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Things to Do in Auckland with Kids

Things to Do in Auckland with Kids

Whether you’re planning a quick stopover or spending a few days in town, Auckland has plenty of family-friendly fun. From catamaran harbor tours to mazes and ziplines, here are some kid-approved things you won’t want to miss while visiting the City of Sails.

  • Board a catamaran at Viaduct Harbour, and search for whales, dolphins, petrels, and penguins in the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park.
  • Visit the Sky Tower observation decks, and watch daredevils on the SkyJump and SkyWalk; children ages 10 and up can do the latter activity.
  • Head to the Odyssey Sensory Maze, and wander through a challenging course of optical illusions, sound effects, and mysterious scents.
  • Hop on a sightseeing bus for a narrated city tour, then take a boat cruise on Waitemata Harbour or ride the ferry to Devonport for ice cream.
  • Include the family on an e-bike ride to Silo Park in summer to check out the food trucks, outdoor cinema, and live entertainment.
  • Learn about Auckland’s geology during a guided walk to volcanic sites, and snap panoramic photos of the harbor and city.
  • Ferry to Waiheke Island, and ride a zipline on a 3-course canopy tour.
  • Take a scenic drive through Middle-earth to the Hobbiton Movie Set, and look for Hobbit Holes and more on a small-group tour.
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The Hobbiton Movie Set Small-Group Guided Tour from Auckland

The Hobbiton Movie Set Small-Group Guided Tour from Auckland

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For fans of the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films, visiting the official Hobbiton Movie Set is a truly unforgettable experience. On this tour, enjoy comfortable round-trip transport from Auckland and extra attention from your guide thanks to the small group size. On arrival, explore the famous film set on a guided tour, hear behind-the-scenes stories about the making of the movies, and see the Hobbit Holes, The Mill, and the Double Arched bridge. There will also be free time to shop for souvenirs or purchase lunch at the Shire’s Rest Café.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$111.03
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SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's General Admission

SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's General Admission

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Gain admission to Kelly Tarlton’s SEA LIFE Aquarium at the Auckland waterfront. Discover the underwater magic of the Southern Ocean at more than 30 exhibits and nine themed zones. You can get up close to playful king and gentoo penguins at the Antarctic Encounter, see displays of jellyfish and stingrays, and stroll through the shark tunnel. Upgrade to go shark diving — with or without a cage!
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$22.91
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Skip the Line: Auckland Sky Tower General Admission Ticket

Skip the Line: Auckland Sky Tower General Admission Ticket

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Auckland’s Sky Tower has stood 1076 feet tall (328 meters) over the city since 1994, and is one of its most popular attractions, especially for first-time visitors. Save money and time by pre-booking your general Sky Tower admission ticket, which allows you to spend one to two hours at three observation levels. Get quickly orientated and spot key landmarks such as the Harbour Bridge, Mount Eden, and Waiheke Island.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$22.35
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Skip the Line: Odyssey Sensory Maze Entry Auckland Ticket

Skip the Line: Odyssey Sensory Maze Entry Auckland Ticket

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Save time and money by pre-booking admission to the Odyssey Sensory Maze. This admission ticket makes enjoying the sensory maze a bit more of a breeze. Skip past lines, let a rep give you a safety briefing and store your belongings in a locker, and experience the challenging spaces, illusions, scents, and sound effects of the mysterious maze. You’ll also receive a souvenir photo and discount on merchandise.
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  • 20 to 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$15.76
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Auckland Dolphin and Whale Watching Eco-Safari Cruise

Auckland Dolphin and Whale Watching Eco-Safari Cruise

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Cruise the waters of Hauraki Gulf Marine Park in search of whales, dolphins and penguins on a half-day tour from Auckland. You’ll board a spacious catamaran at Viaduct Harbour and hear expert guides share informative commentary about New Zealand’s natural wonders. During the whale and dolphin safari, keep an eye out for six types of whales that frequent these waters, as well as seabirds such as Australasian gannets, petrels and terns.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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