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.
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.
Tamariki Surf Tours :: Family Surf Lessons
Specialising in teaching surfing from scratch, Tamariki Tours offers an adventurous, fun day out the kids will love! Just a 45 minute drive from Auckland brings you to our stunning playground, where our friendly instructors will take your child step-by-step through basic techniques, build confidence and discuss water safety, then it's into the water to play and try to catch that wave! Family Sessions spend quality time together with our family surf session – guaranteed to make the adults feel 16 again, and to give you a fun and memorable experience with the troups.
Note: minimum age 8 years
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!
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!
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!
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.
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