Entertainment & Events

The best thing about this great little country is you’ll never get bored! And some of the best entertainment is free…. Local Farmers Markets are a big hit – and it’s much more than buying fresh produce - the whole community comes together, chatting, drinking coffee, meeting friends and welcoming visitors. This is a great Kiwi experience – most markets are al fresco and have wonderful local musicians playing everything from Latin American music to Country & Western and Jazz. Free concerts in the park are also a unique feature of Kiwi life. Bring a picnic and enjoy the atmosphere.

The choice is yours 24/7 – a ticket to an international sports match, ballet or show or a relaxed outing at your own pace. Local i-SITE visitor centres are great places to start with for information on markets, music, and events in the area.

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Taste of Elliott Stables

Welcome to the Taste of Elliott Stables – where you can indulge yourselves to 12 individual international cuisines under one roof. Your favourite individual restaurants will be showcasing small portions of some of their best sellers on the menu. No bookings required. It is a free event. It is a foodie heaven for all your foodies out there. We have live Jazz from 5:00 - 7:00 pm on both nights. Be a part of this amazing experience.

Waiheke Winter Arts Festival

It's Waiheke Winter Arts Festival again coming up this Queens Birthday Weekend. See the depth of the Island Art Scene without having to call ahead for appointments.

FIFA U-20 World Cup

Football will hit Fever Pitch in Auckland this month with the city playing host to the best football New Zealand has ever seen in the FIFA U-20 World Cup 2015. North Harbour Stadium stages the tournament’s biggest matches while Queens Wharf and Queen Elizabeth Square lay on a host of football flavoured fun for fans at Fever Pitch.

New Zealand International Film Festival

The New Zealand International Film Festival is a national event extending the cinematic options of audiences and filmmakers throughout New Zealand.

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