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 13 Dec 2021

Dogs in the city: Off-leash hotspots

Nothing beats seeing your four-legged friends hurtle around a dog park with sheer joy. Make their day and let your dog off the leash in these four dog-friendly hotspots.

Summer 13 Dec 2021

Five sheltered beaches for little ones

With rock pools, shelly bays and pōhutukawa-fringed paddling pools, the region offers a wealth of kid-friendly seaside experiences. OurAuckland visits beaches especially good for young families.

Summer 13 Dec 2021

Seven local wanders

While Auckland grows increasingly more cosmopolitan, each summer brings new precincts to discover and explore. Here are our seven picks for destination wandering.

Summer 13 Dec 2021

Ideas for free days out across Auckland

Tāmaki Makaurau comes into its own in summer with plenty of opportunities to get outdoors.

Summer 13 Dec 2021

Half-day hikes around Tāmaki Makaurau

With 27 regional parks across Tāmaki Makaurau to explore, getting out in nature is a breeze. Here’s our pick of the best half-day hikes across the region.

Summer 13 Dec 2021

Get active for free this summer

With so much to explore and do outdoors, here are some ideas to help get the whole whānau active this summer.

Summer 13 Dec 2021

Hike a volcano this summer

Tāmaki Makaurau is blessed with a multitude of maunga with many located on the isthmus.

Cycling 13 Dec 2021

Cycle and skate your way into summer

From smooth cycle paths suitable for family outings to skateparks ideal for those intent on achieving a bit more air, getting the wheels rolling is a great way to be active.

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.