Large indoor and outdoor pools and two thrilling hydro-slides have been the main attractions for decades. BBQ and picnic areas are situated throughout the park and options for hiring marquees for groups is also available. If you are not wanting to prep...
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Huge outdoor thermal pool heated to 32°C
Gentle slope beach area for small children
Large indoor thermal pool heated to 40°C
Two thrilling water slidesone long and the other longer! Fast but safe.
Private thermal spa pools
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I was a bit worried about bringing my two pre-schoolers here for a family day out. Neither are strong swimmers but I needn't have worried. With hands-on adult supervision (of course!) Parakai is super-safe for the littlies, with a really large sloped ramp into the main pool giving plenty of space to play, and a long rail clearly differentiating the deeper pool from the shallows. We had a blast on the waterslides, and when us adults wanted to get dry the kids zone was another super safe area for small children to play while adults watch. The hot indoor pool was great to warm up in when the waterslides chilled us down, and the people-watching is top-notch - this place is a melting pot loved by Aucklanders from all walks of life. Pack a chilly bin and all the comforts you need, and make a day trip of it! We'll be back this summer for sure.
My family usually goes to Parakai at the end of the year and we always have a good time there. The price is reasonable, they have a bbq area where you can cook your food, also have a cafe at the pools. They have private spas where you can relax in and the staff there are very helpful and keep an eye out on everyone there.
Headed to Parakai with some friends after deciding we were in the mood for a change (we are Palm Springs loyalists). Steep cover charge ($20 + $4 locker + $5 for my share of $15 for a gas bottle for the BBQ) but worthwhile, we had an excellent time. The slides are thrilling, in a way that slides mostly aren't in this OSH-approved era we live in. The open air hot pool is righteous too. I have a few bumps and bruises today but I had a fabulous time.