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  • Ages 8+

    Stewart Island Experience :: Guided Walk

    On the Stewart Island Experience, the small-group guided walks to Little River will allow you to experience the tranquillity of this amazing Island while also contributing to the Stewart Island Rakiura Community and Environment Trust (for each person completing the walk, five NZ dollars will be contributed to the Trust).

    During your informative walk, you will learn about Stewart Island's historic sawmilling industry and the modern-day paua and oyster industries en route to Lee Bay. Your friendly guide will then lead you through amazingly tall native forests and along stunning coastline to Little River. You will learn about the native flora and fauna, and how the local residents are preserving the abundant bird population. You will also learn of the unique cultural and natural heritage of Stewart Island.

    Summer months only, departing 6pm.  Suitable with older children.

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  • Skyline Rotorua Stargazing Tour

    The clear night skies of Rotorua are the perfect location for Stargazing at the top of the Skyline Gondola. Mount Ngongotaha, the site of the stargazing tour, is one of New Zealand's top 8 locations for stargazing with clear, dark skies covering Rotorua for the perfect experience.

    You will be taken to a specially constructed area above the gondola where there is no light to obstruct your experience. With your highly qualified guide you will explore the night skies constellations, looking out for shooting stars and discovering distant planets, visible to the naked eye. The top of the range telescopes will give you the chance to see an array of sights including the Southern Cross, Milky Way, planets and other galaxies.

    Child rates for 5-14 year olds. Kids under 5 are FREE.

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  • Babysitting Queenstown

    “Queenstown’s most trusted holiday babysitting service” Whether you need a last minute babysitter in Queenstown, a nanny for the week, or someone to watch the children while you he... read more

  • Red Star Burger Bar

    Red Star Burger Bar has been creating gourmet handmade burgers in Wanaka since 2004.We have a great local following and are known around the world for our fresh and tasty food as w... read more

  • Big Bay Holiday Park

    Big Bay Holiday Park is a small "Kiwi Bach" type family-owned and operated Holiday Park that is an ideal spot for families, couples, singles, backpackers and tourists. Big Bay Holi... read more

  • The Rivers

    The Rivers is Gisborne’s “local”, with the true Irish flavour.  Family friendly, well priced menu with generous portions and kids' menu with lots of great options.

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  • Christchurch Tram

    Christchurch's iconic attraction and kids go FREE!The Christchurch Tram will have you experience the heart of the city and exploring many must-see sites along the way of the tram r... read more

  • Beachside Resort - Whitianga

    Beachside Resort is located in central Whitianga, just 3 minutes walk to local restaurants and shops, and only a minute from the sea and beautiful Buffalo Beach. The resort offers ... read more

  • The Butcher's Son

    Plant-based versions of family favourite dishes & drinks.  Extensive menu brimming with crowd-pleasers, incredible desserts and so much delicious food that everyone in the family will love this!

    Iconic & familiar food, from all around the world.  Check out the amazing menu!

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  • Revite Cafe

    Cafe located inside Arcadia Organics. Serves Krishna food with vegan options.  Amazing value and great for the family.  Home of our famous lunch specials + an abundance of organic whole foods ~ all vegetables are organic (grown on cafe's farm) and some menu options are all organic.
    Arcade setting. Previously named Arcadia Cafe. Open Mon-Fri 9:00am-5:30pm, Sat-Sun 10:00am-4:00pm.

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  • Tart Bakery

    Global domination through tasty vegan snacks!  Established in 2012, Tart Bakery is a small family owned business that prides itself on yummy, fresh food made from scratch.
    There's not a lot that can top the smell of a good bakery in the morning. The freshly baked bread, sweet pastries and piping hot pies are enough to completely overwhelm the senses. Unfortunately they are usually off the cards for vegans due to traditional ingredients like butter and eggs. Tart Bakery is the saving grace as it is entirely free of all animal products and produces some of the most incredible baked goods in town. The fully stocked pie cabinet has all of the classic flavours—only made from plants. We're talking ‘mince and cheese’, ‘creamy chicken’ and the classic ‘sausage rolls’. If you have a sweet tooth then one look at the sweets and pastries will have you drooling—beautiful berry danishes, chocolate croissants, iced donuts and daily cakes galore. We guarantee you'll be walking out one very happy herbivore.

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  • Burger Plant

    Here at Burger Plant we make 100% plant based food and it tastes amazing!  From burgers to shakes to cookie pies we have optinos for even the biggest skeptics.  Come down and see what all the excitement is about!

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  • Ages 8+

    Riverboarding

    Go Riverboarding with the originals! Celebrating 25 years operating in the pristine waters of Kawarau River.  If you do one water activity in Queenstown it HAS to be this – riverbo... read more

  • Off Road Adventures - 4x4 Scenic and Discovery of the Rings Tours

    It's easy to explore the road less travelled with Off Road Adventures – get off the highway and deep into the scenic backcountry and Tolkien’s fantasy world on an exciting 'Lord of... read more

  • The Wheelhouse Inn

    Fantastic Sea Views from all accommodations!
    Stay in our luxury self-contained holiday home accommodation in Nelson, New Zealand. The Wheelhouse Inn holiday homes have spectacular sea views from Nelson's Port Hills over sparkling Tasman Bay. All holiday homes enjoy the same fantastic sea views, with complete peace and privacy in a beautifully landscaped and tranquil bush setting where the only noise is from the birdlife. Only a 5 minute walk to the scenic waterfront with its award winning restaurants and 2km from the town centre. Our holiday homes are perfectly placed for all of Nelson's attractions. We offer affordable luxury that's perfect for families.  Be swept away by the quiet seclusion of our bush setting, the attention to detail in our fittings and furnishings and, of course, the romance of our sea views. All our Qualmark 4 star plus holiday homes are open for bookings all year round. For details of our current prices click on tariff. We are centrally located on the Port Hills above Nelson's waterfront.

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  • Barrett Domain and Lake Mangamahoe, New Plymouth

    A good venue for a family day out - pack a picnic and hang out on the shores of Lake Mangamahoe. There are lots of walking and easy mountain bike tracks. It takes about 2 hours to walk the round the lake circuit, and there are some undulating sections so reasonable fitness is required. There are other walks that take 10-20 minutes, and a section of dedicated mountain bike trails.

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    • Location: nr Egmont Village, New Plymouth
  • 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

  • Geothermal Mud Pools - Hells Gate & Wai Ora Spa

    Featuring hot-water lakes, New Zealand’s largest mud volcano and the largest hot water waterfall in the Southern Hemisphere, the Hells Gate Valley is the place to be!

    You can slather yourself in the warm geothermal mud before jumping in the sulphur pool – with minerals that help to clear and detoxify. This Maori owned valley is both beautiful and bizarre, almost interplanetary in nature, like a scene from Mars.

    Hells Gate Geothermal Reserve Walk - allow 1.5hrs
    Take a self-guided walk or join a free interactive guided tour  This amazing landscape will captivate your imagination as it bubbles with heat and history. The complimentary Maori carving area lets you leave with a little piece of Maori culture.

    Hells Gate Mud Bath & Spa - allow 2.5hrs
    Enjoy the Hells Gate Mud Bath and Sulphur Spa for a day of relaxation.

    Wai Ora Mud Bath & Spa - allow 2.5hrs
    Sit back in a Private Wai Ora Mud Bath before enjoying the Wai Ora Sulphur Spa.

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  • Quail Island Adventures :: Black Cat Cruises September to April

    Spend a fascinating half-day exploring Quail Island, right in the middle of Lyttelton Harbour. Named after the now extinct native Quail, the island was used as a leprosy colony and... read more

  • Perfect Day - Dive Tutukaka

    This amazing day trip really lives up to its name! The spectacular Poor Knights Islands are a wonderland of discovery, waiting to be explored by you, so why not jump in a kayak, explore a cave, go snorkelling or just relax and take in the sights on this incredible adventure.

    Dive Tutukaka offer this ultimate, non-diving trip on a custom-built boat with indoor and outdoor seating, air-conditioning and plenty of shading, two levelled decks and an amazing live, underwater ‘fish cam’ that feeds live shots directly into the boat!

    During your trip, you will be able to partake in sea-mammal and other wildlife spotting, kayaking, snorkelling, swimming and cave exploration, as well as learning about the amazing history and facts about the incredible Poor Knights Islands area. To top it all off, you will indulge in a delicious buffet lunch!

    Child price for under 15 year olds.

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  • Arbour Woodfired Pizza

    With a menu that follows the seasons using almost exclusively New Zealand sourced ingredients, our highly experienced, dedicated pizza chefs work with our beautiful woodfired oven to produce stunning artisanal pizza you can’t get anywhere else.
    Amazing vegan pizzas - with creativity and flair!

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  • Green Toad - Wanaka

    The Family Rental SpecialistsThe Ski and Snowboard rental specialists offer great equipment at great prices for all gear including child rentals. Free wrist guards with snowboard h... read more

  • Ages 8+

    Quad Biking - Across Country Quads, Franz Josef

    Join us in Franz Josef for an action-packed quad bike tour to discover the surrounding rugged landscape. This is the ultimate way to view the varying terrain of the area come rain or shine. All levels of experience are welcome and no previous experience of quad biking is necessary. Your knowledgeable and professional guide will provide you with a full briefing on how to use the quads before you head off on your adventure as well as kitting you out in your safety gear.

    During the tour you will enjoy incredible views as you drive your ATV Quad Bike along glacial pathways, carved into the landscape over thousands of years.
    Driver must be 16 years +.  Children as passengers, minimum age 8 years.

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  • 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

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.