Central Otago, Children's Birthdays

  • Perfect Parties by Mountaineer Events Co

    Mountaineer Events Co brings you simply perfect parties that will delight your little ones right through to teens (and adults!).We have designed a choice of parties and we create t... read more

  • Ages 5+

    Paintball Central - Cromwell

    Ultimate action adventure that can be played with a minimum of four players. With three exciting courses and 14 different games you can tailor your mission to suit your family or ... read more

  • Cardrona Alpine Resort - Adventure Playground

    Sightseeing Gondola ~ Mountain Carting  ~ Mountain Biking ~ Stargazing ~ Alpine Walking.Take a day and come and play in New Zealand’s highest playground! Take the gondola to sight-... read more

  • Snow Fun Zone – Snow Farm

    A day at the Snow Farm is a must-do for all things snow, to suit the whole family!   We're famous for our friendly, social atmosphere and amazing cross-country skiing adventures - ... read more

  • Ages 6+

    Highlands Outdoor Go Karting

    Start your engines and get set for a one of a kind go karting experience in Otago, New Zealand. Set amongst a serene mountainside location, your go kart race delivers all the thrills and chaos that you desire. If you’re a family that love to race or try new experiences together then Otago go karting is a great activity to share together.

    Stop by and buckle up for a go karting race in Otago where passengers as young as 6 and drivers 10 years+ can join you for a go kart ride on this 650 metre outdoor track. Reaching speeds up to 50km/h, these nimble go karts pack a punch and will have you zipping around corners and rushing down the straights during a 10 minute session. From check–in and race track briefing to your 7 laps drive with two introductory laps accompanied by a professional driver. Gather your tribe or fly solo – either way you’re set to have an extraordinary day at the go kart race track in the Highlands.

    • Driver minimum age is 10 years old and must be over height of 140cm
    • Passenger minimum age is 6years old and must be over height of 120cm

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  • Oxbow Adventure Co. Jet Sprint Boats

    Take a ride on the wild side with Oxbow and learn how it feels to fly across the water on Queenstown’s custom-built Jet Sprint Boats. Hold on tight as you go from 0 to 100km in 2.5 seconds flat racing through a Jet Sprint Boat course comprising of series of islands to navigate around.  At the helm, is an experienced captain, driving a custom-built jet boat with 620 horsepower thanks to the Chevy engine. Feel the 4G forces as you pull around tight corners and islands throughout the exhilarating Queenstown Jet Sprint Boat ride.
    Minimum height for child 1.2m.  Children under 5 must travel in boat with parent or guardian.  Child prices and family deals available.

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Map of New Zealand
  • Central Otago
  • Auckland
  • Bay of Plenty
  • Christchurch
  • Dunedin
  • Coromandel
  • Gisborne
  • Fiordland
  • Marlborough Sounds
  • Manawatu
  • Northland
  • North Canterbury
  • Queenstown
  • South Canterbury
  • Taranaki
  • Southland
  • Taupo
  • Wanaka
  • Waikato
  • Wellington
  • 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…


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!

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!


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.