As the gateway to Aotearoa, Tāmaki Makaurau is our most culturally diverse city. Around 40 per cent of Auckland’s 1.6 million residents were born overseas, and there are opportunities across the region to immerse yourself in and celebrate our different cultures, kai, languages and customs.
Load up on local kai at the market
Aotearoa doesn’t traditionally have a culture of street markets, but Wesley Market is a Mt Roskill stalwart that’s been running for almost 30 years. Auckland’s biggest weekday market runs every Tuesday and Friday between 7.30am and 1pm and is a great place to buy groceries.
The number of stallholders changes weekly, but you can always find a variety of locally grown produce and baked goods, including traditional Asian and Pasifika foods that you won’t find at the supermarket, along with seafood and occasionally bric-a-brac stalls and food trucks. Buskers add to the atmosphere amongst the trees, increasing the feeling that you could be in any cosmopolitan city in the world.