Welcome to New Zealand’s Premier

Events and Exhibition Centre

Just minutes from Auckland’s CBD, surrounded by the beautiful Cornwall Park in Greenlane the Auckland Showgrounds have been hosting events for over 160 years. With over 18,000m² of indoor and outdoor exhibition space, we can transform our venues to meet any requirement. This flexibility combined with our impressive facilities make the Auckland Showgrounds the leading exhibition and events venue in New Zealand.

Upcoming events

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Autumn Gift & Homeware Fair  


Sunday: 9am-6pm / Monday: 9am-6pm / Tuesday: 9am-4pm


The Autumn Gift Fair kicks off the buying calendar and remains a vital sourcing platform for thousands of attending retailers and buyers who explore the latest products from hundreds of local and international exhibiting wholesalers.

The Fair will host over 200 exhibitors including many of which are brand new to the industry and showcase thousands of new products recently sourced from international buying trips. Hosted over three days there is so much to explore that you are encouraged to plan your visit early and make the most of your time to secure the very best products for your business.


Entry to Autumn Gift Fair is free for all trade if you pre-register.

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Armageddon Expo Winter

10-12 June 2022

Fri 6pm to 9pm, Sat 9am to 9pm, Sun 9am to 5pm


The family funfest not to be missed, Armageddon Expo brings all forms of entertainment, amusements, and gaming together into a two-and-a-half-day extravaganza!
Tickets will be on sale 9am Tuesday 10th May from www.iticket.co.nz 

Check out the main hall for exhibitors showcasing the best in collectibles, pop culture, sci-fi and fantasy merch. Play the latest games, experience virtual reality, compete in the Red Bull racing simulator zone, R16 gaming area, arcade alley, Oppo league of Legends mobile gaming, Just Dance disco floor and massive PC and console gaming areas!

We’ll have mini-golf, nerf and airsoft shooting areas, archery, amusements, board gaming and trading card tournaments - PLUS climb inside full-sized spaceships including a racing pod, the Steampunk Voyager and DiscoVery Spaceship in the Neon streaming area.

Meet international animation stars from RWBY, Sonic the Hedgehog, Attack on Titan, My Hero Academia as well as from The Flash and Supernatural, PLUS the cast of the YouTube sensation Viva La Dirt League!

Stars from Futurama, Pokémon, Shang-Chi and the legend of the Ten Rings, Daredevil, True Blood, Batwoman, Discovery of Witches and more will also appear virtually!

Cosplay (costume play) will be a huge presence within the event, with attendees in amazing outfits from the latest films, movies, anime and games. Make sure you look for the full size Transformers Bumblebee stalking the event.

All this and the biggest esports event in NZ history – the Wintergeddon Esports Open! There’s $20,000 in prizes, international gaming hosts, over 100 gaming setups including Xbox X consoles, all playing Halo Infinite in duels to the death (virtually). Proudly supported by Logitech, Red Bull, Auckland Unlimited and ZM, this will be the gaming event of the Winter that any true gamer will want to be a part of.
Entry to the esports tournament is separate from expo entry.

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