I’ve lived in Auckland in the past, but I will only be posting what I did this trip.
Activities (this trip only):
Muriwai Beach - Black sand beach north of Auckland. My friend took me there! Seas can be rough sometimes, but they have lifeguards.
North Head - Beautiful tunnels and cannons line the coast, magical sunset with the city viewed across the harbour. Great artifacts to explore.
Cat Café - Used to be located in the city centre, they have moved north of the city now. They are now called Purrs & Beans; they house rescue kitties, a few of which are up for adoption! Great opportunity to support a local business.
I stayed at a friends’ house. However, I’ve heard good things about The Attic Hostel in the city centre.
La Porchetta - Italian sit-down restaurant. It’s a staple every time I visit.
Double Dutch - North of the city in Takapuna, hands down the best french fries/chips I’ve ever had.
NEEDO - Takeaway pasta stand in the heart of Auckland.
Parnell Farmers Market - Open every Saturday. Fresh food!