Feel the energy and join the fun
At Auckland Council we’re creating beautiful spaces in our uniquely Tāmaki Makaurau city centre, woven with cultural expression. We’re also bringing FREE performances, light installations, music and many other activations to add energy and delight to our spaces.
Your city centre refresh is calling
We invite you to reset your summer with a stroll through our city centre. Make a day of it and discover what’s new since you were here last.
Explore Auckland’s stunning waterfront this summer
From uptown to downtown and beyond, there are plenty of fun and affordable activities to discover as you explore the heart of Auckland this summer.
Harbour Edge Stitch moves from bold concept to exciting reality
One of eight Transformational Moves in the City Centre Masterplan, the Harbour Edge Stitch is making spectacular progress in uniting Auckland’s waterfront with the city centre.
Channeling Melbourne, our laneways are flourishing this summer
This summer there’s no need to look across the Tasman for the street vibe of Melbourne’s laneways. Our very own joined-up laneways network is right on your doorstep.
‘The pav’ lights up children’s eyes by day, and smashes Instagram by night
Affectionately called ‘the pav’ and described as a festive chess board, Santa’s kaleidoscope and a rainbow Parthenon, the Christmas pavilion in place at the lower end of Queen Street – at Te Komititanga square - is turning heads and captivating hearts.
Glorious 1915 orb returns to Quay Street, a beacon for safe journeys home
The WW1 Memorial Beacon, recently returned to the northern side of Quay Street, is the earliest known built monument to the Great War to be erected in New Zealand.
New Queen Street design wins praise from those backing it to thrive
25 November 2022 marks a significant milestone in the life of Queen Street, as the upgrades from Mayoral Drive to Shortland Street are complete, and Aucklanders and visitors can experience a more people-friendly, green and spacious street.
Who knew? 10 cool things about Queen Street
We’re getting excited about the opening of our sparkling new Queen Street – from Mayoral Drive to Shortland Street – later next month. Here are 10 curious ‘Who knew?’ moments to help kick off some nostalgia for our glorious, and sometimes enigmatic, premier street.