Look no further for Auckland's best winter warmers

With so much to see, do and explore in Tāmaki Makaurau we've lined up the best of Auckland's Winter Warmers to enjoy.

So, if you are treating your clients to a special evening, rewarding your team members, celebrating a special occasion, or getting out and exploring the delights from Elemental Winter Festival, there are some secret little spots below to help plan the perfect activity this winter.

If this little taster of Auckland's Winter Warmers has whetted your appetite and you want to talk to one of our experts about other spaces and places, we are here to help (and its free!), send us a email on conventions@aucklandnz.com


Park Hyatt Auckland

Park Hyatt - Auckland Winter Warmers

Park Hyatt Auckland is perfectly located on the water’s edge and will offer expansive views across Wynyard Quarter's Lighter Basin and out to the Waitematā Harbour. This sophisticated waterfront residence has 195 guestrooms, four restaurants and bars, versatile and elegant event spaces, a day spa, a 25-metre infinity pool, and a full fitness center.

With eight sophisticated meeting rooms accompanied with renowned Park Hyatt service and innovative cuisine, Park Hyatt Auckland is ideal for intimate gatherings, corporate meetings and social events.

Our (current) favorite spot in this magnificent setting is the Captains Bar, where your guests can sit by the fireplace or on the outdoor terrace and experience the stunning views of the harbour, enoying a fine selection of rums or classic cocktails with a local twist. With an extensive list of fortified spirits and a menu made up of tapas style food, Captain’s Bar is the ultimate location to wind down after a long day. 

To learn more, contact the Park Hyatt Auckland event team here


The McCallum Residence

The McCallum Residence - Auckland Winter Warmers

The McCallum Residence is one of Auckland's best kept secrets and offers luxury accommodation for up to 18 guests, with nine luxury suites, each with their own ensuite.

The Boat House overlooks the water and Waiheke Island, acting as a perfect setting for conferences, product launches, Christmas parties or even a place to relax. Staying guests have use of a spa pool, deck and front lawn which provides ample room for lawn games and other activities. A fully equipped kitchen allows the resident chef to prepare and serve the finest cuisine.

One of our top picks for the Winter Warmer is both The Whiskey Room and Library, and The Parlour - each absolute perfection with roaring fires for a cold winters evening. Guests can finish the day on the beach with a bonfire, blankets, hot water bottles, and roasting marshmallows by the waters edge!

Contact Dan The Butler for more information here


The Hotel Britomart

The Hotel Britomart - Auckland Winter Warmers

Smart, soulful and contemporary, The Hotel Britomart welcomes guests to the best of downtown waterfront Auckland. New Zealand’s first 5 Green Star hotel has beautiful timber-lined, cocoon-like rooms with elegantly tiled bathrooms, built-in sofas and hand-made ceramics.

Layers of history, art and design: located in the heritage Masonic and Buckland Buildings, The Libraries at The Hotel Britomart are a series of one-of-a-kind spaces for select private functions, and for guests of The Landing Suites.

Downstairs, the historic warehouses of the Britomart neighbourhood house some of the country’s best restaurants, bars and cafes, while plant-lined pedestrian streets and laneways are full of incredible shopping. Just a few steps away is Auckland’s beautiful waterfront, the ferry terminal and central business district.

Contact The Hotel Britomart team here for more information 


Rooftop at QT

QT Rooftop Bar - Auckland Winter Warmers

With the changing season, QT Auckland introduces new menu offerings to match the cooler temperatures. Play host to an intimate dinner party of 10 in a private dining space or a more-the-merrier event of 200 on the Rooftop at QT. After a productive board meeting or lavish affair, guests can debrief at the signature restaurant, sip pretty at the rooftop bar, or recharge in the hotel’s 150 rooms and suites. 

Rooftop at QT introduces a new cocktail list perfect for fireside chats or wrapped up on the outdoor deck. With a central fireplace inside, plus a covered roof, heat lamps and plenty of blankets on the outdoor deck, Rooftop at QT is set up for cozy evenings throughout the winter months. Boasting its Remix Bar of the Year award win in just six months since opening, Rooftop at QT has proved its status as an Auckland favourite. 

To book your next gathering, contact the QT Auckland event team here


Castaways Resort

Castaways Resort

Cosy up this winter at Castaways Resort underneath the stars on the wild west coast!

Treat your delegates and make the most of 20% off mid-week stays in comfortable studios or chalets with stunning sea views, featuring a restaurant and bar, a gorgeous day spa and onsite activities. The beautiful and remote location of Karioitahi Beach offers a true sense of escape, all within 50 minutes’ drive of Auckland's CBD and airports. The wild coastal cliff tops of Karioitahi Beach on the west coast of Auckland, are the back drop for this stunning location - and it's simply perfect for a distraction free conference venue.

  • Save 20% on stays between Sunday – Thursday nights on selected dates.
  • Please note: This special discounted rate is prepaid and non-refundable. Valid on one night stays and advance purchase of 3 days.
  • Valid credit card required at time of booking. Reservations are paid in full at the time of booking and all rates are inclusive of GST.
  • Offer available from 1/06/2021 to 31/08/2021

Click here for more information about the Winter Out West Special or contact the team at Castaways Resort here


Mudbrick Cottages, Vineyard & Restaurants 

Mudbrick - Auckland Winter Warmers

Mudbrick Vineyard and Restaurant's Luxury Cottages are the perfect Winter Warmer! 

Just a 35 minute ferry ride from downtown Auckland, the Mudbrick conference rooms offer everything you need for business and leisure, whilst creating the perfect backdrop for refreshing and inspiring meetings. Add a wine tasting to your day as a break-out session or an end of the day treat. The expert Cellar team offer several options for wine tastings and vineyard tours, giving your delegates a real insight into the Waiheke Island wine region.

To book your next meeting and stay at Mudbrick, email the team here 


Hotel De Brett

Hotel De Brett - Auckland Winter Warmers

A special occasion deserves an imaginative response. Boasting five convivial and elegantly appointed event spaces, Hotel DeBrett is an iconic choice for a memorable experience.

Nestled within the old-world charm of Auckland’s High Street – just minutes from the bustle of the Britomart, lower Queen Street and Auckland’s iconic waterfront – lies the delightfully Art Deco styled Hotel DeBrett. This luxury boutique Auckland hotel is home to 25 rooms – each with a distinct personality – a chic mix of mid-century modern furniture and New Zealand art, fused with contemporary comforts designed to tickle the senses. 

Cosy up in the heart of our exciting city with 10% off Bed & Breakfast rates via this link, with discounted rates valid until 30 September 2021.

Contact the friendly team here for more information.


Delamore Lodge

Delamore Lodge - Auckland Winter Warmers

Delamore Lodge is Waiheke Island’s most exclusive event centre offering corporate clients something a bit different to the usual meeting space. Just a 35-minute ferry ride or 5 minute helicopter flight from downtown Auckland, Waiheke is a favourite destination for lovers of luxury travel.

Delamore Lodge is built cliffside with commanding views overlooking Owhanake Bay, superior facilities, first-class service and delicious dining. The courtyard cascades down to the striking, Italian-style fireplace and outdoor dining area which leads to the famed heated infinity swimming pool.

When exclusivity and a complete “break from the office” type of environment is required, look no further than Delamore Lodge. 

To book, get in touch with the team here


More about Elemental Festival


From 14 July to 1 August, experience art, food, music, and activities as Elemental AKL events transform eateries and bars, theatres and public spaces across Auckland into hubs of exciting experiences.

From high-end ticketed experiences to free events, the line-up features enlightening, surprising, thought-provoking, nourishing and unique experiences to feast your eyes, feed your mind and fill your heart.

See the full events and learn more here: https://www.aucklandnz.com/elementalfestival



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