New Zealand is an excellent family-friendly destination. No matter which part of the country you choose to travel to, there are so many things to do with the kids. The wide array of open spaces, wildlife, and nature, promise that a trip to New Zealand with kids will be a memorable one.
Let us have a look at some of the best things to do in New Zealand with kids:
Auckland Sky Tower Walk and Jump
This is one experience that will have you hot-footing it to Auckland every time. A unique experience on New Zealand’s tallest building – it’s up to you whether you walk or leap! An amazing way of taking in the beauty of this city. There are no handrails and you have to maintain balance via your body weight. Please note though, this activity is not meant for small kids, they need to be at least 10 years to undertake it.
Stay in a mountain lodge
New Zealand is filled with scenic wonders, and what better way to take them in than a stay in the mountains? When it comes to staying the mountains, Mount Cook in the South Island is where it’s at. The South Island boasts incredible mountains, lush national parks, fjords and clear water lakes, and is also a great place to base yourself for world-class skiing and bungy-jumping in capital Queenstown.
Villa Finder has some lovely properties on the South Island all of which are perfect for taking in the incredible rugged beauty of New Zealand’s South Island. They also have a dedicated team of Villa Specialists to help you find a villa that’s perfect for your stay.
Events and festivals
Auckland is always bustling with exhibitions, local festivals, fashion shows, cultural events, stage shows, theatre performances, and sports events including rugby, cricket etc. If you happen to visit the city, don’t miss out on attending some of the events because they are simply marvelous, and your kids will love the buzz of taking them in. For more information on what is coming up see this listing here.
Enjoy the beaches
No matter which season you are visiting New Zeland in, the beaches are always ready to welcome you. The beaches of the country are breathtaking and spectacular. In case you are visiting during the summertime, the Golden East Coast beaches around Northland, Coromandel Peninsula, and Auckland are perfect for camping, paddling, swimming, and playing with your kids. When it is winter, you have the option of heading to the beautiful West Coast beaches and taking in the black volcanic sand.
Just imagine you are riding a horse with your thrilled and excited kids on the sandy golden beaches. Sounds dramatic, huh? This is perhaps the best way to enjoy and experience the stunning scenic beauty of the city. Horse riding is available on several beaches and farmlands of Auckland and is appropriate for all age groups.
Experience a Whale and Dolphin safari
Want to meet dozens of dolphins and whales on the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park? f you are traveling with your family and kids don’t miss out this opportunity to entertain them. This is one trip that will surely mesmerize your kids, and they will cherish it for their life- as will you! Don’t miss out a chance to see whales, dolphins, seabirds, seals, penguins and more.
Visit the GlenFern Sanctuary and Kelly Tarlton’s Sea Life Aquarium
Explore some of the extinct and endangered species here in this sanctuary located on the Hauraki Gulf. You can also access any of the two houses of accommodation-Fitzroy House and Glenfern Cottage. Moreover, you also get the chance to experience the underwater world and explore the wide array of collections of marine species housed within. This is one of the top tourist attractions in New Zealand that gives you a unique experience of sea life, and it’s no wonder why.
Restaurants at Viaduct Harbor
How about having a sumptuous dinner with your family right by the waterside? Head down to Viaduct Harbor with its array of waterside restaurants. Apart from tasting some unique cuisines here you can also explore the rich maritime history of New Zealand and even wander around gawping at the sailing yachts.
The above mentioned are some of the best things to do in New Zealand with kids. Plan it out well, and you will be sure to have the most amazing time.