There’s plenty to do in the South Auckland region around the Easter holidays.
Here is our list of the top attractions and activities to keep the family entertained.
The Amazin’ Maze n’ Maize
The Amazin’ Maze will be holding a Giant Easter Egg Hunt over the Easter weekend. Head along between 11-2 to claim your share of the thousands of eggs that will be hidden every day. Enjoy getting lost in the cornfields as you try and make your way out. This is great for slightly older children who can head off in their own small groups.
The Lollywitch of Mumuland
This modern day adaption of Hansel and Gretel promises to be a great show. Spark the kids’ interest in the performing arts as they journey with Hans and Gertie on an adventure which sees them in the clutches of a wicked Zumba-dancing witch. Sound silly? The kids will love it! With engaging performers and plenty of action, the young ones definitely won’t get bored. Click here to find out more.
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This Easter weekend, Butterfly Creek is the place to be! There will also be school holiday fun for the entire holiday period in April, with the Daily Dino Dig. Besides these special events, Butterfly Creek is always brimming with things to see and do.
Royal Easter Show
So it may not be quite in South Auckland, but not too far away is the biggest Easter event in Auckland. For a fun day filled with rides, games and plenty of animals, head to the ASB Showgrounds in Ellerslie. There will even be an ice skating rink! Click here for the full event schedule.
Photo Credit: Easter Show by Angela Thomas
Your holiday starts the second you lock the front door, not once you get to your destination.
If you’re staying near the airport before your flight leaves, start enjoying that relaxed feeling and check out some of these fantastic local attractions:
1. Butterfly Creek
This unmissable family activity is only minutes’ drive from both Auckland Airport and Holiday Inn Auckland Airport. With everything from a butterfly house, reptiles, a farm and even a dinosaur kingdom, the kids are sure to be entertained for hours. The wide variety of experiences means that Butterfly Creek is perfect for children of any age and you can spend as much or as little time as like there. Make sure to visit their website and check out any special encounters that may be happening.
2. Rainbow’s End
If you have a whole day to spend in Auckland, your family will love a trip to New Zealand’s most popular theme park. Experience thrills and spills on famous rides such as the Enchanted Forest Log Flume, Stratosfear and Power Surge. Rainbow’s End provides great family fun that is guaranteed to get your holiday off to the perfect start.
3. Formula E
Do you have teenagers that need to be entertained for a few hours? Go Karting is a great activity for older children that will give them a fun experience, build their confidence and encourage a little friendly competition. Because this course is indoors, you can have a fun time even if the pre-flight weather isn’t what you were hoping for.
4. Treasure Island Golf Course
Mini Golf seems like the perfect summer holiday activity, especially if the winner has to treat the whole family to ice cream afterwards! Enjoy wandering through the course, which features obstacles such as pirate ships and shark infested waters go to this site. This activity is great for when you’re short on time but still feel like exploring the local area a little.
5. Rocket Ropes
Start your high flying adventure at Rocket Ropes. Although you’ll be a lot closer to the ground than you would in a plane, it still takes guts to get through the challenging obstacles. With tons of aerial activities, your family will love doing something a little different and blowing off some steam before you head off on the next big adventure.