Having a staycation is a great holiday option for families, enabling you to enjoy attractions and activities as a tourist while staying close to home. Now is a great time to share the discovery of something new in your local area and make lots of special memories as a family.
Always thought you would love to try ziplining, jet boating, or another fun experience, but never quite got organised? Now is the perfect time for you and your family to give something new a try and step out of your comfort zone.try!
Whether you're craving seafood (kaimoana), a traditional hāngī, famous New Zealand lamb and wine, a great pie, or golden fish and chips, there are brilliant ways for you to enjoy NZ's food, beyond the dinner table.
Spring is a great time to get out and about in New Zealand, try new things, share adventures, and make lots of special memories as a family. So why not discover a new passion with our guide to spring activities that you can try as a family.
Richie and Gemma McCaw love exploring New Zealand's fantastic holiday spots and hidden gems. Travelling and exploring are part of their famously active lifestyle and they enjoy showing Charlotte (2) and their new baby Grace, our beautiful country. We chat with them to find out their favourite places, their top family holiday memories, and where they would like to explore next.
Thinking about where to go for your next family getaway? We asked parents about their favourite NZ holiday destinations. These family-endorsed places range from the well-known to unexpected gems. For some local inspiration, check out these amazing Aotearoa family holiday spots.
The resort towns of Queenstown and Wānaka are year round destinations, synonymous with stunning scenery, picturesque lakes, fun and adventure. Find out our top picks for a 5 day holiday that you will never forget.
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 share some fun with the family!
The arrival of Richie and Gemma McCaw's first child meant making a few changes to their active lifestyle, especially when heading away on family holidays in New Zealand. We chatted with Richie and Gemma to get their best tips for travelling with kids.
It really is true that you don't have to leave this magnificent country to enjoy the best the world has to offer with amazing activities and scenery right on your doorstep. Come with us as we show you that you can "explore the world" without leaving New Zealand.
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!
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.
The days are getting longer and the best weather is ahead of us, so now is the perfect time to get out and about with the family and experience some of New Zealand's most iconic spots and hidden gems.
A family favourite since 1982, Rainbow's End is still providing a day of fun for all the family, with the best of the old favourites alongside some new and exciting activities. We take a look at the top five reasons why a visit to Rainbow's End needs to be on your 'must visit' list.
Rotorua and Taupō are two of the favourite getaway spots for Kiwis with a multitude of thrilling adventures, fun activities, amazing geothermal attractions, cultural influences and water-based experiences. Discover all there is to see and do with our four day itinerary for family fun.
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.
The Coromandel, bursting with dramatic gorges, stunning beaches, green valleys, misty rainforests all wrapped up in a relaxed vibe, is the destination for a nature packed family holiday. Beaches, walks, bike trails, waterfalls, and underwater adventures are waiting for you.
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.
At the top of the South Island, Nelson Tasman is bursting with beautiful scenery, vibrant culture, great weather, diverse activities, and a relaxed vibe. Discover our top picks for a 4 day itinerary of family fun.
Kidspot caught up with Lisa Boltman, mum of three, to talk about her family's first campervan trip. Find out what to expect for your first trip and what the Boltmans found surprising about campervanning.
Across New Zealand there is so much to see and do. From untamed wilderness to rich culture, mountains and glaciers to beaches and hot springs. Find out the best way for your family to explore these school holidays.
New Zealand is full of opportunities to explore the great outdoors. With the Toyota Kiwi Guardians activity programme, the kids will be begging to go on their next adventure!
The West Coast is like no other part of New Zealand. Long and narrow with rugged natural beauty and sometimes wild weather, it is both dramatic and hospitable.