Fashion designer Karen Walker on where to shop and what to do in Auckland, New Zealand

Dec 8, 2017

fijikarenwalker_resultFashion designer and Auckland native Karen Walker (left) shares her favourite hangouts in the city, from lesser-known beaches to the best stores for women’s clothing.

What to see

auckland art gallery

Auckland Art Gallery’s (above) collection of international and New Zealand art is truly sensational.

Drive to one of Auckland’s west-coast beaches. Bethells Beach (Te Henga) is my favourite and it’s best in autumn or spring. Lunch at Bethells Cafe – a caravan in the sand dunes – is very hard to beat.

SEE ALSO: Auckland City Guide

waiheke island

Head to Waiheke Island (above) for the joy of the 25-minute ferry ride on the most beautiful harbour in the world. It also has great beaches and wonderful vineyards. Finish the day with dinner at The Oyster Inn.