There’s nothing wrong with dinner and a movie. But if you really want to impress your amour you’ll want to come up with something a little more creative. Here are our top picks for the most unique date ideas in Auckland!
1. Painting with Puppies!
Our cutest event of the year! Take an outdoor painting class while hanging out with some unfathomably adorable puppies. See if you can make it through this video of a past painting with puppies event without saying ‘awwww!’.
With all net proceeds going to the Auckland Puppy rescue, this event will give you the warm fuzzies in more ways than one. Speaking of warm fuzzies – all puppies at the event are available for adoption!
2. A Sensory Deprivation Float
A few nerves are normal before a date, but this unique date idea will leave you in a state of bliss. Climb into one of these futuristic float tanks and feel entirely weightless thanks to a high-density saline solution. Emerge in a state of bliss, with plenty to talk about, ready for the next adventure.
3. Hang with the Whales and Dolphins
You don’t have to travel far to go on a world-class eco safari, with this whale and dolphin safari leaving daily from downtown Auckland. Voted one of the best things to do in the City of Sails, be guided by expert marine researchers and get ready for some incredible photo opportunities.
4. Explore Rotoroa Island
Waiheke is a classic for a reason, but for something a little more off the beaten track Rotoroa Island is well worth a look. This island sanctuary is home to wild Kiwis and Takahē, complete with pristine beach land and barely a person for miles around.
5. Take a Sky Walk
Get your blood pumping and your heart racing with a Sky Walk. Take in 360-degree views atop Auckland’s highest monument. For added thrills add a Sky Jump and skip the queue for the elevator back down to ground level.