- Bay of Plenty
- North Canterbury
- Hawkes Bay
- South Canterbury
- Nelson & Golden Bay
- Marlborough Sounds
- Central Otago
- West Coast
- Bay of Islands
- Palmerston North
- New Plymouth
- Te Anau
- Mt Cook
- Abel Tasman
- Nelson Lakes
- Stewart Island
- Central Plateau
Our favourite destinations…
New Zealand’s economic heart and biggest city is also an exciting family visitor destination, situated on a sunny harbour with city beaches just minutes away from the CBD. Orientate yourself by heading down to Viaduct Harbour, wandering the waterfront, checking out the super yachts or enjoying the waterfront restaurants. Nearby is the must-visit Sky Tower along with excellent and kid-friendly museums and tons of exciting activities!
Wellington is New Zealand’s capital. Here you will find New Zealand's parliament buildings, including the 'Executive Wing', more well-known as 'The Beehive' due to its distinctive shape. Another icon to look out for is the Wellington Tram, which was the main means of public transport between 1878 and 1964.
With a population of around 400,000 Christchurch, in Canterbury, is the South Island ’s largest city, yet much of it has the feel of a small town. Perhaps that’s why it’s known as the Garden City but with the expansive Hagley Park, Botanic Gardens, Port Hills, River Avon and numerous beaches the city certainly has an open, relaxed feel that’s hard to beat.
With its well-deserved reputation as New Zealand’s activity adventure capital you’ll never run out of activities and things to do in Queenstown, but you may run out of time! With breathtaking scenery, activities and festivals, cafes and restaurants, skiing and snowboarding, shopping and wineries, this lakeside alpine resort rates as one of the world’s top vacation destinations for all ages and seasons.
Rotorua sits on the shore of Lake Rotorua, one of sixteen lakes in the area formed by hundreds of thousands of years of eruptions from the Taupo Volcanic Zone. The area is renowned for its geothermal activity and top of any activity list is to see the bubbling mud pools that are around the region for yourself. The Waimangu Volcanic Valley offers a first hand insight into the devastation caused by the 1886 eruption of Mount Tarawera and is a great place to discover steaming volcanic craters and bubbling, spitting pools of mud!
The Nelson and Golden Bay regions, at the top of the South Island, boast enviable sunshine hours, glorious sandy beaches, safe swimming spots, lots of wildlife to look out for, and Abel Tasman National Park - an absolute must to explore, on foot, by kayak, your own craft or watertaxi. Nelson is home to a vibrant arts and crafts community with a fabulous Saturday market, and is close to award-winning wineries and family-friendly bike tracks to take you around the coast.
Napier was rebuilt after the 1931 earthquake and is now known as NZ's Art Deco City. The Art Deco influence has created a unique city – nowhere else can you see such a varied concentration of art deco style. With over 2,200 sunshine hours a year, Napier is a year-round holiday destination with countless activities to entertain the kids – there's days of entertainment on Marine Parade alone, plus numerous other family-friendly trips and activities. Add to that the beaches, walks and flat cycle paths, outdoor cafes and entertainment, and you have a perfect holiday destination!
Beautiful, unspoiled beaches, fishing, historic gum fields, kauri forests – the Far North has it all. With subtropical temperatures, it's often known as ‘the Winterless north', with warm, humid summers and mild winters.
Gateway to the Bay of Islands, Paihia is a pretty, lively beachside town and a perfect base for your family holiday. It’s your start point for Bay of Island adventures including day cruises, sailing, kayaking, swimming with dolphins and reef or wreck diving.
Chipmunks Playland Dunedin
Welcome to Chipmunks, the indoor children’s adventure playground and café. Chipmunks is the ultimate place for children up to 11 years to go for entertainment and educational purpo... read more
Taieri Gorge Railway
This is one of the world's spectacular, scenic rail trips! Departing daily from Dunedin's historic railway station, this half-day return trip takes you through the rugged and spect... read more
Gone Potty - Ceramic Painting Studio
Let your creative talents shine in Gone Potty's fabulously fun studio environment! Here you can enjoy some time out with mum or dad, better still bring the whole family for an ent... read more
There's a new buzz in town and it's called Bumper Ball! Bump, roll and flip over whilst trying to score a goal against your opponents! Hilarious to play and to watch, Bumper Ball... read more
Welcome to Penguin Place, home of the Yellow-Eyed Penguin Conservation Reserve. Every penguin here has a personality: each is banded with a metal ring around the right flipper and ... read more
Bowl Line Ten Pin Bowling
We provide 18 lanes of fun family entertainment for the young and the young at heart. All lanes have automatic bumpers for the young and those that are bowling challenged so no mor... read more
Kiwi Guardian Outdoor Adventures
Get the kids outside to have some FREE family fun connecting with nature at Toyota Kiwi Guardians sites nationwide.
Toyota Kiwi Guardians highlights family-friendly, treasure hunt style activities at specific Department of Conservation sites that encourage kids to engage with the outdoors and, ultimately, earn themselves a medal for their efforts.
The goal of the conservation programme is to turn Kiwi kids into guardians of the land and sea.
A total of 50 sites are operational nationwide. Families can get started on their adventure by downloading the appropriate “treasure hunt” map from: www.kiwiguardians.co.nz
Click on the area of New Zealand nearest to where you are to find the choices available closest to home.read more
Hare Hill Horse Treks
Hare Hill offers horse riding suitable for the beginner right through to the more advanced rider. Treks range from 1 1/2 hours to half or full day, or overnight. Views from our property and throughout our treks are just breathtaking - you'll overlook the peninsula, Otago harbour and easter Otago coastline as you follow the farmland and bush trails above Port Chalmers. We’ll make sure your family is looked after and choose a horse and ride to match your ability and confidence. Kids' and adults' boots, coats and hats provided. We also offer riding lessons and cater for school groups.read more
Leap Indoor Trampoline Park
LEAP Dunedin is jam packed full of fun! With over 54 trampolines – some up to 9 metres long, some acting as walls for you to bounce off and all built together so you can leap from one to the other with ease. There are birthday party options, complete with a private party room; a free leaping area; a run and jump area into an airbag; dodgeball run during every general session, including a separate dogeball court; plus inflatables providing a big slide for for under 5's and an inflatable obstacle course for adults and kids 5 years and over; they also offer for little leapers (ages 4 and under), 2 hour sessions to bounce in the big arena every Tuesday and Friday without big kids around during the school term! Come and check us out and get bouncing today!read more
Elm Wildlife Tours
Elm Wildlife Tours will have you experience absolutely unrivaled close-up viewing of rare yellow eyed penguins, Hooker's sea lions, NZ fur seals and little blue penguins all within our restricted wildlife conservation sanctuary. You will also see albatross at Taiaroa headland and other wildlife around Otago peninsula bay's and lagoons. A great range of tours available.read more
- Phone: 03 454 4121
- Location: 19 Irvine Road - The Cove, Dunedin
Moana Pool has a range of swimming areas, a multitude of fitness facilities, lots of training courses and heaps of entertainment for children. Includes a Leisure Pool with waves, rapid river, interactive massaging water features and toddlers play area plus water slides and a separate spa pool.read more
- Phone: 03 471 9780
- Location: 60 Littlebourne Rd, Dunedin
Monarch Wildlife Cruises & Tours
Offering a range of great tour options that the family will enjoy around Dunedin, Otago Harbour and Otago Peninsula. Cruise options include either 1 hour wildlife cruise or a half or full day option. On your tour you get the chance to see the albatross, encounter NZ Furseals, NZ Sealions, ocean birds and may also see penguins, dolphins and other marine mammals.read more
- Phone: 03 477 4276
- Location: 20 Fryatt Street, Dunedin