Mums have it hard, from early morning to late evening, they are persecuted by everyone in the household. And, incase you forgot, Mother’s Day is May 14 so time for mum to be spoilt rotten. Whether you’re planning a day out with your own mum or you are the mummy holding the place together in need of an outing – we’ve got you covered. Check out eight things to do in Auckland to make Mother’s Day 2023 extra special.
1. Book a Mother’s Day High Tea
Luckily, a host of restaurants are offering exquisite afternoon tea experiences on May 14. For instance, the Eden Garden High Tea, set in a lush garden priced at $52 per person, is the perfect place for a mother-daughter outing. Otherwise, go back in time at a Roaring 20s High Tea at Hotel DeBrett for $59 per person, opt for a Musical High Tea ($99 pp) at the Hilton, or try out a buffet Mother’s Day High Tea at Pullman Hotel ($95 pp), to name a few.
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2. Set sail with mum
Why not treat mum to the ultimate sailing experience for one-hour abroad Ted Ashby at Waitematā Harbour. Tickets are priced at $36 and include coffee and treats, happening between 11.30am to 12.30pm on May 14. Book your experience via the NZ Maritime Museum website.
3. Paint and sip with mum
Take mum along to one of our favourite rooftop destinations – Dr Rudi’s – to unleash your inner artists at a cool boozy painting class by Paintvine. Opt to book the 11am or 2.30pm sitting on May 14. Each ticket cost $79 per person and includes a two-hour guided painting session, delicious shared platters, and a glass of champagne. Book here.
📍 Level 2/204 Quay Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
4. Unwind at the spa
Give mum the gift of unwinding at the spa where she can immerse herself in a world of tranquility, surrounded by flickering candles, for the ultimate healing experience. It’s the perfect place to feel stress melting away with a massage, detox facial, manicure, pedicure and, much more.
5. Bond over cocktails
If you’re over 18, you and your mum could head out for an evening of cocktails. For example, ACS is a secret new speakeasy bar, featuring a funky lounge, that’s the perfect place to strike up some interesting conversations. Otherwise, you could whisk mum away to one of the best rooftop bars in Auckland for a margarita or three.
6. Go wild at a bottomless brunch
Why not take mum to a glamourous two-hour Mother’s Day special bottomless brunch at Lilyworld Cafe. Organised in collaboration with Pinot & Picasso, you can sip unlimited mimosa while taking part in some art activities, paired with delicious food and other refreshing drinks. The brunch is between 11am and 1pm and costs $99 per person. Get a ticket here.
📍Lilyworld Cafe, Mt Smart Stadium, 52 Maurice Road, Penrose, Auckland 1061, Penrose, Auckland
SEE MORE: The Best Brunches In Auckland (2023)
7. Go on a day trip
Why not take the kids on a day trip somewhere close to Auckland? It’s the perfect mood booster for everyone involved. Read about 11 of the best day trips near Auckland here.
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8. See a movie
Why not take mum to the cinema? This is an inexpensive treat and perfect for the whole family. See our list of the best movies in the cinema right now.
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