Manukau Visitor Information & Events

Manukau is the heart of South Auckland, a vibrant cosmopolitan centre and home to the largest Polynesian community in the world. For a taste of the Pacific, visit Otara Flea Market, New Zealand’s largest street market bursting with life and flavour.

Hit the rides and rollercoasters at Rainbow’s End, New Zealand’s largest theme park, or visit some of the many other family attractions and activities nearby, including mini golf, paintball, go karting, bike riding and rope courses.

For something more relaxing, take a stroll through the stunning Auckland Botanic Gardens – picnic on the grass, enjoy a bite in the café and find the fantastic sculptures spread through the gardens. Take the kids to Butterfly Creek to walk through the tropical butterfly house full of hundreds of colourful, free-flying butterflies, plus huge saltwater crocodiles and cute farm animals.

And if you’re an aircraft aficionado, see restored classics at the New Zealand Warbirds Visitor Centre at Ardmore Airport.

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