We had a wonderful dinner at Apero Food & Wine. This small hidden gem serves NZ cuisine and wine in a fun and friendly atmosphere. Reservations are required.
If you are in Auckland then you MUST take the ferry to Waiheke Island for wine tasting. The Fullers Ferry runs several times a day and takes about 45 minutes from Auckland. A full blog post on the best way to get there and my favorite wineries will be coming soon.
The Auckland waterfront is the place to see and be seen. Lined with restaurants, shops, and bars, you will not have a moment to be bored. Our favorite spot was Dr. Rudi’s Rooftop Brewing that features an onsite brewery, games, and outside rooftop tables with a beautiful view of the harbor and bustling sidewalks below.