Things to Do in Auckland

Lying between the Waitemata Harbour and Auckland’s lower CBD, Britomart is a 6.5-hectare waterfront precinct of heritage buildings, new developments and open and intimate public spaces. It is immediately adjacent to Auckland’s main transport hub, Britomart Transport Centre.
The area has a rich history as Auckland’s first mercantile centre and is home to one of the largest concentrations of heritage buildings in the city. After a long period of neglect in the 1980s and 90s, Britomart has been given a new lease of life by its long-term owners, The Britomart Group.
Today Britomart is a busy and diverse mix of restaurants, bars, boutiques, offices and services, with over 100 businesses now in the precinct. Britomart continues to grow and evolve as more and more people and companies join the community.

Relax with fine food and wine or a casual meal on the Waterfront at one of Viaduct Harbour’s popular restaurants and bars, with the superyachts moored just metres away. Indulge in five-star cuisine or simply sit back with a chilled glass of wine and watch the world go by.
Viaduct Harbour, created in the 90s when the city was gearing up to host the America’s Cup, speaks of our close ties to the sea. Go jet boating, join a sailing charter or enjoy a relaxing harbour cruise. Help sail an ex America’s Cup sailing yacht or venture out on the Hauraki Gulf for whale and dolphin spotting. Visit the New Zealand Maritime Museum to learn about New Zealand’s rich maritime history. See traditional Māori sailing waka (canoes) and modern racing yachts, and check out the fascinating exhibitions.