Splash Palace - Invercargill
Splash Palace in Invercargill is one of the premier aquatic facilities in New Zealand. With a unique southern coastal theme the centre is a fun place to visit. There are few communities in the world that can boast an indoor aquatic centre of this size, within walking distance of the CBD, close to a large selection of motels and parks. The facility includes a 50m x 8 lane sports pool with a bulkhead, a leisure pool with waves and sprays, a tots’ pool and a learners’ pool. There is also a water slide, spa pool, steam room and a café, all indoors with convenient off street car parking. The Splash Palace Swim School is available for babies to adults, of all levels.read more
- Phone: 03 217 3838
- Location: 56 Elles Road, Invercargill
Reading Cinemas - Invercargill
Invercargill’s First Class 5 screen cinema complex. The cinemas feature huge screens, first release movies and value packed candy bar deals! Spit the Dummy Each Wednesday morning Reading Cinemas presents 'SPIT THE DUMMY' Sessions. Relax and enjoy a movie at Reading Cinemas without worrying about feeding in the dark or those unexpected hissyfits. We'll keep the lights dimmed so that you can see what you're doing. Free entry for children under 5. *Conditions Apply. Spit The Dummy does not run during school holidays.read more
- Phone: 03 211 1555
- Location: 29 Dee Street, Invercargill
Earthlore - Catlins
If you’re looking for a fun and unique experience for the whole family, Earthlore Insect Theme Park offers a huge variety of activities for all ages. Our mission is to provide a ‘conservation experience‘ to enhance peoples understanding of our local eco-system and the importance of our amazing array of native insects. Open 12noon – 7pm from October to April.read more
- Phone: 03 415 8455
- Location: 129 Hinahina Road, Owaka (5 minutes from the Owaka on way to Jack’s Bay)
Adventure Southland - Invercargill
Specialists in fun outdoor education and recreation to schools, families and the general public. Organised activities include high ropes course, abseiling, giant swing, rock climbing, kayaking, caving, tube rafting, bivvy making and more. We cater for all schools from primary to tertiary level providing complete camp and activity management, including equipment, accommodation and menus. We offer activities from 2 hours to several days, and run specialised education courses, such as ‘Getting to know rivers’. Contact us to discuss your school or group’s activity session or programme. Adventure Southland’s Challenge Ropes Course is also available for birthday parties! Call us for more information today.read more
- Phone: 03 215 4221
- Location: 810 North Road, Invercargill, New Zealand
The Saucy Chef
The Saucy Chef provides a delicious menu with something for everyone. The interior design offers a warm, inviting setting with large booths and two separate dining areas.
An open gas fire adds to the ambience of the restaurant and there are a range of quirky features that attract the eye and add to the unique makeup of this restaurant.
The menu provides an option for all tastes from the specialty fish dish, which is changed regularly, to the very special Hereford beef to the vegetarian delight. All tastes are catered for and the dessert menu is to die for with a range of decadent dishes to tempt even the staunchest of diet conscious diners.read more
- Web: www.thesaucychef.co.nz/
- Location: Cnr St Andrew and Sydney Streets, Invercargill
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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.