Auckland Climate Festival is a month-long festival held in Tāmaki Makaurau every year creating space for us all to come together as a city to celebrate, catalyse and accelerate climate action. Running for the third time this year, Aucklanders can engage in climate action through attending a diverse range of events, initiatives and activations taking place all across the region. The Festivals programme is co-curated with communities, mana whenua, rangatahi, businesses, advocacy groups and government as a whole-of-society response to the climate emergency.

Auckland Climate Festival at Britomart

Zero Carbon breakfast | 5 Sep | Takutai Square 

Join All Good who will be serving up complimentary Blue Frog porridge bowls, topped with Raglan Food Co. Coconut Yogurt & All Good Bananas in Takutai Square, Britomart. And don't worry, they haven't forgotten about the coffee, Everybird will be slinging creamy Oat Flatties.

How Urban Trees Can Help with Justin Morgenroth and Jeremy Hanson | 6 Sep

Associate Professor Justin Morgenroth is a leader of the New Zealand Urban Forest Initiative and has been studying urban trees and the critical roles they play in cities around the world. He'll be speaking to Britomart's Jeremy Hansen about the best way to make Auckland and other cities greener. Register for free here.

Reusable Tuesday | 12 Sep 

Free coffee at Britomart cafes for anyone with a reusable cup! Including: Amano Bakery, La Petite Fourchette, Espresso Workshop, Daily Bread Britomart, Miann, Ortolana, The Store, Yeah Bowl and kingi.

How Urban Trees Can Help
Reusable Tuesday
Zero Carbon breakfast at Britomart

More events around the city centre 

Economy for public good conference | 31 Aug | AUT University 

This in-person conference will be the first in New Zealand’s history focusing on redesigning our economic system to deliver wellbeing for people and planet. It will feature a full day of fascinating speakers and practical trainings covering modern economic approaches from Māori, wellbeing, ecological, circular, doughnut and degrowth economics as well as inspiring local stories. Find out more and buy tickets here

E-Bike guided ride | 31 Aug 2023 

This popular E-Bike Guided Rides get people on bikes to help them experience the joy of riding, whilst also seeing some of the highlights of the 2023 Auckland Climate Festival. These rides will go around the central city loop, taking in and showcasing some of Auckland's best cycling infrastructure, giving access to many of the locations hosting Auckland Climate Festival Events. Each ride will take three hours, including time to stop and experience some of the events, and covers approximately 10kms. Register for free here

Low carbon Climate Festival menu at East | 1-29 Sep, 5pm-9pm

At East, they believe in promoting more conscious dining without compromising on taste. They strive to provide a dining experience that not only celebrates the diverse flavours of the East and satisfies the palate but also promotes sustainable practices. Join them this September for a unique plant-powered dining experience that showcases the best of modern-Asian flavours. Find out more here

E-Bike Guided Ride Auckland Climate Festival
Chef's Table at East - Restaurant Month 2023
Chef's Table at East - Restaurant Month 2023

Vector Lights for Auckland Climate Festival 2023 

Vector Lights will light up in the Auckland Climate Festival colours alongside the World Wildlife Fund Whale Tales show in support of climate change, sustainability, and marine conservation.

The four colours of Auckland Climate Festival take inspiration from a geologist's sampling of the earth, uncovering the layers. They're  represented by:

  • Yellow: Te kōhauhau | Atmosphere
  • Blue: Te wai | Water
  • Pink: Te kiko | Flesh
  • Brown: Te whenua | Earth

Great places to watch Vector Lights:

  • Silo Park
  • The end of Halsey Wharf (just out from the Viaduct Events Centre)
  • The end of Princes Wharf (outside the Hilton Auckland hotel)
  • The end of Queens Wharf (in front of The Cloud and The Lighthouse)

The show plays every 15 minutes from 8pm until midnight.

Auckland Climate Festival - Vector Lights
Enjoy two hours of free parking or $5 evening and weekend rates. Find out more. Ride on public transport from as little as $2 each way. Find out more.
Last updated: 11 August 2023