Less than one month into opening and Haka Lodge Auckland is already becoming an iconic part of K-Road. The building’s prolific nightlife history goes back years and still brings up fond memories from the locals. The tales these walls could tell…
Artfully reconstructed to combine a modern class mixed with the attention to historic detail, Haka Lodge has already become a home away from home for many international travelers. The large amount of guests who have extended, or rebooked for the near future is perhaps the best early indication of what is to come.
With only the best facilities, new mattresses, custom made beds and quality linen, Haka Lodge Auckland is more reminiscent of a quality historic hotel than a backpackers. And its proximity to the city makes it THE place to stay when exploring Auckland; and what a city to explore.
The City of Sails: Something for Everyone
Here’s a list of the Team’s favorites things to do in Auckland, or the things that are on the top of their to do list:
Nikki : Over the 8 years I have been here, I have loved getting out and about around Auckland there are so many little streets off Queen Street that are just perfect for a drink and a bite to eat, also a walk along the wharf into Silo Park especially at night is a great sight! A trip over to Waiheke, or the Coromandel, (ferries depart from the ferry building at the wharf), or a visit to the top of the sky city. I’d recommend dinner at the Ponsonby food hall then down for a game of pool in the pool hall directly underneath it. A great relaxed evening out!
Clay : I loved spending the day out in the Hauraki Gulf trying to spot whales and dolphins. Great weather, great views and great staff really made for an awesome day. However the thing I’m itching to do the most is to get out to the West Coast and try the Glow Worm Canyoning, or failing that, to hurl myself off the Habour Bridge ☺
Charlotte : The thing about Auckland is that there is always something interesting going on. The New-Zealand International Film Festival is currently on so I’m itching to go check it out.
On K’ Road, or around Ponsonby, you can also easily find little galleries showcasing the work of local artists, which is usually very interesting.
As I am a bit of a foodie and a coffee snob, what I love doing most in Auckland is exploring the city in search of cool, quirky, restaurants and cafes off the beaten track.