Are you having trouble figuring out where to go with kids in New Zealand? If you plan it right, a New Zealand family vacation is sure to be the trip of a lifetime.
This list of top family destinations will help you plan your next vacation:
Each of these destinations offers a wide range of activities appealing to all ages. In addition, accommodation and restaurant options are plentiful. This means your family can unwind in comfortable apartment-style rooms and choose meals your children will enjoy.
Read on to learn more about our top choices of where to go with kids in New Zealand.
Queenstown is number one on most travelers’ must-see lists, for good reason. This stunning mountain resort town has it all: beautiful views, kid-friendly indoor and outdoor activities, a vibrant ski scene, and plenty of other sightseeing options nearby.
Which activities you choose depends on the ages of your children. And be sure to stay several days to sample as much as possible.
Family-friendly activities to check out include:
The perfect base for exploring the central North Island, Rotorua is an exciting town packed with geothermal reserves, Maori cultural heritage sites, and water-based activities.
Stay for two nights to see the highlights of Rotorua, or longer if you want to visit surrounding regions during your stay.
In Rotorua and the surrounds, family-friendly options include:
A smaller, more laid-back version of Queenstown, Wanaka is ideal for families with younger kids. Enjoy the same views and experiences you would find in Queenstown without the crowds–or simply unwind with a stroll by the lakeside.
Two nights is a perfect amount of time to stay in Wanaka, or longer if you enjoy a slower pace of travel. This is a great destination to linger.
Families shouldn’t miss:
If your family wants a relaxing beach holiday with plenty of sightseeing nearby, the Coromandel Peninsula should be your first stop.
The stunning Coromandel coastline has countless secluded beaches your family can explore for the day. Inland, lush rainforest is home to an array of walking trails.
If your family visits the Coromandel Peninsula, these are sure to be a hit with the kids:
The idyllic hot springs resort town of Hanmer Springs is an excellent family holiday destination. Surrounded by picturesque mountains, Hanmer Springs boasts a charming town center.
Kids will have a great time riding the slides and lazy rivers at the Hanmer Springs Hot Pools. And if you want a more active stay, there are plenty of activities to sample in the surrounding hills.
Top choices for families with kids include:
Want the perfect New Zealand holiday for your family inclusive of the above destinations? Check out our top three recommendations below:
Contact New Zealand Travel Organiser today to begin planning your unforgettable family vacation.
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