Things To Do
St Marys Residence is perfectly positioned in one of the Southern Hemisphere's most stylish cities with fabulous harbor views and superb access to Auckland’s smart shopping and entertainment precincts, sporting facilities, award winning restaurants with astonishing wines and incomparable city, harbor or rural adventure.
The key to St Marys Residence is guaranteed to unlock the very best Auckland has to offer, through a dedicated concierge service, thoughtfully designed to suit your personal lifestyle and interests. From relaxation and romance, through to New Zealand’s well-deserved reputation for excellent food, wine, active adventure and fashion, be inspired and transformed with authentic, assured and personalized recommendations for experiencing the absolute best of Auckland.
St Marys Bay
Become immersed in the culture, cuisine and chic urban ambience of this luxury-serviced boutique accommodation in one of Auckland's most centrally located, charming and fashionable neighborhoods. Enrich your time in Auckland by staying in the upmarket and character-filled enclave of St Marys Bay, one of the city’s most exclusive heritage suburbs.
Expansive dual harbors dotted with islands, an easy-going South Pacific urban vibe and thriving arts culture converge with a sophisticated and cosmopolitan food, wine and craft beer scene to make Auckland a very surprising emerging international city. Rated as one of three most desirable cities in the world, Auckland is set in a majestic natural setting, which never fails to impress even the most frequent traveler.
A virtual marine playground: Explore the 35 islands and sparkling waters of Waitemata Harbour and the Hauraki Gulf with an exhilarating overview of Auckland from the air, enjoy the comfort of a Euro-copter EC 130 – explore dual coastlines, stunning virgin forests, spectacular black and white sand beaches and uninhabited wildlife sanctuary islands.
Wine Tasting: Take a private float plane over the picturesque Auckland waters for wine tasting at one of the many award winning island wineries on Waiheke Island, before heading to Frenchmans Hill Estate, St Marys Residence's sister vineyard, to enjoy the plat du jour, more beautiful wines and a private guided tour of the vineyard, including the history of the terroir and its Maori heritage.
Golfing: Enjoy private access to the nearby Royal Auckland, Grange and Formosa Golf Clubs and/or heli transfer to the stunning Kauri Cliffs, Te Arai and Kinloch Clubs, voted as some of the best golf courses in the world, amid breathtaking natural scenery.
A personalized cultural experience: Meet and interact with a highly acclaimed Maori artist, skilled in working with stone, bone, shell and perspex.
Toi O Tamaki: Auckland Art Gallery features Goldie's famous Maori portraits and major holdings of New Zealand historic, modern and contemporary art, plus important works by Maori and Pacific Island artists, as well as international painting, sculpture and print collections. Enjoy a private tour of these curated collections.
Art Tour: Partake in personalized guided tours of the Wallace Arts Trust Collection, curated by one of New Zealand's pre-eminent art patrons, Sir James Wallace, showcasing New Zealand's finest artistic talent.
Shopping: Private viewings and personalized shopping with iconic New Zealand fashion boutiques - Karen Walker, WORLD, Zambesi, Kate Sylvester, TK, Huffer, Untouched World, Working Style and Icebreaker.
Food & Wine: Experience artisanal food and wine tours or cooking classes, showcasing superb New Zealand produce, wines and beverages, including chef led foraging excursions to famous Farmers' Markets.