Made To Share Nature Experiences In Aotearoa

Formed more than 540 million years ago and with a unique mix of Māori and European culture, New Zealand has a fascinating history and interesting indigenous flora and fauna. Across the country there are fantastic destinations with passionate people that are waiting to greet you and your family, to share their knowledge with you. Spring is a fantastic time of year to be exploring New Zealand. Before the busyness of summer, the spring welcomes you with milder temperatures, few queues, and quieter roads. And the beautiful clear light and spring flowers and growth make for some really special Insta-worthy photos!

Made To Share Aotearoa New Zealand Stories

Aotearoa New Zealand's location, dramatic and varied landscape, unique native wildlife, and history of human settlement all combine to make the special place we live today. From the amazing geographic features and the spectacular night sky, through to early and modern explorers and current passions, all across the country there are experiences that are designed to share, delight, and educate you and your family about our special place in the world.

Destination Guide: Waikato

The Waikato region's rolling green hills, bush-clad mountains, and surf beaches are host to amazing attractions for families to enjoy. Whether you're exploring underground wonders, Middle-earth movie magic, Hamilton city or the mighty Waikato River, there's plenty on offer.

Fantastic DOC Campsites For Family Holidays

Make the most of the school holidays and plan a camping trip to one of the DOC conservation campsites. Reasonably priced and located in a beautiful setting, they are a great place to relax and enjoy the outdoors before winter sets in. There are more than 200 conservation campsites dotted in scenic locations throughout New Zealand and we have picked some of our favourites for you to check out.