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Kids' Day Out

Destination(s): Auckland

This day is designed just for the kids. Rainbow's End is NZ's premier theme park, providing hours of fun. Ambury Farm Park provides a nearby location for a picnic and to see a working farm in action. After this a trip to Kelly Tarlton's may be in order, and finally dinner at Valentine's which is every kid's favourite. read more about Kids' Day Out

Rainbow's End

Rainbow's End

  • 2 Clist Crescent
  • Manukau City
  • tel:+64 (0)9 262 2030
  • Visit website
  • Auckland, 1702

Rainbow's End is a favourite with local families, school groups and teenagers. Something akin to Alton Towers in the U.K. or the Six Flags parks in North America, you could easily spend a whole day in this 8 hectare, entertainment-filled park taking in the rides at a relaxed pace. The main feature you will notice, even before you get off the motorway,  is the giant rainbow coloured drop tower. Really, you can't miss it!There are also the old favourites like log flumes and rollercoasters and a good thing to keep in mind is that it is not just for older kids. The Cadbury Land Castle area caters to the smallest in the group with rides and attractions in mini size. The whole family can enjoy a day out including meals but bear in mind that there are also a lot of nearby restaurants and fast food outlets for when you've had enough.

From the city, take the Southern Motorway and get off at the Manukau City off ramp. Turn right and you will be able to see the giant tower. There is plenty of free parking.
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Ambury Regional Farm Park

Ambury Regional Farm Park

  • 43 Ambury Road
  • Mangere Bridge
  • tel:+64 9 366 2000
  • Visit website
  • Auckland, 1701
Kelly Tarlton's Antarctic Encounter & Underwater World

Kelly Tarlton's Antarctic Encounter & Underwater World

  • 23 Tamaki Drive
  • 42-021 Orakei
  • tel:+64 9 528 0603
  • Visit website
  • Auckland, 1005

Kelly Tarlton's is an aquarium that opened in 1986 on the site of old sewage storage tanks. It's curved tunnels (there are more than 110 meters of them) provide a very unique viewing experience (think underwater experience while you are underground). It also has an escalator system to move visitors through the park that was believed to be a world first. Besides the aquarium, there is a replica of Captain Scott's Antarctica Hut as well as a colony of sub-Antarctic Penguins. For an extra fee, you can get in the water with the Stingrays and Sharks in a special area with guides. This is like jumping into an aquarium of your own. read more about Kelly Tarlton's Antarctic Encounter & Underwater World

Valentines Mt Eden

Valentines Mt Eden

  • Corner Ewington and Dominion Roads
  • Corner of Ewington & Dominion Roads
  • tel:64 9 630 6633
  • Visit website
  • Auckland, 1024