A high angle view of Auckland's sunrise, with the cityscape and Harbour Bridge seen across Waitemata Harbour.

Top five summer activities in Auckland

Summer in Auckland

Come and visit Auckland this summer! Greenlane Suites offers great accommodation options for couples, families and friends. The central location means that you are in the heart of the city and close to all these fantastic activities! 

Waitemata Harbour

Take a cruise out on the Harbour and enjoy the summer sunshine, fresh ocean air and breath-taking views. Sail under the Harbour Bridge, past the Devonport Naval Base and discover the waterfront in style. The Auckland Harbour Cruise is a must do! 

Whale And Dolphin Watching

Take a trip with Auckland Whale and Dolphin Safari and enjoy breath-taking encounters with marine wildlife. This agency provides educational rides aboard a marine research vessel, where you can experience marine life up-close. The best part? A portion of every passenger fare goes towards Marine Mammal Conservation in New Zealand!

Kelly Tarlton’s Sea Life Aquarium

Learn all about turtles, penguins, jellyfish, crabs, sharks, sea stars, sea horses and much more at this fantastic aquarium! Take a walk through the underwater viewing tunnel or get up close and personal with the sharks in the thrilling Shark Cage Adventure. This is the perfect place to take your inquisitive kids for a fun-filled day out!

Butterfly Creek

Located out near the Auckland Airport, Butterfly Creek is the perfect activity on a warm summer’s day. Explore New Zealand’s largest tropical butterfly house, meet the resident crocodiles and other interesting animals and insects on display, Butterfly Creek is a family favourite! 

Waiheke Island Day Trip

Grab the ferry and enjoy a leisurely half hour trip across the Hauraki Gulf to explore the outstanding beaches, bays and rolling hills of Waiheke Island. Take your car across on the ferry, hire a scooter or jump on the bus, Waiheke Island is breath-taking in the summer and is perfect for a day trip!