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Auckland is the gateway to New Zealand for most visitors.
Built on a narrow isthmus between two island-studded harbours, Auckland is reknowned for its beauty, with 100km of coastline crammed with stunning beaches, 23 regional parks, two marine reserves and a landscape dotted with 48 volcanic cones. With all the water surrounding the region, it’s no wonder Aucklanders boast the largest boat ownership per capita in the world – that’s why it’s called “The City of Sails”. Check out the view from the Sky Tower, climb the Harbour Bridge, scale a volcano or visit the Aquarium. There is so much family fun to be had in Auckland that you will keep coming back for more!

Auckland  - It’s not hard to see why Auckland is regarded as one of the most liveable cities in the world.

Auckland is centred around its waterfront. Viaduct Harbour, Built for the hosting of the America’s Cup, is an area that is now home to museums, bars, restaurants, walking and cycling paths, plenty of maritime history (including a giant yacht suspended above the entranceway) as well as a kid’s playground and accommodation. There is so many things to do and see!

In this precinct, The Voyager NZ Maritime Museum celebrates New Zealanders’ love for the sea, from the migration of early Polynesian voyagers, to modern day yachting.

Standing at 328 metres tall, on the corner of Victoria and Federal Streets, the Sky Tower offers crystal clear views of Auckland for 80 kilometres in every direction. The tower is the tallest man-made structure in New Zealand and among the tallest in the Southern Hemisphere. Enjoy dinner with a view in one of the tower’s sleek restaurants including the Sugar Club and Orbit Dining. They always have a range of school holiday activities running, so be sure to check it out for something different for the kids.

The North Shore city region covers 120km of coastline and includes more than 30 sandy swimming beaches. Part of the North Shore’s appeal is that it is just a short drive from the city lights and downtown lifestyle of central Auckland, yet it has a real community feel and beachside character and provides a range of things to do for families with kids.

Newmarket is Auckland's premier fashion, shopping and entertainment precinct.

Visit the historic seaside village of Devonport. Discover small sandy beaches, a compact village centre bustling with cafes, shops and galleries, and two volcanic cones offering spectacular views. All this just a few minutes across the water from downtown Auckland. Explore Takapuna. This vibrant seaside suburb is home to stylish shops, swanky cafes and a bustling Sunday Market. Visit the stunning white sand beach and enjoy the unspoiled views of Rangitoto and other Hauraki Gulf Islands. 

The city hosts markets at Parnell and “K” Rd on Saturdays. Browse for a bargain or grab something fresh and tasty for lunch.

If you are looking for a fun activity, great value, that both kids and grown-ups will be able to participate in and enjoy – then the Enchanted Forest Mini Golf in Ohehunga is the perfect place for a great value family day out!

Manukau is the heart of Auckland’s south, is home to New Zealand’s largest theme park Rainbow’s End.

Western Springs is a wildlife sanctuary surrounding a natural spring-fed lake, one of Auckland's early water supplies.

The park is surrounded by a cluster of major nearby attractions including the Auckland Zoo, Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT), the Chamberlain Park Golf Course and the Western Springs stadium.

Ponsonby includes an area called Three Lamps which is located at the north end of the street. This name is derived from a 19th-century Lamppost. 

Most businesses within Auckland have awesome school holiday activities to help keep the kids entertained. There is always something happening in Auckland!

  • Auckland Bridge Climb

    Auckland Bridge Climb have been in the business of fuelling people with courage and adrenaline. They are also a proudly Kiwi organisation, with innovation, life experience and fun at the core of what they do.

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  • Blast Entertainment

    Blast Entertainment is an Auckland based business that offers an exciting range of bouncy castles for hire for kids and adults!

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  • Crystal Mountain

    Crystal Mountain, not only has NZ’s largest collection of Crystals and Minerals but is also an ideal destination for a family day out with themed animal park and pony rides

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  • Flippin’ Fun Tramp Park

    FLIPPIN’ FUN is true fun for the whole family, where the rules of gravity don’t apply!

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  • Flow Academy of Motion – Albany

    We offer quality, safety focused modern movement instruction and purpose built facilities for all ages.

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  • Flow Academy of Motion – Pakuranga

    We offer quality, safety focused modern movement instruction and purpose built facilities for all ages.

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  • Gravity NZ Trampoline Park – Manukau

    Gravity nz trampoline park: The bounciest trampolines in Auckland..

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  • Gravity NZ Trampoline Park – Mount Wellington

    Gravity nz trampoline park: The bounciest trampolines in Auckland..

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  • Holiday Inn Auckland Airport

    Holiday Inn Auckland Airport hotel is perfect for families because Kids Stay & Eat free.

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  • Honey Centre

    Honey Centre isn't just about buying honey - it's an experience !!

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  • Rainbows End

    It's fun on demand at Rainbow's End so how will you play it? With over 20 rides and attractions.

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  • Rydges Auckland

    New Zealand’s premiere Auckland accommodation is a vibrant mix of London sophistication, Sydney cool and New York style.

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  • Silverdale Adventure Park

    Here at Silverdale Adventure Park there really is something for everyone!

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  • SKY Sport Breakers

    The Skycity Breakers are the only team from outside of Australia to compete in the National Basketball League.

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  • Skycity Auckland

    Skycity Auckland provides lots of Activities for the whole family !!!

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    At Snowplanet you can ski, snowboard, tube, toboggan, and dine at our world class facility. The Indoor snow resort is open all year and it is only one of its kind in NZ.

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  • The Enchanted Forest Mini Golf

    The Enchanted Forest Mini Golf is a place to have great fun for all ages!

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  • Warkworth Museum

    Get a fascinating insight into the lives of pioneering families at the historical buildings and regularly changing displays at Warkworth Museum.

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  • Whoa! Studios

    The town of Doodle is a buzz with excitement as the Annual Talent Quest D-Factor Finale approaches.

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