Auckland harbor view

The best tips for Auckland – according to me.

I only spent 48 hours in Auckland, but I will never forget my experience there. Super friendly people, amazing nature close to the city and one of my best omakase experiences ever. So here are the best tips for Auckland – according to me.

Why you’ll love Auckland

Super friendly people, a modern city, great green areas close to the city and a great hub to start explore the rest of the country. Auckland is amazing.

My best omakase experience in Auckland

The Japanese habit of omakase (お任せ) when you’re ordering at a restaurant pretty much means, “I’ll leave it up to you”, inviting the chef to be innovative and surprising in the selection of dishes. I try to do it in every city I visit, and apply the idea behind to everything between how I pick my runshow I pick my foodhow I plan activities with my kidshow I explore cities and how I travel in general. So, I tried this in Auckland as well.

Haka practice in Auckland, New Zealand
Haka practice in Auckland, New Zealand

My best omakase experience in Auckland was when I got a speed course in haka by the team of Maori Television. In less than an hour they prepared me to do a full haka in front of an audience in a bar in Auckland. Something to never forget.

The best bars in Auckland – according to me.

The best restaurants in Auckland – according to me.

The best things to do in Auckland – according to me.

  • Take the boat to Devonport and climb Mount Victoria for both a great boat view of the harbor and an amazing lookout point.

The best hotels in Auckland – according to me.

  • The Hilton Auckland is beautifully located on one of the piers in the city.

The best place to go out for a run in Auckland – according to me.

What are the best tips for Auckland – according to you?

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