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Crowne Plaza Auckland

Explore Auckland

Auckland CBD is a bustling heart of Tamaki Makaurau, it is currently in a chapter of fast renovation and change of commercial and residential developments.

Local Tips

Local Tips

Must See

Get a view of what lies beneath the Pacific Ocean at Kelly Tarlton's Antarctic Encounter and Underwater World, 6.5km from Crowne Plaza Auckland. You can feed giant stingrays from your hand or sign up for a thrilling cage-free shark dive.

What's New

The City Works Depot is close to the Victoria Quarter. The City Works Depot is home to Al Brown’s Best Ugly Bagels and Mike Van de Elzen’s Food Truck Garage as well as other fun bars, restaurants and a creative hub. Karangahape Road has an alternative vibe and is fun for bars and late night venues. Commercial Bay is the new shopping precinct down near the Ferry Terminal.


Only steps away from Crowne Plaza Auckland, the Elliott Stables offers interesting eating choices. Find an international eatery that takes your fancy, grab a shared table and enjoy the ambience. The Elliott Stables Village philosophy is "Come in and sit anywhere: eat and drink from everywhere".

Must Do

Throw caution to the air for a leap off the 328-metre high Sky Tower in an adrenalin-fuelled sky jump - just opposite the hotel. Equally knuckle-biting is the windswept skywalk around the concrete and steel structure's pergola, offering giddying views.

Don't Go Home Without

Travelling to Waiheke Island is only 35 minutes away by ferry. The Ferry Terminal is a short walk from Crowne Plaza Auckland. Tour boutique wineries, pick up handmade crafts from Ostend's colourful Saturday market, take a swim in stunning beaches. Find a coastal walk. The public bus service is great and very convenient. Or rent an ebike on the island.

Things To Do

Things To Do

Sky Tower and Casino

Cnr Victoria and Federal Streets, Auckland,

A truly captivating experience awaits visitors to Auckland's Sky Tower. Standing at 328 metres, it is the tallest man-made structure in New Zealand and offers breathtaking views for up to 80 kilometres in every direction.

Viaduct Harbour

Auckland is the City of Sails and there is no better place to experience this than the Viaduct Harbour. Dine at some of Aucklands best and newest restaurants and bars all while taking in the beauty that is the ocean in this vibrant precinct.

Albert Park

Princes Street, Auckland,

Albert Park is one of Auckland’s most important parks. Its central location in the heart of the CBD, together with its long history and distinctive character, have earned it a special place in the hearts of Aucklanders and made it an important destination for visitors. The papakainga (village) that occupied the site prior to European settlement was named Rangipuke. In 1845 the Albert Barracks were built there.

City Shopping Centre

7 Queen Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010

Commercial Bay features a world class mix of retail and hospitality offerings making it the city’s premier shopping, dining and entertainment destination. Across three levels of retail Commercial Bay features a carefully curated retail mix consisting of global flagships, international and local fashion designers, cosmetics, health and beauty.

Ferries to Waiheke Island wineries and crafts

Pier 1, Ferry Terminal, 99 Quay Street, Auckland,

Kelly Tarltons Underwater World

23 Tamaki Drive, Orakei, Auckland,

SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium showcases over 30 live animal exhibits in spectacular habitat displays, including the world's largest Sub-Antarctic penguin colony exhibit and underwater viewing tunnels. With daily animal feeding sessions and talks, penguin encounters, and shark cage dives, Kelly Tarlton's is a great spot for a family day out.

Dutyfree Shopping at Smith and Caugheys

Our closest department store. International Travellers discounts available at Smith & Caugheys department store. Bring along your passport and proof of travel and enjoy 15% off selected items.

Maritime Museum

Corner Quay and Hobson Streets, Auckland,

New Zealand is one of the most maritime nations in the world and the story of every one of us is affected by the sea – through immigration, trade, design, innovation and leisure. The museum is a hub for all of these stories; we express them in our galleries, and through our programme of events, special exhibitions, heritage sailings and more. Check out what's on at our Museum by the sea

Auckland Art Gallery

Corner Wellesley and Lorne Streets, Auckland,

Auckland Art Gallery is a cultural leader in Aotearoa New Zealand. Our purpose is to be a place for art and a catalyst for ideas. They offer experiences that strengthen and enrich our communities and visitors. Check out what's on

Auckland Seaplanes

The SeaPlane aerodrome is the most convenient departure point for passengers given its walking distance our hotel.