Let the show begin for the entertainment of kids from four to ninety four.

New Zealand has a top selection of theme and leisure parks for your enjoyment. Auckland’s Rainbow’s End stands out for its variety of attractions, including the dreaded Fear Fall, Pirate Ship, Cam Am Cars, Log Flume ride. Also the old favourites, Bumper Boats, Dodgems and the Roller Coaster.

Other parks emphasising the exciting adventure theme are Rotorua’s Agrodome Park, Christchurch’s Antarctic Centre, Waimarino’s Adventure Park, Bay of Plenty’s Longridge Park and Hasting’s Fantasyland, along with the aerial gondola rides at Rotorua, Christchurch and Queenstown.

Nature parks include Auckland’s Kelly Tarlton’s Underwater World, Christchurch’s Orana Wildlife Park and Rotorua’s Rainbow Springs. Aquatic parks and thermal resorts can be found in places such as Parakai, Morewa, Ngawha, Rotorua, Tokaanu and Hanmer Springs.

Historic parks displaying early colonial buildings and pioneering memorabilia are very popular. Notable examples are Auckland’s Motat, West Coast’s Shantytown, Christchurch’s Ferrymead Park, and Coromandel’s Driving Creek Railway. Cultural centres include Rotorua, Whakarewarewa, Ohinemutu and Tamaki Maori villages, which feature regular performances of traditional Maori song and dance.

Whether the theme is pure entertainment, adventure, flora and fauna, history or culture, you can gain a special insight into the character of this nation and its people by visiting these attractions.

Theme parks are a microcosm of the best of everything a country has to offer – Enjoy!