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50 Things To Do In Auckland This Spring

By Martha Brooke - 13 Sep 2017

50 Things To Do In Auckland This Spring

Picture frolicking lambs, pink petals falling from the blossom trees and daffodils sprouting anywhere and everywhere. Yep, spring is officially here so it’s time to say farewell to winter and welcome these warmer months with open arms. Kick that woolly wardrobe to the curb and embrace your pasty, milk bottle pins.

We love spring so much here at The Urban List, we have compiled a killer list of all things spring that you definitely need to get stuck into pronto!

  1. September, Shredtember. Top up your spring pantry with some healthy goods from these stores to help you get summer ready. 
  2. Stay in a luxury tent. Glamping is so in right now.
  3. Frolic amongst the flowers at Auckland’s Botanic Garden.
  4. Stroll through one of Auckland’s markets for a lazy and tasty Sunday.
  5. Lace up your walking boots and make your way through some of Auckland walks you didn't know you could do. 
  6. If you’re not much of a walker (only for Pokemon), cast a line and catch your own supper whilst fishing New Zealand’s waters!
  7. Feel like you should be in The Little Mermaid 4? Dip your toes at one of these epic beaches.
  8. Don’t fancy braving the waters just yet? Hire a Kayak and keep a watch out for those Orcas!
  9. Fancy playing an 18-hole? Check out our list of Auckland’s best golf courses to perfect that swing this spring.
  10. Perfect that summer body once and for all at these spots. We blame you, Little and Friday!
  11. Speaking of, why not treat yo’ self and divulge in one of their banana and caramel cakes. Banana is a healthy choice, right?
  12. If you really wanna shift that excess cake weight, jump around at Uptown Bounce.
  13. Get au naturel, Auckland's natural hot pools are sure to get you the R&R you deserve.
  14. Feed the llamas, ride the ponies and pet the animals at Kiwi Valley Farm. Move over kids.
  15. Don your helmet, neon vest and ride along the new rainbow cycle path.
  16. Our very own pop princess Lorde is returning for few intimate shows in NZ, we cannot wait to sing our heart out for her November shows.
  17. A good theatre show and dinner is date night that cannot fail. 
  18. Grab a bunch of friends and book onto a wine tour. It’s never too early for a wine, or three, is it?
  19. Don’t want to smush grapes? Grab a glass of beer here.
  20. Dig out your bat and head on down to the cricket nets at Victoria Park. You’ll soon be giving Kane Williamson a run for his money.
  21. Foodies everywhere get over to Taste of Auckland for another year of everything that’s hot and irresistible in the food scene.
  22. Feel like you could be the next Mo Farah? Sign up to the ASB Auckland Marathon to find out!
  23. Take your dog for a stroll in the spring sunshine.
  24. Don’t have a dog? Buy/adopt one. Everyone knows that dogs are the best and they can’t tell you to put that second slice of cake down, can they…
  25. Start renovating that garden you’ve been meaning to weed for goodness knows how long. Work those green fingers!
  26. As you feng shui your garden and start to feel at one with nature, why not book yourself onto a yoga retreat? Cross those legs and breatheeeee.
  27. Dine al fresco. Pack a picnic, grab a blanket and gather your friends and family and head to these awesome parks for a chilled out eating experience.
  28. Why not venture to Chelsea Heritage Estate for cracking views of the skyline and harbour?
  29. Or try Tawharanui Regional Park for a more beachy setting. Mind the gulls though!
  30. Can't bag yourself a table? These eateries are the best for a casual walk in feed. 
  31. How about Mekong Baby or The Garden Shed for your al fresco dining pleasures?
  32. Say goodbye to merino and Ugg boots (do people still wear these?!) and save a day to go out and shop for your new spring wardrobe.
  33. Jump on board a boat and sail across to Auckland’s own little paradise—Waiheke.
  34. Visit Oyster Inn on Waiheke Island. Mmm, mmm and mmmm!
  35. Forget soups and winter warmers, spring is here, so get creating those fresh and tasty spring-times feeds!
  36. Need some inspo? Grab a copy of The Raw Kitchen’s ‘Whole’ recipe book to have you cooking up a storm in no time!
  37. You don't need to wait for summer to dip in to the water, although a little chilly give paddle boarding a shot.
  38. In need of a quick getaway? Pack yourself a night or two at Auckland's best Air BnB spots to keep your sanity!
  39. Make a wish list of holiday destinations.
  40. Close your eyes, point and open! You now have a new holiday destination! Book away.
  41. Go shopping for new holiday clothes. You can never have enough bikinis.
  42. Scary September? Spookers is hosting a freaky festival for all you freak fanatics.
  43. Score brownie points and impress the other half by reserving a table at one of these Auckland restaurants.
  44. Speaking of brownies, hit up Little Bird Organics and Unbakery for a slice of the good stuff.
  45. Wake up early, hit the road and have yourself an unmissable weekend getaway.
  46. Eat all the ice-creams—gotta get that practice in for summer, am I right?!
  47. Start planning your New Year celebrations. Will it be Highlife, R&V, Wondergarden or just another emotional evening of passing out before the clock hits 12?!
  48. Soak up that sping sun in these beautiful bars.
  49. These coming months are all about renewal, so how about freshen up your skin with the help from our friends at OFF & ON.
  50. Need to save a little moolah before the summer starts? Here's some cheap eats so you can stuff your face and save your cash. 

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