Famiy friendly activities on the South Island

New Zealand suits all age groups, but it is definitely one of the best places in the world to take a family holiday, no matter what age the children are.

One of the most popular family holidays in New Zealand is a motorhome holiday. This gives families freedom and flexibility to explore towns, cities and regions for as long or as little as they choose.

Companies such as Apollo Motorhome Holidays and Cheapa Campa rent spacious four and six berth motorhomes available from Christchurch with all the modern conveniences on board.

Before you depart the capital city, spend some time on Christchurch’s iconic and family friendly activities. Top on the list for many tourists is the popular Gondola, which offers birds’ eye views above Crater Rim on the Port Hills.
If volcano’s and earthquakes fascinate your family check out the new attraction at Canterbury Museum, ‘Quake City’, designed to educate tourists about the natural phenomenon the region has become famous for.

Orana Wildlife Park is another great family attraction close to Christchurch’s city centre, and guaranteed to provide fun for kids of all ages.

If the family is ready to hit the road, consider driving first to Kaikoura where whale watching, crayfish eating and mountain hiking will put the family back in touch with nature.

Next stop – Picton, gateway to the Marlborough Sounds where you might choose to swap your wheels for a more seaworthy vessel – kayaking, fishing and general boating are all popular here. From Picton, you can choose to head onto Abel Tasman National Park, a Great Walks destination famous for its sandy beaches and stunning views, return to Christchurch via the relaxing hot pools at Hamner Springs or continue your family explorations even further. Happy Travels!

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