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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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