If you're looking for a place to entertain the kids one afternoon, full of fun, inspiring (and many free!) activities, look no further than Auckland's waterfront. From playgrounds to repurposed shipping containers and much more, there's also plenty of cafes and restaurants near by for delicious bites when everyone gets hungry.
Silo Park offers striking views across to Westhaven Marina and lots of things to do for the kids. Enjoy the beautiful playground, play basketball, go superyatch spotting - there are plenty of things to do to keep the kids entertained.
Grab an ice cream from Island Gelato | Ferry Building
Whether it's summer or winter, what kid doesn't love ice cream?! Take a stroll along the waterfront and stop in at Island Gelato, located inside the Ferry Building, who pride themselves on using seasonal, local ingredients, and creating their gelato fresh every day.
Explore our seafaring history | New Zealand Maritime Museum
Visit the Maritime Museum, Hui Te Ananui A Tangaroa, and experience New Zealand’s rich seafaring tradition. The Museum is located in the heart of Auckland's Viaduct Harbour, on the corner of Quay and Hobson Streets. With displays of both Pakeha and Māori origin, the Museum offers visitors a great wealth of knowledge to explore.
Pack a picnic and enjoy new green spaces | Amey Daldy Park, Wynyard Quarter
Amey Daldy Park is a pocket park included along the Daldy Street green connection between Victoria Park and the waterfront. Previously an industrial site for storage tanks, it is now a contemporary urban park that serves as a backyard for Wynyard Quarter’s residents, workers and visitors. It’s home to 12 Pohutukawa trees recycled from other areas of Quay Street and Wynyard Quarter. It is named after the suffragette Amey Daldy, who was a prominent voice of the suffragette movement in Auckland.