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  • Green Toad - Queenstown

    The Family Rental Specialists Green Toad Snowboard & Ski rentals has been offering skiers & snowboarders the best rates in Queenstown since 1992! We are very rental focused and of... read more

  • Bargain Rental Cars

    This is a family owned and operated, family-friendly car and van rental business offering awesome service and quality along with incredible prices – you need look no further!We hav... read more

  • Makara Walkway

    This loop walk climbs to vantage points with spectacular views - farmland, a beach and gun emplacements will keep kids interested.This 6km loop walk climbs to vantage points with spectacular views, and returning along the beach. The high cliffs and spectacular views for centuries have provided the people of the area with good vantage points for the defence of their land. A Ngati Ira pa site lies on the promontory at the western end of Fisherman's Bay, and gun emplacements at the top of the cliffs mark the position of Fort Opau, which was garrisoned by 100 soldiers during World War II.

     

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    • Location: 1099 Makara Rd, Makara Beach, Wellington 6972
  • Below Zero Ice Bar

    Kids and grown-ups will love visiting the biggest ice bar in Australasia! We'll make sure the family is toasty warm, then come inside and marvel at a room where EVERYTHING is carve... read more

  • Silverstream Alpaca Farmstay

    Silverstream Alpaca Stud has available two luxurious self contained farmstay units that sleep up to five persons per unit. Each unit has two bedrooms, a bathroom, lounge, modern ki... read more

  • Ages 5+

    iFLY - Like a Bird!

    Super Fun - Super Safe - Super Cool. Indoor Skydiving is the most non-scary but most exhilarating experience you can do together as a family - AND you only need to be 5 years old t... read more

  • Ages 3+

    Rafting New Zealand – Tongariro Family Fun

    New Zealand’s best family river rafting adventure happens just a few minutes outside of Turangi on the lower reaches of the Tongariro River – world famous for its pristine water,... read more

  • Ages 4+

    Off Road Adventures :: Self Drive & Guided Buggy Experience

    Get behind the wheel or let us guide you on a true Kiwi adventure that families will LOVE!We pride ourselves on being New Zealand’s premium off road buggy adventure with the best m... read more

  • Flat Hills Cafe & Tourist Park - Ohingaiti

    Flat Hills offers a wide variety of reasons to stop in, take a break and let the kids play, all whilst you relax and enjoy this lovely country setting.  Not only does the cafe offe... read more

  • MoveX Christchurch

    MoveX Christchurch - your home of bouncing good fun! Here at Flip Out we have a huge trampoline park that is awesome for the kids (and adults alike), come and try our main arena, k... read more

  • Hawea Library Activities

    The Hāwea Library is a valued resource and a community hub favoured by all!  Close to the local playground this little library is well used and loved!  If you are travelling throug... read more

  • Ages 10+

    Taupo Bungy Jump

    Taupo Bungy has over 28 years’ experience and over 400, 000 jumps under its belt and the friendly folk at Taupo are bungy specialists – particularly when it comes to water touches - Taupo Bungy have the highest water touch in New Zealand, at 47 metres! Whether you want to bungy solo or tandem, with a hand touch or a full submersion, you will be treated to the very best of care and safety.  As you stand on the edge of the unique, cliff top platform you will be able to witness the spectacular view of the Waikato River below – that is, if you can work up the courage to look down!
    By the time you are gently rebounded at the bottom of your jump, your terror has turned into total exhilaration, which will keep you on a high for hours – if not days – afterwards. Minimum age 10 years.

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  • The Woolshed Cafe - Takaka

    Canaan Woolshed is a traditional NZ woolshed which has been converted into a coffee and craft shop.
    We have coffee, real fruit ice cream, cake, scones  and offer cabinet food and toasted sandwiches for more filling options. Our opening hours in the Summer are Tues-Sunday 10AM-4PM.
    We are open weekends only out of peak season. For current hours check our Facebook page. The shop sells wool, felted and woven wool products, cards and other quality souvenirs. Outside you can experience farm animals up close and there is an outdoor picnic area.

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  • Ages 5+

    Bird Watching - Albatross Encounter | Kaikoura

    The amazing albatross is one of the most recognised sea birds in the world. With an amazing wingspan of up to 3.4 metres (the largest wingspan in the world), these majestic birds are hard to miss but are still a fairly rare sight. Thanks to the Kaikoura Albatross Encounter by boat, it is easy to visit these remarkable pelagic birds in their natural habitat.  During your (twelve passengers maximum) boat tour, you will get up close to Northern and Southern Albatross, penguins, petrels, shearwaters and many other rare and common seabirds.

    The two and a half hour tour caters for ages five and up (although, if the conditions are suitable, 3-4 year olds may be admitted at the captain’s discretion) and is family friendly.

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  • Queenstown Taxis

    The EASIEST way for your family to go Street to Slope! Morning chaos, getting the kids into warm gear, trying to get breakfast sorted – we’re family people and we know what it’s li... read more

  • Ages 10+

    Taupo Swing

    The 43m Taupo Swing is a formidable challenge ~ do you have what it takes?

    The atmosphere from the top of the Swing is a totally surreal experience, leaving you breathless – not from just the fear of what you are about to undertake, but also the scenic beauty that surrounds you.
    When you strap yourself in, you'll notice that you’re not actually on a swing at all; instead, you have the comfort and security of a full body harness. If you’re really ready to have a mind blowing adventure, then try the completely upside down swing (not for the faint of heart).
    As you fly straight down, you'll get within five metres of the water surface, before you are propelled straight back up towards the sky.

    Minimum age 10, minimum weight 30kg.

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  • Bason Botanic Gardens - Whanganui

    Bason Botanic Garden is rated a “Garden of Significance” by the New Zealand Gardens Trust. It includes one of the most extensive public garden orchid collections in New Zealand. Families enjoy their time here making use of the wide open spaces and free gas BBQ facilities.

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    • Location: 552 Rapanui Rd,
      Westmere 4574
      Whanganui
  • Propeller Restaurant & Bar ~ Jet Park Hotel

    Wholesome and delicious food to fuel you.  Kids' menu and all welcome, whether you are hotel guests or not. Enjoy contemporary dining in the bistro restaurant or outdoor seating ar... read more

  • Ages 5+

    Rockatipu Climbing Wall

    Give indoor climbing a go! We have a range of climbs catering for beginners through to advanced climbers. Our friendly, qualified instructors can help you discover the thrill of c... read more

  • Ages 6+

    Rotorua Canopy Tours

    Rotorua Canopy Tours – New Zealand’s only native forest zipline canopy tour – allows you to experience the wonders of the ancient New Zealand native forest in a totally unique and exciting way.r

    Your three-hour journey meanders through the treetops via walking trails, swing bridges, platforms and ziplines/ flying foxes at heights of up to 40 metres above the ground! The high platforms – attached to 500 year-old trees up to 22 metres high – will take your breath away as you gaze down at unexplored valleys; while the tight openings through the forest sub canopy will make you feel as though you are exploring an ancient, mythical world. The six ziplines will add an exhilarating edge to your journey, with some up to 40 metres above ground level and up to 220 metres long. The tree-to-tree swingbridges will delight you, with some spanning up to 50 metres long. There’s truly no better way to explore the beauty of New Zealand’s native forests!   Minimum age: 6 years

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  • The Glebe Apartments and Penthouse Suites

    One, two, three and four-bedroom suites with lake, mountain or courtyard views.  Spacious living areas, private balcony, underfloor heating, fully-equipped kitchen, laundry, SKY TV... read more

  • aMAZEme - Rotorua

    A fantastic outing for the family - aMAZEme features a giant hedge maze plus other activities. Try to find the centre of the maze by following 1.4km of winding hedge-lined pathways... read more

  • Ages 10+

    Rafting New Zealand – Tongariro White Water

    Ride rapids through an awesomely beautiful and untouched natural volcanic gorge. A unique blend of fun, excitement, adrenaline, education and culture is what you’ll receive with ou... read more

  • Zambrero Remarkables Park

    Fresh healthy Mexican food and a good cause all rolled into one. Mexican food with a mission!  Serving all the family favorites - burritos, nachos, salad bowls and a whole dedicate... read more

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…

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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.