If you’re looking for a little inspo for a weekend adventure, try out our East Auckland circuit for kids. We’ve packed in a walk, extreme fun for the adrenaline junkies and a spicy treat for the end.
1ST STOP: WALK UP THE MOUNTAIN
Where? Musick Point Rd, Buckland Beach, Auckland Central
Auckland has a knack for hiding its best gems – and the beautiful Musick Point Esplanade is one of them. Bring your kiddos to this historical site for some brisk walking and sightseeing over the harbour, whilst also checking out its historical Musick memorial.
2ND STOP: XTREME FUN
Where? 500A Ti Rakau Dr, Botany Downs, Auckland
the ‘dad’ in dad’s day out with a bit of adrenalin – pump up the buzz with just a mere 20-minute drive (from Musick Pt) to Xtreme Entertainment Botany. They’ve got tenpin bowling, laser frenzies and the best arcade games to fill up the rest of your fun-filled afternoon.
3RD STOP: NIGHT MARKET
Where? Reeves Rd, Pakuranga, Auckland 2010
End the day with full tummies and ethnic flavours at Pakuranga Night Market, a short 9-minute drive from Xtreme. Rain or shine, hundreds of people gather to one of the seven different night markets in Auckland, one day a week, where different foods, live music and performances come together.
By Jianne Takeda