Don't let grey skies spoil your summer

Last Updated : 06 Dec 2021

Across our region, there’s plenty going on indoors to keep you busy whatever the weather. Don’t let grey skies and rain stop you from exploring what Auckland has to offer this summer.

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Check out a new exhibition about fashion revolutionary Mary Quant, the exquisite Vocabulary of Solitude and the gallery’s permanent collections.

This summer, everyone aged 12+ will need to bring their vaccine pass to Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, New Zealand’s premier gallery.

Ugo Rondinone, vocabulary of solitude, 2014, ­polystyrene foam, epoxy resin, fabric. Installation view: Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, 2021. Courtesy of the Artist and Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich. Photograph, Jennifer French.

Ugo Rondinone, vocabulary of solitude, 2014, ­polystyrene foam, epoxy resin, fabric. Installation view: Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, 2021. Courtesy of the Artist and Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich. Photograph, Jennifer French.

Auckland Museum

Whatever the weather, there is always something extraordinary happening at Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland War Memorial Museum.

So, jump onto the museum’s website here and explore. Remember to check the rules around vaccine passes if you are coming to visit in person and you are aged 12+.

Indoor pools

Auckland Council-owned pools are free for those 16 and under. Bring your vaccine pass if you are aged 12+, and head to West Wave in Henderson with the kids for its wave pool, Glenfield for great hydroslides, or the Tepid Baths for spas and saunas.

Check aucklandleisure.co.nz for pools near you.

Reading at our libraries

Read, relax and reset this summer with the help of Auckland Council Libraries’ finely-tuned instinct about what Aucklanders love to read while on holiday.  

Search for what’s available online here or come to our libraries in person after checking summer opening hours and our rules around providing vaccine passes.

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