The best of Auckland


The best of Auckland

With the best of New Zealand and the world coming to Newmarket in 2019, take some time to explore the city which will play host to this extraordinary new retail destination. Imagery by Sarah Harrison of Our Young Hearts for Country Road.

Explore the coast
From Newmarket, the day starts by heading to the coast. A 45 minute drive West takes you to a whole new world. Walking on Piha’s black sand beach surrounded by rugged rocks and mars-like terrain, you would never know that you are so close to the city. A climb up the rocks to take in the view, and gaze at the surfers braving the swirling water, is a must do. Then it’s time to jump back into the car and head back to the city for coffee.

Coffee culture
From hole in the wall spots for the 9-5ers, to family friendly locals decked out with play spaces and sumptuous treats - Aucklanders love their cafes. Coffee culture is well and truly embedded in the daily ritual. Flat whites for you and fluffies (babyccino) for the kids, poached eggs for all, and you are ready for your next destination.

The authentic shop
Browsing New Zealand designer fashion, and the latest trends from International brands is a great way to while away some time. Well travelled Kiwi’s have embraced fashion and beauty in recent years, adding their own authentic touch to wearing the trends.

Eat fresh
What better way to pick up some fresh produce for your evening meal than doing your shopping via ferry. After all, a day exploring the City of Sails wouldn’t be complete without being on the water. Take a Ferry to the farmers market at Hobsonville, head to the vineyards on Waiheke Island to sample some NZ wines, or stop at the fish market for Oysters.

Dinner with a view
If cooking doesn’t take your fancy, end your Auckland day out with dinner with a view. With some of the freshest produce in the world, and chefs who have cooked with the best internationally you are sure to find a meal which delights the senses. The game will change in 2019 with the introduction of the rooftop entertainment precinct at Westfield Newmarket. With year-round dining options, breathtaking city views and home to a state-of-the-art new Event Cinemas complex, the rooftop will be the perfect place to enjoy time with friends, family outings, and intimate date nights.