Enjoy these great school holiday activities in Auckland

Friday, 1 July 2016 by Kiwi International Hotel

Head to Auckland these school holidays and take advantage of the range of activities and attractions on offer. Auckland is alive with fun and culture, so take the kids on an adventure to see some of the city's highlights.

If the excitement of the school holidays isn't enough, many Auckland attractions arrange extra events specifically for the kids.

To really make the most of your family time, you could choose to stay at Queen Street's Kiwi International Hotel and be central and close to all that you want to see and do.

Family on school holidays

Kelly Tarltons

One of Auckland's longest-standing attractions, Kelly Tarltons has provided endless school holiday entertainment for decades - a hit with all ages.

It's a true under-water experience as you ride the conveyor belt with nothing but glass separating you from the sea creatures around and above.

Viewing the wildlife is a wonderful experience, but if you want to get the most out of it, be sure to check feeding times before you go. Or book a shark cage experience if you really want to go all-out!

Kelly Tarltons

Auckland Zoo

A family favourite, the Auckland Zoo is always worth the visit.

Not only will the Zoo be in its usual fine form these school holidays, it will also offer a great school holiday event, where kids can embark on a self-guided training course to become a graduate of the Zoo's Ranger Academy.

With six great challenges, kids can test their skills and knowledge of conservation and what it takes to be a Ranger in the wild!

Auckland Zoo

Bush walking tracks

Get out the walking shoes and prepare the picnic basket, Auckland has many great walking tracks to get your kids outdoors these holidays. A free and adventurous activity for the family, these walks are accessible.

  1. Begin at Waikowhai Park and make your way through the attractive bush and park land off Hillsborough Road. Stop for a picnic while you take in the views of the Manukau Harbour.

  2. Check out the recently-opened Westhaven Loop Walk. A wonderfully central walking track, this walk lets you take in the view of the City of Sails while being close to all that the city has to offer.

  3. Head up to the North Shore for more tracks suitable for the kids. From the eight Centennial Park walking tracks, you can choose what level suits you and your family best.

Auckland bush walks

Butterfly Creek

Not only is Butterfly Creek a wonderful experience for kids, it brings out the big kids in parents too.

Although it's called Butterfly Creek and the butterfly encounter is spectacular, it's so much more than butterflies.

Get up close and personal with some very life-like Dinosaurs as they appear to breathe, blink and roar like real Dinosaurs would! See crocodiles, monkeys and reptiles, and enjoy the delightful a petting zoo and aquarium.

A day at Butterfly Creek is fun for the whole family.

Butterfly Creek

Auckland Domain

If you are looking to have some activities with your family that are free, there's plenty on offer.

Situated in Grafton and only minutes from the Kiwi International Hotel, the Auckland Domain is the city's oldest park.

The spacious grounds are a beautiful setting for a family picnic or a day outdoors, and the park is also home to eight large sculptures from some of New Zealand's leading artists.

With duck ponds, gardens and ample space for the kids to run and play, the Auckland Domain offers a free and easy outing for the family to enjoy.

Auckland Domain

Sky Tower

This amazing Auckland attraction is known to embrace the school holidays and get the kids really excited!

July is no different. From July 9-24, the Sky Tower team want you to " help Dory find her friends". School holiday events have always been a hit in the past, and it looks like they're planning another amazing experience.

There is so much to explore in New Zealand's tallest building.

With 360°  views, you and the kids can take in beauty of Auckland city from a great height.

See if the kids are up to climbing the 1,267 steps to the Sky Deck!

Sky Tower

Auckland Museum

Just because the kids are having a break from school doesn't mean they should take a break from learning, right?

The Auckland Museum is hosting a school holiday event that will take kids back 100 years to the time of the First World War. The event is called 'Doing Our Bit' and aims to show how important the efforts of children were, during such a trying time in New Zealand.

Guided by some awesome and authentic actors, kids will play games and have fun the same way kids did in 1916, all while discovering what it was like for children during WW1.

Auckland Museum

Glo Putt

This indoor attraction takes mini putt to a whole new level!

Glo Putt Mini Golf is a glow-in-the-dark version of the much-loved game. The glowing technicolour put a whacky spin on the foliage and fairways of the 16-hole course.

Best of all, Glo Putt's indoor location means you will not have to work around the winter weather. Just book and enjoy!

Glo Putt

Rainbow's End

New Zealand's largest theme park, Rainbow's End, is a treasure trove of excitement for kids during the school holidays.

The park characters will be out in full dress ready for a photo opportunity, a 'Magic and Illusion' show will be performed each day at 1pm and 2:30pm, and 'Crayola Party Time' will be filled with fun, dancing and free lollies each day at 12:30pm.

Anyone attending Rainbow's End during the school holidays is invited to enjoy these events (in between rides, of course!).

Rainbow's End

Central accommodation makes it easy

The central location of the Kiwi International Hotel makes it the prime accommodation to access as many school holiday activities as you can.

With great rooms and facilities, the Kiwi International Hotel is a fantastic family hotel.

Book online today and start planning your school holiday fun.

With so much to do in Auckland, it certainly is your one-stop destination during the July school holidays!



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