Summer on Queens Wharf is back! One of Tāmaki Makaurau's most iconic central city locations comes alive with a series of FREE community events and activities.

Young, old, city-dwellers, families, commuters, day-trippers and the Queens-Wharf-curious, everyone is welcome. Whether you come with whānau and friends or just bring yourself to join in the activities, Summer on Queens Wharf is the perfect opportunity to get out and connect with your community.

Sunrise Yoga
8, 15 December and 9,16,23 February 2022 and 9 March 2022, 7am - 8:15am

Get up early, salute the sun, and start your day with a restorative session of Sunrise Yoga, specially curated by WE-AR. All experience levels are welcome, with classes held at the water's edge at the end of Queens Wharf. BYO yoga mats - some mats provided but first come first served.

Sunrise Yoga - Summer at Queens Wharf

Sunrise Yoga - Summer at Queens Wharf


Morning People on Queens Wharf
10 February 2022 and 17 March 2022, 6:30am - 8am

For all the early birds, Morning People returns to the wharf for the third year running,
jump-starting your day with DJs, dancing and coffee as the sun rises over the sparkling

Morning People - Summer on Queens Wharf

Morning People - Summer on Queens Wharf

+ many more activities such as: a group bike ride and picnic for little ones with Bike Auckland, a wharf fishing morning with Blue Light, and an underwater Virtual Reality experience centred around the sustainability of the Hauraki Gulf / Tīkapa Moana in partnership with Blake Trust.

Alongside the Virtual Reality experience, Sustainable Coastlines will be presenting Love Your Coast - an interactive presentation on ocean health. The sustainability theme continues with the Queens Clothing Swap on Waitangi Weekend and for the arts minded there will be two photography exhibitions on the Queens Wharf fenceline over the summer period - KAHA [Strength], curated by the Women’s Work collective, and Connections: Regenerate, a group show curated by participants of a seven week mentorship programme overseen by internationally renowned photographer, Tom Ang.

Also on the arts calendar is Ngā Tohu o te Taiao, a live sand art performance that reflects on the environment and season of raumati (summer), combining art with matauranga māori (maori knowledge).

All activities are completely free, with some activities ticketed to help manage numbers. Visit
the events page on the Queens Wharf Facebook page.for more information and to reserve a spot.

Summer at Queens Wharf is proudly presented by Eke Panuku Development Auckland.


Full Schedule:


  • 8th, 15th | 7am - 8:15am - Sunrise Yoga


  • 28th | 5:30pm - 6:30pm - Connections: Regenerate Exhibition Opening
  • 29th | 12-4pm - Ngā Tohu O Te Taiao Sand Art Performance


  • 5th | 8:30am - 12:00pm - Kids Gone Fishin' Queens Wharf
  • 7th | 9am - 3:30pm - Queens Clothing Swap
  • 9th | 7am - 8:15am - Sunrise Yoga
  • 10th | 6:30am - 8am - Morning People
  • 16th | 7am - 8:15am - Sunrise Yoga
  • 19th | 10am - 12pm - Kidical Mass
  • 19th & 20th | 10am - 4pm - Virtual Reality Experience, Wax Wraps Workshop + Love Your Coast
  • 23rd | 7am - 8:15am - Sunrise Yoga


  • 9th | 7am - 8:15am - Sunrise Yoga
  • 17th | 6:30am - 8am - Morning People

Park for $2 per hour at the Downtown car park on evenings and weekends. Find out more.

Come into the city centre on public transport for as little as $2 each way. Find out more

Last updated: 01 December 2019