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Summer 14 Feb 2024

Best beaches for swimming at all tides

You might think that hitting the beach is best at high tide, but with 1800km of coastline – 69 percent of the Auckland region is sea!

Summer 26 Jan 2024

Stay safe at Auckland beaches this summer

Before heading to your favourite Auckland beaches this summer, make sure you know how to keep your family safe in and around the water.

Beaches 22 Jan 2024

Swim, paddle and splash your way

Whether indoors or outdoors, Auckland's swimmers, paddlers and splashers are blessed with options.

Parks / Outdoors 22 Jan 2024

Martins Bay - the perfect Auckland escape

Conveniently close to the city, yet so far from the hustle and bustle of urban life, Martins Bay Holiday Park is ideal for a glorious weekend getaway that won’t break the bank.

Summer 18 Jan 2024

Best spots for stand-up paddle boarding in Auckland

With sheltered and sandy beaches, calm waters and easy access, Auckland’s shores are a paradise for stand-up paddle boarding enthusiasts. Here’s our pick of five of the best locations in the region.

Summer 11 Jan 2024

Best kayaking spots for beginners

Nothing beats the serenity of being out on calm water on a sunny day, so grab some gear and enjoy a paddle at these safe, fun places to go kayaking around Tāmaki Makaurau.

Beaches 10 Jan 2024

Harbour pollution seen up close

Manukau Harbour Forum chair Jon Turner has been out with Sea Cleaners to see contamination and pollution for himself.

14-24 year olds 1 Jan 2024

Explore the Manukau Harbour's beaches

Everone heads for the beach in summer - and almost always to the east coach. That means the Manukau Harbour is seldom crowded despite offering superb swimming.

Beaches 22 Dec 2023

Make a splash this summer

Take a dip, make a splash and cool off around Auckland this summer at one of our splashpads, pools and swimming spots.

Beaches 15 Dec 2023

Free and low-cost summer fun for your whānau

Summer days are here, and for tamariki that means hours and hours of uninterrupted play time.

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Beaches 30 Oct 2023

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Beaches 19 Oct 2023

Check out some great low-cost summer accommodation

If you’re dreaming of an affordable summer holiday by the beach that doesn’t involve hours of driving and having to pitch a tent, Auckland Council has a range of accommodation options to provide a dynamic experience.

Council news 6 Oct 2023

Staying away from the Waitematā this weekend

This weekend and the coming days, we’re continuing to ask the public to heed advice to stay out of the Waitematā Harbour – no matter how great the water looks!

Council news 5 Oct 2023

Auckland Council's commitment to Te Oneone Rangatira / Muriwai Beach

Safety assured at Te Oneone Rangatira / Muriwai Beach with seasonal restrictions to 2026.

Beaches 26 Sep 2023

Beach it up in Ōrewa - Aucklanders, your fun family holiday is only an hour away

Looking for a low-stress family holiday option that’s within an hour’s drive? Ōrewa is the ultimate beachside staycation.

Council news 30 Jun 2023

Safeswim recognised by World Economic Forum 2023

The World Economic Forum 2023 has selected Auckland Council’s Safeswim as one of three winners of the Digital Twin Cities Global Pioneer Project.