Make the most of Auckland

The cicadas are calling and so is another stunning Auckland summer.

From surf beaches out west and gentle family-friendly white sands out east to majestic bush walks and stunning island getaways, there is an Auckland adventure calling for you. Tāmaki Makaurau has something for everyone with plenty of free summer events, pools, splashpads, paths and over 4000 parks to explore.

Nau mai, haere mai. Your Auckland summer is calling.

News65 Results

Summer 22 Dec 2021

Parks to see on two wheels

Get out on your bike this summer and explore some of our region's great parks.

Summer 20 Dec 2021

Auckland Council summer opening hours

Find out about summer hours for libraries, pools, rubbish and recycling collections, and more.

Akl Paths 20 Dec 2021

Adventure is calling with AKL Paths

Get those legs moving, wheels rolling and dogs panting at some of our region's great paths.

Summer 20 Dec 2021

Auckland summer daytrips are calling

Get outdoors, try something new and make the most of summer in Auckland by heading out to one of these great locations.

Summer 20 Dec 2021

Walks for every Auckland landscape

Whether it’s rugged black-sand surf beaches, dense native forest, rolling green pastures or urban city centres, there’s always something different to see and do.

Summer 20 Dec 2021

Looking for some Waitākere alternatives? 

With more than 4000 parks across the region, there are heaps of alternatives to the Waitākere Ranges out there!

Summer 20 Dec 2021

Take a hike on these Auckland tracks

Get outdoors and explore Auckland this summer by hiking through our beautiful countryside.

Summer 16 Dec 2021

Explore outdoor art trails

Public art in Auckland city celebrates the creativity of local artists and the diversity of Tāmaki Makaurau. Plan your own personal art pilgrimage or check out these outstanding pieces of public art that show different faces of the city.

Events31 Results

18 Dec 2021 - 04 Feb 2022

Summer School Holidays 2021-2022

Find lots of fun, local and affordable activities for kids across the region over the school holidays.

28 Jan 2022 - 30 Jan 2022

Dulux Super Bash

Cricketers of all ages and skill levels have the opportunity to see if they can clear the rope at one of the world’s most iconic cricket grounds.

28 Jan 2022 - 31 Jan 2022

Vector Lights for Auckland Anniversary 2022

Vector Lights on the iconic Auckland Harbour Bridge is celebrating Auckland Anniversary Weekend with a dazzling light show.

24 Jan 2022 - 18 Apr 2022

Whale Tales 2022 Art Trail

An immersive public art trail is surfacing in Tāmaki Makaurau.

23 Jan 2022 - 03 Feb 2022

Water World

A huge floating waterpark full of challenging obstacles that moves around Auckland beaches throughout the summer.

22 Jan 2022 - 19 Feb 2022

Shakespeare in the Park 2022

Shoreside Theatre presents a special night of Shakespeare with sumptuous costumes, creative production design and passionate performances.

10 Jan 2022 - 06 Feb 2022

Curious Creatures of the Concrete Jungle

Explore and discover parts of the city you've never seen before and see if you can find the curious creatures.

06 Jan 2022 - 10 Apr 2022

Kaipātiki Summer Fun Programme

For local families/whanau to enjoy being active together in local parks and reserves.