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Auckland staycation – foodie treats, chocolate melts & wine / craft beer tastings

An Auckland, NZ staycation, short break where you get into the heart of the entertainment and food dining scene in a city with a Pasifika beat, sub-tropical weather and surrounded by glorious Aotearoa New Zealand scenery.

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A day in Ponsonby - inner city suburb

Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Become a local and hang out in the Ponsonby (Auckland inner city suburb) amidst its cafes, restaurants and shops
  • Take a ferry ride on the bustling harbour to Devonport and find mouth watering gourmet chocolate
  • Explore Waiheke Island with its wineries and craft breweries and watch the Auckland skyline light up in the sunset
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A day on Waiheke Island

Waiheke Island Vines, Auckland, New Zealand @NewZealand
Waiheke Island Vines @NewZealand

Waiheke Island top sights

  • Ferry ride to an island with hospitality in its DNA
  • Enjoy the hop on and hop off bus or join a Wine Tour
  • Zipline past vineyards and discover how the locals are practicing sustainable tourism
  • Leisurely courtyard winery lunch
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A night out on Auckland's Viaduct Harbour

Auckland's Viaduct Harbour, Auckland, New Zealand @Adrian Hodge
Auckland's Viaduct Harbour @Adrian Hodge

Viaduct Harbour top sights

  • The buzz of the happening place in Auckland
  • Marina views with the glinting lights from bobbing yachts
  • Fun trying your hand at mini golf at a cocktail bar
  • Interesting bar activities at Dr Rudi’s Rooftop Brewing Co. has ten-pin bowling along with craft beers
  • Holey Moley where Mini Golf & Karaoke are a winning combination for a successful night out
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