Calendar of Events in Auckland
Spread over 19 days in March, this is one of the country's oldest arts festivals, with hundreds of events featuring both international and homegrown talent, ranging from theatre and classical music to modern dance, burlesque and ambitious art installations.
Also in March, this festival celebrates the cultural diversity of the Pacific Islands with a feast of colour and sound. Representatives of the Cook Island, Samoa and so on each have their own highly decorative stages where they put on shows.
New Zealand International Film Festival
Auckland is one of several cities that plays host to this high-profile annual event. Running from the middle of July to early August, it's a chance to see an eclectic selection of new works, cult movies and classics on the big screen.
Taking place in January, this fortnight-long tennis tournament is a major warm-up event for the Australian Open, attracting top male and female players. The week before the Auckland Open there is also a women only tournament, the ABS Classic.
No matter what your passions are, Auckland is sure to tantalize you, so why wait to visit?