Situated on Auckland’s city fringe, you’ll find yourself immediately immersed in the real Auckland, experiencing the people and the off-the-beaten-track places that make this city home to over a million people. Only a stones' throw to the city centre, you can reach many of our city’s main attractions on foot or opt to stay nearby and explore the surrounding villages.

Grey Lynn

Just 3kms from the central city and in the heart of The Convent neighbourhood, Grey Lynn is known for its artistic bent and inclusivity, where the locals are anything but ordinary. At the local hub of shops you'll find boutiques, cafes, bars, vegan eateries, organic grocer and butcher. If caffeine is what you're after, the area is packed with more brunch spots than you can throw a stick at, cute corner bars and quaint residential architecture.


Just around the corner you will be greeted by the vibrant Ponsonby Road, home to some of Auckland’s best dining spots and high fashion stores with an eclectic community vibe. If you’re looking to indulge in a shopping spree of New Zealand designers, a remarkable lunch spot or a night out, Ponsonby is your place. Can’t decide what to do first? Start at Ponsonby Central, located on the corner of Ponsonby and Richmond roads, where you’ll find café’s, bars and dining all under one roof.


Known in full as Karangahape Road, K-Road is famed for its after dark antics. A strip filled with bars, clubs, pubs, karaoke and gay clubs, this is where you will find entertainment well into the early hours. By day K-Road is alive with quirky stores covering vintage to streetwear, cafes and a huge range of international food options. Worth a visit day or night.  

The central city holds many of Auckland’s key attractions. The most famous being the Sky Tower, as the tallest building in the southern hemisphere it offers the best 360 degree views of the city, an orbiting dining experience and you can even jump off the top…as long as you’re wearing a harness. Lower Queen Street is a playground for luxury designer shopping and just past this you will find the city’s harbour filled with pockets of bars and eateries from the Viaduct to the North Wharf. Jumping on the ferry for a day trip to Waiheke Island where you will experience some of our most famed wineries wouldn’t go a miss either.