Family and Kids in Auckland

Looking out for what can you do with kids and family in Auckland? Here are the things that you should not miss out on a family vacation with kids, toddlers, or babies. Discover the ultimate places for kids in Auckland, be it water parks, theme parks, or playgrounds. Children will have fun, learn new things, get good food and will not get bored in long queues. Keep reading to know about awesome places and activities to enjoy with your kids in Auckland.
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Let's explore our list of kid-friendly attractions in Auckland for perfect family outings and getaways.

  1. Visit to experience unparalleled fun for kids
    Tiritiri Matangi Island

    Family and Kids

    The Tiritiri Matangi Island is a wildlife sanctuary and is home to one of New Zealand's most important conservation projects. Located around 30 kilometres from central Auckland, the Island is 60% forested and the remaining 40% is left as grassland for species preferring open habitat. While on your exploration of the island, don’t forget to visit the infamous lighthouse.
  2. A place for children with all kinds of interests
    Cornwall Park

    Park, Picnic Spot

    Leave the bustling urban noise and explore the lush-green pocket of Cornwall Park- a vastexpanse of gorgeously green grass with trees that shade the landscape and flower beds that adorn the beautiful place. A picnic here is perfect during Spring and Summer season as you soak up the sun and get that warm tan you always wanted. The Cornwall Park Information Centre offers information, self-guided ...Read more
  3. A guaranteed fun space for the kids
    Rangitoto Island

    Family and Kids

    Situated around 25 minutes from Auckland by ferry, Rangitoto is the largest and youngest island in the Auckland volcanic field. It erupted in the sea in a series of explosions around 600 years ago, and is now extinct. The island is uninhabited and is a favourite destination for hikers, trekkers and explorers. Many people also go to the island on a guided kayaking adventure trip. One of the most...Read more
  4. Amazing Auckland attraction for kids
    Waitakere Ranges

    Family and Kids

    Located 25 kilometre away from Auckland, the Waitakere Ranges touches an elevation of 1555 feet and offers a breath-takingview of the coastline of New Zealand. The range is nothing short of an adventure with major surf beaches, waterfalls, reserves, parks, flora and fauna- that come together to offer the heart of New Zealand. Highlights include: Lion Rock at Piha Black Sand beaches near Tarana...Read more
  5. Can keep your kids busy for days
    Mount Eden

    Family and Kids

    At 196 metres, Mount Eden, also known as Maungawhau, is the highest volcano in Auckland city. The summit to the top gives spectacular 360-degree views of Auckland and its harbours. Erupting about 15,000 years ago from three overlapping scoria cones, it formed a huge scoria mound with a central crater from the last eruption. Walk to the top of Mount Eden’s volcanic cone for some of the bes...Read more
  6. Perfect for kids day out in Auckland
    Waiheke Island

    Family and Kids

    Located around 17 kilometres from Auckland, the Waiheke Island is the second largest island in the Hauraki Gulf of New Zealand. Spread across approximately 19 kilometres (west to east), the island is also called a ‘homeland of artists’. The island boasts art galleries, quaint cafes, pristine beaches and more than a dozen vineyards. Also well-known is the Connells Bay Sculpture Park.
  7. Fun place to go for kids
    Auckland Zoo


    Spread across 17 hectares (42 acres), Auckland Zoo is home to the largest collection of native and exotic animals in New Zealand. 138 different species and over 875 animals call the zoo their home. To get up close and personal with some of the world’s most amazing creatures, do sign up for their ‘behind the scene’ experiences. There is lot to see and do all year, including eve...Read more
  8. A cool place to see with kids
    Auckland Domain


    Auckland Domain is Auckland’s oldest park. Spread across an area of 75 hectares (185 acres), the Wintergardens are its most visited feature. It also houses the infamous Auckland War Memorial Museum. Within the park, there are landscaped lawns and gardens, duck ponds, bush walks, sports fields, sculptures, green houses and picnic areas. An interesting trivia about Auckland Domain- the park...Read more
  9. A fantastic place for refreshing break for children
    Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium


    Head over to Kelly Tarlton’s Sea Life Aquarium and discover a diverse collection of aquatic life. It was opened in the year 1985 by visionary Kelly Tarlton (a Kiwi adventurer, diver, explorer and inventor). From Shark Dives and Shark cages experiences to a Penguin Discovery to a behind the scenes tour, head over to the Kelly Tarlton’s Sea Life Aquarium along with your family and kid...Read more
  10. One of the awesome things children enjoy the most
    Albert Park


    Located close to the Trish Clark Gallery and a flood of cafes, the Albert Park is a relaxing green space at the heart of the city. The flower beds with pedestrian streets that are loved for their minimalistic elegance, are perfect to take a walk around as you sip on your favourite coffee. Highlights of the park include the fountain, a floral clock feature, a rotunda and statues of Queen Victori...Read more
  11. The best option for younger visitors
    Takapuna Beach


    The Takapuna Beach is loved for its shelly sand that is a rare treat in itself. Take a long walk along the beach during afternoons in the summer season after a meal at one of the many restaurants surrounding the beach. The white sand beach embracing the blue Tamaki straight is a relaxing sight and a refreshing swim in the water is just what you need to enjoy the warm summers in Auckland. The bo...Read more
  12. A place where kids enjoy and have fun
    Howick Historical Village

    Family and Kids

    Spread across 7 acres, the Howick Historical Village offers a time-travel experience with the whole estate maintained as it were in the colonial period. From actors who wear true-to-time clothes to historic schools, churches and general stores that cerate the ambience- a visit here is a must for history lovers. The place arranges activities that normally would have been a part of the daily life...Read more
  13. A place perfect for families with kids
    Butterfly Creek

    Zoo, Aquarium

    A fun place for families to visit while in Auckland, Butterfly Creek is a zoo of sorts! Although, it is more than a zoo, it is an entertainment centre! Within the premises is an aquarium, a Dinosaur kingdom, a tropical butterfly house, a bugs exhibit, a buttermilk farm and the Butterfly Creek is also home to turtles, monkeys, crocodiles, alligators, birds and dragons. There is a little train th...Read more
  14. A favorite place to take the kids in the city
    Kitekite Falls

    Picnic Spot

    The Kitekite Falls are one of the most famous waterfalls in the Waitakere Ranges. Having six drops, the Kitekite Falls end up into a large lake at the bottom. The water is crystal clear and one can take a dip in the lake as well. The falls can be reached by finishing a small hike of about half an hour. The trail to the Kitekite Falls is a pleasant one. Amenities such as toilets, a picnic area a...Read more
  15. It's just one of those places to visit and hang out
    Duder Regional Park

    Water Sport, Picnic Spot

    Situated around 49 kilometres from Auckland, the Duder Regional Park is a park on the Whakakaiwhara Peninsula. The Peninsula has a long and rich history, which begins with the visit of the Tainui canoe in the 1300s. One can go on exploration trails- Farm Loop Walk to see the earthwork remains of fortified Maori settlement and Coastal Walk to enjoy your day fishing and picnicking, Farm Loop Walk...Read more