A really fashionable Information to Auckland

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Let’s lower to the chase: Auckland is fashionable. Like, uber fashionable. The individuals, the cafes, the boutiques – all terribly fashionable. Even the homes dotted alongside tree-lined residential streets are – you guessed it – fashionable. So what must you do with two days in Auckland? I’m glad you requested!

I just lately spent a couple of days in Auckland to carry to you this very fashionable information to Auckland, New Zealand. And whereas I believe 4 days was perhaps an excessive amount of, I might say two days is the proper period of time to discover the town and take in the highlights. So with that, right here’s my information to Auckland!

Auckland City Guide | WORLD OF WANDERLUST

The World of Wanderlust Information to Auckland

For starters, this wasn’t my first go to to Auckland. I’ve been a handful of instances to go to certainly one of my greatest buddies who lived right here pre-pandemic. Each time my buddy would present me new cafes, boutiques and areas to discover, nevertheless since she rellocated to Los Angeles, I visited Auckland this 12 months for the primary time with out her as my information.

For me, Auckland is all the time filled with inspiration. Town has fairly the status for being the design, cultural and foodie hub of New Zealand. Positive, Wellington is a eager contender – particularly the place meals and drinks are involved. However in case you’re searching for a metropolis that has all of it (together with nice summers), Auckland is your best choice.

Auckland City Guide | WORLD OF WANDERLUST

Eat your manner by way of Ponsonby

To begin your Auckland journey, I extremely suggest starting your day on Ponsonby Highway. That is the place you will discover lots of Auckland’s greatest cafes, bakeries, bars and boutiques. And once you’re completed exploring Ponsonby, you would all the time enterprise on foot to close by Karangahape Highway ( “Okay street”), which is equally filled with nice spots and has a barely grungier really feel to it.

Auckland City Guide | WORLD OF WANDERLUST

Don’t miss these prime picks:

Duck Island Ice Cream – the O.G. Ice Creamery on Ponsonby Rd. A neighborhood’s favorite.

Little Hen – A really vegan eatery with scrumptious wholesome bites (and lunch menu!)

Superette – A luxurious idea retailer filled with worldwide and native designers. The main target is especially on style, however there’s a fantastic collection of homewares and sweetness/wellness merchandise as nicely.

WORLD – A principally French parfumerie with bougie candles and excessive style items.

Cake & Co – A tiny little gap within the wall cake store. Excellent if in case you have one thing to have a good time!

Little & Friday – A small cafe with nice takeaway savouries and candy treats. This was one of many cafes my buddy Sophie and I used to frequent (and it’s simply nearly as good as I bear in mind).

Auckland City Guide | WORLD OF WANDERLUST
Auckland City Guide | WORLD OF WANDERLUST

Purchasing in Ponsonby

As I discussed earlier, Ponsonby is filled with designer threads, small boutiques and idea shops. There are tonnes of retailers to discover they usually’re greatest visited on foot, so I might advise you park someplace close by in a residential avenue or snag a parking lot on the principle avenue in case you can, and provides your self at the least a couple of hours to discover the road in its entirety.

Auckland City Guide | WORLD OF WANDERLUST
Auckland City Guide | WORLD OF WANDERLUST

Go to Bluebell’s Bakery

When you’ve completed exploring Ponsonby, it’s time to park up at Bluebell’s Bakery for a caffeine hit and a few candy treats. This was certainly one of my favorite bakeries I visited on this journey and it’s a straightforward one to go to as there may be parking proper out entrance. The lemon curd cupcake was a standout, plus you’ll be able to watch the baking staff at work by way of the viewing window.

Auckland City Guide | WORLD OF WANDERLUST
Auckland City Guide | WORLD OF WANDERLUST

Cafe hop round city at these prime spots

Talking of bakeries, I visited fairly a couple of on this journey! As lots of I just lately opened my new bakery Brooki Bakehouse in Brisbane, so trying out Auckland’s thriving baking scene was excessive on my agenda. There are too many nice bakeries and cake shops in Auckland to call all of them, so I’ll do you a favour and simply embody my prime picks.

Catroux – A fab little discover with unbelievable vegan and dairy free cake choices.

The Caker – As soon as the preferred cake store in Auckland and nonetheless one of many prime contenders. I walked away with a prepare dinner guide as nicely for future inspiration!

Magnolia Kitchen – You’ll want to rent a automotive to succeed in this one however it’s definitely price the additional effort in case you love bakery hopping as a lot as I do. The staff at Magnolia additionally do retail treats now, so if you need to strive their goodies however don’t need to endure the journey, discover a native stockist on the town as a substitute.

Ripe Deli – The perfect take away lunch spot in Auckland, fingers down. This deli is filled with candy and savoury treats, plus plenty of wholesome salads and wraps. The right place to seize a packed lunch earlier than a street journey!


Brooke Saward

Brooke Saward based World of Wanderlust as a spot to share inspiration from her travels and to encourage others to see our world. She now divides her time between adventures overseas and adventures within the kitchen, with a specific weak spot for French pastries.

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