Get out and about in Auckland this summer with the selection of activities and attractions we have highlighted. We also feature a range of events coming up this summer.

WHAT’S NEW
Village SKYCITY Gold Class Cinemas
A visit to the movies has become a whole new experience with Gold Class Cinemas. The experience includes luxury theatres, an exclusive lounge, a delectable menu, a fully-licensed bar and attentive service.

GET OUT IN AUCKLAND THIS SUMMER AND…
Go on a Dolphin and Whale Safari
Discover the hidden wonders of the Hauraki Gulf with Auckland’s Dolphin and Whale Safari. This eco-adventure is a great way to interact with these amazing mammals.

Visit New Zealand’s native kauri trees
Auckland’s North Shore City has several parks and reserves that offer a relaxing time in the outdoors. Many of these areas have native bush including New Zealand’s treasured kauri tree.

Get an adrenaline rush on the Viaduct Voyager
Viaduct Voyager is a new way to experience the Hauraki Gulf and access many of the islands in a whirlwind, exhilarating boating adventure.

Step back in time at The Bluestone Room
Check out one of New Zealand’s most recently developed Montheith’s bars situated in one of the oldest buildings in Auckland’s CBD. Soak-up the relaxed atmosphere and enjoy the nineteenth century memorabilia.

Go canyoning with Canyonz
Get out of your comfort zone and experience a great outdoor adventure in one of Auckland’s scenic and impressive canyons.

SUGGESTED DAY TRIP
Visit and learn about volcanoes
Auckland is the only city in the world that is built on an active volcano field. Learn about volcanoes in Auckland, New Zealand and around the world at Auckland Museum’s new permanent exhibition, before visiting the real thing.

OVERNIGHT ESCAPE
Aachen House
For a night of absolute indulgence in one of Australasia’s leading boutique hotels, visit Aachen House. The restored grand house is tastefully decorated with antiques and provides a relaxing, ambient environment.

HOT DEAL
Walk and indulge
Take a Maori guided walk of Auckland with Tamaki Hikoi before indulging in a Bliss Reflexology foot massage.

WHAT’S ON
Maori and Polynesian Shows
Until 25 January 06, SKYCITY Atrium Plaza, Corner Victoria and Hobson Streets, Auckland.
View spectacular Maori and Pacific performances at SKYCITY this month.

Big Day Out
20 January 06, Ericsson Stadium, Penrose.
See major international and local acts perform at the Big Day Out, one of New Zealand’s biggest live music events.

Auckland Match Racing Cup
25 – 29 January 06, Waitemata Harbour, Auckland City.
Get out on the water as the first Auckland Match Racing Cup takes place on the Waitemata Harbour. See the most impressive line up of sailors that New Zealand has seen since the America’s Cup.

Auckland Harbour Festival
28 – 30 January 06, Viaduct Harbour, Auckland City.
Further details are confirmed for the inaugural Auckland Harbour Festival. The festival is set to be the biggest harbour event with a great line up of entertainment.

Montana Mission Bay Jazz and Blues Streetfest
4 February 06, Tamaki Drive, Mission Bay. Soak up the atmosphere at one of Mission Bay’s fabulous cafes and restaurants while listening to live bands from throughout the country playing at New Zealand’s largest free jazz and blues streetfest.

Co-existence
10 February – 5 March 06, Britomart, Downtown Auckland.
This powerful and thought-provoking outdoor art exhibition contains 44 billboard-sized posters, featuring compelling work by artists, writers, and philosophers from around the world.

More events this summer
Due to popular demand, here is a sneak-preview of more events coming up in Auckland this summer.

Courtesy of Tourism Auckland