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Rainbow's End

Get soaked on the log flume, take the plunge on the drop tower, or take the kids for a family day out. This theme park has something for everyone.

Extending over 9.3 hectares just 20 minutes from Auckland city centre, Rainbow's End is known for high-speed, adrenaline-filled rides like rollercoasters and drop towers. However this theme park also has plenty of classic funfair rides like dodgems and carousels, as well as cinemas, and great kids' entertainment.

Thrill rides such as the rollercoasters are generally the most in demand, so show up early and prepare to queue for these. The Invader is always popular – visitors sit on a disc which spins rapidly on its own axis while also travelling along a track that hits heights of 15 metres. If you have a head for heights, try the Fearfall, a drop tower which plunges towards earth from a heights of 18 storeys, at a staggering 80 kilometres an hour. The Corkscrew Coaster does exactly what it says on the tin, while the Gold Rush coaster takes you on a journey through an abandoned gold mine. Just make sure to watch out for falling beams!

If you're visiting with the family, and all that high-octane entertainment is just a little too much, Rainbow's End has plenty of other, more suitable attractions for you. Kids and parents can go head to head on the bumper boats or the karting track to see who gets bragging rights for the rest of the day, while Kidz Kingdom is perfect for those with young children. This area has slower, more manageable rides and plenty of colourful costumed characters to keep the little ones happy.

If you need to slow your theme park experience right down, you could always try a trip to one of the park's two cinemas. The 3-D Motion Master cinema shows family-friendly films throughout the day, while the Cinema 180° shows 12-minute films on a curved screen, allowing the viewer to feel part of the action.

Open every day except Christmas Day, the park is quieter during the school term, particularly on weekdays (though some of the on-site amenities, such as restaurants, can be closed during these periods also). Check online before your visit to find out what's on and what's available.

Rainbow's End is located 20 minutes by car from Auckland city centre, in the Manukau area, and there are plentiful buses and trains running here too.


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Proximity Apartments Manukau / Auckland Airport NZ$165
Proximity Apartments Manukau / Auckland Airport

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17 Amersham Way, Manukau
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in the heart of Manukau City, this apartment building is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Rainbow's End, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Butterfly Creek and Sylvia Park. Ellerslie Racecourse and Mt. Smart Stadium are also within 12 mi (20 km). Manukau Station is 5 minutes by foot.

    Ramada Suites by Wyndham Manukau NZ$144
    Ramada Suites by Wyndham Manukau

    Ramada Suites by Wyndham Manukau

    770A Great South Road, Manukau
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Westfield Manukau City Shopping Centre and Rainbow's End. Papatoetoe Old Railway Station Building and Auckland Botanical Gardens are also within 3 miles (5 km). Manukau Station is 6 minutes by foot.

      MCentral Apartments Manukau NZ$170
      MCentral Apartments Manukau

      MCentral Apartments Manukau

      17 Putney Way, Manukau
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated near the airport, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Westfield Manukau City Shopping Centre and Rainbow's End. Papatoetoe Old Railway Station Building and Auckland Botanical Gardens are also within 3 miles (5 km). Manukau Station is only a 3-minute walk.

        Rayland Motel NZ$126
        Rayland Motel

        Rayland Motel

        12 Lakewood Court, Manukau
           
          3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated in the business district, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Westfield Manukau City Shopping Centre and Rainbow's End. Auckland Botanical Gardens and Papatoetoe Old Railway Station Building are also within 3 miles (5 km). Manukau Station is 11 minutes by foot.

          The Sebel Auckland Manukau
          The Sebel Auckland Manukau

          The Sebel Auckland Manukau

          16 Lakewood Court, Manukau, Manukau City
             
            4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated in Manukau City, this luxury hotel is 0.3 mi (0.6 km) from Rainbow's End and 2 mi (3.2 km) from Auckland Botanical Gardens. Butterfly Creek and Sylvia Park are also within 9 mi (15 km). Manukau Station is 13 minutes by foot.

            Manukau Motor Lodge
            Manukau Motor Lodge

            Manukau Motor Lodge

            631 Great South Road, Manukau
               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated in the business district, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Westfield Manukau City Shopping Centre and Rainbow's End. Papatoetoe Old Railway Station Building and Auckland Botanical Gardens are also within 3 miles (5 km). Manukau Station is 13 minutes by foot.

              Central Manukau Escape
              Central Manukau Escape

              Central Manukau Escape

              11 Freeman Way, Manukau
                 
                3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated in Manukau City, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Westfield Manukau City Shopping Centre and Rainbow's End. Papatoetoe Old Railway Station Building and Auckland Botanical Gardens are also within 3 miles (5 km). Manukau Station is 14 minutes by foot.

                Central Manukau Hideaway
                Central Manukau Hideaway

                Central Manukau Hideaway

                9 Freeman Way, Manukau, Auckland
                   
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated in Manukau City, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Westfield Manukau City Shopping Centre and Rainbow's End. Papatoetoe Old Railway Station Building and Auckland Botanical Gardens are also within 3 miles (5 km). Manukau Station is 13 minutes by foot.