Activity Category: Auckland

Rocket Park Playground & French Cafe, Mount Albert, Auckland

The Rocket Park playground is so called because of the huge rocket shaped tower that dominates the equipment! Inside the rocket, there are 4 levels for kids to climb up and down. In addition there are swings (including an accessible swing), a climbing course, seesaws and exercise machines suitable for…

Butterfly Creek, Auckland Airport

Don’t be fooled into thinking this place is just about butterflies – it isn’t! There’s also farm animals, a dinosaur kingdom, the Aquaria (2 big tanks, one with fresh water fish the other with tropical fish), crocodiles and bugs as well as the butterfly house!! It’s worth checking out the map…

Explore Devonport, 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 Cheese Store & Cafe, North of Auckland

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…

Te Huruhi School Summer Pool and Playgrounds, Waiheke Island

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On the way to /from the ferry terminal on Donald Bruce Road, on the Western side of the island, Te Huruhi Primary school allows supervised kids to use their playground equipment and school pool during the school summer holidays. The playground areas are great with lots of climbing, balancing and swinging opportunities…

Passage Rock Winery, Waiheke Island

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A winery that caters well for families by providing a trampoline, big grassy area and outdoor toys for the kids to enjoy while the adults can sample some wine in peace! The food is great (tasty and interesting) and wood fired pizzas or kids’ fish and chips were a huge…

Fishing Orapiu Wharf, Waiheke Island

If your kids love fishing, and you have access to a car, it’s worth a half day trip over to the wharf in Orapiu Bay as there always seem to be plenty of small fish biting. Take your supplies (including fishing gear, food and water) with you as there’s nothing around apart…

Palm Beach, Waiheke Island

There’s lots on offer for families at Palm Beach! Next door to the well stocked general store, there’s a good fish and chip shop (at the corner of Palm Rd and Hill Rd). Order and take your food down to the beach to enjoy. There is a toilet and grassy…

Dragonfired pizza, Little Oneroa, Waiheke Island

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Great tasting wood fired pizzas (including GF bases) and a few other non pizza items are cooked up to order right next to Little Oneroa Beach all year although it is weather dependent. You can check out the menu and text or phone in your orders (see under contact info) for pick…

Little Oneroa Beach, Waiheke Island

This is a wide, safe swimming beach for kids with showers, changing rooms and toilets. There’s also a shaded playground (sails and big trees) at Little Oneroa beach which is great for younger kids (perhaps up to around 6/7 years old). A big grassy area isn’t shaded but has free…