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There’s never been a better time to explore our own backyard and with an amazing choice of New Zealand family holiday packages available, it’s easy and affordable. So get out there and do something new!
Below are a just a few of the epic holiday packages avaiable to make it simple for you to enjoy family-friendly experiences as you explore New Zealand.
Many of the packages can be extended or tweaked to suit – just get in touch with the operators for more information.
1. Rotorua Overnight Activity Package
Explore native forest via a network of ziplines, swing bridges, and platforms with Rotorua Canopy Tours
Get great views from the Syline Gondola as you glide to the top of Mt Ngongotaha
Race the family to the bottom with two SkyLine Luge rides included
Experience the thrill of rolling down Mt Ngongotaha in a giant inflatable ZORB with two rides included
Relax in your family’s own cedar hot tub for a 45 minute Secret Spot hot pool experience among native bush
One night’s stay at the Millennium Rotorua hotel with a heated pool and breakfast included
Explore the sights and attractions of Rotorua with this awesome family holiday package. Zip through the forest canopy, ride the Gondola and Luge, and enjoy the hilarity of the ZORB. There’s time to relax too with a hot tub experience and a comfortable stay at the Millennium Rotorua included.
- Package price from $1,049 for two adults and two kids. Terms and conditions apply.
2. Awaroa Family Adventure
Sail Cruise Combo: Abel Tasman Sailing Adventures ‘Cruise and Lunch’ for a never-to-be forgotten experience
Abel Tasman Sea Shuttle water taxi transfers from Kaiteriteri to the Lodge and return
Get ready for your day’s adventure with breakfast included
Dinner in Harakeke Restaurant will be an experience in itself as you dine in beautiful surroundings
One night’s accommodation in a charming Family Room with room to spread out
Stunning Awaroa Lodge in the heart of the Abel Tasman National Park is the venue for this amazing family break. The package includes accommodation in a spacious family room, a sailing experience, water taxi transfers as well as breakfast and dinner in the incredible Harakeke Restaurant with view of the Park.
- Package price from $1,215 for two days, one night (two adults and two children). Terms and conditions apply.
Photo credit: www.nelsontasman.nz
3. Kayaking Kiwis Glacier Combo
Enjoy a morning of kayaking on Lake Mapourika exploring a kiwi conservation area with a knowledgeable guide from Franz Josef Wilderness Tours
FREE photos of your family kayaking experience included
See New Zealand’s rarest kiwi, the rowi, up close at the West Coast Wildlife Centre
Enjoy dinner at the local’s favourite Monsoon Bar & Restaurant with the included $50 voucher
Relax in a secluded two bedroom apartment at the Rainforest Retreat
Go on a kiwi experience! Explore a kiwi conservation area while kayaking on magical Lake Mapourika, then see New Zealand’s rarest kiwi before a dinner at the local favourite restaurant. Accommodation at Rainforest Retreat is included for the perfect adventure package for nature loving families.
- Package price from $590 (two adults and two kids – up to 14 years). Terms and conditions apply.
4. Christchurch Tram & Gondola Experience
Explore the city sights with a family all-day hop-on, hop-off Christchurch tram ticket
A family return trip on the Christchurch Gondola for spectacular 360 degree views of the Southern Alps, Pegasus Bay and Canterbury Plains
Two-night stay in a two bedroom motel unit at Christchurch TOP 10 Holiday Park with swimming pool and kids playground on site
Get to know Christchurch with this package that includes an all-day Christchurch Tram ticket to get around the city’s sights at your pleasure, a return family ticket on the Christchurch Gondola and two nights in a two bedroom motel unit at the Christchurch TOP 10 Holiday Park for some campground family fun.
- Package is from $463 per family for two nights (two adults and two children up to 15 years inclusive). Terms and conditions apply.
5. Wanaka Family Activity Bundle
Go adventuring with Ridgeline Adventures on their spectacular Dingleburn Station Safari and Walk – an epic 4WD backroad safari and leisurely walk exploring the remote landscapes of the Lake Hawea area with an expert guide
A relaxing lakeside picnic (bring your own or opt for the add on)
Get whisked away by Aspiring Helicopters on a spectacular helicopter tour with a mountain landing for those picture-perfect photos
Give your mind a workout amongst puzzles and illusions at Wanaka’s famous Puzzling World
Explore Wanaka’s outstanding rugged beauty along with it’s quirkier side with an activity bundle the whole family will love. Combining a 4WD safari, a walk among beautiful scenery, lakeside picnic lunch, a helicopter tour with mountain landing, and a visit to Wanaka’s intriguing Puzzling World – it’s got everything!
- Package frrom $1,499 per family (two adults and two children). Terms and conditions apply.
6. Hokianga Culture Combo
Immerse yourself in the 4D sensory experience of Manea Footprints of Kupe and walk in the footprints of the great ancestory, Kupe
Take a Footprints Waipoua Twilight Tour to Tane Mahuta the immense kauri tree known as God of the Forest
Indulge in your beachfront family room for one night at The Heads Hokianga with amazing views of Hokianga Harbour
Experience cultural immersion with a visit to Manea Footprints of Kupe, a multi-sensory journey of guided storytelling in the Hokianga heartland, followed by a Twilight Tour to see the ancient kauri giants of the Waipoua Forest and one night in the luxury of The Heads Hokianga by the water’s edge.
- Family package from $570 (two adults and two children under 12 years). Terms and conditions apply.
7. Overnight Bay of Islands Family Cruise
Private family cabin (with shared bathroom) for the 22 hour overnight cruise
Dinner, breakfast, and lunch prepared by the crew, often using freshly caught seafood
Choose from a huge range of fun family activities (see below), all organised by your crew
For an overnight adventure in the Bay of Islands, Rock the Boat have the perfect family package. The crew will take care of all your activities including snorkelling, kayaking, paddleboarding, experience the magic of phosphorescence, collecting seafood, fishing, swimming, and guided island walks. They will also cook all of your meals while you kick back and relax with the family. Do as many activities as you want for an unforgettable cruising break in the winterless north.
- Packages from $1,332 (two adults and one child 2-11 years of age)
Save these school holidays
With the April school holidays on the horizon, there’s no better time to pack up the kids, the bikes and the dog, and hit the road on your own campervan family holiday.
Having been around for over 30 years, Britz Campervans know what it takes to support Kiwi families with having an unforgettable holiday.
Until the end of April 2021, you can save a massive 15% on Britz Campervan hires, using their promo code 150FF.
There is limited availability so be sure to get in quick so that you don’t miss your opportunity to do something new with your family these school holidays.
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Written by Kidspot New Zealand for Tourism New Zealand.