New Zealand is a great destination for family-friendly holidays, and no matter where you travel, there is always plenty of things for kids to do.

The wide selection of activities for kids range from animal and wildlife experiences to nature-based activities and thrill-seeking adventures. 

Discover some of New Zealand’s unique wildlife in one of the many animal parks and zoos. Meet the iconic white kiwi, see King penguins at play on an Antarctic Encounter or swim with dolphins.

If nature ranks highly on your family holiday, New Zealand’s natural beauty will really impress. Explore geothermal landscapes with their bubbling mud pools, sky-high geysers and hot springs for year-round swimming. Soaring mountains and stunning coastlines are scenic highlights the make great family photos. 

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Budget-conscious travellers rest assured, family activities here do not mean you’ll always have your hand in your pocket. Walking and cycling tracks are endless, as are stretches of sandy beaches. Many museums and galleries are free or have a small nominal charge. You’ll have the opportunity to learn about the country’s rich Māori culture and history of the land. 

Thrill-seekers won’t miss out; adventure is New Zealand’s middle name and many pursuits are suitable activities for kids. Zoom down a hill on a luge or in a Zorb, hit the slopes for skiing in winter, dart along a river in a jet-boat, or for the really brave at heart, bungy off a bridge or try a canyon swing.

These are only a few of the things you can do on a family holiday in New Zealand; the challenge will be deciding what to do first!