is jam-packed with attractions that everyone can enjoy. If you’re travelling to New Zealand
and want to keep the kids entertained, you can’t go wrong with this city’s awesome amusement parks and plethora of family-friendly activities. Here are some of the best places you can head to for a fun-filled family outing.
You have to love a place that brings butterflies, dinosaurs, playgrounds and train sets into a single location. Butterfly Creek really takes things to a whole different level: along with the aforementioned attractions, visiting families will get a glimpse of crocodiles, alligators, monkeys, and various farm animals too.
Butterfly Creek, 10 Tom Pearce Dr, Auckland Airport, Auckland, New Zealand, +64 9 275 8880
Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium
Kelly Tarlton’s Sea Life Aquarium
Families and marine wildlife enthusiasts will absolutely adore the Sea Life Aquarium’s live animal exhibits. Auckland‘s aquatic paradise boasts 30 different species and habitat displays. Penguins, fish, sharks, tortoises, stingrays, and seahorses are among the incredible sea life you’ll get to see on a single visit.
Kelly Tarlton’s Sea Life Aquarium, 23 Tamaki Dr, Orakei, Auckland, New Zealand, +64 9 531 5065
Thrills are guaranteed when exploring the incredibly diverse Auckland Zoo. With more than 875 animals, from 138 different species, the premises are sure to keep you entertained for hours on end. The zoo even has a regular timetable of animal encounters, plus other events and activities for visitors of all ages.
Auckland Zoo, Motions Rd, Auckland, New Zealand, +64 9 360 3805
Auckland’s main amusement park, Rainbow’s End, packs a punch with its 20 rides and attractions. Little ones aged eight and under will have an epic time discovering the Kidz Kingdom. Older, more adventurous kids could try their hand at the thrilling Stratosfear, and the entire family will enjoy rocking along the Log Flume and Pirate Ship.
Rainbow’s End, 2 Clist Cres, Manukau, Auckland, New Zealand, +64 9 262 2030
Kiwi Valley Farm Park and Maze
Who doesn’t like a good petting zoo? True to its name, the Kiwi Valley Farm Park and Maze adds a distinctly local flavour to the standard conventions. The whole family will be able to revel in the fresh countryside environment as they interact with sheep, horses, ducks, goats, piglets, and many other animals you’d find on a typical Kiwi farm.
Kiwi Valley Farm Park and Maze, 308 Henderson Valley Rd, Henderson Valley, Auckland, New Zealand, +64 9 837 2952
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