Mix up the mundane weekly schedule by throwing in a new experience. Whether you've been looking for something new to try, or are wanting to brush up on your skills, there's a class and activity for everyone in the city centre. We've rounded up some of the stand-out classes currently on offer in the heart of the city - have a look through and book in your next new experience!

Let your inner creative run wild

Fun for your tamariki

More workshops and classes 

Homeland Cooking School | Homeland, Pier 21, 11 Westhaven Drive

Some of lifes greatest joys come from cooking and eating together and Homeland's Cooking School is the best place to do both. Their state-of-the-art space has all the latest induction cooktops and fantastic ovens, perfect for learning any kind of cuisine. Check out the upcoming cooking classes, here

Drop-in drawing at Auckland Art Gallery

Free Drop-in drawing sessions | Auckland Art Gallery

Every Friday lunchtime, Auckland Art Gallery hosts drawing sessions with the guidance of a tutor. Free to attend, these sessions are an opportunity to practice your sketching and observational skills in a relaxed environment. 


Paintvine | Various city centre locations 

Taking place in local bars around the city centre, these fun, social painting classes teach you the basic techniques of painting with acrylic on canvas. Perfect to learn a new skill and go on a date, catch up with mates or meet new friends. 

Margarita Masterclass | Mexico, 23 Britomart Place 

Keen to master the art of the Margarita? Mexico's new masterclass will have you simultaneously making and consuming delicious Margaritas. Take part in this 90 minute class with an expert bar master and you'll get to create three margaritas and eat delicious food from the Mexico kitchen. For more info and to book in your group, click here.

weta creative workshop

Creative Workshops | Wētā Workshop Unleashed, 88 Federal Street 

These fantastic creative workshops provide an opportunity to gain hands-on tips and techniques from the Wētā Workshop wizardry crew. Be introduced to special effects make-up and learn how to create horro-bly convincing wounds with silicon gels and makeup in their Horror FX workshop and more. 

Dive HQ

Learn to dive | Dive HQ Westhaven, 101 Beaumont Street

Always wanted to learn how to dive? Dive HQ Westhaven offers a range of PADI Recreational Courses from their city centre location. Take a look at each of the courses available, including Open Water, Rescue Diver and Specialty Courses, and find out when you can dive in. Private lessons are also available.


New Zealand School of Food & Wine, Level 3, 104 Customs Street West

Expand your foodie repertoire with NZ School of Food and Wine's classes in fine cooking, cocktail mixology and barista skills. See here for a full list of all the cooking classes on offer.

Learn to dance | Victory Performance Centre Studios, Level 1, 260 Queen Street

Victory Performance Centre provides dance classes for adults and children in Jazz, Hip Hop, Tap, Ballet, Contemporary, Lyrical, Pointe and Pilates/Strength and Flexibility classes. No more excuses not to get the dancer's body you've always wanted! Have fun while you tone your muscles, lean and lengthen without the bulk.

Last updated: 11 October 2023