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.

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Summer 15 Dec 2021

Get active with AKL Paths: running and walking routes for beginners

Whether you're in training, planning an evening jog, or looking for a way to get fit and active over the summer months, AKL Paths is a great resource for finding a route that suits you.

Summer 15 Dec 2021

Get Active with AKL Paths: Ten scenic paths for outdoor training

Get active your way this summer and achieve your goals with AKL Paths.

Summer 15 Dec 2021

Cool down at your local pool

This time of the year is always great to get out and enjoy splashing around.

Summer 15 Dec 2021

Six secret picnic spots

Take a look at our pick of the top six picnic spots across the region where you can set up a picnic blanket and relax with family and friends.

Parks / Outdoors 15 Dec 2021

Explore Ātiu Creek Regional Park this summer

With a third of Auckland’s regional parks located in Rodney, we are spoilt for choice when it comes to exploring the outdoors this summer.

Summer 15 Dec 2021

Swim, paddle and splash your way through summer

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

Summer 15 Dec 2021

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.

Auckland's Future In Progress 14 Dec 2021

Pop-up music comes to our newest pocket park and eastern laneways this summer

Keep an eye out for a pop-up celebration of some of Tāmaki Makaurau's live artists most weekends until mid-February

Events34 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.

27 Jan 2022 - 24 Mar 2022

Paul Neshausen Barfoot & Thompson Summer Swim Series

New Zealand's largest weekly open water swim event.

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.

13 Dec 2021 - 28 Jan 2022

Auckland Libraries: Kids Summer Reading Programme

Summer school holidays reading programme for tamariki aged 5-12.