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Top things to do in New Zealand for families

As a family orientated country, New Zealand has all the ingredients to ensure you’ll have a relaxing holiday together. We have personally selected extraordinary local experiences for children of all ages. And our focus is on nature conservation and small-scale locally owned companies.

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Go Kiwi spotting on Kapiti Island. Or hop in a double kayak. Climb. Go horse trekking through the wilderness. Learn to surf. Cycle through the aromatic vineyards. Trek to a remote alpine lake. Swim with dolphins. Discover the endless ‘tramping’ paths.

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10 of our best active activities for families

Travel through the heart of Mount Aspiring National Park. Amidst the Dart River Valley where myth, heritage and… read more

A diverse diving and snorkelling paradise is located 23 kilometres off the coast of Tutukaka. Poor Knights Islands… read more

Explore the pristine surroundings of Lake Taupo, New Zealand’s largest freshwater lake by bike. Taupo is located… read more

Discover a breathtaking stretch of coastline in the Coromandel Peninsula by kayak. Paddle through the crystal… read more

Be entertained by playful and acrobatic dolphins in Kaikoura. A bucket list activity for most families and an… read more

Fiordland National Park is located in the southwest of the South Island. It is a nature lover’s paradise named on… read more

"I recommend going mountain biking and tramping in New Zealand. You can spend hours in the beautiful, unspoilt nature."

Bart, Travel specialist

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