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5 New Zealand Holiday Activities for the Whole Family

by on Jan.28, 2012, under Travel

Going on vacation is exciting for everyone involved but finding activities to suit the whole family can be a little tricky. Entertaining children, teens and parents isn’t as hard as you may think, and there are plenty of New Zealand attractions that are sure to impress everyone. Here are the top 5.

Whale Watching Adventure

No matter where you are a whale watching tour is a must-see attraction. One of the most spectacular places to do this in New Zealand is with Whale Watch Kaikoura, their tours are one of the most popular things to do in Christchurch for people of all ages. Everyone will enjoy the magical experience of seeing whales in their natural habitat with some tours even getting quite close to the amazing creatures. These tours are educational, fun and provide a memorable experience that kids and adults alike will appreciate so make a booking and pack the camera.

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Fun Park Adventure

Theme parks are great for the whole brood, they provide an entire days entertainment for both young and young at heart. There is still plenty to do even if adrenaline pumping roller-coasters aren’t your thing, take a spectators pass and check out the more reserved areas while the kids explore the rides. New Zealand’s largest theme park, Rainbows End has something for the whole family. There are even areas for children under 5 and great places to eat and have refreshment stops as the day progresses. Theme parks can make for a great fun-filled day out.

Visit a Museum

Museum visits have become much more child-friendly in recent times and are now a fun day out, without an ounce of boredom. New Zealand’s national museum, Te Papa, is located in the country’s capital city of Wellington. Many of their exhibitions have some interactive features and there are fun and educational play areas for exploration without limits. There is no better way to learn than with a museum tour so book one in you might be pleasantly surprised with the kid’s response.

Day at the Beach

If your vacation in planned anywhere near a beach during summer there is no chance of boredom with the array of beach activities available. Relax on the sand while older children splash about in the water or try some of the many beach activities, such as blow-carting, wind-surfing, kayaking, body-boarding or even sand castle competitions. Hitting the beach is a great way to spend quality time with the family, while still having a blast on your vacation.

Horseback Treks

Horseback riding is a great family experience, although it is less suitable to those who have children under 5. For the littlies opt for pony rides and petting farms instead. Horse treks can run through farms, forests, beach and more providing everyone with a humbling day out. Start with a short trek and gear up to day-long adventures or even overnight campouts!

There are lots of other holiday fun to be had depending on the season and location so be sure to investigate all options. Keep the kids involved in the decision process and they will be keen to compromise on different ideas.

Check out the spectacular experiences on offer in New Zealand. Start the holiday of a lifetime and check out all the New Zealand activities.

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