As with any international city that has many exciting events and happenings Auckland is no different. You will find everything in this great little city from concerts to live music, sporting events, exhibitions, performing arts, festivals, markets, workshops and much much more.... there's something for everyone.  

Some upcoming events...   


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  • Cats - Win tickets!   The acclaimed West End revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's record-breaking musical comes to Auckland for a strictly limited season.  At The Civic theatre from  11 September - 4 October. Based on T. S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, the show is set amongst a larger-than-life junkyard playground and is alive with our favourite feline characters including Rum Tum Tugger, Mr Mistoffelees, Macavity, Jennyanydots, Old Deuteronomy, Grizabella and Skimbleshanks. Cats


Spring School Holidays  Some great ideas to keep the kids entertained these spring school holidays can be found on the Auckland City Events site.  


  • Ports of Auckland Boat Tours    These FREE  public boat tours on Waitematā Harbour gives you an opportunity to watch our port at work from the sea.  The hour-long tour takes you alongside our container terminals, where you can see the big cranes and other machinery at work.  It weaves in and out of the commercial wharves, while an informative commentary explains how each area operates. Bookings essential:  360 Discovery,  09 307 8005. Times....   
    • Tuesday 22 September, 11am-noon
    • Tuesday 29 September, 11am-noon
    • Tuesday 6 October, 11am-noon
    • Tuesday 13 October, 11am-noonPorts of Auckland Boat Tours.jpg



  • Auckland Diwali Festival  Free at Aotea Square and Queen Street on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th October form noon-9pm. Enjoy the flavours, sights and sounds of traditional and contemporary Indian culture in all its forms at Auckland Diwali Festival.  This free, family-friendly festival includes live performances, music, dance, street theatre, puppetry, food and craft stalls, the hotly contested Bollywood dance competition, workshops and a speaker series. Auckland Diwali Festival.jpg

  • Taku Tāmaki - Auckland Stories  At the Auckland Museum until 18 October. As Auckland marks its 175th year, this special home-grown exhibition invites you to become explorers of the city.  Full of inspiring and curious things to see and do, you'll discover what the city is about, what shaped it and where it might be headed.  Free with museum entry.Taku Tāmaki Auckland Stories.jpg


  • Wunderrūma: New Zealand Jewellery at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki. Wunderrūma: New Zealand Jewellery is curated by two of the country's most prominent jewellers, Karl Fritsch and Warwick Freeman, and displays the largest collection of contemporary New Zealand jewellery. It includes works from more than 75 contemporary artists, as well as Māori taonga (treasure) and Pacific and historical jewellery.  Wunderruma: New Zealand Jewellery


  • ASB Auckland Marathon   On Sunday the 1st November, 6am-3pm. You are invited to join us on the start line at the 2015 ASB Auckland Marathon on Sunday 1 November 2015.  New Zealand's biggest city will host a festival of events including the ASB Auckland Marathon, Half Marathon, 12k Traverse, Heart Foundation 5k Challenge and Kids Marathon for you to believe, achieve and succeed. Info at   ASB Auckland Marathon 2015.jpg


  • 24th Annual Wallace Art Awards 2015   until 8 November at The Pah Homestead, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre.  Sir James Wallace established the Annual Wallace Art Awards 24 years ago. These are the longest surviving and largest annual art awards of their kind in New Zealand, with a value amounting to over $195,000.  The four winners receive valuable residencies at prestigious institutions in the US and Switzerland. View this exhibition of the winners and finalists from 8 September to 8 November at The Pah Homestead. 24th Annual Wallace Art Awards 2015