National Transport and Toy Museum
Prepare to be amazed! The whole family will be surprised and delighted by this unique and fascinating collection of over 70,000 items – from children’s toys, including a huge ran... read more
Basecamp Adventures Rock Climbing
Grab the family and spend an exhilarating day experiencing one of Wanaka locals' favourite pastimes - climbing! Basecamp Adventures makes it super-easy for a family day out that c... read more
Declan Wong Illusionist
The 'prince of magic' has performed all over the world and presents a show in your home/chosen location that will delight all, from 5 year olds to adults. I am an illusionist and... read more
Warbirds and Wheels
Don’t miss this unique chance to discover a world-class collection of over 30 American classic cars all meticulously restored, dating from early veterans to 1960’s classics PLUS ... read more
Welcome to Wanaka’s wonderful world of weirdness! For over 45 years Puzzling World has been baffling brains in the Great Maze and challenging reality in the Illusion Rooms. Take am... read more
Wanaka Recreation Centre and Pool
Affordable, healthy, family fun at Wanaka's community sports hub whatever the weather! New swimming complex opened 2018, featuring 8-lane, 25m lap pool, adult hot pool and learn... read more
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Web: www.qldc.govt.nz/recreation/swim/wanaka-recreation-centre
- Phone: 03 443 9334
- Location: Sir Tim Wallis Drive (Three Parks), off Ballantyne Road, Wanaka
Warbirds and Wheels Retro Diner
A unique dining experience the whole family will love - with lots to keep them entertained! Step back in time when you enter our sunny licensed diner - with its 1950's themed decor... read more
Cinema – Café – BarThis is how all cinemas should be and a must-do during your stay in Wanaka. This three-screen, classic movie theatre is a Wanaka icon. Seating includes comfy old... read more
Basecamp Adventures Wanaka - Clip 'N Climb
Clip ‘n Climb is an action packed activity with individually themed climbing challenges that provide exciting active entertainment for everyone – from preschool kids to the young a... read more
- Email: email@example.com
- Web: www.basecampadventures.co.nz/indoor-climbing-wanaka/clip-n-climb-indoor-entertainment-wanaka/
- Phone: 03 443 1110
- Location: 50 Cardrona Valley Road, Lake Wanaka, New Zealand
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
Cinema Paradiso Cafe
Paradiso Café is a perfect hang-out spot whether or not you’re off to the movies! Serving scrumptious cakes and slices, great coffee, irresistible ice cream (try our ‘fish and chip... 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
- Central Otago
- Bay of Plenty
- Hawkes Bay
- Marlborough Sounds
- Nelson & Golden Bay
- North Canterbury
- South Canterbury
- 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.