For 2023

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

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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…

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…

Food & Drink
The Best CBD Restaurants, Bars And Cafes In Auckland In 2023

No matter your budget—from cheap and cheerful to boujee AF—there’s all manner of delicious eateries to sink your teeth…

Food & Drink
The Best Bottomless Brunch Spots In Auckland Right Now

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…

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The Best Things To Do With Mum This Mother’s Day In Auckland 2023

We think you'll agree when we say that mums should be treated to nothing but the absolute best come Mother's Day, which if you…

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Eat Drink Love Ponsonby Is Back For 2023 | Here Are The Best Deals You Need To Devour

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

Things To Do
8 Of The Best Escape Rooms In Auckland To Break Out Of

Sick of being a passive bystander in a movie theatre? Perhaps it’s time to become the lead in your own story! 

Things To Do
5 Of The Best Family-Friendly Experiences To Seek Out In Auckland

If you’ve got kids in tow, Wynyard Quarter has a multitude of experiences the whole family can enjoy. Whether it’s scoping out…

The Best Float Tanks In Auckland And Where To Find Them

For a chance to experience weightlessness and peace in your own blissful space, a flotation tank could be just right for you. If you're…

Local Escapes
8 Of The Best Day Trips From Auckland When You Don’t Have A Car

You’ll be surprised at how far you can go without your own four wheels. Here's a list of trips from Auckland you can take when you…

Food & Drink
What’s Open In Auckland On ANZAC Tuesday

Whether you're after breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner or a little somethin' somethin' this ANZAC Tuesday there's loads to…

Bars & Pubs
Panacea, Auckland’s Newest Cocktail Bar, Is Here To Take Your Sipping To The Next Level

Turns out, we’re rubbish at keeping secrets. But when Auckland’s newest hidden bar is as remarkable as this, it’s a secret…

Local Escapes
16 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
10 Last-Minute Escapes From Auckland To Book This Easter Long Weekend 2023

The ultimate long weekend of all the long weekends is coming up, and it is thanks to our very favourite chocolate-centred…

Food & Drink
Every New Opening You Need To Scope Out In Downtown Auckland

There’s never been a more exciting time to live, work or visit downtown Auckland - and with many chic new openings popping up and so…

Elliott Stables Street Side | A Hot New Late-Night District Is Coming To Auckland CBD

Exciting news fam, Ponsonby's coveted Lucky 8 is getting a hot younger sibling and it's going slap-bang in the middle of a wholly…

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…

Things To Do With Pets
10 Of The Best Dog-Friendly Walks In New Zealand

Taking your pup for a walk is all very well until you realise you’re in a park that’s a no-go for pooches. Talk about barking up…

Things To Do
50 Epic Things To Do In Auckland In 2023

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.

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…

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.

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
15 Of The Best Places For Animal Lovers To Visit In Auckland

If you’re in the mood for a little (or a lot of) amazing animal action, we’ve got you covered. Here are 15 of the most amazing…

Things To Do
Fill Your Autumn Calendar With These Central Auckland Events

Did you think Auckland’s impressive lineup of events was winding down as we farewelled the summer sun? Turns out that was just the…

Food & Drink
Unlock The Essentials For An Incredible Auckland City Vacay

If you need a weekend escape, the most vibrant eateries, best experiences and luxury stays are all just a beat away in the heart of central…

Food & Drink
The Best Espresso Martinis In Auckland For A Late-Night Caffeine Fix

Espresso martinis are like the grown-up version of a coffee, a harmonious yet powerful blend of alcohol and caffeine that will see you…

Cult Dining Phenomenon Dans Le Noir Is Coming Back To Auckland

Not a fan of excessive eye contact on the first date? Sick and tired of eating with your eyes and not with your stomach? Or…

Markets & Food Events
Sweet Outdoor Events Because Summer’s Far From Over

Together with Lipton Ice Tea, we're serving up seven of the best outdoor events, festivals and things to do in New Zealand over March…

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Embrace Equity With 7 Of The Best International Women’s Day Events In Auckland

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

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…

Local Escapes
The Best Affordable Camping Spots In Auckland

With temperatures slowly rising and the days getting longer, you know that summer is just around the corner. To help you make the most of…

EcoFest | Show Tāmaki Makaurau Some Love With This Stacked Month-Long Eco Festival

Green does not mean boring, folks. And, proving they know what’s what when it comes to all things good, The EcoFest Festival is…

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

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

Auckland And North Island Floods | Where To Get Help And Offer Your Support

Well, whānau, what a time. As we finally come up for air following the unprecedented floods in Tāmaki Makaurau and with…

Cyclone Gabrielle Relief | How To Offer Your Support

Here we are again, whānau. Cyclone Gabrielle, hot on the tail of the recent floods, has put further strain on our…

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.

Local Escapes
The Best Romantic Getaways In Auckland For You And Your Squeeze

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…

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7 Of The Best Auckland Pride Festival Events You Can’t Miss In 2023

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

Local Escapes
15 Epic Things To Do In Waiheke That Aren’t Drinking Wine

Though long viewed as a luxury destination—cue over indulgence and splashing of cash—Waiheke is literally awash in great…

Food & Drink
Where To Eat In Auckland This Waitangi Day 2023

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

Local Escapes
Great Barrier Island | The Ultimate First Timer’s Guide

Rid yourself of life's stresses at this tranquil oasis. 

Health & Beauty
The Best Nail Salons In Auckland

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

Food & Drink
Auckland’s Best Ice Cream Shops And Gelato Joints To Tick Off Your List

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…

Things To Do
50 Rainy Day Activities To Do In Auckland When It’s Gnarly Out In 2023

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…

Food & Drink
The Best Restaurants And Bars In Auckland Viaduct

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

Things To Do
Level Up Your Next NZ Escape With These Stunning Hotel Deals

If you’re longing for a summer break but are short on time and funds, why not check out some gems on our very own doorstep? A summer…

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 four magical spots…

Things To Do
The Best Cinemas In Auckland And Where To Find Them In 2023

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…

Hair & Beauty
The Best Hairdressers In Auckland For All Types Of Hair In 2023

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

Local Escapes
The Best Hotels In Auckland To Check Into In 2023

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

Things To Do
20 Of The Best Museums In Auckland To Visit In 2023

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

Local Escapes
Auckland’s Best Beaches To Explore In 2023

One of the best things about Auckland is the fact that writing a list of the best beaches within a region is absolutely possible. We tend to…

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…

Food & Drink
Everything That’s Open In Auckland On New Year’s Day So You Can Kick Off 2023 In Style

Don’t waste your calories on shoddy fare. It’s a new year, and a new you. And that new you downright deserves to be fuelled by…

Things To Do
6 Of The Best Places For Strawberry Picking In Auckland

‘Tis the season to be jolly and it’s also the season to get bucket-loads of strawberries and eat as many as your heart…

Things To Do
The 20 Best Auckland Tours To Take In 2023

We're spilling our secrets on all the best tours you need to get amongst to make the most of your time in Auckland. 

Local Escapes
8 Of The Best Day Trips From Auckland You Need To Tick Off In 2023

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

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Auckland’s Best Christmas Lights To See In 2022

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

TV & Movies
Auckland’s Best Boutique Cinemas To Elevate Your Big Screen Experience

Between free bottomless popcorn, in-film snack deliveries and a Tarantino-approved space, we’ve found the very best of…

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…

Bless Your Ears With This Kiwi Music Playlist, As Nominated By You

We might be biased, but one thing is for sure; Aotearoa punches above its weight with our homegrown music talent. 

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The Best New Year’s Eve Parties In New Zealand To See Out 2022

2022 is almost done and dusted. Only one question remains—where will you be when the new year dawns?

Things To Do
The Best Christmas Party Venues In Auckland In 2022

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…

Here’s Where To Buy A Real Christmas Tree In Auckland In 2022

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…

Things To Do
Auckland’s Best Swimming Pools For You To Take A Dip At

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

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Dr Rudi’s Next-Level Bottomless Frosé Bar Is Back Just In Time For Summer

“Frosé Your Way” has been dreamt up by everyone’s favourite rooftop bar Dr Rudi’s and will even feature a…

A New Boutique Cinema Complex Has Just Opened In Ponsonby And Yep, We’re Excited

Auckland crew listen up! In some hugely exciting news, it’s been revealed that Ponsonby is (finally) getting a cinema complex all of…

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Pickle Week Is Back For 2022 And This Year There’s Even A Pickle Festival

Whether you’re a die-hard pickle fan, on the fence or just pickle-curious this week will hit in all the right places.

Food & Drink
Where To Find The Ice Cream Truck Slinging Free Magnums And Party Vibes This Month

With three new flavours to choose from, the Magnum crew have taken your favourite classic flavours and worked them, flipped them and…

Things To Do
Auckland’s Best Independent Bookstores And Where To Find Them

If you’re anything like us, you know that one of life’s greatest pleasures is trawling through a bookstore to discover your next…

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…

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Auckland’s Best Halloween Events And Parties To Get Spooked At In 2022

Legend has it that at summer’s end or ‘Samhain’—the inspiration behind Halloween traditions—the veil between…

Things To Do
The Best Halloween Costume Ideas For 2022 That Are Actually Good

Double double toil and trouble, fire burn and cauldron bubble. The most frightful night of the year approaches—it’s time to get…

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…

Local Escapes
Beautiful Road Trips To Take From Auckland This Long Weekend

What’s up, long weekend? Big thanks for gracing us with your presence—it’s been a while. There’s no better way…

Step Into A Slice Of Culture: Here’s Why You Need To Visit The New Zealand Maritime Museum

If your idea of a day out involves a decent dose of culture, put New Zealand Maritime Museum on your radar. Located in the heart of…

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

ICYMI, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. You might already be acutely aware of breast cancer, because chances are you know someone…

18 Of The Best Low Cost Therapy Providers In Auckland

As much as Covergirl would have us believe life is all easy breezy beautiful, sometimes you need more than lipstick to help you navigate its…

Places In Auckland That Are Good For The Soul

We can all be found guilty of becoming a bit of a ‘stress head’ from time to time, but who can blame us?

The Best Running Tracks Around Auckland To Help You Clear Your Head

There’s nothing like a run in the sunshine to get you out of the house when you start feeling a little cooped up. So why not reset…

Things To Do
9 Of The Prettiest Flower Walks In Auckland

Take a break from the gym and opt for the outdoors this season because these walks are worth it—we promise. 

Things To Do
50 Auckland Dates For Less Than $50

Love doesn't have to cost the world—no really, it doesn't, as this list of 50 date ideas for under $50 shows. From stargazing…

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…

Find Out The Latest News On The COVID Traffic Light System In NZ

Stay up to date with our live list of the latest updates of restrictions around Auckland and New Zealand.

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Synthony, The Banging Orchestral Dance Concert Is Coming To Auckland Domain

Ever wanted to hear Calvin Harris' One Kiss in C Minor with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra? Yeah, us neither, come…

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…

Food & Drink
Restaurant Month 2022’s Best Menus At $25, $40 And $55+

It's that time of year again, Auckland—when the CBD's eateries bust out their most tasty, creative and excellent…

Things To Do
51 Of The Best Things To Do In Auckland This Winter

Here are 51 things to do in Auckland this winter that will (almost) distract you from missing summer.

Things To Do
14 Of The Best Nightclubs In Auckland

There’s something about dancing we just can’t get enough of. Whether it’s dancing in the moonlight, dancing in the dark or…

Things To Do
The Top Spots To Go Ten-Pin Bowling In Auckland

Rain or shine, bowling is one of the most fun ways to spend an afternoon. 

Get Ready To Go Off Grid, Unyoked’s Coveted Nature Escapes Are Coming To NZ

We’ve been longingly watching from across the pond and now it’s our time to enjoy the stunning outdoor vacay of a…

Bars & Pubs
The Best Happy Hours In Auckland To Kick Your Night Off For Less

Bargain bevvies, a bar snack or two and some quality yarns make for the ultimate after-work wind-down.

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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
Where To Go Ice Skating In Auckland

Want to experience a ‘true’ winter this year? Luckily you don’t have to venture far to experience the gleeful joy of…