Fun Activities For Kids In Auckland

Watching Animals And Observing Stars

A sure recipe for a day filled with fun activities for kids is spending it around animals or stars. Auckland has some great places. They all take a different approach.

There is the Auckland Zoo with many exotic animals. At Kelly Tarlton's stroll through the tunnels and observe presented deep sea life. Ambury Park, a working farm, in the south west of Auckland gives farming insights and let children interact close with farm animals like sheep, lambs, guinea pigs, pig, horses, cows, turkey and many more. With a whale and dolphin discovery tour the wildlife encounter with dolphins gets to a new level. Meanwhile the Auckland Observatory introduces space secrets to children and offers star gazing in the evening.

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These are the fun activities Karim and Mariam enjoyed very much apart of the alltime family fun activities for kids that Auckland's museums offer. Hope you have as much fun with these children activities as they had.

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Auckland Zoo

Motions Road, Western Springs
Daily from 9.30am - 5.30pm except 25 th December
1 June to 31 August closing time is at 5.00pm

Auckland Zoo is home to many family activities. Best is to organise your visit around the animal encounter timetable. Curious visitors young and old can check out behind the scene tours or participate in a workshop on animal photography. Night activities, birthday party arrangement, tours, and venue hire accompanied by a range of events year round make the Zoo a busy and fun place.

Kelly Tarlton’s Antarctic Encounter and Underwater World

23 Tamaki Drive, Orakei Auckland
Open daily from 9:30am to 5:30pm

The Antarctic Encounter and Underwater World is named after Kelly Tarlton whose vision was to share his love for the ocean. His vision grew into a major attraction enabling children and adults a close up view to oceanic sea life. Today a successful breeding program takes care for the fish and endangered penguin population to grow.

Children love watching the interaction between caretaker and stingrays or penguins so plan your visit around the times the encounter takes place. This activity is pre-bookable at VIATOR

Adventurous teenagers or adults can even book a dive or snorkel session in the deep sea tanks.

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Dolphin and Whale Discovery Tour

The children loved the Dolphin discovery tour we took part in the Bay of Islands. Spellbound they watched these elegant sea creatures interacting with one another. Observing their playful jumps is simply amazing.

Our camera was overwhelmed to capture photos as beautiful as this one here. Lucky there are photographers like Gerard Soury who are more experienced to obtain a precious keepsake.

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Later we found out about the Auckland whale and dolphin safari starting right from the Auckland harbour.

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Stardome -- Observatory

One Tree Hill Domain

Opening hours follow an event calendar with a wide variety on astronomy and astronomy related topics. Weekends and school holiday periods are filled with sessions for children aged 3 onwards. Observation sessions of the night sky and more take place on each evening but Tuesday the commencing time is published monthly.

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