Things to do in Auckland this Spring


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Auckland is a fantastic place to visit year-round but a bright Spring day can be magical. Longer days and warmer weather bring greater access to outdoor spaces - our sparkling harbour, beaches and parks, and to some of the city's most popular festivals and special events.

Base yourself at our centrally located Auckland accommodation and soak up all that the city and region has to offer this Spring. Here are just a few suggestions.

Picnic in a Park

Revel in the fresh fragrance and colour of Spring at the Auckland Botanic Gardens. Discover the outdoor sculptures, Potter’s children’s garden and it's the perfect time to enjoy Spring Blossom Valley and the Rose Garden.

Or spend a day at Cornwall Park. Stroll under the cherry blossoms and climb to the top of One Tree Hill - Maungakiekie for panoramic city views. The kids will love the cute baby lambs and the ice creams at the kiosk.

Don’t want to organise your own food? Take a trip to one of the region’s beautiful vineyards and let them do the hard work for you.


Shop local at Auckland's markets

Head to La Cigale French-style weekend Farmers’ Market in Parnell for delicious foods and produce from organic fruit and vegetables to freshly baked bread and pastries.

Further afield, the Titirangi Village Market is held on the last Sunday of each month. It's the perfect excuse to explore out West. Pick up some picnic treats and gifts, before a walk in the bush or on one of the wild beaches.

Marvel at the light exhibitions

Don’t miss one of Auckland’s biggest annual events, the Diwali Festival of Lights, in October at Aotea Square. It's a vibrant atmosphere with a range of authentic Indian cuisine, dance and music.

In November, the spectacular Art in the Dark (pictured) is held in Western Park, Ponsonby. The park is lit up with more than 40 incredible light art installations.


Catch a concert

Some of the world's biggest shows come to Auckland. This Spring there's a great line up from Cats the Musical to Russell Brand and Robbie Williams, among many others.

Matakana Farmers Market

Take a day trip to Matakana

Visit the boutique wineries, pick up some seasonal artisan food at the weekend markets or browse the art and craft galleries. It might even be warm enough for a lazy swim at one of the picture perfect white-sand beaches.


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