Weather: Autumn, March to May, experiences beautiful, mild weather, while spring, September to November, is a little warmer – both perfect times for hiking and adventure sports. Winter brings cool weather in most cities and a renowned snow season across New Zealand’s South Island. Summer in New Zealand is hot, without being muggy or humid – the perfect beach weather.
Language: English & Maori
Currency: NZD (New Zealand Dollar)
Major destinations: Auckland, Wellington region, Queenstown, Rotorua
Holiday types: Active adventure for families of all ages, self-drive, ski & snow
Unique wildlife encounters, impressive natural landscapes, a wealth of traditional Maori culture and a utopia for adventure activities – families will be in awe of all that New Zealand has to offer.
Rotorua is bustling with family-oriented activities – explore the Redwoods Forest and natural hot springs of Kerosene Creek, visit Waimangu Volcanic Valley and witness the impressive thermal activity and experience Maori culture at the living Maori village, Whakarewarewa. Kids will be entertained for day in Wellington Region – highlights include riding the rickety cable car, world-class interactive museums, wildlife interactions at Staglands Wildlife Reserve and tree-lined ropes courses at Adrenalin Forest. With snow-sports galore in winter, water-sports in summer, and family-fun activities year-round, Queenstown is one of New Zealand’s most popular holiday destinations. Experienced instructors and ski slopes catering to all ages mean children as young as three years old can learn to ski!
New Zealand is an adventure-packed destination for the whole family. With kid-centric activities in every city, it is no wonder why New Zealand is such a popular and thriving holiday destination for families.