Guidebook for Auckland

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Guidebook for Auckland

Drinks & Nightlife
Local bar, outside verandah upstairs, friendly and fun atmosphere. Bar downstairs has a big TV for games.
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locals recommend
Basalt
127 Picton St
12
locals recommend
Local bar, outside verandah upstairs, friendly and fun atmosphere. Bar downstairs has a big TV for games.
Food Scene
this is a bar/cafe/restaurant. great place to stop in the morning after a walk for breakfast in the sun
8
locals recommend
The Apothecary Licenced Eatery
27 Picton Street
8
locals recommend
this is a bar/cafe/restaurant. great place to stop in the morning after a walk for breakfast in the sun
nice local experience, small and bustly
9
locals recommend
Howick Village market
91 Picton St
9
locals recommend
nice local experience, small and bustly
Delicious home-made food, sunny courtyard. The cottage itself dates to 1847 and has an interesting history. As you walk around Howick you'll discover lots of buildings from when the Fencibles arrived.
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locals recommend
The Tearooms at Shamrock Cottage
73 Selwyn Rd
7
locals recommend
Delicious home-made food, sunny courtyard. The cottage itself dates to 1847 and has an interesting history. As you walk around Howick you'll discover lots of buildings from when the Fencibles arrived.
Fun night down at the marina - a scrumptious seafood platter, craft beer and at 8pm on Saturdays enjoy the live music.
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locals recommend
Grangers
1 Ara-Tai Rd
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locals recommend
Fun night down at the marina - a scrumptious seafood platter, craft beer and at 8pm on Saturdays enjoy the live music.
Parks & Nature
from the barn follow the track down the paddock to the trail which goes through native bush, there are alot of stairs going up and down - great for your fitness. follow the trail to the left and you'll end up at the beach. along the trail the native trees have name signs, and you'll probably see tuis, kingfishers and parakeets.
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locals recommend
Mangemangeroa Reserve
108 Somerville Rd
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locals recommend
from the barn follow the track down the paddock to the trail which goes through native bush, there are alot of stairs going up and down - great for your fitness. follow the trail to the left and you'll end up at the beach. along the trail the native trees have name signs, and you'll probably see tuis, kingfishers and parakeets.
Catch the ferry from Auckland city over to this dormant volcano. take water and a hat because of the volcanic rock it can get very hot. there is a good track to the top of the volcano where you get amazing views back to the city.
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locals recommend
Rangitoto Island
154
locals recommend
Catch the ferry from Auckland city over to this dormant volcano. take water and a hat because of the volcanic rock it can get very hot. there is a good track to the top of the volcano where you get amazing views back to the city.
Shopping
for Kiwiana check out 'Creative&Brave' and 'RaptOnline'. Botany has approximately 200 shops spread across three complexes, with outside laneways and includes restaurants and entertainment buildings such as cinemas.
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locals recommend
Botany Town Centre
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locals recommend
for Kiwiana check out 'Creative&Brave' and 'RaptOnline'. Botany has approximately 200 shops spread across three complexes, with outside laneways and includes restaurants and entertainment buildings such as cinemas.
Best butcher in Howick just around the corner.
Seaside Meats Limited
3 Litten Rd
Best butcher in Howick just around the corner.
Essentials
big supermarket where you can buy most things. Nz is phasing out plastic bags so you need to take the cloth shopping bags (we have a couple at the front door for your use)
New World Howick
77 Union Rd
big supermarket where you can buy most things. Nz is phasing out plastic bags so you need to take the cloth shopping bags (we have a couple at the front door for your use)
fresh local fruit and veges. yummy cheeses too.
Howick Village Grocer
33 Picton St
fresh local fruit and veges. yummy cheeses too.
Everything Else
There is a gym down the road $25 for a single visit
Les Mills Howick
100 Whitford Rd
There is a gym down the road $25 for a single visit
Sightseeing
open every day 10am-4pm, and the 3rd sunday of every month there is an live day when the village comes to life as a Living Museum. Volunteers dress-up in period costume and set about performing the daily chores and activities of early Howick settlers. This is a good insight into life in Howick in the mid-late 1800's.
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locals recommend
Howick Historical Village
23
locals recommend
open every day 10am-4pm, and the 3rd sunday of every month there is an live day when the village comes to life as a Living Museum. Volunteers dress-up in period costume and set about performing the daily chores and activities of early Howick settlers. This is a good insight into life in Howick in the mid-late 1800's.
the land at Musick Point is an historic Maori stronghold, now a golf course and reserve, provides stunning views over the Waitemata Harbour and inner Hauraki Gulf. Nice spot for a picnic. at low tide walk down the steps and you can get all the way around to Bucklands Beach or Eastern Beach.
Musick Point Memorial
20 Musick Point Rd
the land at Musick Point is an historic Maori stronghold, now a golf course and reserve, provides stunning views over the Waitemata Harbour and inner Hauraki Gulf. Nice spot for a picnic. at low tide walk down the steps and you can get all the way around to Bucklands Beach or Eastern Beach.