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Auckland City is a great place to visit.

Make the most of your experience with Auckland Arts Festival.  Don't be stuck for inspiration for where to go and what to do the next time you are in the Heart of Auckland City. The Heart of the City app knows exactly what's nearby, what's new and what's on and is full of great ideas and recommendations that will never leave you short of options.

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A selection of unique, fresh and sophisticated dining experiences await you in Auckland.  Many are located within a short walk from the theatres and venues for Auckland Arts Festival shows.

Wine and Dine Box CafeBOX Café & Bar

Located on the terrace of the Aotea Centre, BOX Café and Bar offers great coffee, delicious sweet and savoury cabinet food and a selection of local and international wines and craft beers. The perfect place to enjoy a pre-show drink or a bite to eat!

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 Bluestone Room

The Bluestone Room is located at 9-11 Durham Lane, Auckland CBD
Mon – Fri 11.30am till late
Saturday 3pm till late
Sunday closed


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Open from 8am, Mon - Fri and two hours prior to show start times on weekends. Q Theatre’s café, restaurant and bar, Citizen Q, is a popular pre-show destination, serving scrumptious dishes and delicious cocktails. For a complete night out book a table and save with the brand new two-course dinner deal created just for Auckland Arts Festival!

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Halsey St Kitchen - ASB Waterfront Theatre

Delicious food made with fresh, local ingredients. Halsey St Kitchen is located on the ground floor of the ASB waterfront Theatre with pre-show dining available from two hours prior to the performance. Booking for pre-show dining is recommended. Phone 09 632 1962 or book  online.




Train, bus, taxi or walking? No matter where you stay in Auckland, there are plenty of options for getting out and about. For bus, train and ferry timetables go to Auckland Transport or phone 09 366 6400.

The LINK buses are the easiest way to get around Auckland's inner suburbs. Take the red City LINK to get around Auckland's CBD, the green Inner LINK to get around Auckland's inner city and the orange Outer LINK to get around the inner suburbs of Auckland.

There are plenty of places to park around Auckland, so if you're planning on using a car to get around and need information on parking locations, hours and prices, go to Wilson Parking.