Motutapu Snorkel Day 5 years plus
Auckland CBD ferry building to catch the 8:30am ferry to Motutapu Island
Saturday 13 January 2018: 8:30am ferry
Experiencing Marine Reserves Facebook Event Page
Ever wondered what lives under the water at Motutapu Island in the Hauraki Gulf? Join Experiencing Marine Reserves for a snorkel with EMR's experienced guides and get FREE mask, snorkel, fins & wetsuit hire. See baby parore, spotties, eagle rays, triplefins and possibly an elusive snapper. Safe fun for the whole whanau .Bring togs, towel, sunhat, warm clothes, raincoat, water bottles, walking shoes, a picnic lunch and a torch if you want to explore the tunnels. There will be a 45min walk to get from the ferry at Home Bay to the snorkel site. Reasonable level of fitness required. Register here
Cost: Snorkleing is free, but the ferry costs $22 per person. Safe fun for the whole whanau! The ferry ticket is non-refundable and the trip will run rain or shine.
ASB Classic Men's Week Finals
ASB Tennis Centre, 1 Tennis Lane, Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand
Saturday 13 January 2018: Noon
World-class tennis meets New Zealand’s cultural summer scene at its best. Catch your favourite international player on court at the ASB Tennis Arena and enjoy Auckland’s best restaurants, pop-up bars and music line-up off the court.
Tickets: $13.50 to $123.50
Saturday and Sunday Events
The Extravaganza Fair
Matakana Country Park, 1151 Leigh Road, Matakana, Auckland
Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 January 2018: 9:00am to 5:00pm
The Extravaganza Fair is a unique market/festival across New Zealand. You will find market stalls, arts and craft, food, musical entertainment and kids shows. Watch talented musicians playing sweet tunes for your ears, with kids shows running throughout the day - where your children can shine like 'Stars' and get involved.
Cost: FREE entry
Latin Fiesta Auckland Live Summer in the Square
Aotea Square, Queen Street, Auckland
Saturday 13 January 2017: 12:30pm to 11:30pm
Sunday 14 January 2017: 12:30pm to 6:00pm
Enjoy the Latin music, dance and celebrations all weekend long. The food will be delectable and the outfits fabulous.
Cost: FREE event
Bug Lab at Auckland Zoo
Auckland Zoo, 99 Motions Road, Auckland
Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 January 2018
Bug Lab is on this summer at Auckland Zoo.
The blockbuster science exhibition from Te Papa and Weta Workshop is on at Auckland Zoo this summer. Featuring massive 3-D bug models within four magical chambers, Bug Lab is a spectacularly immersive and interactive experience for all ages that offers visitors the unique opportunity to learn from the genius of bugs.
Tickets to Bug Lab: Kids under 4 years old are FREE; Children $13, Student $16.50; Adult $18.50; Family Pass - 1 adult and 2 children $36; Family pass 2 adults and 2 children $50
Tickets to Bug Lab & Auckland Zoo Entry: Kids under 4 years old are FREE; Children $17.50, Student $28.50; Adult $35.50; Family Pass - 1 adult and 2 children $65; Family pass 2 adults and 2 children $95.
Far, Far Away: An exhibition for the school holidays
The James Wallace Arts Trust, The Pah Homestead, 72 Hillsborough Road, Hillsborough, Auckland map
Saturday 13 to Sunday 28 January 2018
Opening Hours: Tues to Friday: 10am to 3pm, Saturday & Sunday: 8am to 5pm.
Are you curious about a world full of objects, figures and places which look unlike anything you know? On your arrival you will receive a passport and stamp, so you can travel to this faraway place. You can use the art activities in your passport to help you navigate through this foreign world. Suitable for kids 2-10 years old.
Cost: Entry by donation.