Best 6 Activities to Enjoy this Summer

With summer well underway, it’s the perfect opportunity to get out of your retirement apartment in Auckland and enjoy the season to the fullest. Spending time with friends and family while eating ice cream and basking in the sunshine has never been more appealing!

Below, we’ve listed 6 excellent activities for spending a great Auckland summer. Invite some friends, pick up the grandkids, and create a summer filled with memories!

1. Beach Day at Mission Bay

On a hot sunny day, Mission Bay is the place to be! Loved as an excellent location in Auckland for swimming and sunbathing, the beach is surrounded by picturesque views of Rangitoto Island. During the hottest hours of the day, beachgoers can also find respite from the heat at one of the many superb restaurants or cafes that sit along the waterfront, including Movenpick, Portofino, Bodrum Kitchen, and more!

2. Excellent Views from the Sky Tower

If you’re feeling like a day out in the town, consider taking a ride to the observation deck of the Sky Tower. At 328 metres tall, the view from the deck is impressive, to say the least! Stand on the glass-bottomed floor for an unnerving look at the streets and cars below. You can also go during the evening and enjoy a breath-taking sunset, night-time views, and elevated dining—literally!

3. Fishing Trip with Friends

What better way to spend a summer’s day than out on the water? Why not take a friend and join a fishing tour out around Auckland? There are plenty of excellent touring opportunities to consider such as Zefiro Luxury Charters and Ultimate Charters NZ who regularly send out fishing tours and island explorer trips.

4. Play Mini-Golf in an Enchanted Forest

For a fun and affordable activity that’s great for the whole family, the Enchanted Forest Mini Golf course is a perfect choice. Come with friends or bring the grandchildren and enjoy a game of mini golf in Onehunga. With mature trees and gardens surrounding it and 18 full-length mini-golf holes, you can bring along a picnic and make a day of it!

It’s also not very far from Dress Smart Outlet Shopping Centre if you or the grandkids are keen for some shopping!

5. Have a Picnic or BBQ in the Park

Organise a picnic or BBQ out in your local park and catch up with friends and family in the best of settings. Auckland has some of the best spots to gather around for a sizzling BBQ such as Long Bay Regional Park and Cornwall Park. You can provide the food yourself or ask everyone to bring a plate to share.

6. Whale and Dolphin Watching

Whale and dolphin watching is the ultimate pastime for marine lovers young and old! If you would love to experience breath-taking encounters with marine wildlife, join one of the unique dolphin and whale spotting tours held by Auckland Whale & Dolphin Safari.

If that’s not enough to tempt you, each ticket purchased also contributes to the Marine Mammal Conservation in New Zealand. You’ll get to enjoy a boat ride while helping with Auckland’s conservation efforts!

Keep Up to Date on Events in Auckland

If you’re looking for fun events and activities to do this summer, you can keep up to date on upcoming events held in Auckland easily at Heart of the City.
From art and comedy events to music and food festivals, there’s a smorgasbord of choices to suit every taste!

Remember: Stay Safe this Summer

If you’re planning on being outside in the sun this summer, it’s important to take precautions to stay safe in the heat.

1.Drink plenty of water as it’s important to stay hydrated.
2.Use sunblock with at least 30 SPF, especially between 10am to 4pm.
3.Cover up and protect your skin with long sleeves, pants, a dress, etc.
4.Use sunglasses and a wide-brimmed sun hat to provide further protection for the face, ears, and eyes.

Enjoy Independent Senior Living to the Fullest with Settlers

We hope you enjoyed this article and feel inspired to enjoy the warm summer days ahead! Whether you plan on spending your time enjoying activities within Settlers’ lifestyle retirement village, or going out and about within Auckland, Settlers is here to support you. We have many social events and a variety of activities available in the village for residents to enjoy. On top of this, our village bus provides excellent transportation for residents to-and-from the local Westfield Shopping Mall and can be arranged to be used for other trips as well.

If you would like to know more about our activities held within the village or would like to express interest in joining the Settlers community, contact Rosalie, our sales manager, by emailing or call 0800 102 652 today.