Things to do with Kids in Auckland

The perfect adventure for the whole family!

Looking for things to do with kids in Auckland? Join us on board Auckland Whale & Dolphin Safari and bring learning to life in the Hauraki Gulf!

A whale and dolphin watching tour is one of the best things to do with the family in Auckland. Children and adults alike will be amazed by the incredible encounters with the diverse range of wildlife in the abundant ecosystem that is the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park.

Step on board the boat in downtown Auckland, and in the blink of an eye you’ll be out on the water spotting whales, dolphins, sharks, rare seabirds and more, right in our own backyard! 

Seeing dolphins and whales right in front of your eyes is an unforgettable experience and one that is simply magic to experience with your kids.

Our safari is the most interactive whale watching tour in New Zealand. During the 4.5-hour cruise, kids can help our marine biologist hosts with research projects and hear about the ecosystem of our Hauraki Gulf. From the tiniest wriggling zooplankton to the gigantic whales that eat them, there’s so much to discover while you’re on board.

With their interactive presentations and amazing marine knowledge, our friendly crew will educate and inspire you and your family to help protect our oceans. They love answering your questions, whether it’s about whale poo, jellyfish, penguins or anything else you can think of!

Whales, dolphins, seabirds and a classroom on the water

The best way to learn and understand is to experience something for yourself! The Auckland Whale & Dolphin Safari learning experience:

  • Interact with our marine biologist crew
  • Spot whales, dolphins, seabirds and other wildlife
  • See zooplankton up close and wriggling!
  • Help with important research projects
  • Learn about the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park ecosystem
  • Find out things kids can do at home to help save our oceans 

Our family passes offer great value – join us for an unforgettable eco-safari! We look forward to seeing you and your kids on board.

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