A fantastic day out year round, Butterfly Creek is home to NZ’s only giant saltwater crocodiles, Scar and Goldie, plus the Tropical Butterfly House which features over 750 free-flying exotic butterflies, as well as tropical fish, bird and lizards. Be amazed at our brand new exhibit - Dinosaur Kingdom, featuring over 40 dinosaurs, some lifesize that roar and move! You will have the chance to see alligators and monkeys plus visit Buttermilk Farm, a petting zoo where children come up close to favourite farmyard animals like kunekune pigs, alpacas and cockatoos. Or you can climb aboard the Red Admiral Express, the miniature train, to ride around Butterfly Creek. With an entertaining playground for the kids and the Papillion café and bar providing breakfast, lunch and a kids' menu, Butterfly Creek offers the best family day out by a long shot!
Rocket ropes offers adrenalin-charged action for kids (aged 6 and over) and adults alike. This is a great day out for the family that encompasses over 50 challenging and creative aerial activities. Incorporating two towers and four different height levels on high ropes. There is also a giant sky swing, multiple flying foxes and a long drop jump that’s 12m high! Be prepared to be tested, thrilled and excited all at the same time. Build confidence, enhance self-esteem and embrace your fears. Check out Rocket Ropes today for your next adrenalin-pumped family activity.
Lock N Load Paintball
Lock N Load Paintball is New Zealands's premier paintball facility. Located only 20 minutes from Auckland City and offering nine amazing playing fields (the widest range on offer in the country) that give you a choice from western towns, graveyards to a UFO crash site, urban wasteland and more! Never has paintball been this much fun before now! Aimed at kids aged 11 years and up but also offering options for the juniors (kids aged 8 years and above) you will enjoy exciting game options and a multitude of potential hours of fun. There are great birthday party packages on offer too that include Laser Tag or Splatmaster so be sure to get your friends and family together and ‘lock N load’ your target today! Bookings are essential, contact our team for more information.
Fullers Rangitoto Volcanic Explorer Tour
Families are guaranteed a fun day out with Fullers; pack your sunhat and a picnic perhaps but definitely don’t forget the camera! On this tour you will enjoy a cruise to Rangitoto Island which not only is a 600 year old volcano (that’s pretty cool); it is the iconic and widely visible landmark that sits just off the coast of Auckland in the Hauraki Gulf. Only a 25 minute ferry ride from downtown Auckland and boasting a unique landscape of rugged lava crops, lush native bush and sandy coves make this island ripe for exploring. Once you have arrived you will then board our fully guided 4WD road-train tour vehicle that will have you journey though volcanic landscape as you learn about the history and geology of the island. The island tour will take you to the base of the summit cone, where there are then approximately 300 boardwalk steps leading you to the very top. Here you will take in the 360 degree panoramic views of Auckland, the Hauraki Gulf and surrounding islands. Whether with kids young or old, this day out is one you will definitely want to add to your ‘to do’ list.
A truly captivating experience awaits visitors to Auckland’s Sky Tower. At 328 metres, it is the tallest man-made structure in New Zealand and offers breathtaking views for up to 80kms in every direction. You will be amazed at what you can see and do under one roof! Travel up in the glass-fronted lifts to one of the three spectacular viewing platforms, or for more thrills and excitement, SkyWalk round the pergola at 192 metres up or SkyJump off the Tower (minimum age 10 for these activities). From cafes to Noodle bars, there are plenty of family-friendly dining options onsite, including Orbit - Auckland's only 360-degree revolving restaurant.
Family & annual passes and Auckland locals' deals available. Click on 'read more' for further information.
Tree Adventures - Auckland's Home of high-wire adventure! Unleash your inner monkey and build confidence in the Woodhill Forest treetops. With 10 courses to choose from and for ages 5+ this is an adventure set-up that ensures lots of fun, will have you feeling exhilarated and challenged but best of all there is a course for everyone! Grab your friends, bring the family, or even book your next birthday party - your next Tree Adventure awaits!
Snowplanet is New Zealand's first and only all-year indoor snow resort where the temperature inside the snow dome is minus 5°C! Snowplanet’s giant snowhall features 50cm of real powder snow, three lifts, a terrain park for snowboarders, Snow Tubing zone and a separate learner area where children can simply enjoy playing or tobogganing in the snow. Enjoy the panoramic views onto the snow dome from our Family Restaurant and Bar. Private and group lessons available. Note: warm clothing and gloves are essential. Outer clothing and equipment rental onsite. See us for your child's next birthday party!
Spookers Haunted Attractions
Spookers Haunted Attractions - with a great range of family fun (R8 years and above) - will have you enjoying 'Terror Tours' where a tour guide dressed in character gives you a behind the scenes look and invites you to learn the secrets of the Spookers experience. Note: ‘scariness’ will be tailored to suit the victims! Or try ‘Disturbia’ an unusual mind trip through an endless maze of fluorescent colours, floating and turning walls & floors. Around every turn is shocking 3D effects and scares that appear from nowhere! Birthdays at Spookers will have you enjoy both the above tours along with party foods, loot bags, horror makeup and lucky dips! Family combos on offer include the ‘Amazing Maze’ located beside Spookers that will guarantee great family fun! Click on 'read more' for more information.
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