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Enjoy family favourites this summer

Last Updated : 01 Mar 2021
Castor Bay staircase
Castor Bay's Stairway to Heaven

Get your summer sorted right here in Auckland with heaps of fun family activities across the region.

From splashpads with the kids to hikes through the bush and great days out at our museums and galleries, there's something for everyone in Tāmaki Makaurau this summer.

What's on this summer

From free concerts and film screenings to America's Cup racing, local markets, exhibitions, festivals and more, there's something for everyone happening in Auckland this summer.

Take a look at just some of the options below:

Find events taking place all summer long here on OurAuckland.

Playgrounds, parks and beaches

Enjoy a day out with your family at one of Auckland's fantastic parks or beaches or head to one of our playgrounds or walkways.

Get inspired:

Summer reading

Auckland’s 55 libraries have curated their Top 100 list of titles into ten tempting categories, especially for summer 2021, drawn from our librarians’ knowledge, published reviews and the region’s most popular books, eBooks and eAudiobooks.

Take a look at the Top 100 list here and see a printable version of the list here.

Great days out

While you're exploring the city, keep an eye out for our fantastic public art collection. Visit the Auckland Public Art / He Kohinga Toi website to browse the region's art.

Get active for free

From splashpads to walkways, runs to bush hikes, there are plenty of ways to get active without spending any money.

Take a look at some of our great suggestions:

And more!

There's so much to do in Auckland this summer. Explore OurAuckland to discover events, walks, festivals and fun near you and get your summer sorted.

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