With so much going on you better book soon…
In need of inspiration for your summer trip to Auckland? There is so much going on in the city of sails and you can be part of it. Whether it’s an afternoon watching tennis, a dose of good music or just want to celebrate Chinese New Year, you can be sure that Auckland can give you your fix of entertainment. To make it easier for you we listed our top 10 Auckland events for a perfect summer.
1. ASB Classic
See some of the world’s best tennis players compete at the 2018 ASB Classic from the 1st–13th January and sample some of Auckland’s best food off court. Every year there is a huge entertainment line-up, including the Sunday Sweet Spot with incredible music and delicious food and beverages all day. Check out the player list which includes Lauren Davis, Mona Barthel, Juan Martin del Potro and David Ferre to prepare for the exiting matches.
2. Get a good laugh at Jimmy Carr’s shows
Grab your tickets for the comedians show and enjoy his vast repertoire of stand-up comedy. You can be sure he will include his best jokes as well as brand new material. See the Brit, known for his signature laugh, dark humour and deadpan delivery, on the 15th January at the ASB Theatre Auckland, just a short cab ride from Crowne Plaza Auckland.
3. Stargazing and movies in the park
Summer in Auckland comes with many perks and one of our favourites is movie nights for the whole neighborhood. Head to the park (don’t forget a blanked and a well filled picnic basket) and watch your favorite flick. It’s perfect for a romantic date, a family outing or if you just need your weekly blockbuster fix. Check out the movies in the park website for locations and program.
4. The Art of Banksy
The UKs most famous street artists’ works are coming to Auckland’s Aotea centre from the 5th January – 6th February 2018, just a couple minutes stroll from Crowne Plaza Auckland. All pieces in the collection are privately owned. So this is a once in a lifetime show. Check out the girl with balloon and 79 others up close and personal. The anonymous street artist connects political protest, social criticism and art in his pieces and you never know where he shows up next.
5. Greet the year of the dog
The Chinese zodiac of the dog symbolises the coming of fortune. What better reason to join the Chinese New Year’s festivities at the ASB Showgrounds on the 3rdFebruary between 9.30am and 4.00pm? Make sure to watch some traditional and modern Chinese performances, indulge in great food and take part in material arts and Tai Chi, plus with special entertainment for kids this is the perfect opportunity for a family outing.
6. Music in the vineyards
Drive out to Villa Maria to enjoy three unique concerts this summer. Pick from Six60’s ‘The New Wave Tour’, Fat Freddy’s Drop 2018 and The National or try to fit all three of them in your schedule. And while you are out there, make sure to try some of their great wines and maybe squeeze in a delicious lunch at their café.
7. One of the world’s biggest love stories
Titanic in concert combines James Cameron’s famous motion picture with the incredible Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. Aboard the Titanic with Jack and Rose and experience their love story all over again, taking a journey back in time. Watch your favourite movie in a way you have never seen it before, and get carried away by an incredible musical performance on the 24th and 25th January 2018, just minutes from Crowne Plaza Auckland hotel at The Civic theatre.
8. Bryan Adams, Foo Fighters, Macklemore and many more
2018 brings Auckland a concert line up like never before, grab your tickets for your favourite artist and head to Spark Arena or Mt Smart Stadium to get your fix. With so many concerts taking place there is something for everyone whether it’s an old classic like Bryan Adams ‘Summer of 69’ or modern rap hits from Macklemore. Make sure to book your room before the city is full.
Are you a Cricket fan and in need of a good match? Grab your tickets for the Blackcaps vs Pakistan on the 25 January or treat yourself to tickets for the Blackcaps vs Australia match in Auckland to see a battle of two old rivals on the 16 February.
10. An afternoon out on the water
Our new Family Getaway Package is fun for everyone and includes a $100 voucherfor rental at Fergs Kayaks, and a full buffet breakfast to refuel the next morning. Explore the water at your own pace with the whole family or grab bikes and roller blades for an afternoon at the waterfront, either way you will have a great time.