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Auckland

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!

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.

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.

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

  • Auckland Adventure Jet

    The Auckland Adventure Jet is the ultimate thrill and fastest adrenalin pumping activity on the Auckland Harbour.

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  • Auckland Whale & Dolphin Safaris

    Auckland Whale & Dolphin Safari is a world class eco-safari that helps you enjoy the astonishing wildlife of the beautiful Hauraki Gulf Marine Park.

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  • Bear Friends Forever

    Bear Friends Forever is a magical bear stuffing store that provides memorable experience for children of all ages from 3 to 103.

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  • BFF Adventureland & Cafe

    BFF Adventureland & Cafe are an exciting new children's indoor play land for children from 0-12.

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  • Blast A Cars Drift Karts – Auckland

    Blastacars® is the ultimate karting experience that offers an adrenaline pumping experience all about getting sideways.

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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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  • Bounce and Beyond

    Bounce & Beyond encourages a healthy lifestyle through FUN exercise in a safe, indoor play centre.

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  • Bumperball

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  • Butterfly Creek

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  • Crystal Mountain

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  • Denny’s Restaurant

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  • Escape Masters

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  • GloPutt Mini Golf

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  • Jump – Avondale

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  • Jump – East Tamaki

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  • Jump – North Shore

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  • Jump- Auckland & Hamilton

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  • Kelly Tarlton’s Aquarium

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  • Kiwi Valley Farm Park

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  • Megazone- Manukau

    Megazone Manukau is the newest laser tag family entertainment centre in NZ with laser tag & laser strike!

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  • Megazone- Mt Wellington

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  • Rainbow Rascals

    Rainbow Rascals are specialist in children's party entertainments with Face Painting, Body Art, Belly Art , Balloon Twisters, Entertainers and events.

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  • Rainbows End

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  • Skycity Auckland

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  • Snowplanet

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  • Stardome Observatory

    Take a trip into space at Stardome Observatory & Planetarium, rain or shine to experience the wraparound sky and special effects of a planetarium.

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  • Teentastic

    Teentastic works with teens building self esteem and giving girls the tools for life like confidence, beauty workshops etc.

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  • Torpedo Bay Navy Museum

    The Torpedo Bay Navy Museum showcases the rich history of the Royal New Zealand Navy with guided tour and stunning exhibitions.

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  • Vodafone Warriors – Rugby

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