An Adventure in the Land of the Long White Cloud: Family Fun in New Zealand
Kia Ora! New Zealand is not just a country; it's a giant playground for families. With its diverse landscapes, ranging from pristine beaches to snow-capped mountains, New Zealand offers a smorgasbord of activities for kids and adults alike. Whether you're on a budget or willing to splurge, this is a destination that accommodates every family's needs.
Family-Friendly Activities in New Zealand
1. Hobbiton: Into the Shire
Walk through the iconic Hobbiton movie set, a must-see for fans of "The Lord of the Rings."
Price: AUD $90 per adult, $40 per child
Book your Hobbiton tour here
2. Waitomo Glowworm Caves: Underground Wonders
Explore a unique cave system illuminated by thousands of glowworms.
Price: AUD $60 per adult, $25 per child
Explore Waitomo Glowworm Caves here
3. Rotorua: Geothermal Playground
Geysers, hot springs, and mud pools offer both fun and educational experiences for the family.
Price: Various depending on the activity
Learn more about Rotorua here
4. Queenstown: Adventure Capital
Whether it's bungee jumping or scenic cruises, Queenstown offers something for every thrill-seeker.
Price: Varies depending on the activity
Discover adventures in Queenstown here
5. Auckland Zoo: Wildlife Encounter
A great day out for animal lovers, featuring over 135 species.
Price: AUD $25 per adult, $13 per child
Visit Auckland Zoo here
Family-Friendly Accommodation in New Zealand
Low Budget: YHA Wellington
Offers family rooms and a convenient location near Te Papa Museum.
Price Range: AUD $80-120 per night
Book your stay at YHA Wellington here
Mid Budget: Novotel Queenstown Lakeside
Situated in the heart of Queenstown with family-friendly amenities.
Price Range: AUD $200-300 per night
Book your stay at Novotel Queenstown Lakeside here
High Budget: The Rees Hotel, Queenstown
Luxurious apartments with lake views, including a babysitting service.
Price Range: AUD $350-600 per night
Book your stay at The Rees Hotel here
Direct Flights to New Zealand from Australia:
Air New Zealand, Qantas, and Jetstar offer direct flights from various cities in Australia to Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch.
New Zealand is a treasure trove of family-friendly activities, offering experiences that are educational, adventurous, and downright fun. With options suitable for all budgets, from low to high, it's a destination that invites families to explore, engage, and enjoy together.