Rainbows End could be described as the ‘thrill capital’ of Auckland for families and young people. New Zealand’s largest theme park has something for everyone from the adrenaline activities such as Power Surge through to the fun rides such as Bumper boats. Plus there is a Kidz Kingdom for the little's.
With so many animals and attractions on offer you can spend a day at Butterfly Creek and not be bored. From the amazing tropical butterfly house, Dinosaur kingdom plus NZ only salt water crocodiles, Scar & Goldie this is only a fraction of what can be seen. Plus there is a cafe, train and playground to explore.
Treasure Island Adventure Golf is located at Auckland Airport and has two 18-hole courses - Blackbeard's and Captain's. Putt through caves, past waterfalls, through tombstones and around shark infested waters.
If speedway racing ‘squeals your wheels’, make sure you visit the popular Waikaraka Park. This isn’t just car racing — it’s all-out war as the cars race their way around a dirt track.
JK’s Driving Range has over 40 sheltered bays and offers a 270m long field so standard golf balls are used. Open 24 hours with no bookings needed for groups under 10 people, you can also practice your chipping and putting green onsite.
The Auckland Botanic Gardens is well worth visiting with over 10,000 plants, both indigenous and exotic, on display. The gardens offer a huge array of plant species spread over 64 acres; there are sections of NZ natives, edibles, perennials, shrubs, and magnolias, to name but a few. There is also a sculpture trail, stream forest trail and water trail to explore on a self-guided walk. The Potters Children's garden will keep the kids amused. On-lease dogs are welcome.
Perfect for the adventure seekers, there are over 60 challenging aerial activities. The Rocketeer course is designed especially for 2-6 year olds, with the Croc Tower more suited for Intermediate level (three levels from 1.5m - 6m).
Big on thrills, SuperThriller JetSprint puts you in the driving seat – easy to drive, highly responsive and demanding enough to give you an adrenaline rush. With a custom designed lake sprint circuit, its guaranteed to thrill! Bookings are essential.
Vector Wero has a wide range of adventure activities including rafting, lake activities and kayaking. Suitable for both beginners, families and advanced rafters. Enjoy the Pump Waterfall with its exhilarating 4.5m drop which gives a rush of adrenaline and unforgettable memories.
Auckland War Memorial Museum contains pre-eminent Maori and Pacific collections, natural history resources and social and military history collections. It also has decorative arts and pictorial collections. They regularly hold special exhibitions and one-off events.
Ambury Farm lies along the coast of the Manukau Harbour only six minutes from the hotel. There are views across the harbour to the Manukau Heads and Waitakere Ranges. Farm animals at Ambury are family favourites. You will see sheep, goats, cows, pigs, pet lambs (in spring), chickens, turkeys, rabbits and peacocks. There is also a range of about 86 bird species you can see.
New Zealand Maritime Museum is a hub for maritime archives, history collection and exhibition facillty. Join a guided tour swhich helps bring to life NZ's voyaging history or explore on your own. You can also book a sailing on one of the vintage boats.
MOTAT features over 300,000 items highlighting Kiwi innovation and ingenuity. With permanent exhibitions on site and new exciting exhibitions there is lots of things to explore and do.
Explore a unique underwater world experience, with over 10 different zones to explore there is something for everyone. From the Antarctic ice adventure through to the well-known shark tunnel, you can get up close and personal with various species you don't get to see outside the aquarium.
Combine both a bridge climb and bungy jump for the thrill-seekers looking for a buzz. Underneath the bridge is the bungy pod where you can even dip your head in the ocean below, bouncing back up feeling fierce and unstoppable. Scale right to the top of the Harbour bridge and see 360 degrees of Auckland in a way you haven't see before.