Auckland Visitor’s Guide

Auckland CityWelcome to Auckland!

Wherever you stay in this ‘City of Sails’, you’re never far from breathtaking scenery, beautiful beaches, invigorating walks, great shopping and exciting nightlife. As a Jewish traveller, we understanding it can often be difficult finding Kosher food or ‘Shabbat-friendly’ Accommodation in a foreign city. If you are looking for a place to stay, we recommend, for backpackers, the YMCA Hostel and, for luxury accommodation, the Amora Hotel. Both are situated on Greys Avenue only a couple of meters from the Greys Ave Deli and Synagogue. The staff at the Amora Hotel have also been trained to meet the requirements of Shomer Shabbat guests.

During your stay in Auckland, we hope you get a chance to visit our Deli and attend a service at the Synagogue (click here for service times this month).

Unfortunately, at this stage, we are unable to provide meals or accommodation in private homes as the Religious Community is still relatively small. As we continue to grow, we will undoubtedly be able to offer such hospitality in the future. In the meantime, you can contact the Greys Avenue Deli for Kosher Shabbat catering. If you are visiting, you may wish to download our Kosher Kiwi Visitors Guide (its only 6 pages).

If you have any further queries or concerns about your visit, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

We hope you enjoy your visit to Auckland!

Greys Ave Synagogue

108 Greys Ave
+64 9 373 2908

AHCWith Shachrit services held every Monday and Thursday morning at 7am and Sunday morning at 9am, the Greys Ave Synagogue is Auckland’s only Orthodox Congregation. Kabbalat Shabbat services are held on Fridays at 6pm in the winter & 7pm in the Summer and Shabbat Shachrit service begins at 9:15am. Please contact the office if you are a traveller wanting to attend services so that Security can be given your details.

Greys Ave Deli

108 Greys Ave
T +64 9 373 2908
Mon – Fri 7:30am – 3:30pm
Sun 9am – 11am


visit3Welcome to the new Greys Ave Deli, Auckland’s largest stockist of Kosher food and only Kosher cafe. The Deli offers a wide range of Kosher speciality goods from all over the world including meat, chicken, cheese and fresh Challot every Friday. Also available in-store is the Kosher Kiwi Directory; a bound booklet listing Kosher brands available in Supermarkets throughout New Zealand.

Amora Hotel Auckland

100 Greys Ave
T +64 9 375 1800

visit2Welcome to our oasis of calm in central Auckland. Tranquil views above peaceful Myers Park, tree-lined Greys Avenue and out over the city are yours when you stay at Auckland’s luxury 4.5-star boutique hotel.
Offering all the features and services you would expect in a much larger hotel, it is the attention to detail the serves to differentiate Amora.

YMCA Auckland Hostel

Pitt St & Greys Ave
T +64 9 303 2068 F +64 9 303 2965

visit1Friendly, comfortable & affordable, the YMCA Auckland Hostel is great for backpackers, tertiary students and anyone enjoying a break in Auckland. There are 129 beds available in single, twin and family rooms. Facilities include a lounge with television and pool table, internet access, laundry, kitchenettes and an on-site Health & Fitness Club complete with gym, sunbeds and fitness classes.