New Zealand's largest theme park, Rainbows End, has something for everyone. Whether you're here for the adrenaline rush or family fun, this theme park can give you and your family a full day's worth of entertainment!
Rainbows End first opened in December 1982. Although it is no Disneyland or Dreamworld, I grew up with Rainbows End and it was one of my favourite places to go during the school holidays.
Since its opening, the amusement park has increased the amount of attractions. With rides such as bumper boats, a corkscrew roller coaster, and the pirate ship, you can easily keep yourself entertained for the whole day!
The latest addition to the park is The Invader which has been a huge success with the public since its debut in December 2009. Seated on a huge disk, you spin along an 80 metre track which reaches heights of 15 metres!
If that’s too much for you and your family, then the Log Flume would be a safe bet. Sitting inside a floating log, you travel through the enchanted forest, ride through a waterfall and enjoy the lovely scenery. You end with an exciting plunge where they snap a memorable photo which you can purchase and take home.
There are several cafes and food stores where you can feed your hunger and quench your thirst. There’s an area for rides dedicated for younger children there, as well.
Rainbows End is open everyday from 10 am to 5 pm (except Christmas Day) and is bound to provide a day of fun!
Amy Tam is a self-confessed travel addict who loves eating, writing and taking loads of photos. In her spare time she likes to travel to new and different places – armed with a film camera where she snaps to her heart’s content. This Location series is dedicated to her beloved home city – Auckland – where she has been happily residing for the past 20 years.