- 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.
Air Force Museum Shop
Our Museum Shop is worth a special visit and a great place to shop for people of all ages! This well-stocked Air Force themed shop includes gorgeous kiddy flight jackets, T-shirts ... read more
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Web: www.airforcemuseum.co.nz/gift_shop/?all_Allitems#shop
- Phone: 03 343 9544
- Location: 45 Harvard Ave, Wigram, Christchurch. Just 10 minutes drive from the Christchurch CBD.
Puzzling World Shop
Puzzling World offers one of the largest Puzzle gift shops in the country. From NZ-made wooden puzzles, string puzzles, brain teasers and metal creations to the latest family games... 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
Rockies is a children's boutique, where children can channel their personalities and individuality through illustrious and niche fashion labels. Stocking brands such as Minti, Muns... read more
The Bead Shop
Relax in our friendly, colourful shop. Have fun designing your own wearable art or choose from our ownbeautifully handcrafted jewellery selection. Hundreds of colours and styles of... read more
Balancing Kiwis :: Tarata Toys
Handmade Kiwi puzzles and souvenirs enjoyed by visitors, children and adults for over 25 years! Based in Christchurch, Tarata Toys manufacturers their famous 'Balancing Kiwi' puzzle – great for entertaining children and adults and an unusual Kiwi souvenir. Other Balancing animals include Sheep, Penguins, Whales, Dinosaurs, Elephants, Jungle Animals, Kangaroos, Koalas, Apes and Horses. A challenge card with about 20 patterns to try is included with each set, and from there you can make your own, which is a lot of fun, or combine animals and get creative!read more
Visit Tarata Toys online and check out their 'Balancing' range, along with unique educational puzzles, gifts and fun souvenirs. Balancing Kiwis are available in selected toy and gift shops around New Zealand.
All For Kids
Retail experts in Baby Equipment & Accessories. All For Kids is proud to offer families some of the top market leaders in baby products at reasonable prices. read more
At Kilmarnock Toys, we have a very simple philosophy; children’s toys should be lots of fun, they should help stimulate the senses of young minds, they should be made lovingly to last and they should be made in NEW ZEALAND with absolutely no plastic in sight! With this in mind and over 50 years experience in making children’s traditional wooden toys, we have built up a large range of wonderful wooden toys as well as solid children’s furniture and colourful room accessories.read more
- Phone: 03 348 5162
- Location: 32 Riccarton Rd, Christchurch
Grandpa's Toys - Geraldine
For many years Grandpa's has helped create young minds through imaginative play, with an amazing range of toys, books, arts and crafts. Our motto “Helping create young minds through imaginative play” forms the basis of the strict criteria applied to our product selection process. In other words, if the toy, game or puzzle does not help encourage the development of a child’s mind, imagination and physical well being, we will not stock it. Simple stuff.read more
- Phone: 03 693 8511
- Location: Cnr Peel & Talbot Streets, Geraldine
The St Beads Store
The St Beads store is ideal for older children, with a huge selection of beads and everything you need to make your own jewellery, either on-site or at home. We can set you up with an assortment of your favourite beads and some creative ideas, and help you get started with your own piece. Visit our beautiful Art Deco store and spend some relaxing hours creating your own unique design, or order our beads, stones and beading products online. Courier delivery and international postage available.read more
- Phone: 06 835 4488
- Location: 76 Tennyson Street, Napier
Miracle Toys are handmade in New Zealand. Beautiful, realistic, educational and entertaining, all their products have original screen-printed artwork and non-toxic inks and lacquers. Puzzles, junior electrics, fridge magnets and more. You can purchase factory seconds and samples at their Factory Store as well.read more
- Phone: 07 871 0037
- Location: 63 Davies Drive, Kawhia
The Mud Mates range of over-garments slip straight on over your children’s clothes to protect them – perfect for when they are making a mess! Mud Mates save you time on washing and those constant clothing changes. Dreamed up by a mum of two small children, Mud Mates are proudly individually handcrafted in NZ to the highest quality. You can trust them to protect your children’s clothes, and keep your little ones clean and dry, whatever they are doing.read more