Auckland, Family Activities

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  • Ages 7+

    Escape HQ

    Prepare for an exhilarating hour of fun and entertainment! Choose your game and then expect to be challenged, as you find clues and solve puzzles using logic and problem-solving sk... read more

  • Butterfly Creek

    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-fly... read more

  • Thrillzone - CBD

    Enter our Escape Adventure and immerse yourself into a challenging next-level combination of the scavenger hunt, escape room, and augmented reality (AR) around beautiful Auckland C... read more

  • GLOPUTT Mini Golf

    GLOPUTT - a whole new world of mini golf!  This is Auckland's first amazing and bizarre new world of glow in the dark minigolf.   A 16 hole course consisting of buildings, foliage,... read more

  • Ages 6+

    Megazone Laser Tag & Entertainment Centre - Silverdale

    Megazone Silverdale is Auckland's brand new Laser Tag arena boasting the coolest laser tag equipment​ and the most fun games! Step into our abandoned city arena amongst the theatri... read more

  • Gravity NZ Trampoline Park

    Gravity NZ Trampoline Park in St Johns, Auckland is the best place to come and play!  We run Jumping sessions for all ages on the hour every hour. There is 600sqm of connected tram... read more

  • Ages 8+

    Blastacars

    Blastacars is the ultimate drift-karting experience and the perfect place for children to experience action-packed drift karting in a safe and controlled environment. Our exciting,... read more

  • Ages 5+

    VR Studio

    VR Studio is New Zealand's first virtual reality public experience. Here you will enter a world beyond the imagination and step into another dimension. You can take full advantage ... read more

  • Ages 8+

    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 beh... read more

  • Ages 2+

    Rocket Ropes

    Rocket Ropes offers adrenalin-charged action for kids (aged 2 and over) and adults alike. This is a great day out for the family that encompasses over 50 challenging and creative a... read more

  • Snowplanet

    Snowplanet features real powder snow, three lifts, a terrain park, a magical Winter Wonderland and a separate beginner’s area. Enjoy the panoramic views into the snow dome from Sno... read more

  • Ages 6+

    O'Neill Surf Academy - Northland & Matakana

    O'Neill Surf Academy has THE best range of surf experiences for families! They offer Kids Only - 90 minutes sessions, Family Surf Lessons - 2 hours (for 2 adults & up to 3 kids), P... read more

  • Ages 5+

    Odyssey Sensory Maze

    Get lost in a world of A-MAZE-MENT! The whole family will LOVE our truly unique sensory experience of discovery and illusions that challenge and delight! Feel your way from one ill... read more

  • Ages 10+

    Magic Broomstick Segway Tours

    The fun way to see and explore the historic village of Devonport! Magic Broomstick Segway Tours offer 4 different tours, that range from a 45 minute family fun ride to a 2 1/2 hour... read more

  • Ages 5+

    Thrillzone - Takapuna

    State of the art multiplayer virtual gaming adventures and escape adventures! A state-of-the-art multiplayer virtual gaming adventure that completely immerses you into different di... read more

  • Tim Bray Children's Theatre Company - Takapuna

    Transport your family into another world - and get lost in the world of imagination in 'the latest show' at the Tim Bray Children's Theatre Company. Creative, innovative with an emphasis on immersing the whole audience to experience a different world of performance art, where you feel part of the story, great entertainment. It leaves movies...in the dust! Enjoy the euphoria of watching a show, feel inspired to enroll in one of our esteemed workshops or classes and be amazed to see how quickly your child's confidence and imagination grows. Powerful. Tickets from $12, family packages and group discounts available. 

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  • 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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  • Waiheke Explorer Tour

    The amazing Waiheke Explorer Tour combines your ferry journey to Waiheke Island with a scenic tour of this beautiful Island and unlimited bus travel (on the Island) for the remainder of the day. What a fantastic way to see this amazing area!

    Boarding at the Auckland Ferry Terminal, you will enjoy a 40 minute scenic cruise through the gorgeous Hauraki Gulf, as you make your way to Waiheke Island. Once there, you will be greeted by your friendly and experienced driver as you board your comfortable tour bus.  Introducing you to Waiheke island’s best locations; hop on and off as much as you like at any of its 17 convenient stops which include vineyards, beaches and restaurants. If you prefer, stay on board and enjoy a 1½ hour scenic tour of the island. The double decker buses stop at some of the island’s iconic spots including Oneroa Village, Onetangi Beach, Batch Winery, the new Tantalus winery/brewery, Mudbrick Vineyard, Cable Bay Vineyard, Matiatia Wharf and more.

    When the tour concludes, you can take advantage of the free day bus travel in order to explore every nook and cranny of the Island or visit some of the destinations you saw on the tour. Otherwise, you can return to Auckland, with more stunning scenery along the way.

    Child rates, and under 5s go free.

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  • Ages 7+

    Adrenalin Forest

    Test your mental and physical abilities at Adrenalin Forest Auckland. The aerial obstacle course includes 100 features with 6 levels of difficulty to work through.  With a number of ways to tackle each obstacle your brain will also be put to the test as you swing, climb and jump your way through the course with a maximum of three hours to complete it. 

    The course is a great group activity making it ideal for kids parties as well as a family day out.  Minimum height 140cm.

     

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  • Ages 10+

    Sail NZ America's Cup Yacht

    Grab the amazing chance to participate in the thrilling feeling of being a fully-fledged crew member of the America's Cup yacht. Operate the grinders, take the helm or just sit back and enjoy the magical atmosphere that is Waitemata Harbour.

    With the America's Cup being one of the worlds oldest and most sought after titles, the opportunity for us 'commoners' to be aboard is certainly a thrilling occurrence.  This unique opportunity for anyone to step aboard a purpose built sea machine, capable of blistering speeds, will replicate the glory of the America’s Cup and leave you in awe of the speed and agility of these amazing vessels.

    Departing daily, the glorious two hour adventure will have you mesmerised for the entire trip and is suitable for all sailing novices, with no experience necessary (minimum age 10 years).

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  • Ages 10+

    AJ Hackett Auckland Combo

    Combine the Auckland Bungy, Bridge Climb, SkyJump & SkyWalk in this action-packed adventure!  Choose your own combo to include just one or two, or all of these adventures.

    The bridge bungy is a 40 metre jump over the ocean, offering the only ocean touch in New Zealand.  As well as jumping off it, you can choose to climb to the highest point of the bridge.

    Experience SkyJump from Auckland's Sky Tower and finally take a walk around the Sky Tower along a 1.2 metre wide platform, 192 metres from the ground!

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  • Auckland Whale and Dolphin Safari

    Departing daily from downtown Auckland the Whale and Dolphin Safari is a unique tour to view a variety of wildlife living on Auckland's doorstep. Jumping on board the "Dolphin Explorer", a 20 metre purpose built catamaran, you will take a 4 hour cruise on the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park to experience the diverse marine wildlife.

    From the large open deck you will absorb iconic views of the Harbour Bridge, North Head and Devonport as well as Rangitoto Island. But the main event is the wildlife and on your trip you will be on the look out for Orca and dolphins which frequent the city side waters. As this trip operates in a natural environment each cruise is different, with varying sightings each tour. Typically on the Whale and Dolphin Safari you will see Bryde's Whales and Common Dolphins but you could even see Pygmy Blue Whales, New Zealand Fur Seals, Sharks, Manta Rays, Turtles and up to 26 species of seabirds!

    Child and family prices available.

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  • Bay of Islands and Hole in the Rock Day Tour

    This day tour is an absolutely perfect way to experience the amazing beauty of New Zealand. Departing from Auckland and travelling north, you will view the impressive scenery, including native forests, subtropical bush land and the beautiful foreshore of the Bay of Islands.

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  • Ages 10+

    Auckland Bridge Bungy Jump

    The ‘Bach’ Bungy centre, located in beautiful Westhaven Marina, Auckland, is home to the world’s first Harbour Bridge Bungy jump. AJ Hackett Bungy (famed for being the Bungy originals) have engineered a modern marvel – a special launch platform called the Bungy pod – which is suspended underneath the Auckland Harbour Bridge.
    Choose from a variety of Bungy jumps, including tandem Bungy and the ever-popular water-touch!  Minimum height 120cm, minimum weight 35kg.

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Our favourite destinations…

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Auckland

New Zealand’s economic heart and biggest city is also an exciting family visitor destination, situated on a sunny harbour with city beaches just minutes away from the CBD. Orientate yourself by heading down to Viaduct Harbour, wandering the waterfront, checking out the super yachts or enjoying the waterfront restaurants. Nearby is the must-visit Sky Tower along with excellent and kid-friendly museums and tons of exciting activities!

Wellington

Wellington is New Zealand’s capital. Here you will find New Zealand's parliament buildings, including the 'Executive Wing', more well-known as 'The Beehive' due to its distinctive shape. Another icon to look out for is the Wellington Tram, which was the main means of public transport between 1878 and 1964.

Christchurch

With a population of around 400,000 Christchurch, in Canterbury, is the South Island ’s largest city, yet much of it has the feel of a small town. Perhaps that’s why it’s known as the Garden City but with the expansive Hagley Park, Botanic Gardens, Port Hills, River Avon and numerous beaches the city certainly has an open, relaxed feel that’s hard to beat.

Queenstown

With its well-deserved reputation as New Zealand’s activity adventure capital you’ll never run out of activities and things to do in Queenstown, but you may run out of time! With breathtaking scenery, activities and festivals, cafes and restaurants, skiing and snowboarding, shopping and wineries, this lakeside alpine resort rates as one of the world’s top vacation destinations for all ages and seasons.

Rotorua

Rotorua sits on the shore of Lake Rotorua, one of sixteen lakes in the area formed by hundreds of thousands of years of eruptions from the Taupo Volcanic Zone. The area is renowned for its geothermal activity and top of any activity list is to see the bubbling mud pools that are around the region for yourself. The Waimangu Volcanic Valley offers a first hand insight into the devastation caused by the 1886 eruption of Mount Tarawera and is a great place to discover steaming volcanic craters and bubbling, spitting  pools of mud!

Nelson and Golden Bay

The Nelson and Golden Bay regions, at the top of the South Island, boast enviable sunshine hours, glorious sandy beaches, safe swimming spots, lots of wildlife to look out for, and Abel Tasman National Park - an absolute must to explore, on foot, by kayak, your own craft or watertaxi.  Nelson is home to a vibrant arts and crafts community with a fabulous Saturday market, and is close to award-winning wineries and family-friendly bike tracks to take you around the coast.

Hawkes Bay

Napier was rebuilt after the 1931 earthquake and is now known as NZ's Art Deco City.  The Art Deco influence has created a unique city – nowhere else can you see such a varied concentration of art deco style. With over 2,200 sunshine hours a year, Napier is a year-round holiday destination with countless activities to entertain the kids – there's days of entertainment on Marine Parade alone, plus numerous other family-friendly trips and activities.  Add to that the beaches, walks and flat cycle paths, outdoor cafes and entertainment, and you have a perfect holiday destination!

Northland

Beautiful, unspoiled beaches, fishing, historic gum fields, kauri forests – the Far North has it all. With subtropical temperatures, it's often known as ‘the Winterless north', with warm, humid summers and mild winters.
Gateway to the Bay of Islands, Paihia is a pretty, lively beachside town and a perfect base for your family holiday. It’s your start point for Bay of Island adventures including day cruises, sailing, kayaking, swimming with dolphins and reef or wreck diving.