Indeed, Auckland is a fantastic city for the boozers among us. From bars, clubs and plenty of events– we’ve got it all. But what if you actually don’t fancy a drink for a change? From immersive experiences to family-friendly activities, we’ve rounded 16 of the best alcohol-free things to do in Auckland.
A fantastic experience you need not a drop of alcohol for. Pay for a private lane and practice axe throwing with a date or a group of friends. Certainly, the place to provoke endless laughter and interesting conversations.
📍110 Nelson Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
2. Escape Rooms
Certainly, places like the award-winning Escapade offer a variety of games to excite you and your friends. Zero alcohol needed!
📍 Level 1/23 Victoria Street East, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
As one of the best day trip destinations, stop off at Matakana Farmers Market. Opened every Saturday all year, delight in plenty of bakery goods, organic vegetables, fruits and live music. Additionally, there’s a cosy cinema and other restaurants nearby if you get bored.
📍2 Matakana Valley Road, Matakana 0985, New Zealand
4. Waitakere Ranges
Pop on your hiking boats and winter warmers to explore the Waitakere Ranges just 30 minutes from Auckland. With hundreds of steps to climb, it’s the best workout. Additionally, the Ōmanawanui Track boasts glorious views of the ocean and Harbour. Certainly, a therapeutic place to be.
📍Auckland, New Zealand
5. Go Karting
Karting is a great alcohol-free activity. It provides top-notch entertainment, especially for groups and you can poke fun at friends who come paddy last in the race. Why not try KartSport Auckland for some outdoor thrills.
📍 124 Patiki Road, Avondale, Auckland 1026, New Zealand
6. Waiheke Island
If you’re feeling extra adventurous, take the ferry to Waiheke Island. Get lost among the spectacular beaches, impressive vineyards, glorious coastlines and native wildlife. Additionally, dine at one of the most romantic dining spots in Auckland.
📍105 Curran Street, Westhaven Reserve, Herne Bay, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
8. Instagrammable Food Hunt
Grab your foodie friends, and head on a hunt for the most gram-worthy meals in Auckland. Lucky for you, we’ve already listed the most Instagrammable food dishes in Auckland. Certainly, one of the best things to do without alcohol in Auckland.
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This quirky chain offers an entertaining and multi-sensory mini golf experience paired with bizarre mocktails and tasty food. Likewise, there are plenty of picture-perfect moments in this house of fun. For bookings, visit the Holey Moley website.
📍 204 Quay Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Art enthusiasts can admire new exhibitions without a drop of alcohol. See what’s on via the Auckland Art Gallery website.
📍 Auckland Art Gallery, Wellesley Street East, Auckland CBD, New Zealand
This spot is perfect for people of all ages who want to enjoy watersports. Think rafting, kayaking, paddle boarding, and plenty more lake activities. Indeed, one of the best things to do without alcohol in Auckland.
📍 770 Great South Road, Wiri, Auckland 2104, New Zealand
12. Auckland Zoo
Animal lovers will enjoy a day at the zoo, which hosts 144 different species, and over 1400 animals, with the biggest diversity of wildlife in New Zealand. Book your tickets via the Auckland Zoo website.
📍 Motions Rd, Auckland 1022, New Zealand
13. Kayaking to Rangitoto Island
This is one of the best date ideas in Auckland. Take a 6 hour kayaking sunset tour to explore the wonderful Rangitoto Island. Even beginners will be able for the one hour of paddling to get to the island, followed by a hike to the volcano summit. Indeed, it makes an epic activity without alcohol.
14. Visit an Instagrammable café
Since we live in a world where everyone is obsessed with picture-perfect memories, why not visit an insta-worthy eatery in Auckland? See our list of the best instagrammable cafes here.
15. Order a shared platter
Why not get a group of friends together and host a games night with a delicious shared platter? Lukcily, we’ve already listed the best shared platters to order in Auckland.
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16. Boutique Cinema
Support the film industry and visit your local cinema. In fact, you could elevate your screen experience by lying back in luxurious chairs, stuffing your face with popcorn and snacks, and catching up on some Hollywood action. For example, The Vic in Devonport or Silky Otter Cinemas are stunning spaces to catch a new blockbuster.
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