10 things to do in Auckland this summer

Pics 29/12/2015
Sticking around town this summer? We've got you sorted with 10 of the best this to do in Auckland this summer!
1. Head out west and visit the wild black-sand beaches
Explore the sand dunes at Wainamu Lake,hit up the surf at Piha or take a day trip out to Karioitahi Beach Roll around town Get out in the sun and ride along The Promenade whilst getting a killer view of our beautiful harbour. Bikes, rollerblades and skateboards are for hire daily
With 4 stages, 40 artists. Auckland City Limits will play host to the biggest up-and-coming artists and household names that span the genre map. From international stars to the best of New Zealand, it’s music to your ears!
Escape the hustle and bustle of the city with an easy walking track that leads to a spectacular 30 metre waterfall. Take a dip in the fresh water of Hunua Falls. Roughly 45-60 minutes drive from the city!
Situated on the North Shore, Mount Victoria is a great place to have a day out with the family for a picnic. Auckland is home to over 40 Volcanic Cones just waiting to be explored, so make sure you check out; Mt. Eden, North Head, One Tree Hill and Mt. Wellington too
The Silo Park Cinema is back for another year, and is the place to be for a chilled Friday night. Treat yourself to treats from the Silo Markets which kick off at 5pm and then snuggle in for a Movie from 9pm.
6. Give Paddle Boarding a go!
Get a group together and hit up Takapuna Beach for some Stand Up Paddle Board Lessons. You won't regret it!
Soak up the sun and by a little beach Turbo Touch at Mission Bay and Orewa Beach. Turbo Touch is the fastest growing game in Aotearoa! It’s like a fusion of Touch, Netball, Basketball and Ultimate Frisbee. 
8. Waiheke Island
Catch the ferry over to Waiheke Island for the day, only 35 minutes from Auckland's CBD and we promise you'll feel a world away. Beautiful beaches, fine dining, vineyards, olive groves and adventure right in one spot.

Just 1 hour north of Auckland, on the Matakana Coast visit New Zealand's first protected Marine Reserve, Goat Island. There’s no better place to see the abundant marine life, just off the beach, by snorkelling, diving or the glass bottom boat.
10. Check out all the wildlife

See lions, tigers and pandas at Auckland Zoo, walk through a tunnel while sharks, stingrays and fish swim over top of you at Kelly Tarltons or hang out with hundreds of butterflies at Butterfly Creek. You could head out on the Hauraki Gulf to check out some dolphins and whales in action, or go to the open wildlife reserve at Tiritiri Matangi Island to walk among native birds.