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23 Best Auckland School Holiday Activities for Kids

If you’re anything like me, you’re trying to find activities over the Auckland school holidays that are fun for both the kids and the adults!

We have gone on lots of adventures, visited so many parks, and eaten all of the ice cream! And now we know the best of the best!

Here are the 25 Best Auckland School Holiday Activities for Kids:

  • Get Giapo, our favorite dessert in the city!giapo_sky_tower_gelato_ciaofelicia

  • Learn about animals at the Auckland Zoo. Fun for everyone!

  • Spend the day at the Takapuna Park. We love to get fish and chips and ice cream too!


  • Climb the Rocket Ropes!
  • Spend the day shreddin’ at Victoria Skate Park. An easy way to keep the kids happy all day!

  • Climb Mt. Eden. Such a beautiful view!mt_eden_walk_ciaofelicia

  • Have a picnic at Oakley Creek Waterfall. We were the only ones there!

  • Climb Lion Rock and take in the views. A more challenging but very rewarding climb!
  • Do some baking at home!homemade_donuts_ciaofelicia
  • Check out the events at your local library!

  • Explore KiteKite Falls. A gorgeous and short walk!

  • Explore One Tree Hill. There is so much to see and so many animals!one_tree_hill_auckland_ciaofelicia

  • Stop to smell the flowers at the Botanic Gardens.

  • Go to the movies. Don’t forget the snacks!

  • Play at Butterfly Creek.

  • Visit the Auckland Museum. So much for everyone to learn!auckland_school_holidays_museum_ciaofelicia

  • Go indoor rock climbing.

  • Play with some animals at Ambury Farm.

  • Race to the top of Rangitoto. The ferry ride there is fun too!rangitoto_summit_ciaofelicia

  • Get air at Gravity. Fun for the whole family!

  • Try all of the “freakshakes!” Because one just isn’t enough.auckland_school_holidays_freakshake

  • Pretend it’s winter and spend a day at Snow Planet.

  • Make an adventure book to cherish the memories forever!school_holidays_adventure_book_ciaofelicia

I hope your Auckland school holidays are filled with lots of fun!! What else do you like to do during the school holidays?

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Author: ciaofelicia

Hi! I’m Felicia. I am a 23 year old traveler originally from Huntington Beach, CA and currently living in Auckland, New Zealand. I graduated from California State University, Fullerton in May 2016. After graduation, I didn't have a "dream career" in mind, so I followed my heart and have been finding ways to make money as I travel the world ever since! I plan to travel and learn more about the world than I ever did in school. Traveling is a passion of mine. I love seeing the beauty of our world through architecture, nature, and people. I love connecting with people without being able to speak the same language. I love being in an unfamiliar place alone and stepping outside of my comfort zone. But I don’t know what I want to do yet. I plan to travel the world for as long as possible instead of "adulting." Until I figure it out, will you go on this adventure with me?

10 thoughts on “23 Best Auckland School Holiday Activities for Kids

  1. That playground looks amazing! I travel with my 6 year old daughter and we always seek out awesome local playgrounds. And that shake looks so good! It reminds me of the Sugar Shack, a chain here in the US. I still haven’t made it to Auckland but really hope to really soon!

  2. Great list! Is the first pic an action shot of ice cream? Never seen one like that before. Would love to try the other activities even though I’m not a kid anymore haha.

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