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Auckland Restaurants Worth a Meal

There are many reasons why visitors are drawn to the picturesque metropolitan area of Auckland, New Zealand. Perhaps one of the main reasons is the abundance of activities awaiting all types of travellers, from backpackers to wealthy yacht owners. Sailing, horse-back riding, surfing, sky-jumping and shopping are only a few of the many activities Auckland has to offer, with Groupon Deals online making these activities even more affordable! Regardless of what brings visitors to this modern metropolis, they all seem to agree that food is something that deserves special attention. Following are some great places to eat in Auckland, New Zealand.

Harbourside Seafood Bar and Grill

Seafood enthusiasts will love this restaurant boasting the finest and freshest seafood in town. Located on the first floor of The Ferry Building, the Harbourside Seafood Bar and Grill offers breathtaking views in a relaxed setting. The restaurant’s a’ la carte menu offers a mouth-watery blend of exotic cuisines and an extensive wine list. Harbourside has been a finalist of Cuisine Magazine 2010 and has received a nomination in the Metro Restaurant of the Year Awards 2011.

SPQR Cafe’ and Bar

Located at 150 Ponsonby Rd, in Auckland, SPQR offers modern Italian cuisine in an almost New York style atmosphere. Diners may choose to enjoy their meals indoors surrounded by loud music and a lively atmosphere, or outdoors on the patio on lazy sunny afternoons. Casual diners will appreciate the variety of pizzas and pastas offered along with this location’s almost theatrical atmosphere which plays a part in the SPQR charm.

Mexicali Fresh

As the name implies, this restaurant aims to serve fresh Mexican meals. Located on Auckland’s waterfront, Mexiacali Fresh prepares home-made salsa, roasted meats and fried chips on a daily basis to offer diners the freshest and most flavorful meals possible. A nice array of maragaritas, tequilas and Mexican cerveza are also available.

The SKYCITY entertainment complex offers choice of several dining options for different tastes and budgets. Fast-food aficionados may always find a burger and fries at Burgerfuel, the Auckland fast-food chain with a healthy twist.

Sky Tower

Sky Tower, Auckand, New Zealand

The Sky Tower in Auckland, New Zealand is the 12th tallest tower in the world. Taking nearly 2 years to build it has a view on a clear day of up to 80km from its viewing decks. Their are a range of activities provided to participate in as well for a cost. Their is the “Sky Walk” and “Sky Jump”. The Sky Jump is a 200 meter fall from the top of the Sky Tower to the ground below. Prices for the Sky Jump are $225 but if you want to do both you can for a package deal of $290. The Sky Walk is a tour around the outside perimeter of the observatory decks. If you are afraid of heights it is a perfect place to break those fears that you are bound to.

Sky Jump Price
$225(NZ)
www.skyjump.co.nz

Sky Walk Price
$145(NZ)
www.skywalk.co.nz

The package deal to do both is $290(NZ).

Sky Tower Price
Adult: $28 (NZ)
Child: $11 (NZ)

General Facts

  • 12th tallest tower in the world.
  • It took a total of 2 years and 9 months to build the Sky Tower.
  • It weighs the same as about 6000 fully grown elephants.
  • The elevators travel at 18km per hour and are made of glass.

Height
328 metres

Hours
Sunday – Thursday 8.30am – 10.30pm (last tickets sold at 10pm)
Friday & Saturday 8.30am – 11.30pm (last tickets sold at 11pm)

Website
www.skycityauckland.co.nz

Glass Elevator Ride Down