Collected by Greg Meinzinger
5 Saleyards Rd, Puhoi 0951, New Zealand
The Puhoi Pub, 30mins north of Auckland in the small village of Puhoi is loved by locals and Aucklanders alike. Sipping beers outside under a sun umbrella listening to live music, you can see why. One of Auckland's few historic pubs, the inside is...
147 Ponsonby Rd, Ponsonby, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
I'm a Chapel Sunday Session aficionado, I have to confess (get it?). As the sun sets and the shadows get longer, I befriend the DJ, requesting another song that he played only an hour ago, while lining up shots to celebrate, well, to celebrate...
2 Mount Eden Rd, Eden Terrace, Auckland 1023, New Zealand
At the very top of Mt Eden is Galbraiths Ale House, a "shrine to beer," as one magazine called it. They brew their own beers here—the appropriately named Antipodean, a Porter, a Bitter and for those who've had a hard day, the Bitter &...
50 Mayoral Dr, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand
Aotea Square is a large main square right smack in the middle of downtown Auckland. Located near plenty of shops and cafes, it's a great spot to meet with friends, listen to live music, and get to know Auckland. Heading toward Queen's Street,...
Rangitoto Island, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
In the Hauraki Gulf, Rangitoto Island is just a short, not to mention highly enjoyable, 25-minute ferry ride from Auckand. The unpopulated island is actually a shield volcano that is the youngest (only 600 years old!) in the Auckland Volcanic...
22 Customs St E, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand
Waitemata Harbour, New Zealand
The gateway into Auckland in the Waitemata Harbour. Sprawling along the downtown area, and traversed by the Auckland Harbour Bridge (which you can climb if you're feeling adventurous), it's a good reminder of how close Auckland is to the sea. Here...