If you like nature, birds and New Zealand, then Tiritiri Matangi is for you!
Tiritiri Matangi is a peaceful island 1-hour ferry trip away from the city. When you get to Tiri you are greeted by the staff. You can choose to have a guide which I would strongly recommend. The guide will take you on a breathtaking walk of the island, pointing out key things such as rare native birds and trees. They are very knowledgeable and kind.
There is quite a bit of walking, but it is very gentle and even my seven year old brother liked it. His comment on the island is, “I really liked looking at all of the birds and I also enjoyed walking along the beach.” I would recommend this activity for 6-year-olds and up and give it top marks as it was so much fun for me and my family.
It’s mini golf, but big fun. Mini golf is a fun way to say goodbye to summer.
There are lots of mini golf courses around Auckland, and each one is fun in a different way. One of my favourites is in New Lynn, and it is called Dragon Quest mini golf. It has sounds and moving decorations that keep the whole family entertained.
I recommend this activity for 4-year-olds and up. So, grab the family or friends and head out to mini golf!