Driving 45 minutes/ 27km


Visit a traditional Buddhist temple at Fo Guang Shan Temple

16 Stancombe Road, Flat Bush, Manukau, Auckland

"A tranquil place for you to visit and admire. The gardens are exquisite and if you head there during the Cherry Blossom festival (November) it’s even more stunning. Within the temple is a cafe too. Water Drop Vegetarian Cafe is simple Devine. Definitely worth taking the time to make a visit and appreciate the Buddhism culture." - Bridgette Karen


Relax with a 60-minute saltwater float at Float Culture

12 Water St, Grafton, Auckland 1023, New Zealand

Relax in a floatation saltwater tank and experience sensory deprivation, deep mental relaxation, stress relief and a sense of wellbeing in only 60 minutes!


Celebrate a major milestone or just treat yourself to cake from The Caker

446 Karangahape Rd, Newton, Auckland

"Mini cake to take home and share” - Ashana Rengasamy


Enjoy a cocktail on tap at Love Bucket

Roukai Ln, Britomart, Auckland

"Sneak away to this hidden bar...down Roukai Lane and opposite Orleans is a bar, you will see through the door stairs on the left....head down and open the door. Trust us! It's a great spot!" - Emily Heazlewood


Relax and unwind with a couples massage at the award-winning Chuan Spa at Cordis

83 Symonds St, Grafton, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

"Leave the hustle and bustle behind as you enter this oasis of Oriental serenity. From relaxing saunas and herbal steam rooms to a stunning heated rooftop pool and Jacuzzi, our premium wellness facilities have everything you need to rebalance your mind, body and soul. Indulge your senses with luxurious signature massages and facials, traditional Chinese therapies and rejuvenating body scrubs. This is where your journey to health and wellbeing begins. ” - Chuan Spa


Sail away with lunch or dinner on the ocean with Explore Group

(Opposite Honey Moley)Viaduct Harbour, Auckland, 1010

"Auckland Harbour Dinner of lunch Cruise. Enjoy sailing through the harbour with meals and drinks served through the trip. Have a go at sailing yourself and rug up with blankets on the front as you go under the harbour bridge before coming back into dock” - Jacob Anderson