The BEST family attractions to visit in Auckland, New Zealand for a fun day out.
Make new memories at Snowplanet with all of the family. Grab your beanies and warm jackets for a fantastic day on Auckland’s indoor ski slope. Only 30 minutes north of the city you and the family can go skiing, snowboarding or snow tubing then relax in the restaurant afterwards.
Call 09 427 0044 | 0800 SNOWPLANET
VR Voom is Auckland’s biggest and most family-friendly virtual reality amusement centre. They have a lot of multiplayer games that can accommodate up to 4 players at one time. From 4D cinema experiences and survival games to motorbike racing and player versus player shooting games. They also have a kid’s section for kids under 6 years old to keep your young ones entertained. VR Voom have different pricing options and packages for everyone.
2 Clist Crescent, Manukau City, Auckland
Rainbow’s End is open every day except Christmas Day
It’s fun on demand at Rainbow’s End! With over 20 rides and attractions, there’s something for everyone. Thrill seekers can try the big 5 Thrill Rides: Stratosfear, Fearfall, Invader, Power Surge and the Corkscrew Roller Coaster. Or for something to suit the entire family try the Log Flume, Dodgems or Family Karts. It’s your fun, and you can put it together any way you like.
Kidz Kingdom is also at Rainbow’s End for kids 8yrs and under and is fully covered so it’s the perfect place to play rain or shine.
Sea Life Kelly Tarlton’s
With over 80 marine species and over 1000 amazing creatures across 13 themed zones, Sea Life Kelly Tarlton’s aquarium has it all. You can enjoy after dark events, animal encounters, special animals talks and feeds and so much more!
Sea Life Kelly Tarlton’s is known for being the home of Southern Hemispheres largest Sub-Antarctic penguin colony and New Zealand’s only Turtle Rehabilitation facility. Book online and save up 20%!
Kiwi Valley Farm Park
308 Henderson Valley Road, Henderson Valley, Auckland
Opening hours: Wednesday to Sunday 10:00am to 4:00pm
Kiwi Valley Farm Park is a great place for the whole family to spend time together in a relaxed country fresh environment. Kids can interact with animals found on a classic kiwi farm.
Lock N Load Adventures
46 Nixon Road, Auckland Airport
Lock N Load Adventures is a fun outdoor adventure park that offers NZ’s best paintball and arrow tag adventures. Enjoy the adrenalin rush of Paintball on 9 themed fields and choose from low impact (for kids aged 7 plus) or regular gear. Plus experience the precision of Arrow Tag, think dodgeball with soft padded arrows for kids aged 11 years plus.
Boundary Road, Woodhill Forest, Auckland
Monkeys, prepare for the ultimate high ropes adventure. With 10 unique courses ranging from 3 to 14 meters above the ground, there is something for everyone – young baboons and professional primates alike.
Age suitability: 5 years plus
The Amazing Maze ‘n Maize
833 Kingseat Road, Karaka, Auckland
Open December to May: 10:00am to 5:00pm
The largest corn maze in New Zealand. When you’re lost at the Amazing Maze, you’re not just wandering around aimlessly around as there are lots of activities to help you through the maze.
Treasure Island Adventure Mini Golf
Ahoy! Treasure Island is a pirate themed fun and adventurous mini golf park. Putt around two courses which include features such as a pirate ship, cave, waterfall and more!
12 Tom Pearce Drive, Auckland Airport
Opening hours during weekends, school and publich holdays – Summer 9:00am to 5:00pm and Winter 10:00am to 5:00pm
Rocket Ropes has an adventure high ropes course for kids aged 6 years plus and adults. Plus there is a Rocketter course for kids aged 2 to 6 years old, to experience a climbing course using carabiners. They can scale the pirate ship, delve into the tunnels, bounce on the spring steps and more to give them a climbing adventure like no other. Bookings are essential.
Opening hours: Daily 9:00am to 5:00pm (except Christmas Day)
86 Federal Street, Auckland
At 328 metres, the Sky Tower is the tallest man-made structure in New Zealand and offers breathtaking views for up to 80 kilometres in every direction. Every School Holiday period the Sky Towers puts on an exciting theme for families at no additional cost to the normal admission price, keep a watch on the Sky Tower promotions page.
150 Trig Hill Road, Onetangi, Waiheke Island
To participate you must weigh more than 30kg and less than 125kg.
Glenbrook Vintage Railway
Open every Sunday from late October to early June
Glenbrook Station, 24 Farm Park Road, Waiuku, Auckland
Experience the golden era of “steam age” train travel at the Glenbrook Vintage Railway, near Waiuku, south-west of Auckland. With a journey of 15 kilometres through beautiful rolling countryside to the historic harbour town of Waiuku, a unique and nostalgic experience for the whole family.