1. The Roxy
Located in the Imperial Building, The Roxy takes its name from the theatre which used to be there. It has a stunning rooftop bar offering great views of the skyline, and their cocktails are great. Find out more here.
2. Moustache Milk and Cookie Bar
A little cafe dedicated to, you guessed it, milk and cookies! Enjoy your super-fresh cookies with a glass of ice cold milk, a hot chocolate or a decadent milkshake. Open late most nights as the perfect nightcap- plus they do deliveries. Find out more here.
3. La Cigale French Farmer’s Market
The perfect place to while away a weekend morning, this market will offer you everything from pastries to potatoes. Most of the food is French-cuisine oriented, but theres a few stalls offering Mediterranean delights. Find our more here.
4. High Tea at Hotel DeBrett
As well as amazing cocktails and delicious lunch & dinner menus, DeBrett’s kitchen is the best place in the city to enjoy a delightfully fancy high tea. Find out more here.
5. LATE at Auckland Museum
Get your culture fix after hours at Auckland Museum. The LATEs feature discussions, music performances, and DJs, with a bar and cafe to help fuel your night. Find out more here.
6. Tyler Street Garage
Once a garage, now a funky waterfront restaurant and bar, Tyler’s is a great place to hang out over a few drinks and a delicious pizza or burger. The perfect location for a casual Saturday arvo date. Find out more here.
7. The Depot Eatery
If you love the idea of a cliched date complete with oysters and champagne, head on over to The Depot Eatery for fresh seafood and delicious seasonal food. They also do killer breakfasts to jumpstart your day. Find out more here.
8. Auckland Botanic Gardens
No matter what time of year, the Botanic Gardens are breathtakingly beautiful. Pack a picnic and soak up the sun, then stroll around checking out the plants and artworks scattered around the gardens. Find out more here.
Get the adrenaline pumping for a date you’ll never forget! Walk around Sky Tower, 192 metres up, and enjoy stunning panoramic views of the city. The perfect excuse to hold your date’s hand. Find out more here.
10. The Sugar Club at Sky Tower
If you can’t quite bring yourself to go out and do Sky Walk (and who can blame you?), sit back and relax with a glass of wine and some nibblies in The Sugar Club. You get to enjoy the sweeping views without the fear for your life. Find out more here.
11. Kayaking at Mission Bay
Spend a summer’s afternoon at one of the city’s most picturesque locations. If kayaking isn’t really your thing, rent a bike, or hang out on the sand and enjoy the day. Find out more here.
This bar and restaurant has great views of the harbour, with an outside terrace to boot. Enjoy the modern NZ cuisine while watching the sun go down and sipping on some bubbly or a cocktail. Find out more here.
13. Silo Park Cinema
Every summer, Silo Park gets a little more exciting with markets and an outdoor cinema. Enjoy watching your favourite movies under the stars with a picnic and the one you love. Find out more here.
14. Giapo Ice Cream
Giapo is much more than just an ice cream shop. Dubbed ‘haute ice-cream’ by their head chef (not ice cream maker, but chef), Giapo is meant to be an experience not just a snack. Their deluxe cones and cups sure look like they fit the bill. Find out more here.
15. Seaplane ride
This is definitely on the more expensive side of the dating spectrum, but if you can afford it, it is a surefire way to impress your date and have a truly unforgettable time. The planes seat six, and you can fly to Waiheke Island for a day, visit wineries, or just cruise around and enjoy the views. Find out more here.
16. Mudbrick Winery
The perfect combination of yummy food, ice cold wine and spectacular views make Mudbrick Winery on Waiheke Island an ideal place for a date. It’s only 35 minutes by ferry from Auckland city. Find out more here.
This divine Italian-inspired restaurant is set in a light and airy conservatory and surrounded by greenery and plants, some of which are used to prepare their simple but striking dishes. Find out more here.
18. Takapuna Beach
Whether its summer or winter, Takapuna is a lovely place to relax and take in the unbeatable serenity of a Kiwi beach. Sit on the grass and enjoy some fish and chips or ice cream. If you’re super keen, walk the heritage trail from Takapuna to Milford. Find out more here.