Silent Disco Citywalk Glow Edition (Friday July 30, 6:30-8pm. Single: $25, Double: $42) is a multi-sensory outdoor experience that encourages you to look at the city with fresh eyes. Listen to the carefully curated space-themed soundtrack over headphones as you boogie along on this one-hour walking/dancing adventure. Start at Victoria Park Market, finish at Western Park.
Peek behind the scenes at the Park Hyatt’s incredible artworks at the Art Tour & Afternoon Tea at Park Hyatt (Thursday, July 15, 2 - 4:30pm. $55). Bask in the beauty and power of the art, learn the story behind each purchase, then enjoy a majestic five-course afternoon tea with breathtaking waterfront views. Now there’s a sight for sore eyes.
Join Auckland Sea Kayaks at Mission Bay Beach for Kai by Kayak, (Saturdays, 17, 24 & 31 July, 3.30pm- 8pm. $165 pp) and paddle across the Waitemata Harbour to the picturesque Victorian village of Devonport for a hearty wholesome dinner at Corelli’s Café. Then walk back to the water’s edge for a gentle paddle home, towards the twinkling lights of the city – this is hands down one of the most spirit-lifting ways to experience Tāmaki Makaurau.
Throughout July, East Auckland is welcoming visitors to enjoy their Art Trail with a series of imaginative and inspiring events. Visit art galleries, browse or buy, watch artists in action, attend workshops and embrace East Auckland’s heritage and culture. This exciting range of events promises something for all tastes and is yet another great reason to feast your eyes on the eastern edges of the city.
The humble mushroom is a magical and inspiring item of edible fungi, which is why Michael and Bee Van de Elzen have created All Things Mushroom (Friday, July 16, 10am-1pm, Good From Scratch, 376 Taiapa Rd, Muriwai. $110) Not only will participants learn all sorts of fascinating mushroom facts, they’ll also see Michael demonstrate spectacular mushroom dishes, and to ice the cake, during your visit you’ll be invited to stroll the visionary Good From Scratch gardens.
How often have you seen the city before dawn? Not often? Then perhaps it’s time rise and shine before the early birds and celebrate Morning People’s 5th Birthday (Saturday July 24, 7- 9am, Auckland Town Hall, $27.60 - $33.60). Featuring Weird Together (Live) and Sambora from Shapeshifter, see for yourself why so many people have come to embrace this special brand of morning mischief.