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

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

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.