Long Weekend Happenings

Let Auckland Anniversary weekend begin. If you’re staying in Auckland for the long weekend, we’ve put together a few of our favourite things to do around town that can be enjoyed by the whole family. 


Safari Nights at the zoo – explore after dark

Explore Auckland Zoo after dark with Zoo nights hosted from 5-8pm. For all the animals that are more active at dusk, this is a great time to visit, while also avoiding the summer sun. If you’re wanting a more up close and personal experience, Auckland Zoo also hosts Safari nights. These personalised guided tours let you go behind the scenes and learn more about animal behaviour, habitats, diets and so much more.  Included in the tour is a torchlight tour around the zoo, as well as a fantastic BBQ feast with fun and games for the kids. Book your experience here.

Céleste – K’Road’s newest Bistro & Bar

For winding down at the end of the night, pop into Céleste, found on K Road where Revel used to be. This French-influenced neo-bistro serves up delicious meals, natural wines, and good times. With unique menu choices with everything from Octopus, Sweetbreads and even Radishes – it’s a delightful little spot we’re sure you’ll enjoy. See the full menu here.

Antarctica like you’ve never seen it before

If you’re looking to escape the hot summer sun, head down to Auckland Museum for their Antarctica VR Experience.  Dive into the icy world of virtual reality as you embark on a 360 degree journey and explore sweeping glaciers, learn about climate change, get up close and personal with a resident penguin colony and more. This really is an experience like no other and one the whole family can enjoy. Find out more here


Hike the Kitekite Falls

Explore the great outdoors with a hike to the KiteKite falls. Pack a picnic and strap on your hiking boots for this gradual climb through some of our country’s most beautiful forests, capped off by a spectacular waterfall at the end.


Cook up a storm

Invite some friends over and cook up a storm. There’s plenty of food inspo right here at Verve to get you started.