Experience the ultimate animal adventure at Orana Wildlife Park. See NZ's only gorillas and orang-utans! Hand feed giraffe, meet rhino up close, travel through the Lion Habitat. View kiwi, Tasmanian devils, cheetah, monkeys, meerkats and more. A fun, family activity.
During the holidays you can visit Arion Farm Park to see, touch and feed a variety of farm animals (and even ride a pony). We also run school holiday programmes where your child can be a farmer for a day!Our onsite Cafe serving hot and cold drinks, snacks and ice cream is also available. Open daily 10am to 3pm. $12.50 adults, children $6, under 2 free. Pony rides $4 and animal feed $2.
One of the things you will notice about Wellington is its steep streets and sometimes ridiculously narrow roads where you wander how two cars could possibly pass. Nairn Street, a steep Wellington street, is the home to this beautiful 1892 cottage. Get a glimpse of life into three generations of one of Wellington’s original settlers; the Wallis Family. Hand carved furniture, a 1970’s Kenwood Mixer and ‘It’s in the Bag’ showing on the tiny B&W TV. Tours start on the hour and you can book ahead.
Wellington Museum, a free Museum close to Lambton Quay, is filled with quirky and curious treasures that will excite and intrigue. Watch a miniature train, a time machine, see lions from Wellington Zoo, old phone systems, electrical currents, replica Crown Jewels, and the stories of Wellington across four floors and the Museum shop is one of the best tourist shops in town!
It's fun on demand at Rainbow's End! With shows every day during the school holidays as well as over 20 rides and attractions, there's something for everyone. From family fun on the Log Flume, Karts and Bumper Boats to thrill rides like Stratosfear and Invader – it’s your fun and you can put it together any way you like!
We’re an award-winning not-for-profit organisation based in Wellington, and our focus is young people and their creativity. In the school holidays, we offer different indoor and outdoor workshops that engage children’s bodies, minds and creative spirits. From mixed-media creations to multimedia digital projects we facilitate imaginative creative experiences for the tamariki and rangatahi of Wellington!
The best place for family fun! Toddlers, kids, teenagers - they all love pools! And at Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa we have a number of freshwater pools and water slides, as well as our relaxing thermal pools for the adults.
Keep the kids occupied for hours these holidays at our 18 holes mini golf course that's built right inside a park! Right next to Countdown, with ample free parking, free entry to our gardens, and free use of our BBQ and picnic area to relax in after your game, The Enchanted Forest Mini Golf is the perfect holiday fun!
The best place for family fun! Toddlers, kids, teenagers - they all love pools! And at Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa we have a number of freshwater pools and water slides, aswell as our relaxing thermal pools for the adults.
From day trips to arts and crafts projects, from sports competitions and outdoor games to week-long camps, YMCA has got you covered! We cater for all school ages, so it's easy for you to continue your day-to-day routines throughout the year. Each day is different and we offer a balanced mix of fun and exciting off-site trips and a range of on-site activities.
Learn to ski or snowboard these school holidays! Snowplanet's school holiday programs offer a great experience for kids aged 5-16 to learn to ski or snowboard in a safe, friendly and encouraging environment. Registrations are now open.
The cable car is a must-do in Wellington and if you are curious about how it works, take some time at the Cable Car Museum; the original winding house. You can see how the carriage mechanics work and can jump on an old carriage. The Museum is free and has one of the best tourist shops in town.