Located in Silverdale, Snowplanet is a familiar site to motorists heading north of the city. The unique hillside building houses New Zealand’s only indoor snow resort which is open all year round. In summer, if you're looking for a different kind of thrill-seeking activity, Snowplanet has a pop-up waterslide park that runs for 24 days and features four awesome waterslides, including the 70m-long Downhill Dragster.
Facilities also include a terrain park for more experienced skiers and snowboarders, a learner's slope, a snow cave party room, an on-site restaurant, conference centre and ski shop. With a friendly team on hand to assist and all equipment available for hire on site, they can also cater for group bookings, private functions, Christmas parties, kids birthdays and more.
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Bush to Plate - Showcase of local New Zealand 'wild' food! Available from 7th August until 30th September...
Great to get on the snow. Perfect if you have never skied before and want to try it out without having to commit to a bigger trip. Can get busy in school holidays, but outside of that it can be like your own ski slope. If you can ski, this is not a place to "go skiing", more of a place to practice drill and technique. The run is short, but it's indoors so what do you expect! Great place to take the kids, nice cafe over looking the slope (in the warm). Look out for special deals if you really wan to grab a bargain.
You might think this favourite Auckland adventure destination is all about snow but Snowplanet has a whole lotta summer activities happening with the arrival of their pop-up waterslide park. From Jan 14 to Feb 6, Snowplanet is hosting Wild Water Slides - a chance for families and big kids (like me) to get wet 'n' wild and fling themselves down a series of inflatable slides. All you need to do is turn up with your togs, towel and an awesome attitude! There's some really awesome slides for the little ones to get their confidence up or for Dad and the boys to tackle the big kahuna - the 300m Pepsi Max Super Slide.
September school holidays are an awesome time to give kids a winter wonderland experience. Going to the snow from Auckland can be expensive but that's why Snowplanet's school holiday programmes are cool as the pristine white snow that lines the bottom of this giant indoor slope, just north of Auckland. I love the fact that whether kids are 5 or 16 they can still be treated to a day on the slopes and learn to ski or snowboard. It's awesome for co-ordination and a great way to tucker 'em out!