DISCOVER: What To Do In Auckland This Long Weekend

MATARIKI MARKS THE RISING OF SEVEN BRIGHT STARS IN THE PLEIADES CLUSTER AND THE BEGINNING OF THE MAORI NEW YEAR. CELEBRATE THIS CELESTIAL HOLIDAY BY EMBRACING THE GREAT OUTDOORS AND GATHERING WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY.

DISCOVER 7 OF DEVON’S FAVOURITE WAYS TO SPEND THE DAY IN TĀMAKI MAKAURAU, AUCKLAND:

1 / Start the day off with a lazy breakfast at home or your favourite local cafe — either way, it tastes best with a side of sunshine / @devon.outdoor

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2 / Get amongst nature with these top walking trails around Auckland. From wild west coast to mountain summits, there’s something for everyone / @urbanlistnz

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3 / Warm up at Amano for lunch. Its hearty Italian fare and cosy atmosphere never fails to revive the spirits on a winters day. Did we mention they also have a new menu / @amano_nz

4 / While you’re downtown, make sure to experience this immersive Matariki installation at Viaduct Harbour by Tuhirangi Blair and Angus Muir / @angus_muir_design

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5 / Watch the twinkling lights of the city and enjoy the Auckland Harbour Bridge Matariki light show with a cocktail in hand, from Queens, everyone’s favourite new rooftop bar / @queens.rooftop

6 / Then head home to lounge beside a crackling fire with friends and family, or rug up and enjoy stargazing under the new night sky / @devon.outdoor

UNWIND ON THE MILFORD OUTDOOR LOUNGE

7 / Okay, this one isn’t officially Auckland, but it deserves an honourable mention. Imagine wandering high up in the canopy of 120-year-old trees in Rotorua’s Redwood Forest, on a suspended walkway illuminated by lanterns. A magical way to end Matariki 2024 / @treewalk.nz

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