• What to pack

    For cool season

    1. Warm and comfortable clothing – full-length trousers (jeans, hiking or lounging trousers), warm sweaters, and thermal wear
    2. Extra pair of thick socks, a wool hat, a warm scarf or rain- and windproof jacket
    3. Sturdy shoes with a low heel
    4. Sun protection – hat, sunglasses and sunscreen

    For warm season

    1. Basic rainproof jacket
    2. Light, airy clothing ­– blouses, t-shirts and jeans
    3. Comfortable shoes
    4. Sun protection – hat, sunglasses and sunscreen
    5. Beach wear – tank tops, shorts, swimwear, slippers
  • Our Hotels

  • Butterfly Creek

    If petting farm animals, meeting dinosaurs and being surrounded by butterflies sounds like a perfect day for your animal-loving family, be sure to visit Butterfly Creek that offers a unique and fun experience for all. Immerse your little adventurer in Australasia’s largest tropical butterfly house, get up close with rabbits, guinea pigs and alpacas and meet New Zealand’s only salt water crocodiles, Scar and Goldie. Travel back in time to when dinosaurs ruled the earth or stop by the Papillion Cafe for some yummy homemade food.

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  • Dress Smart

    Stretch your holiday shopping dollars in New Zealand's largest outlet shopping department store, Dress Smart. Featuring well-loved brands like Adidas, Kathmandu, Quicksilver, Levis, Timberland and many more, there is something for everyone, and at a great saving! If you need to refuel after hours of shopping, be spoilt with the wide array of eateries and restaurants too.

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  • Auckland Botanical Gardens

    Covering 64 hectares of land, the Auckland Botanic Gardens is nature at its best! Boasting over 10,000 plants from around the world and 23 unique gardens, get ready for a fun day out with your family. Check out the edible garden and get inspired to grow these plants from your own backyard or head over to Potter Children's Garden where your little ones can learn how plants adapt to different environments and grow their own living green roofs!

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  • Hunua Falls

    If your kids love to get outdoors and explore, the Hunua Falls Lookout Walking track is for you. Climb the track through lush bush and forest up the Wairoa river to the lookout platform. Just off the base of the 30 metre high water fall is an ideal place for a snap, whilst the flat area is perfect for a family picnic.

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  • Mangere Mountain

    Let your kids take the lead up the trail to Mangere Mountain, Auckland's best-preserved volcanic cone. On the trail, explore the remains of former Maori settlements dating back to the 1800s and, once at the top, soak in the views of the Manukau harbour. Pop into the Mangere Mountain Education Centre at the base of the trail first for more information on what you and your little ones will discover on your trek to the summit.

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  • Rainbow's End Theme Park

    Get ready for a day packed with family fun at Rainbow's End! For thrill-seeking enthusiasts, rides like Stratosfear, Fearfall and Invader are yours to conquer. Or if you'd like something more relaxed, the Log flume, Bumper boats or the Motion Master will be right up your alley. For little travellers under eight, check out Kidz Kingdom - an amazing family castle packed with kid-friendly rides specially for the young ones. Pro tip: Bring your own takeaway food and book tickets online to maximize your dollars!

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  • Treasure Island Mini Golf

    Located just 10 minutes walk away from Auckland Airport, check out this pirate themed golf course that brings your kids wildest imagination to life! Putt through caves, past cascading waterfalls, through the haunted treasure cave and past shark infested waters and stop at the pirate ship where you'll hear the canon blast. Challenge your kids to the two different 18 hole courses and enjoy great savings when you play two courses on the same day.

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  • Rocket Ropes

    Head over to Rocket Ropes, Auckland's only urban high ropes activity park - perfect for a great workout and family fun! Featuring over 50 aerial activities, there is definitely something for everyone. From low climbing course for toddlers, to the adrenaline junkie course for the braver, experience the challenge, thrill and lots of fun climbing at heights.

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  • Lock n Load Adventures

    Perfect for some friendly sibling rivalry and family competition, you'll have to duck, cover and dash your way through the field to avoid being shot with paint. The junior, low impact paintball option is great for kids to experience the thrill of regular paintball without the impact. For those keen on shooting, head across to the archery range and find the sharp shooter in your family. Pro tip: Bring a change of clothes after a fun but (most probably dirty) time in Lock n Load!

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  • GravityNZ Trampoline Park

    Have a bouncing good time at Gravity Trampoline Park that boast over 1,000 square metres of connected trampolines, ninja course, dodgeball and more! Practice your flips and tricks safely in a foam pit together with the friendly staff or jump over to the Tramp Wall- the only place that encourages you to literally bounce off the wall! For little ones below 5, there's a secured Under 5's area that is equally stimulating with puzzles, drawing walls and colourful toys.

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  • The Strawberry Farm

    If you're looking for that perfect treat during the warmer months, look no further than The Strawberry Farm. Besides their well-known strawberry ice cream served all year round, your little ones will be thrilled to find waffles, banana splits and cakes too! Take a stroll around Country Providore after a lovely indulgence, where you can find chic home wares and buy fresh vegetables grown locally. End off the day by letting your kids run wild in their specially-designed playground.

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  • Villa Maria Winery

    Indulge in some finer dining at New Zealand's leading award-winning winery. Villa Maria's unique location inside a crater of a 20,000 year old volcano makes for a magnificent site to enjoy lunch or share a platter, with a wine to match whilst overlooking the vineyard from the terrace. Not forgetting your little ones, kids menu serving burgers, fries and many more are also available. After a satisfying meal, wind down your day by walking around the vineyards or take in the scenic views during sunset.

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  • Post Office Public House Restaurant

    If you're keen for some delicious food, beverages and a warm welcome, the Post Office Public House is the right address for you. Nestled just down the road from Auckland Airport, this local community gastro pub is the perfect spot to relax and recharge before your onward journey begins. Be sure to try the local favourite - Nachos served with premium beef cheeks and home-made guacamole! To keep your little adventurers entertained, ask for kids colouring sets from their friendly staff too.

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  • Clevedon Farmers Markets

    Leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind you and be welcomed by the friendly atmosphere and fresh air of Clevedon. Operating every Sunday morning, let the aromas of freshly baked pastries and barista coffee inspire you to get in early. Be tempted by the seasonal produce, and make the most of cooking tips and recipes from the friendly stallholders. What's more, there are plenty of animals for your little ones to pet, and even pony or alpaca rides when you're lucky!

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  • Moustache Milk and Cookie Bar

    Treat your family and yourself to a decadent (but all so worth it!) treat at Moustache Milk and Cookie Bar. Watch your kid's and your own eyes light up as you enter this homey store. With a heap of classic flavours like chocolate chip and peanut butter, to the more adventurous flavours like black forest and oreo marshmallow, you will struggle to choose just one. Keep an eye out for new limited edition inventions that are released constantly too. For sweet tooths, be sure to also try one of the shakes!

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  • Holiday Inn Auckland Airport City Center

    Escape the hustle and bustle of the city, and enjoy lush gardens in the hotel and close proximity to great local attractions. Take a day trip to the West Coast to explore native New Zealand bush and beach, or experience an adrenaline-fuelled rollercoaster and log flumes at Rainbow's End Theme Park, just 15 km from the hotel. Wine-tasting at the picturesque Villa Maria Estate is a scenic 2-km walk away. After a long day, relax in the stylish rooms featuring balconies and courtyard access overlooking the landscaped pool area and gardens.

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