Things To Do

5 Awesome Things To Do In Auckland This Week

By Lauren Sanderson
26th Jul 2021

Get amongst some fun festivities this week.  

Treat yourself to a good laugh at a comedy night,  fill your face at the Auckland Food Show, learn a thing or two about food photography, work your magic on the ice and book your crew into a VIP igloo. 

Here are the best things to do in Auckland this week.

Pocket Laughs

Are you in need of a good laugh? Well, you're in luck—head to Pocket Bar for a night of pure belly chuckles as a cracking line-up of comedians, including the hilarious Dai Henwood takes centre stage to bring us all the laughs. So, If you’re after a mid-week lol then round up the troops and hit up Pocket Laughs, we promise this crack-up event will leave your jaw aching and will be responsible for plenty of ab workouts.

The Auckland Food Show

Calling all foodies! New Zealand’s largest food show is back with a bang this week and it’s going to be a good'un—with over 200 exhibitors for you to feast your eyes on and your taste buds, you’ll be spoilt for choice. So, if you love to wine and dine your pals or cook up a feast for loved ones, then The Food Show is the perfect spot to gather inspiration. Get involved and learn a thing or two from top celebrity chefs in the cooking theatre, treat yourself to a wine & cheese tasting with Villa Maria and tuck into tasty street food at the street food alley, plus you can stock up on the best local food, drink and kitchen equipment, winning!


Ever considered yourself a bit of a foodographer? Well, now’s your chance to show off your mad skills and those tantalising food pics. The New Zealand School of Food and Wine are hosting an epic foodography event this Thursday where you can learn how to take mouth-watering photos of food while styling your own four-course menu filled with Kiwi-inspired dishes—and the best part is it’s all edible. The theme this year is mid-winter Christmas, so don’t be a grinch—whip out your camera and get snapping for the gram.

Aotea Square Ice Rink

Whether you’re a born figure skater or one of those people who fall on their butt, the Aotea Square Ice Rink will provide the perfect entertainment on a winter’s day in the City of Sails. Lace up and work your magic on the ice and don’t forget to tackle the 35-metre, multi-level ice slide. So, what are you waiting for? Don’t be an ice queen and get amongst the fun this week.

Book A Cosy Winter Snug

Round up the crew and book yourself into a Cosy Winter Snug in Aotea Square this week (available to be booked for up to eight people). Nestle into your very own little igloo dome kitted out with comfy furniture, blankets and—very important—heaters, you'll be able to drink and dine from a selection of platters and enjoy an intimate soiree. Could you ask for a better mid-week treat? We think not. 

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Image credit: Auckland Live

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