Things To Do

5 Awesome Things To Do In New Zealand This Week

By Lauren Sanderson
3rd Aug 2020

A girl looking lit up in neon lighting

As the weeks whizz by, more and more fun activities are emerging, so clear your calendars as there are heaps of exciting things happening!

Here are some of the things that you can get up to this week... 

Light Up Ponsonby

Wrap up and embrace the cold this week to explore Ponsonby's new light Installation, Light Up Ponsonby.  Take a stroll all the way from Three Lamps to Western Park as the streets, bars, restaurants and shops are brought to life by interactive light projections, decorations and installations. It's a way of lighting up the community and thanking everyone for their love and support through COVID. So, continue your support and head to the streets of Ponsonby for this family fun free event. Weds 5—Sunday 9 August from 6pm onwards.

Morning People

Start your Wednesday off the right way by partying it up with renowned DJ Greg Churchill at K' Road's Whammy Bar. Ditch the booze and bust some moves at Morning People, a rave that will leave you feeling fresh and ready to take on your day. Dress to sweat and dance away your inhibitions at this sunrise rave, where you’re guaranteed to leave with feel-good endorphins pumping through your body

Auckland Restaurant Month 

It's what we've all been waiting for, a true foodies dream — Auckland's annual Restaurant Month is back for its 10th year and we can't wait to wrap our chops around it. Throughout this month restaurants all over the city are hosting events, running deals, showcasing special menus and collaborating to create edible masterpieces. Indulge at some of the best eateries in the CBD for as little as $15. With over 175 special menu offers, you better put your tastebuds to work pronto. Check out our recommendations for menus $25 and under.

Free Yoga Mondays

It’s only Monday but already feels like a Wednesday—we feel yah! Release your stresses with a spot of yoga. Breathe those worries away at Ponsonby’s free Monday yoga sessions, where you can connect with your inner-self while giving your body a good old stretch. Even if you’re not a natural yogi, this class is for all levels, so relax in child’s pose or contort into the downward dog—either way, the instructor will help you find your vinyasa.

The Great New Zealand Toastie Takeover 

Toastie lovers listen up! The Great New Zealand Toastie Takeover is here and has summoned us to get our hands on these toasted goodies. The humble toastie is a simple hero for these complex times—who doesn't love a warm, crunchy, spicy, gooey, pickley friend to lift our spirits? Cook & Nelson and McClure’s Pickles will be scouring New Zealand to find the greatest toasted sandwich in Aotearoa. With more than 80 eateries up and down the country joining in with hope of winning the title, let's get tasting. This year they've even opened it up to the public to enter your best home creations in a separate category. Simply create your toastie, tag it on the social-meeds of your choice with #toastietakeover to enter in the draw to win a year’s supply of McClure’s Pickles. So, what are you waiting for? Celebrate the delicious Kiwi staple—but how? By trying them, of course, after all it would be rude not to. Find out more about the toastie takeover here

Start planning that South Island getaway with all the must-do things on offer.

Image credit: Finn Hackshaw

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