From the absurd to the absurdly beautiful, New Zealand boasts some of the world's most unique playgrounds. Here are eight of the country's best, guaranteed to delight both children and the child within.

Cornwall Park

Queen Elizabeth Park in Masterton

Māra Hūpara in Mt. Roskill, Auckland

Parliament Playground in Wellington

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Kowhai Park in Whanganui

Marlow "Dinosaur" Park in Dunedin

Steampunk Playground in Friendly Bay, Ōamaru

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Margaret Mahy Playground in Christchurch