I'm not exactly sure what this building is (though there is another red building very close by which is an Art Gallery) but I was really taken by it. It really stands out in the city among the more serious concrete and glass buildings.
You can find it near the intersection of Kitchener & Wellesley Sts in the city.
Goat Island Marine Reserve in Leigh
This a protected area is near Leigh which is about half an hour drive from Warkworth north from Auckland. On the way you can stop at Warkworth for breakfast or lunch and their is a very nice winery cafe at Matakana.
You can swim/snorkle with mainly snappers and other fishes or if you preferred get on the glass bottom boat which goes round the island. Their is a nice picnic area and beach as well.
This shopping centre runs between Queens Street (the pedestrian end opposite the Britomart Transport Terminal) and Albert Street. A high proportion of customers are tourists especially during November to February. There is a large eating hall, souvenir and tourist stores as well as fashion shops and homeware stores covering two floors. There is also car parking via an overbridge to the Auckland City Council's Downtown carpark.
If this is not cost-effective...
If you are sick of walking and spot a bright red bus, just hop on it: It is the free City Circuit bus.
This bus is a red, hybrid electric public transport option. Each bus has 30 passenger seats and low floor access and wide entry/exit doors.
The bus travels along Queen Street down to Britomart on the waterfront, to Albert Park, Symonds Street and along Wellesley Street to the Sky Tower. The City Circuit operates seven days a week, every ten minutes between 8am to 6pm.
Chuck s Streakhouse & Fish restaurant
As the name implies this is a Steak and fish restaurant. Some of the menu choices are, aged eye fillet steak served with a port wine jus, snapper served in a lemon butter and caper sauce, mussels in white wine, king prawns flambéed in garlic and chilli, served on rice. There are several choices of steaks, eye fillet, scotch fillet, T bone and sirloin, the salad bar is also included. Other choices are lamb, pork chops, chargrilled chicken and venison. Prices seem reasonable and service seems to be good on average.