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Top things to do in New Zealand for families

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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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Hop aboard, one of the best train journeys in the world. Go stargazing at Lake Tekapo. Spot yellow-eyed penguins and the elusive Kiwi bird. Have a close encounter with seals. Visit a local market. Swim. Go fishing for trout. Learn about the dynamic Maori culture.

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10 of our best easy-going activities for families

Jump on board and cruise the calm waters of Marlborough's Queen Charlotte Sound. The wildlife and dolphin cruise… read more

Be fascinated by the starry night sky in the heart of the Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve. The… read more

Kaikoura is a marine mecca and wildlife enthusiasts dream. A picturesque town that lies between the rugged Seaward… read more

Experience the underground world of hundreds of glittering glowworms in Te Anau. A guided cave tour suitable for… read more

Stewart Island is situated 30-kilometres south of the South Island - across the Foveaux Strait and is New… read more

Maria and Joe’s lifestyle is guided by Kōrero tuku iho, the whispers of their ancestors. They invite you to become… read more

"One of my favourite regions has to be the Marlborough Sounds. It's a great alternative to the Abel Tasman region."

Ben, Travel specialist

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