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Summer 26 Jan 2023

Discover 5 of Auckland's best swimming spots

These beaches offer some of the best swimming spots in Auckland, so check them out when you need to cool off this summer.

Summer 24 Jan 2023

Make a splash this summer

Take a dip, make a splash and cool off around Auckland this summer at one of our region’s beaches, splashpads and pools. 

Summer 24 Jan 2023

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 24 Jan 2023

How to keep safe in the water this summer

With long summer days finally here and your favourite swimming spot calling, now is a great time to think about how to stay safe around the water. 

Summer 12 Jan 2023

Best boogie boarding spots in Auckland

Wondering where to take your boogie boards next? These boogie boarding beaches are the best in the Auckland region, according to children.

Summer 12 Jan 2023

Three must-visit swimming spots

Auckland is not short of swimming spots. Have you been to these three out-of-the-ordinary city beaches?

Summer 12 Jan 2023

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.

Summer 12 Jan 2023

Swim, paddle and splash your way through summer

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

Summer 12 Jan 2023

Great outdoor swimming spots and splashpads

Auckland is blessed with a long and beautiful coastline, but you don't have to hit the beach to go for a splash this summer.

Parks / Outdoors 12 Jan 2023

Three great holiday baches less than an hour south of Auckland

These baches are lovingly managed by Auckland Council, providing the perfect combination of country and coast, all barely an hour from Auckland.

Beaches 12 Dec 2022

Muriwai Beach vehicle access closed over holiday period

Muriwai Beach will be closed to vehicle access over the summer holiday period.

Parks / Outdoors 23 Nov 2022

Martins Bay - the perfect Auckland summer 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.

Sports / Leisure 13 Oct 2022

Making the most of the longer evenings

Nothing beats that warm evening glow in Tāmaki Makaurau, so here are some of our favourite Auckland activities to enjoy for free after work or school during the longer days.

Council news 29 Sep 2022

Longstanding Karekare Surf Lifesaving Club celebrates their brand-new building

The recent opening of the new Karekare Surf Lifesaving Club was celebrated over the weekend.

Council news 27 Sep 2022

Auckland Council votes on the future management of vehicles driving on Muriwai Beach

Auckland Council’s Parks, Arts, Community and Events Committee has voted on the future management of vehicles driving on Te Oneone Rangatira / Muriwai Beach.

Parks / Outdoors 23 Sep 2022

Five tranquil spots to recharge your spirit in Auckland

Five of the best places in Auckland to recharge your mind and mental health with some peace and tranquility.