There is so much to see and so many delicious dishes to try, combining great views with delicious cuisine is a no-brainer. The selection of restaurants that also have great views is so varied that no one has to choose between the two features when making dinner plans. These are some good places to start.

The Sugar Club

TheSugarClub_launch_tile_800x400Sky Tower in Auckland is well-known for the variety of entertainment housed in the center of the city. There is a casino (also check, two hotels, and multiple restaurants and bars where guests can enjoy a variety of activities. The Sugar Club sits fifty-three floors above the street where diners can enjoy spectacular views while dining on cuisine made with the freshest local produce and exciting ingredients from around the globe.

Poderi Crisci

Beautiful vineyards, pristine beaches, and olive groves are all features of Waiheke Island, just 35-minutes by ferry from Auckland. The Poderi Crisci restaurant is considered one of the finest on the island. Diners will enjoy al Fresco dining while enjoying incredible views of the valley. The menu includes carefully prepared Italian cuisine from the best local produce.

Fleur’s Place

The Fleur’s Place is located on the beach of Moeraki Bay where guests will have views of the curious rock formations. The little restaurant is described as rustic and simple but the food is delicious and the setting incomparable.

Amisfield Winery & Bistro

This restaurant sits in an iconic stone building in Queenstown that overlooks Lake Hayes. The a la carte menu changes daily and they boast a “Trust the Chef” signature menu that gives guests a shared dining experience.

The beauty of New Zealand is well-known and admired by the thousands of tourists who make their first trip to the country each year. Sharing an exceptional dining experience while taking in some of the views is one of the most enjoyable experiences they can have.