12 Fun Things To Do Without Alcohol In Auckland This Summer

Megan Zara Walsh Megan Zara Walsh - Staff Writer

Best Things To Do Auckland No Alcohol

Indeed, Auckland is a fantastic city for the boozers among us. From bars, clubs and plenty of events– we’ve got it all. But what if you actually don’t fancy a drink for a change? From immersive experiences to family-friendly activities, we’ve rounded 12 of the best alcohol-free things to do in Auckland.

1. Point Erin Pools

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Photo Credit: CLM Erin Pool

As one of many swimming facilities in Auckland, relax and unwind without needing a sip of alcohol. With a family spa, plenty of leisure pools, and more…you’ll be spoilt for choice.

📍 94 Shelly Beach Road, Herne Bay, Auckland 1011, New Zealand

2. Escape Rooms

Certainly, places like the award-winning Escapade offer a variety of games to excite you and your friends.

📍 Level 1/23 Victoria Street East, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

3. Go-Karting

Karting is a great alcohol-free activity. It provides top-notch entertainment, especially for groups and you can poke fun at friends who come paddy last in the race. Why not try KartSport Auckland for some outdoor thrills.

📍 124 Patiki Road, Avondale, Auckland 1026, New Zealand

4. Waterworld Park

Waterworld Entertainment
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Head to the beach and have some fun at this epic inflatable water course that you’ll find perched at many Auckland beaches this season. Read all about it here.

📍 Various Locations

5. Instagrammable Food Hunt

Grab your foodie friends, and head on a hunt for the most gram-worthy meals in Auckland. Lucky for you, we’ve already listed the most Instagrammable food dishes in Auckland. Certainly, one of the best things to do without alcohol in Auckland.

📍 Various Locations

6. Mary Quant

Mary Quant Exhibition
Photo Credit: Auckland Art Gallery

Fashion enthusiasts will not want to miss this exhibition about fashion icon Mary Quant. Read about it here. There is plenty more to see at Auckland Art Gallery without needing a drop of alcohol.

📍 Auckland Art Gallery, Wellesley Street East, Auckland CBD, New Zealand


7. Vector Wero Whitewater Park

This spot is perfect for people of all ages who want to enjoy watersports in the summer sunshine. Think rafting, kayaking, paddle boarding, and plenty more lake activities. Indeed, one of the best things to do without alcohol in Auckland.

📍 770 Great South Road, Wiri, Auckland 2104, New Zealand

8. Waiheke Island

If you’re feeling extra adventurous, take the ferry to Waiheke Island. Get lost among the spectacular beaches, impressive vineyards, glorious coastlines and native wildlife. Additionally, dine at one of the most romantic dining spots in Auckland here.

9. Auckland Zoo

Animal lovers will enjoy a day at the zoo, which hosts 144 different species, and over 1400 animals, with the biggest diversity of wildlife in New Zealand. Certainly, the perfect summer activity. Book your tickets via the Auckland Zoo website.

📍 Motions Rd, Auckland 1022, New Zealand

10. Kayaking to Rangitoto Island

This is one of the best date ideas in Auckland. Take a 6 hour kayaking sunset tour to explore the wonderful Rangitoto Island. Even beginners will be able for the one hour of paddling to get to the island, followed by a hike to the volcano summit. Indeed, it makes an epic summer activity without alcohol.

11. Summer Picnic

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Excitingly, you could have a picnic at one of the best picnic areas in Auckland, or head to one of the best beaches with a DIY picnic. Additionally, you could order one of the greatest shared platters as a picnic instead.

📍 Various Locations

12. Freakshakes

Treat yourself to one of the best freakshakes in Auckland. Definitely, the epitome of happiness during the summer months.

📍 Various Locations 

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