Summer 27 Jan 2023

Hauraki Gulf islands to explore this summer

Waiheke and Aotea / Great Barrier are just two of the dozens of islands in Hauraki Gulf and offer plenty of adventures perfect for a weekend getaway.

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 26 Jan 2023

Explore west Auckland’s natural beauty

Spend the weekend out west and discover the hidden wonders of Auckland's largest regional park, Waitākere Ranges.

Summer 26 Jan 2023

Explore Auckland’s city centre this summer

Music, movies, art and more – get out and about in central Auckland and discover something new this summer.

Summer 25 Jan 2023

Visit Auckland's regional parks this summer

Find out what Auckland's regional parks have to offer, from beaches and bush to farmland and waterfalls.

Summer 25 Jan 2023

38 ways to enjoy the outdoors in Auckland

There are plenty of ways to enjoy the spectacular nature on our city’s doorstep. Choose from our list of 38 outdoor activities in Auckland.

Summer 24 Jan 2023

50 fantastic fun and free things to do this summer

To provide some inspiration for the warm longer days, here are 50 free activities from across the region for you to enjoy a fun-filled summer in Tāmaki Makaurau.

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

Explore Auckland's natural wonders

Explore our region this summer and take your pick of Auckland's stunning tracks, bush, maunga and walkways. 

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 24 Jan 2023

Four of the best east coast beaches in Auckland

Auckland's east coast is home to some of the best beaches in the region. Check out our four favourites this summer.

Summer 24 Jan 2023

What to do for Auckland's birthday

Those of us who call Auckland home are fortunate to have our region’s birthday in the middle of summer. With so much on over the three-day weekend, we are also spoilt for choice with ways to celebrate.

Summer 24 Jan 2023

Fantastic splash pads and water play spots across Auckland

Splash pads are a fun, safe option for kids of all ages to get wet and wild, and paddling pools are a great place for them to develop water confidence – so get splashing.

Community 16 Jan 2023

Tāmaki Makaurau prepares to host the ‘Olympics’ of kapa haka, Te Matatini Festival

From 22 February 2023, Tāmaki Makaurau will come alive with vibrant sights and sounds of the biggest kapa haka event in the Māori calendar, Te Matatini.

Summer 13 Jan 2023

Discover three of Auckland's best cycle routes

Auckland has a wide range of shared paths to explore on a bike or on foot. Here are three scenic cycle routes for you to try over summer.