Take your family on holiday and make unforgettable memories together. You can find family-friendly activities all around both the North and South Islands.

Family holidays in New Zealand

The wide selection of activities for kids ranges 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.

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. 

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!

Fun places to go with kids

Top family holiday destinations include Auckland, Rotorua and Queenstown. In these cities you'll find plenty of accommodation and activities for kids. Day trips are also possible from these destinations, so you can explore a region from a comfortable home base. 

However, you aren't limited to visiting towns. In summer you can take the kids camping in regions such as Tairawhiti or Northland, for a tranquil experience away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Head to Golden Bay for horse riding adventures, or take a jet boat in the Dart River Valley. 

You'll find fun activities for kids all around the country. 

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