At Latitude 37 the best of Auckland is right on your doorstep. The glittering Waitemata Harbour, Viaduct Harbour’s fizzing bars and restaurants, ferries to the islands of the Hauraki Gulf, the social life of Wynyard Quarter, museums, galleries and designer shopping.
Getting around on your own two feet is a pleasure, because everything you need is within easy strolling distance. And if you want to go further afield, it’s easy to catch a taxi or rent a car – every apartment comes with parking.
A choice of three
There are three supermarkets nearby: New World Metro in Queen Street, Countdown in Quay Street and New World in Freeman’s Bay. You can walk/taxi to them or order online and have your food delivered. They all offer a wide range of fresh produce and deli items, fully stocked butchery and seafood departments, freshly baked bread, and a variety of ready-to-go meal options. Every Saturday morning there’s a farmers’ market at nearby Britomart.
Exercise the way you like it
There is Tepid Baths fitness gym and pool around this area which is a three-minute walk from the apartments. Tepid Baths includes a seven-lane, 25-metre lap pool and a separate 15-metre teaching pool; both with easy access. Also available are a spa pool, sauna and steam room which are perfect for relaxing. Enjoy working out with the latest equipment, swim a few laps, and then relax with a spa, sauna and steam. Alternatively you can walk to Les Mills World of Fitness in less than 10 minutes. They welcome casuals and have a full range of exercise classes.
Ferry, train or bus
The Britomart public transport hub is a 10-minute walk from Latitude 37. From here trains and buses leave for every corner of Auckland, including the airport. Next to Britomart is the historic Auckland ferry building, where you can catch ferries to the north shore, Pine Harbour and the islands of the Hauraki Gulf.
Every kind of escape
A thirty minute ferry ride from downtown Auckland will land you on an island – Waiheke, Motuihe, Rangitoto – take your pick. Journey a little longer and you could be on Kawau, Tiri Tiri or Great Barrier. Each has a different character, ranging from dramatic lava landscapes to sunlit olive groves, uninhabited white sandy beaches to wildlife sanctuaries and marine reserves.
A world-leading aquatic attraction
For different view of Southern Hemisphere life, make a point of visiting Antarctica while you’re in Auckland. At Kelly Tarlton’s Antarctic Encounter and Underwater World you can meet King and Gentoo Penguins in a world of real snow and ice. You’ll also walk through enormous perspex tubes while sharks, fish and stingrays of every description swim around you.
Get an overview of Auckland
Start your explorations of Auckland by zooming up 53 floors to the top of the Sky Tower. At 328 metres, it’s the tallest building in the Southern Hemisphere. Apart from a stunning view, the tower offers Peter Gordon’s restaurant The Sugar Club, a revolving dining experience called Orbit and Sky Jump – the world’s highest tower-based leap.
Auckland is full of surprises. You can crew on an America’s Cup yacht, explore WWII tunnels, watch dolphins, crawl through lava caves, kayak to islands, visit vineyards and much, much more. Take a look at our Auckland Guide.