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Meet the Neighbours

Jul 1, 2020  ·  3 min read

The brand new QT Auckland hotel is shimmying into Viaduct Harbour in October, and we’ve been spending plenty of time getting to know the neighbours.

We’re sharing the ultimate guide to exploring the Viaduct, with the top places to eat, drink, shop and play while you’re staying at QT Auckland. Positioned right on the water’s edge in the CBD, you’ll be perfectly poised for Auckland adventure.

That is, if you can stand to peel yourself away from the new waterfront playground where individual style is celebrated and the bar is set for self-discovery. With a signature restaurant by international Chef Sean Connolly, a rooftop bar with sweeping harbour views, design-led interiors and plenty of local art to discover around every corner, QT Auckland is a hotel like no other in the City of Sails.

Sip and Savour
With more than 30 haunts for a taste or tipple, Viaduct Harbour is a diner’s dream. You’ll find the local après work crowd at Headquarters, everyone who’s anyone at a Soul Bar & Bistro long lunch, and craft cocktails done right at Parasol & Swing.

Shop Around
Just a short stroll away is Auckland’s newest retail destination. Commercial Bay opened its doors in June 2020 and has quickly lived up to the hype. Beyond even more dining options, you’ll find a collection of the very best local and international fashion and beauty brands. Pick up a fresh bouquet at Blush, browse international fashion icons like Kate Spade, or stock up on new threads at the NZ-owned Superette.

Play a Round
Putt-putt has never been so cool. We highly encourage a round of mini golf at Holey Moley. Half cocktail bar, half mini golf course, this place ups the fun factor with what it dubs a “multi-sensory labyrinth”.

Show Off
Slip into something to impress and take to the stage. Steal away to see a show just around the corner at Wynyard Quarter’s ASB Waterfront Theatre, with live theatre or films debuting year round.

Sail Away
This is the City of Sails after all. Right on the water’s edge, this new Auckland hotel delivers prime superyacht spotting opportunities. To get on board, book a trip with Auckland Whale & Dolphin Safari to spot the Gulf’s native marine mammals, or take the helm on an America’s Cup yacht with Explore Sailing. For a cheeky trip to Waiheke, Auckland’s winery island, head straight to the downtown ferry terminal and you’ll be on island time in just 40 minutes.

With a neighbourhood bursting with creativity and adventure, there’s no better place to stay. Come sip to surprise and sample intrigue by design at QT Auckland. Welcome to the heart of the extraordinary.

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