Nestled next to Auckland’s premier green space, the Domain is this inner-city, character-filled, double Grammar-zoned neighbourhood. Grafton is part of the new Uptown neighbourhood and the adjacent Grafton station will connect you seamlessly into the CBD and neighbouring stations.
Al Volo Pizzeria
Authentic Italian pizza run by an Italian family…need we say more? Traditional woodfire pizzas are created using tried and trusted family recipes. Held in high esteem by locals and wider Aucklander’s alike, the pizzas are spot on and its vote record testifies this. Dine in or takeout to enjoy at your leisure, Al Volo is still our number one place for all things pizza!
For more details visit www.alvolo.co.nz
Being the oldest park in Auckland, The Domain is particularly renowned for its Winter Gardens. Featuring over 75ha of gardens, large open spaces, mature trees, walkways and duck ponds. Developed around the cone of an extinct volcano, remnants of which can be seen in the contour of the land. For those dog lovers, Gum Tree Hill is a perfect spot to visit, being an official dog exercise area. A variety of plant life can be found here, as well as a sports field and a number of monuments.
For more details visit www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/parks-recreation/Pages/find-park-beach.aspx
Damo Sushi, across from Auckland Hospital, has the best coffee and food in the area. One of our Nurse friends swears by it, and Charlotte, Director and Ponsonby Branch Manager, goes for lunch if she’s passing by. Featuring all the traditional Japanese food you’d expect at a sushi bar, they also offer party platters and convenient pre-packed lunch boxes.
The Mind Lab
Supporting the next generation of inventors, doers, makers and creators, The Mind Lab offers a fantastic learning experience. Offering holiday programmes, school group sessions, as well as professional teacher development and postgraduate study by Unitec, The Mind Lab is a place to visit for an innovative learning experience.
For more details visit www.themindlab.com