Listings

  • Fairy Springs Motel

    Situated in quiet relaxing park-like grounds are 8 very comfortable, clean and spacious ground floor self contained apartments. Childrens play area with swings, slide, trampoline and play houses. Guest BBQ & picnic area plus Free private hot pool. Ample parking for Boats, Trailers, self sufficient Campervans. Porta-Cot & Highchair. Fantastic location in the heart of Rotorua's Famous Tourist Attractions. Next door to Skyline Gondola, Restaurant, Luge & Zoom Zip Line, Rainbow Springs, MITAI Maori Cultural experience, mini golf. A few meters to Ogo & dirt bikes, 5 minute drive to AGRODOME Farming Show, AGROVENTERS extreme activities, & zorb.

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  • Tukino - North Island

    Tukino is a club ski field, operated and maintained by club members. The Tukino slopes are sheltered from the prevailing westerly winds and the field is often operating in clear weather when the rest of the mountain is blanketed in cloud. The field offers predominantly beginner and intermediate terrain and the wide slopes are crowd free, making it a great family option. Tukino offers ski lessons for anyone from beginners to advanced skiers and snowboarders. Lessons are customized to take advantage of the local terrain and cater to the individual or group needs.

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  • Tahuna Beach Holiday Park

    Situated on 54 acres of parkland next to Tahuna Beach, fun park, golf course and airport; 5km to Nelson city centre. Studio units, kitchen cabins and standard cabins, sleeping up to 6. Powered and non-powered sites also available. Facilities include play areas, petanque, BBQ, babies’ bathroom, new communal facilities, laundry and linen hire, TV room and Sky TV lounge, on-site dairy, cafe and restaurant, coach/boat parking, postal and tourist information services, phone/fax/email/photocopy facilities.

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  • Frankton Beach Picnic Area - Queenstown

    Picnic tables, BBQ area, toilets, short walk to playground plus, since it’s so shallow, the warmest part of Lake Wakatipu. Jetski hire from Frankton Marina.

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    • Location: Queenstown - Frankton Beach
  • Queens Park - Invercargill

    80 hectares (200 acres) of gardens and parkland, minutes from the city centre and next to the main tourist information centre and Southland museum. Queens Park also has an impressive bird aviary, animal enclosures, children’s play areas, extensive sporting facilities, 18 hole golf course, observatory and cafes. Also prominent on the ground is the Southland Museum and Art Gallery. There is a 4 km fitness trail for the energetic, otherwise there are numerous paths and tracks throughout the park.

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    • Location: Invercargill - Queens Park, Gala Street
  • Matarangi Beach

    The seaside at Matarangi is perfect for families with its gentle surf and safe swimming and four and a half kilometers of white sandy beaches. There is a store and café nearby.

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    • Location: Halfway between Whitianga and Coromandel town
  • Hagley Park

    Expansive parkland (around 160 hectares) in central Christchurch, Hagley Park public reserve is totally flat and a perfect escape from city life, without leaving the city. Drive in off Rolleston Avenue – there’s plenty of parking, a licensed café and information centre. Nearby is a large playground, lake and extensive gardens. There are walking, cycling or rollerblading tracks throughout the park and indoor/outdoor Botanic Gardens. Numerous recreation areas provide tennis courts, rugby fields, fitness track, netball courts and cricket pavilion. Look out for open air concerts during summer.

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    • Location: Christchurch - city centre
  • Havelock North Playcentre

    Havelock North Playcentre is located in the heart of Havelock North. They have excellent facilities, with an outdoor area which has been recently upgraded to include safety surfacing under the climbing equipment.

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  • Cathedral Cove Walk

    This walk will take about 40 minutes return and starts near the village of Hahei. Take the signposted road to the lookout car park. The carpark can be full during summer months because this walk is so popular – you may wish to park at an alternative site from the northern end of the Beach car park but you should allow an extra 25 minutes each way.

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    • Location: Hahei
  • Blue Water Motel - Tairua

    The Blue Water Motel is one of the closest motels to Hot Water Beach and Cathedral Cove. Clean, comfortable and affordable motel accommodation in the seaside town of Tairua. A rang... read more

  • Tirohanga Walkway - Picton

    This is a good walk over the hill and should take about 2¼ hours as a round trip (including about half an hour of fairly easy uphill) plus photo snapping time. The view from the Lookout is excellent over the whole of Picton and Waikawa Bay. I would recommend that you start at the Newgate St end as the track is quite steep in places on the Garden Terrace side. The track levels off at a 360 degree viewpoint, then descends via the Esson’s Valley.

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  • Pancake Rocks and Blowholes - Punakaiki

    This is an easy walkway that circles the Pancake Rock formations. A viewing highlight are the blowholes – the Chimney is a favourite. These are narrow cracks or holes that run from the sea right up through the rock. When the waves rush in, the water funnels up these holes and spurts from the top like steam from a train. Best viewing time for this phenomenon is at high tide, and/or in rough weather. You can find out tide and weather conditions from Punakaiki information centre.

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  • Rotorua - Boyes Beach

    This is a popular destination during the summer months for swimming and picnicking. A short walkway connects the reserve to Steep Street Reserve. There are BBQs, picnic tables, toilets and a playground on the reserve.

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    • Location: Millar Road, Lake Okareka
  • Mercury Bay Holiday Park - Whitianga

    If you are looking for a quiet, relaxed atmosphere with quality camping and accommodation options and great facilities, then Mercury Bay Holiday Park is the perfect base for you an... read more

  • Walk around Historic Ophir

    Originally the township was known as Blacks, after Charles Black on whose run gold was first discovered. The name was changed to the more apt, Ophir in 1875 after the biblical land where the Queen of Sheba obtained gold for King Solomon. At its height, Ophir’s population surged to more than 1000 people. The Ophir Post Office opened for business in 1886 and has changed little since its original construction. It still opens for 3 hours every week day. Most of the buildings are now privately owned, but views from the street are still very rewarding. Take a walk down Swindon Street. A local brochure outlines the stone kerbing, the Post and Telegraph Office, courthouse and jail, bakery, cottages, church and shops - that makes it really interesting.
    The suspension bridge, built in 1880, was once the main means of crossing the Manuherikia River and is one of only a few remaining in Central Otago.

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    • Location: Ophir is just 24kms from Alexandra and a 2km detour south, off State Highway 85 at the town of Omakau.
  • Jackson Bay Okahu walks

    Walks range from the 20 minutes - 2hrs. Wharekai-Te Kou Walk (20mins) an interesting walk from sheltered Jackson Bay to the rocky shore at Ocean Beach is great for kids. Read stori... read more

    • Location: Jackson Bay is 51 km south of Haast along the Haast-Jackson Bay Road.
  • Lake Brunner Country Motel and Holiday Park - Moana

    The park offers: Cottages/Motels, Cabin Lodge, Campervan/Caravan Park & tent sites and is a unique concept on 6 acres of landscaped grounds, surrounded by some of the finest West Coast native forest and the South Island Southern Alps as a backdrop.
    Meticulously maintained, fully self-contained, quality accomodation, the timber cottages are positioned for your privacy in a village style setting. They are at ease with the environment, and contribute to a warm and relaxing ambience with no neighbour noise, very peaceful and quiet except for the famous West Coast bird song, including Tui, and Bellbirds.
    The Cabin Lodge and Powered Campervan/Caravan Park and tent sites are separate from the cottages with native bush surroundings.

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  • Shakespeare Regional Park

    This 376 hectare coastal park has an amazing view of Auckland city and the inner Hauraki Gulf. There is a wonderful variety of birdlife including peacocks, herons and tui. There is a campground and several walks. Picnic sites are available and Okoromai Bay is a normally safe swimming beach and good for children to paddle in at high tide, while Army Bay offers a sandy beach backed by cliffs and Te Haruhi Bay is a sandy beach with sand dunes. There are toilets and changing facilities available.

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    • Location: Whangaparaoa Peninsular, 50 km from Auckland
  • Peppertree Preschool - Rangiora

    Peppertree Preschool is a family run and operated Preschool. We offer three separate inside and outside environments. Our Nursery caters for children from birth to two years, the Preschool for two to three year olds and the Prepschool for the older children.

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  • Cable Bay - Northland

    This beach is quite different from any other beach in Doubtless Bay with its pink-coral beach, rockpools and a small lagoon for the children to explore. There is a children’s playground and store nearby.

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    • Location: Doubtless Bay
  • YMCA - Y-Kids

    Y-Kids endeavours to implement the YMCA Values of Caring, Responsibility, Honesty, Respect throughout the centre and our friendly, highly qualified teaching staff aim to provide an enriching, open, loving, learning environment which encourages your child to work alongside their peers.

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  • Step2Growth

    With the Step2Growth service, children and their families get to experience a real family feel. We invite the whole family along to every excursion we have. We love meeting nannas, granddads, siblings, aunties and uncles!

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  • Coromandel TOP 10 Holiday Park

    Set in three and a half acres of spacious and beautifully maintained parklands, this holiday park is just five minutes walk from the town of Coromandel. Accommodation includes a tw... read more

  • Kaipupu Point Wildlife Sancturary Walk - Picton

    Kaipupu Point Sounds Wildlife Sanctuary has a 2.8 kilometre circular walk track, which starts from the jetty in Shakespeare Bay. Look and listen for fantail, kereru, weka, silvereye, grey warbler, tui, bellbird, and kingfisher, as you explore this predator free sanctuary. Kaipupu is a community run project, a short boat ride from Picton.

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    • Location: Kaipupu Point, Shakespeare Bay, ( 10 min water taxi ride) from Picton
Map of New Zealand
  • Central Otago
  • Bay of Plenty
  • Coromandel
  • Dunedin
  • Gisborne
  • Fiordland
  • Hawkes Bay
  • Marlborough Sounds
  • Manawatu
  • Nelson & Golden Bay
  • Northland
  • North Canterbury
  • Rotorua
  • Queenstown
  • Taranaki
  • South Canterbury
  • Taupo
  • Southland
  • Waikato
  • Wanaka
  • West Coast
  • Whangarei
  • Bay of Islands
  • Tauranga
  • Gisborne
  • Hamilton
  • Napier
  • Kapiti
  • Palmerston North
  • Whanganui
  • New Plymouth
  • Arrowtown
  • Te Anau
  • Akaroa
  • Ashburton
  • Hanmer
  • Kaikoura
  • Methven
  • Mt Cook
  • Oamaru
  • Tekapo
  • Timaru
  • Abel Tasman
  • Motueka
  • Nelson Lakes
  • Blenheim
  • Picton
  • Catlins
  • Gore
  • Stewart Island
  • Central Plateau
  • Invercargill
  • Cromwell
  • Greymouth
  • Hokitika
  • Westport
  • Glenorchy

Our favourite destinations…

Auckland

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

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.

Christchurch

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.

Queenstown

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

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!

Nelson and Golden Bay

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.

Hawkes Bay

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!

Northland

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.