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The Best Things to Do in Auckland This Long Weekend

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By Concrete Playground
September 23, 2022
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By Concrete Playground
September 23, 2022
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  • Food & Drink

    Golden Hour at Esther

    Celebrate the warmer months with this special sunset dinner deal.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Ticket to Paradise

    George Clooney and Julia Roberts team up again, this time for their first rom-com together — and their charisma and banter is the Queensland-shot film's biggest drawcard.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Hit the Road

    Just as his father Jafar Panahi has across his own career, first-time writer/director Panah Panahi explores life in Iran today in this beautiful and bittersweet road movie.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Fire of Love

    Compiled from spectacular archival footage, this documentary about French volcanologists Katia and Maurice Krafft is a stunner.

  • Food & Drink

    Oktoberfest at The Bavarian

    The Bavarian is celebrating Oktoberfest with parties, eight German-style beers, schnapps, giant pretzels, and pork-heavy menus.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Moonage Daydream

    'Cobain: Montage of Heck' director Brett Morgen turns David Bowie's life, music, performances and impact into a dazzling kaleidoscopic documentary that's as shapeshifting and boundary-pushing as the icon himself.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Official Competition

    Penélope Cruz and Antonio Banderas are fantastic in this sharp and witty Spanish Argentine comedy about filmmaking.

  • Food & Drink

    Hanami at Azabu Mission Bay

    Welcome the warmer months by enjoying delicious gin cocktails and tasty bites under the blossoms, beachside.

  • Food & Drink

    Negroni Week at QT

    As if you needed another reason to order a negroni this weekend.

  • Food & Drink

    Sapphire Lane

    Welcome spring with a specialty gin cocktail under a canopy of colourful umbrellas.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Ukraine: The Cost of Freedom

    The heartbreaking and inspiring new exhibition is revealing the realities of war-torn Ukraine.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Spark 5G Street Museum

    Forget stuffy and outdated museum halls — all you need to experience this virtual reality exhibit is your phone and your walking shoes.

  • Food & Drink

    Big Thursdays at Hoppers Garden Bar

    Start the downward slide into the weekend with live music and speciality cocktails.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Waiheke Wine and Dine

    Banish those winter blues by cosying up by the fire with a glass of red at one of Waiheke's gorgeous wineries.

  • Food & Drink

    Dr Rudi's Drag Brunch

    Spend the long weekend paying homage to all the queens weekend with two hours of bottomless mimosas and fabulous entertainment.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Ancient Greeks: Athletes, Warriors and Heroes

    This mammoth exhibition is set to be the largest selection of ancient artefacts ever loaned by a museum to New Zealand.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Lunchtime Drop-In Drawing Session

    Do you dream of being a famous artist? Manifest it the right way and practice your skills in the Auckland Art Gallery.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Yoga at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki

    The weekly one-hour Hatha yoga class takes place in a new gallery space each week, allowing you to catch new works from local and international artists.

  • Food & Drink

    Britomart Saturday Farmer's Market

    This weekly inner-city farmer's market sells everything from fresh produce and flowers to coffee, vegan foods, pastries, sweet buns, crepes, juices and savoury snacks.

  • Food & Drink

    Pasta and Peroni Nights at The Grounds

    See out the last sunny evenings of autumn with fresh pasta handmade by an ex-Baduzzi chef and ice-cold beers on tap.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Yona Lee: Arrangement for 5 Rooms

    You've never seen a handrail quite like this before.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Civic Tours 2022

    This hour-long tour takes you behind the curtain of one of Auckland's most iconic landmarks.

  • Food & Drink

    Straight to Churly's

    Start your adventure in Auckland with some craft beer and a nose-to-tail feast.

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