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evening in auckland

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evening in auckland

hello

family of 5 with 3 daughters ages 10 -17 enroute to waitomo caves but have some time in late afternoon/evening to do something in auckland or on the way to waitomo through hamilton.

any suggestions?

thank you

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1. Re: evening in auckland

Depending on how much time you have available, and when your visit will take place, but if it's part of your planned trip during August I suggest the following:-

Visit Kelly Tarlton's underground aquarium along the waterfront to view the King emporer penguins, and NZ marine species. Enjoy a short harbour cruise to Devonport on the North Shore. Take the lift to the Skytower observation decks for views of the city around dusk, and either dine on the revolving floor up there or enjoy a meal at one of the many Viaduct harbour restaurants. Also both Sails restaurant at Westhaven yacht marina, and Hammerheads along Tamaki Drive (close to Kelly Tarltons) are popular viewing spots to enjoy the city lights during evening dining.

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2. Re: evening in auckland

Frangapani has made great suggestions, I'd also offer these (although they all close around 5pm, not sure of your time allowances).

Auckland Zoo:

http://www.aucklandzoo.co.nz/

Great place to introduce your girls to some of our native flora and fauna.

Rainbows End (theme park, adventure rides etc):

http://www.rainbowsend.co.nz/

Hamilton Zoo:

http://www.hamiltonzoo.co.nz/index.asp

Whatever you decide wrap up warm, it's still winter down here and although we've had some lovely weather it's not tropical by any stretch of the imagination! And have a great time in NZ!

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