Looking for fun activities that you can enjoy regardless of seasonal change? Then make New Zealand your next family holidaying destination. From aquatic adventures to adrenaline adventures and simple pleasures, the Land of the Long White Cloud offers amazing activities in every corner and through any weather. Which activities will facilitate the most fun for you and the rest of your troupe? We reckon we’ve a pretty good insider’s take – just keep reading!
New Zealand is famous for its adventure activities, and particularly for its bungy-jumping opportunities. If you’ve got kids who are up for the challenge – or if they’re keen to see you jump off a bridge – then you won’t regret booking in for a bungy at the famous AJ Hackett base in Queenstown.
If you’re looking for something a little calmer, you might consider some of the great horse trekking companies in the North and South Islands – such as the highly-commended Abel Tasman Horse Trekking journeys, which cater for all skill and experience levels.
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Ascending to the sights
Few countries boast national reserves and hiking trails of the same scenic beauty as New Zealand – so take advantage of these excellent outdoor attractions! The time of year doesn’t matter: all you need is a forecast for sun, and you’ll be set to head out with a picnic and the family in tow for a day of exploration in nature. Just make sure to pack enough high-energy snacks for sustenance.
Experiencing the culture
It’s so important to introduce kids to the histories and practices of cultures different to theirs. New Zealand offers many opportunities to do just this, particularly in Rotorua, the living heart of Maori culture. If you’re especially interested in settler history, planning a trip to the Central Otago region is well worth it. Kids especially love panning for gold at the historic mining village of Arrowtown.