Queenstown, South Island

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True Kiwi Play - activities for all ages

True Kiwi Play - snug in our stylish down jackets

True Kiwi Play - activities for all ages

Explore Queenstown with True Kiwi Play

True Kiwi Play - activities for all ages

Come meet a real Kiwi at True Kiwi Play

True Kiwi Play

All day care, activities and fun for children on holiday in Queenstown.

At True Kiwi Play we offer an enriched educational and play programme that provides peace of mind for parents and creative, constructive fun for children. 
Our focus is on play that utilises natural resources and an environmentally-aware philosophy.

Your child's day is a mix of indoor and outdoor activity that includes snacks, lunch, visit to the Kiwi birdlife park and quality clothing appropriate for the weather and our activities.

What we do

We offer adventures where children can make new friends, explore, discover, create and learn in the stunning natural playground that is Queenstown.
Our programme includes visiting local areas of interest such as seeing native birds including the kiwi, short ‘bush walks’, children being given the opportunity to play by the water where they can delight in experiences such as swinging from ropes, climbing trees, building dams, digging in the sand and other everyday play experiences. Returning to base, our educational programme includes activities such as painting, play dough, cooking, music, carpentry, water and stories.
Suitable for ages 2-12 years.

Making the most of your holiday

It's hard to please everyone in the family with every activity.  True Kiwi Play allows you a day to partake in your chosen adventures that may not be child-friendly or that the kids just may not be interested in. 
But it's their holiday too!  True Kiwi Play will ensure that the kids have an awesome day that includes getting out and about and having their own authentic Kiwi adventures to tell you about!

Other Information

* maximum ratio of 1 adult to 4 children

* quality clothing provided to your child for all weather conditions

* central location

* open 7 days, 9am-3pm (earlier or later by arrangment)

* booking essential

About us

We are offer an enriched educational and play programme for your children on holiday, knowing that your children are being cared for by qualified and experienced registered teachers local to Queenstown. 
We have many years of teaching experience including working with children with English as a second language and we have raised families of our own within New Zealand.
We are trained in first aid and NZ Police checked.

Price varies depending on number of children and number of days booked.
Please enquire for further information:
Phone: 027 622 9808

True Kiwi Play – Queenstown Souvenirs

Take home a True Kiwi memorabilia, from Queenstown, New Zealand.

Your children will want to remember their True Kiwi Play experience by wearing one of our logo-ed Beanie Hats, T-Shirts or Hoodies.

The back of our garments are ever so cute, with a seriation of Kiwis and Queenstown, N.Z printed on the lower back, of the garment. Very cool for the kids!!

We also have a soft toy Kiwi for sale. You will adore it; when you squeeze it, it sounds just like our Native Kiwi Bird.

Not only will your children want to purchase these items as a reminder of their True Kiwi experience, they will make fantastic gifts for special friends and family back home.

Order now and your True Kiwi Shopping is done >>

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Our favourite destinations…

Auckland destination2


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.