What's On in the Auckland Domain

Here are some of the things you can see and do in the Auckland Domain (aside from enjoying excellent food and refreshing beverages at the Wintergarden Cafe): 

All Year Round

The Wintergarden Complex

Auckland Domain ~ The Wintergarden Complex

Established after World War I and is a protected Heritage Site consisting of two display glass houses containing temperate plants and tropical plants, a formal courtyard with pond, and a fernery within an old quarry. Entry is free.

Opening hours...
1 April - 31 October:
Monday to Sunday, 9am-4:30pm
1 November - 31 March:
Monday to Saturday, 9am-5:30pm
Sunday, 9am-7:30pm

All Year Round

Auckland Domain Sculpture Walk

The Auckland Domain hosts sculptural works by some of New Zealands leading artists.  Take a self guided walking tour and stroll around the eight large works which were installed in the Domain during 2004 and 2005. 

All Year Round

The Auckland War Memorial Museum

Auckland Domain ~ The Auckland Museum

About 5 minutes walk from the Wintergarden Pavilion is the Museum, which is open every day from 10am-5pm, but closed on Christmas Day.

14 January 2018

Music in the Parks


Live music over summer in Auckland Domain at the Band Rotunda:

Sunday 14 January -1 - 4 pm

Line-up:  Paul Bosauder Flamenco ProjectBazurka

Bringing a taste of Spain to Auckland, Paul Bosauder is an award-winning, New Zealand-raised flamenco guitarist. For the last ten years Paul has worked with Spain’s elite flamenco artists.

Bazurka are a bunch of kiwi muscians with an interest in gypsy folk music from the Balkan states. They lay the genre they are imitating authentically, wqhilst incorporating their variedbackgrounds and influences.


Whatever you're into - Jazz, Rock, Hip-Hop, Dub or Pop there is something for everyone. Free admission, hosted at the band rotunda (adjacent to the Wintergarden Pavilion) 


Thursday 1- Sunday 4 March 2018

Auckland Lantern Festival

Celebrate Chinese New Year at the 2018 Auckland Lantern Festival! where we will welcome in the Year of the Dog.

Be entertained and dazzled by hundreds of handmade Chinese lanterns, music and dance performances, traditional festivities, Chinese art and more – there's a range of activities for all ages.

Plus, it's free to attend!

Wintergarden Cafe is open every day and evening of the Festival.

  • We are the exclusive coffee merchants for the Lantern Festival serving premium Millers Coffee.

  • Best quality Kohu Road gelato and ice cream available from  our kiosk. 


Highlights include:

  • The spectacular illumination of hundreds of handmade Chinese lanterns
  • A street full of stalls selling delicious Asian delicacies and crafts
  • Stunning performances of traditional and contemporary Chinese culture including martial arts, dance and live music from international performers
  • Lots of free activities and giveaways