Take the kids to a cemetery. Waikumete Cemetery (1886) is the largest park in Auckland with sweeping views of the Waitakere Ranges and Auckland harbour. A great place for picnics with toilets, seating and quiet (it is a cemetery after all).
- Erebus Memorial to AIR NZ crashed in the Antarctic with the entire loss of passengers and crew, a total of 257 people. The bodies that were unidentifiable were placed in 16 caskets and buried at Waikumete Cemetery in West Auckland on February 22, 1980. The grave site was marked with a memorial bearing the names of those 44 people. Nearby, a cherry tree was planted to honor the 24 passengers that came from Japan.