Indoor Attractions in Auckland

What is there to do in Auckland on a Rainy Day?

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There is so much fun to be had with the kids in Auckland ~ read on for what to do with the kids if it's a rainy day, or if you just want to stay indoors.  All these are really good for birthday parties with kids too.

1. Explore Butterfly Creek

A fantastic day out year round, Butterfly Creek is home to NZ’s only giant saltwater crocodiles, Scar and Goldie, plus the Tropical Butterfly House which features over 750 free-flying exotic butterflies, as well as tropical fish, bird and lizards. Be amazed at our brand new exhibit - Dinosaur Kingdom, featuring over 40 dinosaurs, some lifesize that roar and move!

Butterfly Creek dinosaur kingdom

 

2. Snowplanet

Snowplanet features real powder snow, three lifts, a terrain park, a magical Winter Wonderland and a separate beginner’s area. Enjoy the panoramic views into the snow dome from Snowplanet’s family friendly 7Summits Restaurant & Bar. Private and group lessons are available for skiing and snowboarding.  All this, just minutes drive from central Auckland!  Have a winter fix anytime of year at Snowplanet!

Snowplanet

 

3. Glo Putt Mini Golf

GLOPUTT - a whole new world of mini golf!  This is Auckland's first amazing and bizarre new world of glow in the dark minigolf.   A 16 hole course consisting of buildings, foliage, pathways and fairways illuminated with glowing technicolour!  You'll have heaps of fun with your friends and family, plus they are a great option for hosting your next birthday party, that includes the use of a dedicated party area.  The best thing is that its novel, its indoors, its completely entertaining for all ages and a whole lot of fun...what more could the family need!?

4. Odyssey Sensory Maze

Get lost in a world of A-MAZE-MENT! The whole family will LOVE our truly unique sensory experience of discovery and illusions that challenge and delight! Feel your way from one illusory room to another – with each zone offering something different, exciting and unexpected. Nothing is quite what it seems! So get ready for a fantastic family adventure together – as you weave through quirky obstacles, get lost in the Mirror Maze, transport yourself into Native NZ bush and much more!

Odyssey

5. VR Studio

VR Studio is New Zealand's first virtual reality public experience. Here you will enter a world beyond the imagination and step into another dimension. You can take full advantage of room scale game play with the choice of many premium VR games and experiences. Try your luck at multi-player 3D flying/combat games, test your bravery in a haunted house, get transported into an ocean and have a close encounter with the largest creatures, maybe play zombie shooter or enjoy walking the plank! There are many scenarios to choose from with options of 45 or 90 minute play. Fancy planning a birthday party? The team at VR Studio will customise options for you and your group. Also on site is The Retro Room - an 'all you can play' arcade with over 600 games to choose from.

6. Thrillzone - Takapuna

The activities are amazingly fun and perfect for all ages.   They have indoor Escape Rooms and amazing VR adventure experiences

 

7. Escape HQ

 

If you like puzzles, you will LOVE the adventurous escape rooms at Escape HQ!  Choose from Jail Break, Mountain Blizzard or Udder Graziness ~ or jump onto their Outdoor Escape Adventure!
These are all so much fun and a great thing for everyone in the family to join in on.

8. Climb up Sky Tower

 

Okay, you can take a lift up this 328m distinctive hero of Auckland's sky line.  And the views around the city and bays, and even the volcanoes out at sea, from the revolving restaurant at the top are amazing!  There are school holiday activities availabe so ask what's on when you visit.

 

Sky Tower

 

9. Gravity NZ Trampoline Park

Gravity NZ Trampoline Park in St Johns, Auckland is the best place to come and play!  We run Jumping sessions for all ages on the hour every hour. There is 600sqm of connected trampolines, wall Tramps, foam pit, basketball hoop, an olympic tramp, under 6 area, dodgeball area and NZ's first indoor ninja obstacle course!

 

10. Blastacars

Blastacars is the ultimate drift-karting experience and the perfect place for children to experience action-packed drift karting in a safe and controlled environment. Our exciting, 220 metre long track specialises in wide corners where overtaking is a breeze and drifting the entire track is an exciting challenge!

 

11. Spookers Haunted Attractions

Spookers will have you enjoying 'Terror Tours' where a tour guide dressed in character gives you a behind the scenes look and invites you to learn the secrets of the Spookers experience. Note: ‘scariness’ will be tailored to suit the victims! Or try ‘Disturbia’ an unusual mind trip through an endless maze of fluorescent colours, floating and turning walls & floors. Around every turn is shocking 3D effects and scares that appear from nowhere!

12. Megazone Lasertag and Entertainment Centre

Megazone Silverdale is Auckland's brand new Laser Tag arena boasting the coolest laser tag equipment​ and the most fun games!

Step into our abandoned city arena amongst the theatrical smoke and laser lights and test your skills, wit and courage against an enemy team who are looking to take over your part of the city and destroy your base!

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13. Stardome

A place for an out-of-this-world adventure! Stardome Observatory & Planetarium will inspire a love of looking up and exploring our Universe. Full of entertainment for the whole family, there are planetarium shows, interactive games, activities and displays about space and the night sky. Learn how to navigate using the stars or look through the Zeiss telescope, one of the most powerful telescopes available for public viewing.

14. Sea Life - Kelly Tarlton's

SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium showcases over 30 live animal exhibits in spectacular habitat displays, including the world's largest Sub-Antarctic penguin colony exhibit and amazing underwater viewing tunnels.

Map of New Zealand
  • Central Otago
  • Bay of Plenty
  • Coromandel
  • Dunedin
  • Gisborne
  • Fiordland
  • Hawkes Bay
  • Marlborough Sounds
  • Manawatu
  • Nelson & Golden Bay
  • Northland
  • North Canterbury
  • Rotorua
  • Queenstown
  • Taranaki
  • South Canterbury
  • Taupo
  • Southland
  • Waikato
  • Wanaka
  • West Coast
  • Whangarei
  • Bay of Islands
  • Tauranga
  • Gisborne
  • Hamilton
  • Napier
  • Kapiti
  • Palmerston North
  • Whanganui
  • New Plymouth
  • Arrowtown
  • Te Anau
  • Akaroa
  • Ashburton
  • Hanmer
  • Kaikoura
  • Methven
  • Mt Cook
  • Oamaru
  • Tekapo
  • Timaru
  • Abel Tasman
  • Motueka
  • Nelson Lakes
  • Blenheim
  • Picton
  • Catlins
  • Gore
  • Stewart Island
  • Central Plateau
  • Invercargill
  • Cromwell
  • Greymouth
  • Hokitika
  • Westport
  • Glenorchy

Our favourite destinations…

Auckland

New Zealand’s economic heart and biggest city is also an exciting family visitor destination, situated on a sunny harbour with city beaches just minutes away from the CBD. Orientate yourself by heading down to Viaduct Harbour, wandering the waterfront, checking out the super yachts or enjoying the waterfront restaurants. Nearby is the must-visit Sky Tower along with excellent and kid-friendly museums and tons of exciting activities!

Wellington

Wellington is New Zealand’s capital. Here you will find New Zealand's parliament buildings, including the 'Executive Wing', more well-known as 'The Beehive' due to its distinctive shape. Another icon to look out for is the Wellington Tram, which was the main means of public transport between 1878 and 1964.

Christchurch

With a population of around 400,000 Christchurch, in Canterbury, is the South Island ’s largest city, yet much of it has the feel of a small town. Perhaps that’s why it’s known as the Garden City but with the expansive Hagley Park, Botanic Gardens, Port Hills, River Avon and numerous beaches the city certainly has an open, relaxed feel that’s hard to beat.

Queenstown

With its well-deserved reputation as New Zealand’s activity adventure capital you’ll never run out of activities and things to do in Queenstown, but you may run out of time! With breathtaking scenery, activities and festivals, cafes and restaurants, skiing and snowboarding, shopping and wineries, this lakeside alpine resort rates as one of the world’s top vacation destinations for all ages and seasons.

Rotorua

Rotorua sits on the shore of Lake Rotorua, one of sixteen lakes in the area formed by hundreds of thousands of years of eruptions from the Taupo Volcanic Zone. The area is renowned for its geothermal activity and top of any activity list is to see the bubbling mud pools that are around the region for yourself. The Waimangu Volcanic Valley offers a first hand insight into the devastation caused by the 1886 eruption of Mount Tarawera and is a great place to discover steaming volcanic craters and bubbling, spitting  pools of mud!

Nelson and Golden Bay

The Nelson and Golden Bay regions, at the top of the South Island, boast enviable sunshine hours, glorious sandy beaches, safe swimming spots, lots of wildlife to look out for, and Abel Tasman National Park - an absolute must to explore, on foot, by kayak, your own craft or watertaxi.  Nelson is home to a vibrant arts and crafts community with a fabulous Saturday market, and is close to award-winning wineries and family-friendly bike tracks to take you around the coast.

Hawkes Bay

Napier was rebuilt after the 1931 earthquake and is now known as NZ's Art Deco City.  The Art Deco influence has created a unique city – nowhere else can you see such a varied concentration of art deco style. With over 2,200 sunshine hours a year, Napier is a year-round holiday destination with countless activities to entertain the kids – there's days of entertainment on Marine Parade alone, plus numerous other family-friendly trips and activities.  Add to that the beaches, walks and flat cycle paths, outdoor cafes and entertainment, and you have a perfect holiday destination!

Northland

Beautiful, unspoiled beaches, fishing, historic gum fields, kauri forests – the Far North has it all. With subtropical temperatures, it's often known as ‘the Winterless north', with warm, humid summers and mild winters.
Gateway to the Bay of Islands, Paihia is a pretty, lively beachside town and a perfect base for your family holiday. It’s your start point for Bay of Island adventures including day cruises, sailing, kayaking, swimming with dolphins and reef or wreck diving.