Dunedin, Family Activities


  • Chipmunks Playland Dunedin

    Welcome to Chipmunks, the indoor children’s adventure playground and café. Chipmunks is the ultimate place for children up to 11 years to go for entertainment and educational purpo... read more

  • Taieri Gorge Railway

    This is one of the world's spectacular, scenic rail trips! Departing daily from Dunedin's historic railway station, this half-day return trip takes you through the rugged and spect... read more

  • Gone Potty - Ceramic Painting Studio

    Let your creative talents shine in Gone Potty's fabulously fun studio environment!  Here you can enjoy some time out with mum or dad, better still bring the whole family for an ent... read more

  • Ages 7+

    Bumper Ball

    There's a new buzz in town and it's called Bumper Ball! Bump, roll and flip over whilst trying to score a goal against your opponents!   Hilarious to play and to watch, Bumper Ball... read more

  • Penguin Place

    Welcome to Penguin Place, home of the Yellow-Eyed Penguin Conservation Reserve. Every penguin here has a personality: each is banded with a metal ring around the right flipper and ... read more

  • Bowl Line Ten Pin Bowling

    We provide 18 lanes of fun family entertainment for the young and the young at heart. All lanes have automatic bumpers for the young and those that are bowling challenged so no mor... read more

  • Kiwi Guardian Outdoor Adventures

    Get the kids outside to have some FREE family fun connecting with nature at Toyota Kiwi Guardians sites nationwide.

    Toyota Kiwi Guardians highlights family-friendly, treasure hunt style activities at specific Department of Conservation sites that encourage kids to engage with the outdoors and, ultimately, earn themselves a medal for their efforts.

    The goal of the conservation programme is to turn Kiwi kids into guardians of the land and sea.

    A total of 50 sites are operational nationwide. Families can get started on their adventure by downloading the appropriate “treasure hunt” map from: www.kiwiguardians.co.nz

    Click on the area of New Zealand nearest to where you are to find the choices available closest to home.

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  • Ages 5+

    Hare Hill Horse Treks

    Hare Hill offers horse riding suitable for the beginner right through to the more advanced rider. Treks range from 1 1/2 hours to half or full day, or overnight. Views from our property and throughout our treks are just breathtaking - you'll overlook the peninsula, Otago harbour and easter Otago coastline as you follow the farmland and bush trails above Port Chalmers. We’ll make sure your family is looked after and choose a horse and ride to match your ability and confidence. Kids' and adults' boots, coats and hats provided. We also offer riding lessons and cater for school groups.

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  • Leap Indoor Trampoline Park

    LEAP Dunedin is jam packed full of fun!  With over 54 trampolines – some up to 9 metres long, some acting as walls for you to bounce off and all built together so you can leap from one to the other with ease. There are birthday party options, complete with a private party room; a free leaping area; a run and jump area into an airbag; dodgeball run during every general session, including a separate dogeball court; plus inflatables providing a big slide for for under 5's and an inflatable obstacle course for adults and kids 5 years and over; they also offer for little leapers (ages 4 and under), 2 hour sessions to bounce in the big arena every Tuesday and Friday without big kids around during the school term! Come and check us out and get bouncing today!

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  • Elm Wildlife Tours

    Elm Wildlife Tours will have you experience absolutely unrivaled close-up viewing of rare yellow eyed penguins, Hooker's sea lions, NZ fur seals and little blue penguins all  within our restricted wildlife conservation sanctuary. You will also see albatross at Taiaroa headland and other wildlife around Otago peninsula bay's and lagoons. A great range of tours available.

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    • Phone: 03 454 4121
    • Location: 19 Irvine Road - The Cove, Dunedin
  • Moana Pool

    Moana Pool has a range of swimming areas, a multitude of fitness facilities, lots of training courses and heaps of entertainment for children. Includes a Leisure Pool with waves, rapid river, interactive massaging water features and toddlers play area plus water slides and a separate spa pool.

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    • Phone: 03 471 9780
    • Location: 60 Littlebourne Rd, Dunedin
  • Monarch Wildlife Cruises & Tours

    Offering a range of great tour options that the family will enjoy around Dunedin, Otago Harbour and Otago Peninsula.  Cruise options include either 1 hour wildlife cruise or a half or full day option. On your tour you get the chance to see the albatross, encounter NZ Furseals, NZ Sealions, ocean birds and may also see penguins, dolphins and other marine mammals.

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    • Phone: 03 477 4276
    • Location: 20 Fryatt Street, Dunedin