As we all know, with kids around, we have to become active relaxers. No more sitting around and enjoying afternoon sleeps (we’ll not with all that noise, anyway!). We’ve lined up an Auckland circuit to try out this weekend for all the foodies, nature-lovers and adrenaline junkies in the house.
1ST STOP: MARKET
Where? 847 New North Road, Mount Albert, Auckland (Open from 9:00am to 1:00 pm)
Head over to the Mt Albert Market for tasty yet tummy-filling goods and replenish your energy for the adventurous day ahead. Feel free to grab weekly meat and bread for your pantry too! With new stalls popping in each week, you’ll find tasty hot coffee, pies, dolmades, dips, chicken pate and beetroot relish…yum.
2ND STOP: WATERFALL
Where? 1520 Great North Rd, Waterview, Auckland
Opt for a 20-minute walk or a 6-minute drive to a hidden treasure in itself – Oakley Falls, the only waterfall in the city. Take a quick foot dip or for those kiddo-dad teams that are itching for adventure, brave the cold and take a quick swim under its 6-metre long waterfall!
3RD STOP: PUMP TRACK
Where? 48 Dryden St, Grey Lynn, Auckland.
After a refreshing splash and trek, pack the bikes for another 10-minute drive to the Grey Lynn pump track. Skid some wheels and feel the need for speed with your kids before heading home with your market foods.
By Jianne Takeda