EcoZip Adventures :: Waiheke Island
A fantastic, fun, eco-friendly zipline adventure on Waiheke Island. Grab the crew and jump on board our flying fox, where you can zip through the trees in tandem. Our family offer even lets mum fly for free! Our awesome tour includes all instruction and gear, three 200m ziplines, a bush walk and mini tour of parts of Waiheke Island. We're so easy to get to with an island-based office and complimentary transport to and from your Auckland ferry terminal or a range of other Waiheke locations.
Note: minimum age for this activity is 8 years
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!
Fullers Harbour Cruise
No visit to Auckland is complete without taking a harbour cruise. Highlights include views of the Harbour Bridge, the city skyline, Devonport’s historic naval base, Bean Rock Lighthouse and panoramic views of Rangitoto Island; this is a day out that will not disappoint. With a duration of 1.5 hours complimented by full commentary you will learn about the city’s best-loved landmarks. On this cruise you will also enjoy a brief stopover at Rangitoto Island and see its volcanic terrain firsthand. Plus you will receive a FREE return ticket to Devonport, a delightful seaside village where you can explore shops, cafes, beaches and parks that can be used whenever you like (it doesn’t have to be the same day). Grab the family and enjoy a day on the harbour today.
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.
Stardome Observatory and Planetarium
A place to explore, imagine and discover – Stardome Observatory & Planetarium will inspire a love of star gazing, the planets and our Universe! Full of cosmic entertainment for the whole family there are Planetarium shows, games and activities with videos, puzzles and displays about space and the sky at night. Learn how to navigate using only the stars or look through the Zeiss telescope, one of the most powerful telescopes available for public viewing. Make your child's next birthday extra special with our brilliantly fun birthday parties!
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.
Welcome to Jump Up - NZ's newest family and kids' activity! This is an inflatable playground that includes lots of fun and energetic games so you can compete against your mates or just climb, bounce and let off steam in our varied adventure playground. Get Sumo Wrestling with our Sumo Suits for all sizes or experience the Human Fly, Climbing Wall, Jousting, Horizontal Bungee, Bouncy Boxing, Impossible Ladder and more! Entry includes unlimited use of the whole playground. Cafe and toilets on-site. Best enjoyed in socks (on sale if you forget them).
The Amazing Maze ‘n’ Maize - Auckland
OPEN DECEMBER - MAY!
The Amazing Maze’n Maize is set in a 7 hectare paddock with several kilometres of paths and puzzles to solve along the way. There is lots of entertainment for the whole family like walking planks, wobble boards, stilts and hoola hoops plus inflatable maze, inflatable rock climbing and giant water slide! The Amazing Maze 'n Maize are also part of Spookers Haunted Attractions, located right next door and there are some great combo packages for both activities. With many attractions including school holiday entertainment and for older kids (ages 16 and up) who can explore the maze after dark there are plenty of reasons to come for a fun family day out. Click on 'read more' for further information.
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