Kiwi Guardian Outdoor Adventures
Get the kids outside to have some FREE family fun connecting with nature at Toyota Kiwi Guardians sites nationwide.
Toyota Kiwi Guardians highlights family-friendly, treasure hunt style activities at specific Department of Conservation sites that encourage kids to engage with the outdoors and, ultimately, earn themselves a medal for their efforts.
The goal of the conservation programme is to turn Kiwi kids into guardians of the land and sea.
A total of 50 sites are operational nationwide. Families can get started on their adventure by downloading the appropriate “treasure hunt” map from: www.kiwiguardians.co.nz
Click on the area of New Zealand nearest to where you are to find the choices available closest to home.read more
Fox Glacier Guiding
For an unforgettable family adventure take the kids on a breathtaking guided walk onto the world famous Fox Glacier with NZ's most experienced glacier guiding company. Situated in Glacier Country, is NZ’s largest commercially guided glacier. Offering a range of hiking trips and ice adventures to suit all fitness levels and ages. Minimum ages start from 5yrs.read more
- Web: bookings.bookitsecure.com/pub/supplier.aspx?a=KIDZGO&b=FOXGLD
- Location: Highway 6, Main street, Fox Glacier
Eco Rafting Adventures - Franz Josef
Through deep limestone and schist canyons to rainforest seeing and emerald green and turquoise blue water paddling, you can choose a family adventure to suit. The flat water scenic floats (minimum age 5) are most popular and you can enjoy feeding eels and panning for gold during your experience. Call to discuss your family's requirements!read more
- Web: bookings.bookitsecure.com/?0c01d-2905642
- Location: Main Road, Franz Josef, West Coast
West Coast Surf
This beach provides both first timers with a safe and invigorating environment to learn in as well as providing some world class waves for the more experienced surfers. We offer lessons for new surfers and coaching for the more advanced levels looking to up their skills in the water.read more
- Web: bookings.bookitsecure.com/?cdb49-2905701
- Location: 299 Tauranga Bay Road, West Coast, Westport
Glacier Country Kayaks
Join us on a unique kayak adventure and kiwi sanctuary tour on the pristine mirror waters of Lake Mapourika! Enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding Southern Alps and Glacier as your guide takes you into a kiwi sanctuary across the Lake.read more
The far side of the lake offers calm estuaries abundant birdlife and some of Westland's oldest untouched Jurassic Rainforest.
- Web: bookings.bookitsecure.com/?61b14-2905674
- Location: 64 Cron Street, Franz Josef Glacier
Oparara Guided Tours
We are pleased to offer you a variety of exciting guided bush walks, and guided cave tours in a unique and remote corner of the warm rainforest of the Northern West Coast of New Zealand, near Karamea : the Oparara.read more
A unique combination of natural landforms, diverse ecosystems and spectacular caves and arches born of a million years of undisturbed isolation characterize this area.
Child discount price available for our guided cave tour.
- Web: bookings.bookitsecure.com/?03745-2905705
- Location: Market Cross, Karamea
Arahura Greenstone Tours
Arahura Greenstone Tours is a very special Maori cultural experience. Your Maori guides will share ancient legends and help you find their most coveted treasure, Greenstone, on a guided walk on the sacred Arahura River near Hokitika. Your guides have a unique connection to the Arahua and the local area that goes back many generations and enjoy sharing their knowledge and love of the West Coast, Hokitika and the Arahura River.read more
- Web: bookings.bookitsecure.com/?fccb5-2241238
- Location: PO Box 317, West Coast, Hokitika
Okarito Kayaks - South Westland
Okarito Kayaks offer fully-guided kayak trips on the stunning Okarito Lagoon.
Kayaking is by far the best way to enjoy the flora, fauna and scenic grandeur of New Zealand’s largest unmodified coastal wetland. Previous experience is not necessary.
We really like enabling families to get out and explore; in the right conditions the lagoon is a great place for kids to get up close and personal with nature safely.
We’ll take a really careful look at weather, tidal conditions and the abilities of your family or group at the timA clear day offers magnificent views of Mt. Cook and the Southern Alps.read more
- Web: bookings.bookitsecure.com/?ab86d-2905634
- Location: Okarito, South Westland
Johnny's Journey - Out West Tours
Outwest Tours offers a wild West Coast experience, taking you off the beaten track on journeys into the wild heart of the land. Enjoy spectacular landscapes and travel historic mining trails, travelling in a fully air-conditioned four-wheel-drive vehicles.read more
On Johnny's Journey you will meet local legend Johnny Currie, observe wild red deer, pancake rock formations, see the ancient Maori cave and much more.
- Web: bookings.bookitsecure.com/?7a2b8-2905708
- Location: 123 Palmerston street, Westport
West Coast Treetop Walkway & Café - Hokitika
Only 15 minutes out of Hokitika is a treetop adventure where you will experience the birds high in the ancient Rimu and Kamahi tree canopy. With easy access that is pram and wheelchair friendly you will travel across a steel platform 20 metres high and over 450 metres long. Enjoy at your leisure a 45 minute to one hour stroll. Then when you are finished you can recharge the batteries with the wide range of options at the cafe.read more
- Web: bookings.bookitsecure.com/?23689-2905666
- Location: 1128 Woodstock-Rimu Road Hokitika, West Coast
On Yer Bike - Greymouth
Family Fun with something for everyone! NZ's MUDDIEST offroad adventure offers a range of tours to suit various ages and levels of confidence – Argo Tours – 8wd, 6 seater amphibious argo – min age 3. Quadbike Tours – 1 to 2 hour options, min age 12. Go-Karts – min age 16 (driver), min age 3 (passenger). Our tracks are a magical mix of mud, water and inviting narrow, winding trails. You don't need any experience or driver's licence to operate our bikes or Go-karts as our experienced guides will fully train you and accompany you on all tours.read more
- Web: bookings.bookitsecure.com/pub/supplier.aspx?a=KIDZGO&b=ONYER4
- Phone: 03 762 7438
- Location: 511 SH 6, 5 mins north of Greymouth, New Zealand
Glacier Country Lake Tours
Join us on a Scenic Cruise or Fishing Charter just minutes from Franz Josef Glacier!read more
Lake Mapourika is a scenic gem on the Wild West Coast. The lakes beauty has been celebrated since the first settlers arrived to visit the glaciers in the early 1900’s. Enjoy panoramic views of the Southern Alps and glaciers, and visit a Kiwi Conservation area at the back of the lake.
- Web: bookings.bookitsecure.com/?1c7d3-2905678
- Location: 64 Cron Street, Franz josef Glacier