Where to stay in Auckland
Check in to SO/ Auckland This fashion‑forward property opened last year, complete with a rooftop bar that overlooks the harbour and a gold Bentley SUV for ferrying guests around town. Eclectic Kiwi designer World is responsible colourful, textural interiors inspired by the country’s volcanic origins, including custom wallpaper and staff uniforms.
Where to eat in Auckland
Sip a spritz at Amano Tucked away in Britomart (a buzzy shopping district filled with shops, cafés and restaurants), this bakery‑bar‑restaurant is both high‑design and low‑key, mixing concrete, leather and wood with bunches of dried flowers hanging from the high ceilings. Take it all in from your seat at the bar with a bittersweet Cappelletti Spritz.