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Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland, New Zealand

We are going to Auckland, New Zealand in November with our 6-year-old.  We prefer outdoor activities and cultural attractions.  Any suggestions?

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Re: Auckland, New Zealand

November in New Zealand is at the end of their spring.  The weather is very pleasant, with no extremes.  You'll find a variety of water sports along the bay--sea kayaking, sailing, fishing, beach play and swimming.  The Waitakere and Hunua Ranges offer great bush walks or 4-w drives with beautiful scenery.  Observe the unique animals of New Zealand at the Auckland Zoo, also check out the penguins at Kelly Tarlton's.  You can ride horses at Pakiri beach.  Don't miss sheep herding demonstrations --those dogs are amazing!  View the stars of the southern Hemisphere at Stardome Planetarium.  I would suggest traveling to the Bay of Islands, where you'll see some gorgeous scenery plus learn of the history of New Zealand.  Also, a drive to Rotorua, an area of visible volcanic activity--boiling mudpots, fumaroles and hot springs.  Don't forget your swim suits!  You'll find cultural attractions here, too.  Bay of Plenty has white water rafting.

Have a great time!

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