The Agrodome is popular with both international visitors and locals; its show and tours offer a window into New Zealand farming practices and are also great for a laugh. The nursery is home to a variety of baby animals, perfect for the little ones to pet and cuddle, whilst a shearing museum offers the exciting history of this national skill. Open 365 days.
2. Rainbow Springs
Rainbow Springs has grown from a small nature park into an attraction home to native fauna and fun rides such as the Big Splash. There are many large aviaries to explore, a friendly kea to talk to and each ticket is valid for late re-entry, so you can come back after dark and see the kiwi come out to play. Their newest attraction, the ‘Kiwi Burrow’ is a fun, interactive experience where you can walk through a burrow and stand inside a huge illuminated kiwi egg.
Skyline is a long-time family favourite. Ride the gondola up to the peak of Mt Ngongotaha, take in the view, enjoy a meal or wine tasting and check out the Jelly Belly store and gallery. Or come at night for their magical Stargazing experience. Adventurers should take a ride on the Skyswing, which reaches speeds up to 150kph, or fly through the Redwoods on the Zoom Ziplines.