Activity Category: North Auckland

Stadium Swimming Pool, Albany

Stadium Pool Albany

Opened at the end of January 2017, this brand new pool seems to have lots of interesting activities on offer for kids. Within the leisure pool there’s a climbing wall which kids can climb before falling off into the water. There are lily pads for kids to practice their balancing…

Lake Town Green Fully Fenced Playground, Hauraki

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This is a fully fenced playground with lots for younger kids to do – both toddlers and crawlers. There’s a bucket swing, regular toddler swings, short slides and a sand pit. There’s also a xylophone, inground trampolines and a small cycle track. There’s a grassy area and plenty of seating.…

Hobsonville Point Coastal Walkway, North West Auckland

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Whether you’re walking, pushing a buggy, scooting or cycling, this coastal walkway is a great place to get outside and burn some energy. The whole walkway is a 4km loop taking in the water, mangroves, native bush and cafes and shops along a promenade. You might want to stop off…

Long Bay Regional Park, North of Auckland

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This is a very popular spot on a long weekend or when the weather’s fine over the weekend. The beach is beautiful and as the name suggests, it’s long (about 1km) so plenty of space for everyone even when it’s busy. There are life guards in the summer months so…

Cafewindsor, North Shore, Auckland

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This family friendly cafe in Mairangi Bay has a small menu with good food and options for those with allergies. While you’re drinking your coffee, having breakfast, lunch or a snack, the kids can play. There’s a fenced outside space that should suit a variety of ages. The inside space…

Snowplanet, Silverdale, North Auckland

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Whether you’ve skied before or not, you can still have fun as a family at Snowplanet all year round (about 30km north of Auckland city centre). The main slope is 200m long and is great for those that can ski or board with a harder course, with rails, jumps and…

Waiwera Thermal Resort and Spa, North of Auckland

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45 km from central Auckland, this has to be one of the few places in the country where you can sit in a hot pool and watch a movie, unless you have this set up at home! There are a number of indoor and outdoor pools here of varying temperatures.…

Explore Devonport, Auckland

Ferry From Auckland

Only 15 minutes by ferry from downtown Auckland, Devonport makes a good family day trip. Plenty of cafes to choose from once you’re there, the waterfront to stroll along all the way to North Head if you want and the Navy Museum. You can follow the pathway from the ferry…

Puhoi Valley Chese Store & Cafe, North of Auckland

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Whether you’re passing and looking to break your journey or spending time in and around Puhoi, the cheese factory makes a great place to visit. The cafe has a good range of tasty food, which not surprisingly feature Puhoi milk products. As well as being able to get a glimpse…