Auckland, Family Activities


  • All Blacks Experience

    Learn the story, feel the passion and experience the All Blacks story close and personal! Come behind the scenes of one of the world’s most successful teams and see if you have... read more

  • Ages 14+

    Escape HQ Online Games

    Do you love puzzles and Escape Rooms? You can play our online games from home anytime (24/7) for just $40 per team!To BUY a game or find out more, click on the game you want to pla... read more

  • Social Nature Movement

    Outdoor Education and Adventure for Schools, Clubs and Groups We are passionate about sharing the amazing outdoor experiences to be had in the natural playground of New Zealand.  W... read more

  • Wētā Workshop Unleashed

    Wētā Workshop Unleashed is a wildly imaginative and immersive experience that invites guests of all ages into a fantastical film effects facility, inspired and built by New Zealand... read more

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 8+


    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+

    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

  • Thrillzone Kidz Club

    Kids only entertainment – everyone wins! Everyone wins when you treat your kids to Takapuna's Kidz Club! Leave them with us for fun and entertainment while you enjoy the city at yo... 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

  • Helen's Build-a-Teddy Factory and Helen's Candy Shop

    Helen’s Candy Shop and Build-a-Teddy Factory is a magical one stop birthday shop - where you can order amazingly artistic birthday cakes, tailored to your child's favourite charact... read more

  • Ages 7+

    Escape Quest

    Choose from our Award-Winning Escape Rooms.  Escape Quest features exciting, time-travelling, crime-solving escape rooms or fantastical, larger-than-life, mind-blowing VR Escape Ad... read more

  • Waiheke Island Ferry from Auckland

    Hop on board the Waiheke Island Ferry from Auckland for a beautiful 40 minute cruise (or a across the Tamaki Strait to arrive at Matiatia on Waiheke Island. Departing between 6am and 7pm with additional late departures thereafter, this comfortable, relaxing ferry transfer makes for not just a great way to get from point A to B, but also serves as a scenic tour across one of New Zealand's most beautiful waterways in itself! The ferry also boasts multiple modern on board services and facilities, including a cafe and full bar facilities serving a range of local NZ beers & wines along with hot and cold snack food for you to enjoy on the journey over.

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  • Auckland Hop On Hop Off Explorer Tour

    Visit Auckland's essential attractions at your own pace while exploring the city as a whole thanks to this hop-on hop-off explorer bus pass. With stops at some of the most popular sightseeing points around Auckland, you'll be able to build an itinerary that suits your interests without locking you into any fixed schedule. Stops on this hop-on hop-off bus tour include just about every kind of attraction you can think of, from museums and aquariums to zoos and shopping centres and more - the route is designed to provide great variety and give you the best chance to get an overall balanced view of what Auckland has to offer.

    Ideal if you're visiting Auckland or New Zealand in general for the first time, your time on the bus will also see you take in insightful, entertaining local commentary on all of the highlights that you will pass by. In fact, this tour has everything you need to take your first steps toward exploring the best of Auckland!

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  • Auckland Museum

    One of Aotearoa New Zealand’s first museums, Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland Museum tells the story of New Zealand, its place in the Pacific and its people. 

    Auckland Museum is housed in an historical building within a tranquil park which has beautiful views of the harbour.

    Auckland Museum aims to engage children in educational experiences through innovation and excellence in exhibitions, activity programmes, and use of its collection. The Museum encourages children to confidently develop an understanding of the world around them by exploring cultures, the arts, science and the environment.

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  • Ages 10+

    Auckland Sky Tower Sky Walk

    Live life on the edge—brave the SkyWalk around the iconic Auckland Sky Tower! At 192 metres above the ground, traverse a narrow walkway - with no railings or handles - around the exterior of the tallest tower in the Southern Hemisphere! Place one foot in front of the other on the 1.2 metre wide platform and walk 360 degrees around the famous tower with nothing but air on either side of you! In addition to making for an exhilarating experience, the open air provides uninhibited views of the beautiful City of Sails and beyond—you will be able to see 80 kilometres in every direction!

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  • 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

  • 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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  • Ages 6+

    Waiheke Island Zipline Auckland

    EcoZip Adventures is built on the stunning sub tropical island of Waiheke, just a 35 minute ferry from downtown Auckland. EcoZip Adventures gives you the opportunity to view the island from a spectacular vantage point as you fly through the sky at speeds of up to 60kmph on 200 metre long zip lines.

    Minimum weight 30kg

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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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  • 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+

    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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  • 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:

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

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  • Auckland
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  • Gisborne
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  • Marlborough Sounds
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  • Taranaki
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  • Taupo
  • Wanaka
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  • West Coast
  • Whangarei
  • Bay of Islands
  • Tauranga
  • Gisborne
  • Hamilton
  • Napier
  • Kapiti
  • Palmerston North
  • Whanganui
  • New Plymouth
  • Arrowtown
  • Te Anau
  • Akaroa
  • Ashburton
  • Hanmer
  • Kaikoura
  • Methven
  • Mt Cook
  • Oamaru
  • Tekapo
  • Timaru
  • Abel Tasman
  • Motueka
  • Nelson Lakes
  • Blenheim
  • Picton
  • Catlins
  • Gore
  • Stewart Island
  • Central Plateau
  • Invercargill
  • Cromwell
  • Greymouth
  • Hokitika
  • Westport
  • Glenorchy

Our favourite destinations…


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 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.


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.


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 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!


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.