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AUCKLAND MUSEUM - Auckland

Location: Auckland - Auckland City

Welcome to Auckland War Memorial Museum, where exciting stories of the Pacific and New Zealand are told within a memorial dedicated to those who have sacrificed their lives for our country. This Auckland museum also has exhibits featuring the flora, fauna and landforms of our unique islands...(more)

WAIWERA THERMAL RESORT & SPA - Waiwera

Location: Auckland - Hibiscus Coast

Each year Waiwera Thermal Resort attracts over 350,000 visitors. Located on the picturesque Hibiscus Coast, we're only 35 minutes north of Auckland. Our natural thermal pools are surrounded by the delightful native bush and hills of the Waiwera Valley.The ideal place to unwind and relax...(more)

HELLS GATE GEOTHERMAL PARK & MUD SPA - Rotorua

Location: Rotorua

Experience Hell's Gate, Rotorua's spectacular geothermal reserve and mud spa complex. Health-giving muds and sulphurous waters. Traditional Wai Ora Massage—a relaxing full body massage incorporating elements of Miri Miri (Maori massage technique). Mud facials utilising Hells Gate's unique 'Alite' Mud Spa product range—made from the natural muds of the geothermal reserve...(more)

AUCKLAND WHALE & DOLPHIN SAFARI - Auckland

Location: Auckland

Experience the breath-taking Hauraki Gulf Marine Park. Departing directly from Auckland's Viaduct Harbour, be welcomed aboard our 20 metre, purpose-built vessel ‘Dolphin Explorer’ for an unforgettable marine mammal eco-safari out on the sparkling waters of the Hauraki Gulf. 4.5 hour eco-cruise on Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf, including guaranteed whale and dolphin viewing – or you get a free trip on us!..(more)

ORAKEI KORAKO CAVE & THERMAL PARK - Taupo

Location: Taupo

Explore the Orakei Korako Cave and Thermal Park. Also known as the Hidden Valley, Orakei Korako is a unique and popular visitor attraction—not to be missed. This geothermal wonderland is one of nature's true gifts. Come explore a world of gushing geysers, hot springs, bubbling mud pools and some of the most amazing silica terraces on the Earth...(more)

INTERNATIONAL ANTARCTIC CENTRE - Christchurch

Location: Canterbury

The International Antarctic Centre in Christchurch is one of New Zealand’s best tourist attractions. Offering an exciting for visitors of all ages. Experience the snow room, chill out with the Little Blue Penguins, or learn about life in modern day Antarctica. Take an exhilarating Hagglund ride and experience a 4D movie. It’s the coolest fun in town!..(more)

KIDZ GO - New Zealand

Location: Rotorua

The only dedicated family travel webguide to New Zealand, Kidz Go offers information for families visiting Christchurch and Canterbury. Family friendly accommodation, dining and activities, birthday party ideas, day trips, child-minding, skiing with kids and more. Check our Web site also for family information in other New Zealand regions...(more)

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ESSEX ARMS - Huntly, Waikato

Location: Waikato

On the banks of the Waikato River, only an hour from Auckland and a short distance to Hamilton, you'll find The Essex Arms. This Huntly accommodation has 20 newly refurbished double, king and spacious family units as well as backpacker rooms. All are fully furnished with excellent rates. In-house facilities include bars, cafe, TAB, gaming room and a function centre...(more)

OPAL HOT SPRINGS & HOLIDAY PARK - Matamata

Location: Waikato

Just six kilometres from Matamata, New Zealand and set in six hectares of park-like grounds is the Opal Hot Springs & Holiday Park. We offer four motel units (one with wheelchair facilities), tourist flats, kitchen cottages, kitchen cabins, standard cabins, 80 powered/non-powered sites. Private outdoor mineral pool (40 degrees) in a river setting surrounded by native ferns and bamboo...(more)

KOWHAI EQUESTRIAN FARM STAY - Oxford

Location: Canterbury

Kowhai Equestrian Farmstay is only 40 minutes from Christchurch and is a great place to spend some time if you are interested in horse riding. Lessons for complete beginners to advanced riders. Enjoy walking, trotting and cantering. Terrain covered includes flat farm land, along rivers and hill country to 300 metres. Lovely views of Canterbury Plains back to Christchurch...(more)

CHIPMUNKS PLAYLAND AND CAFE - Papanui, Christchurch

Location: Papanui

The aim of Chipmunks' Playland and cafe is to make sure the kids have fun in our superior playlands and playgrounds, which offer the latest, safest and best play equipment available in New Zealand. For all the parents out there - relax over a coffee in Charlie's Cafe while the kids have fun at our Cranford St venue...(more)

TEKAPO SPRINGS - Lake Tekapo

Location: Mt Cook and MacKenzie Country

Featuring wonderful outdoor hot-pools, ice-skating rink, tube-park over winter, Trippo waterslide and a year round operation of the mesmerizing Glacial Day Spa and licensed cafe. New Aqua Play and cooler pools now open! Tekapo Springs is a destination not to be missed. Check our website for prices and operating times...(more)

GLACIER HOT POOLS - Franz Josef, West Coast

Location: West Coast - Franz Josef Glacier

This is the perfect way to unwind after a day of travel on the coast or after exploring the glaciers. Situated in Franz Josef township, Franz Josef Glacier Hot Pools are a haven of natural tranquillity. Our unique hot pools are nestled between native rainforest offering a range of relaxation options including main pools, private pools, spa and massage treatments...(more)

BLASTACARS DRIFT KARTS - Auckland

Location: Auckland

Blastacars are purpose-built, powerful karts making this the ultimate karting experience! Not to be confused with regular go karts, custom tracks can be created for an experience that's all about sliding sideways. Whether it's a booking for one or one hundred we have you sorted. Blastacars have private BBQ and dining areas and catering options for group bookings to enjoy...(more)

FIORDLAND HORSE TREKS & QUAD BIKING - Te Anau

Location: Fiordland

Ride over our farmland on horse trekking rides on the trails of Te Anau, New Zealand. Only five kilometres from Te Anau. Be greeted by our other friendly horses and foals roaming free and enjoy 360 degrees of panoramic mountain views of Lake Te Anau and surrounding mountain ranges, wildlife reserve and farm land. Our rides are approximately 2-3 hours...(more)

BUTTERFLY CREEK - Auckland Airport

Location: Auckland

Travel back to a time when dinosaurs ruled. See our Dinosaur Kingdom with more than 60 dinosaurs, some life-sized, moving & roaring. You’ll be amazed! Great place for kids birthday parties, functions and catering. Enjoy a blend of animal exhibits and interactive attractions. Walk amongst 700 plus butterflies in our tropical butterfly house...(more)

NGONGOTAHA RAILWAY PARK - Rotorua

Location: Rotorua

Ngongotaha Railway Park is located 5kms north of Rotorua. We offer Miniature Railway rides on steam and diesel locomotives, bouncy castle loco's, museum displays, operational model railway displays and a delightful hobby supply shop called Platform Three. All of these are enjoyed by young and old alike. We can also host birthday parties and other special occasions...(more)

NATIONAL TRANSPORT & TOY MUSEUM - Wanaka

Location: Wanaka - Wanaka Town

Come visit one of the largest, private, and fascinating collections of nostalgic toys in New Zealand. This selection of toys has something to fascinate everyone: clockwork and battery powered toys, porcelain dolls, teddy bears, pedal cars and money boxes. Indoor and outdoor playing areas with pedal tractors and trucks for the kids. 600 vehicles. And over 60,000 toys displayed...(more)

HAMPTON DOWNS MOTORSPORT PARK - Huntly, Waikato

Location: Waikato

Head to Hampton Downs International Motorsport Park has recently undergone a $30m upgrade, boasts an 840m arrive-and-drive Go Kart track with 270cc karts that reach speeds of 70kmph. Several other exhilarating foot-to-the-floor action experiences including V8 Hot Laps, the Supercar Fast Dash & the self-drive Camaro V8 Muscle Car experience are sure to provide your next adrenaline fix...(more)

JET THRILLS - Christchurch

Location: Christchurch North

The stunning Waimakariri River comes to life when you take a jet boat ride with Jet Thrills. Thrill seekers ride close to Christchurch hotels and airport. Share the guides passion for jet boating and New Zealand rivers. A Jet Thrills jet boat ride is a must do when visiting Christchurch...(more)

ALPINE JET - Springfield

Location: Christchurch

Join us on the Alpine Jet, taking you deep into the foothills of the Southern Alps and through the stunning Waimakariri River canyon. Breathtaking views, wonderful mixture of scenery and excitement, our safari tour option doubles as an eco-experience with magnificent scenery, native bush and wildlife. We are located only 50 minutes from Christchurch Airport...(more)

FEAR FACTORY QUEENSTOWN - Queenstown

Location: Otago - Central Otago

Fear Factory Queenstown is consistently among the top 3 attractions for this area on Trip Advisor! We welcome you to challenge yourself and friends to a real life horror experience in New Zealand's scariest haunted house. SpineTingling Suspense and Screams await you. Do you have what it takes? We guarantee you the ultimate fun and totally terrifying experience!..(more)

GLOPUTT MINIGOLF - Auckland

Location: Auckland - Auckland City

Come and experience Auckland's first amazing and bizarre new world of glow in the dark minigolf. With buildings, foliage, pathways and fairways illuminated with glowing technicolour, your outing will be a really unique and memorable event for all.
And it's indoors - your fun won't be cooled off due to Auckland's whacky weather!..(more)

WILLOWBANK WILDLIFE RESERVE - Christchurch

Location: Christchurch

Meet Kiwi, cheeky Kea, ancient Tuatara, our bush parrot the Kaka and the rare Takahe - New Zealand's Big 5. Close encounters of the 'wildlife kind' are a trademark. Feed wild eels and make friends with the livestock breeds unique to New Zealand. Hear the kiwi as they forage by your feet. Open from 9:30 am till dusk daily...(more)

HINTERLAND ADVENTURES & PAINTBALL - Hamilton

Location: Waikato - Hamilton

Bring your team along for some outdoor adventures! Have a go at paintballing, clay bird shooting, archery or fun team days. These awesome activities will get your group fired up and they're all available with Hinterland Adventures. Bookings are essential. Call 0800 22 66 54 for more information...(more)

DARRYL'S DINNER CRUISE - Bay of Islands

Location: Paihia

Relax and enjoy a 2-½ hour cruise along the Waitangi River with Darryl’s Dinner Cruises to the gorgeous Haruru Falls. Experience the tranquil surroundings as we take you on a journey rich with abundant bird life and historical points of interest. Dine on a delicious meal as the sun goes down and experience our unique dinner cruise...(more)

AIR FORCE MUSEUM OF NEW ZEALAND - Christchurch

Location: Christchurch

Experience one of the world's best military aviation collections at the Air Force Museum of New Zealand; from aircraft, engines and assorted parts to medals and personal war stories. Come and explore our collection, fly a simulator, take a guided tour and enjoy our children's activities. FREE ADMISSION, open daily...(more)

LILLIPUT FARM FUN & ANIMAL PARK - Taupo

Location: Taupo - Wairakei

Enjoy a safe, clean, adventure where young and old minds alike have big moments. Watch your children relish the experience as they meet and feed 20 different species of quiet animals and birds. A great fun place for all ages - come have a family treat to remember. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy...(more)

XD DARK RIDE - Queenstown

Location: Queenstown - Queenstown Town

XD Dark Ride is an interactive motion ride, including sensory features such as; surround sound, multiple interactive adventures, worlds fastest targeting system, realtime 3D stereoscopic graphics, curved screen for a immersive experience plus special effects for a multi-sensory experience. Winner/loser scoring system that allow riders to play against each other or experience the thrill of our XD Theatre...(more)

SKYCITY HOTEL - Auckland

Location: Auckland - Auckland City

SKYCITY Hotel is one of New Zealand's most popular hotels and is centrally located in the heart of Auckland city. With world-class live entertainment on its doorstep at SKYCITY Casino and Entertainment Complex and stunning Sky Tower with spectacular 360-degree views across Auckland, SKYCITY Hotel offers a place to relax and unwind...(more)

AMAZEME - Paradise Valley

Location: Rotorua

Amazeme is a fabulous new attraction to Rotorua, located at 1335 Paradise Valley Road. Get lost in 1.4 kilometres of winding hedge lined pathways as you try find the centre of the maze. You are bound to lose your way and are guaranteed to have loads of fun exploring this maze in Rotorua...(more)

GEM ALPACA FARM TOURS - Fairlie

Location: New Zealand

Here at Gem Alpacas in Fairlie we offer Farm Tours to all travelers. Spend a relaxing hour with us and over 70 alpaca on our farm. We are experienced alpaca breeders of 13 years. You will be able to feed, touch and get great photos with our alpaca & llama...(more)

MONARCH WILDLIFE CRUISES AND TOURS - Dunedin

Location: Dunedin - Otago Peninsula

Monarch Wildlife Cruises and Tours is a multi-award winner including three New Zealand Tourism Awards. Get up close to our unique southern ocean animals like the Albatross, seals, ocean birds, penguins and other mammals. One-hour cruises or half and full-day options which can include other peninsula attractions like Penguin Place, Larnach Castle and the Albatross Centre...(more)

ORANA WILDLIFE PARK - Christchurch

Location: Canterbury

Experience our up close animal encounters at New Zealand's only open-range zoo. Hand-feed giraffe, meet rhino ‘face-to-face’, see New Zealand’s only gorillas, wander through native bird aviaries and travel through our lion reserve (costs & conditions apply). Our extensive native collection features Kiwi, Tuatara and range of endangered birds and reptiles. Open-range zoo situated in Christchurch. Scheduled feeds daily...(more)

HAPPY VALLEY ADVENTURES - Cable Bay, Nelson

Location: Nelson - Cable Bay and Hira

Enjoy the adventure of a four-wheel motorbike trip, ride the unique Skywire flying-fox; experience a Tour of Discovery or take a relaxing horse ride on our 1,600-acre property. We are only 15 minutes from Nelson city and open every day except Christmas Day. Paintball games and 'Argo' fun rides are also available. Our cafe is open daily, serving delicious food...(more)

WESTFIELD RICCARTON - Christchurch

Location: Fendalton

Come and explore the largest shopping centre in the South Island, with over 190 stores. Shop homeware to evening wear, restaurants to groceries, entertainment to exercise, and everything in between – Westfield Riccarton is a one-stop shop for whatever you need...(more)

TE MANAWA MUSEUM OF ART, SCIENCE AND HISTORY - Palmerston North

Location: Manawatu - Palmerston North

The cultural heart of Palmerston North, Te Manawa Museum, brings art, science and history together, recognising the uniqueness of each area and reflecting the growing Manawatu region and its people. View the changing art exhibitions featuring national and international artists. Enjoy the unique children's house and garden and explore our interactive exhibition Te Awa—The River, Heart of Manawatu...(more)

ARION FARM EDUCATION PARK - Christchurch

Location: Christchurch

See, touch, feed, and learn about a variety of farm animals and their history and contribution to the New Zealand economy at the Arion Farm Education Park. Bring out your students and families for pony rides and children's parties, as they are also options. Picnic or barbeque in our natural environment with shelter and shade...(more)

MIRANDA HOT SPRINGS - Thames

Location: Coromandel

Miranda Hot Springs offer three pools to suit all swimmers, including an easy access pool. Relax in the thermally heated, fresh mineral water, centrally located just 45 minutes from Auckland, an hour from Hamilton, and 20 minutes from the Coromandel Peninsula. We also provide four private spa pools, coin-operated BBQ's and a shop...(more)

ADRENALIN FOREST - Christchurch

Location: Christchurch - Spencerville

A playing field and an adventure in the heart of the forest. A test against gravity, balance and agility, and a fun and exciting entertainment option for the whole family or as part of a group. Each park has several levels of difficulty allowing for a different experience of pleasures, emotions and challenges...(more)

AC BATHS - Taupo

Location: Taupo - Taupo Town

AC Baths offers a huge linked outdoor/indoor leisure pool. Swim in both without leaving the warmth of the thermally heated water. Also: kids toddler areas, two hydro slides, tarzan swim, bombing zone, inflatable pool toys, private thermal mineral pools, sauna cafe and barbecue areas. Ideal in any weather. A Taupo thermal swimming complex that the whole family can enjoy...(more)

QUEENSTOWN ICE ARENA - Queenstown

Location: Queenstown

Set in the idyllic Queenstown Gardens just five minutes walk from the town centre, Queenstown Ice Arena offers a great value, super fun activity for all ages and abilities. Whether you're a seasoned pro or someone taking to the ice for the first time, you are sure to enjoy an unforgettable Ice Skating Experience!..(more)

CADDYSHACK MINI GOLF - Christchurch

Location: Christchurch

Welcome to CaddyShack, Christchurch's most exciting indoor mini golf experience. CaddyShack is located in an indoor, all-weather venue in Woolston. Each of our 18 holes incorporates a different theme and offers different skill challenges and fun. CaddyShack Christchurch is the ultimate mini golf experience. Practice your crazy golf...(more)

FERRYMEAD GOLF - Christchurch

Location: Christchurch

Ferrymead Golf offers a range of enticing options for a fun family activity. Whether it be during the weekend, after school or during the school holidays, Ferrymead Golf is your premier entertainment centre. With the choice of playing mini-golf either inside our outside, including paintball and many kids party options...(more)

ENCHANTED FOREST MINI GOLF - Auckland

Location: Auckland - Onehunga

Enchanted Forest Mini Golf is excellent fun for all the family! If you're looking for a fun activity, great value, that everyone will be able to enjoy - then the Enchanted Forest Mini Golf is for you! We are open 7 days a week – more time for more fun! Ideal for a great family day out...(more)

HANMER SPRINGS THERMAL POOLS & SPA - North Canterbury

Location: Canterbury

Since 1859 the Hanmer Springs thermal pools have attracted visitors seeking to relax, unwind and ease their aches and pains in the warm, soothing mineral waters. Only an hour and a half from Christchurch, the mineral springs are in the heart of the Alpine Village of Hanmer Springs. The complex also features a stunning new health and beauty spa...(more)

CLASSIC MOTORCYCLE MECCA - Invercargill

Location: Southland

With over 300 motorcycles and motorcycle related artwork from around the world, this collection is widely regarded as a world-class display. Highlights include three out of four publicly displayed John Britten motorbikes and the largest display of Brough Superior in the Southern Hemisphere. Over 60 manufacturers and brands such as AJS, Ariel, BMW, Harley Davidson, Henderson, Indian, Matchless and Rudge...(more)

ARMAGEDDON PAINTBALL - Nelson

Location: Nelson - Wakefield

Armageddon boasts 4 paintball fields. Main field is a post apocalyptic town called Purgatory, the best themed paintball field in NZ. We are open 7 days. We have sealed driveways and flushing toilets, licensed cafe and a paintball shop selling top of the line paintball gear...(more)

FEILDING'S FARMERS MARKET - Feilding, Manawatu

Location: Manawatu - Feilding

Eat seasonally, buy local and live well! Feilding's Farmers Market runs every Friday from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm in Feilding's Manchester Square. Stalls include: chicken, venison, eggs, wine, pate, fudge, preserves, seasonal fruits and veggies, and much more. Locally grown fresh produce and added value products all sold by the producers...(more)

FLIP OUT TRAMPOLINE ARENA - Christchurch

Location: Christchurch East

Flip Out is an indoor trampoline park with a main arena, kids arena, foam pit, tricking area, wall trampolines and Air Tracks Tumble Strips. We cater for birthday parties and have a high-quality cafe for parents to relax while children burn energy. This Trampoline Arena Christchurch is the perfect destination for indoor entertainment...(more)

STARDOME OBSERVATORY & PLANETARIUM - Auckland

Location: Auckland

One of Auckland's best and most popular attractions where you can experience the unique wonders of New Zealand's night sky through telescopes and Planetarium shows. Be amazed and awestruck as your guide takes you on an unforgettable tour of our universe. Planetarium shows run every night (Wednesday to Sunday) and weekend afternoons. Evening shows include courtyard telescope viewing (weather permitting)...(more)

ZORB - Rotorua

Location: Rotorua

Welcome to ZORB, the first official site and one of top attractions in Rotorua as featured on 'The Amazing Race'. Choose the ZYDRO ride with the addition of water ensuring a slippery ride, or tackle the Zig-Zag track which is a cross between a waterfall and rollercoaster. The ZORBIT ride sees you harnessed inside and sent head over heels downhill...(more)

STUART LANDSBOROUGH'S PUZZLING WORLD - Wanaka

Location: Wanaka

"Puzzling World" is a world-unique attraction in Wanaka with the theme of anything puzzling! Enjoy taking some amazing photos of our crazy buildings and toilets, then visit the Illusion Rooms, which must be seen to be believed and the two-storied Great Maze - the world's first 'modern-styled' maze, is a fascinating challenge for the entire family...(more)

OMAKA CLASSIC CARS - Blenheim

Location: Marlborough

Showcasing vehicles from 1950's - 1980's, a time of carefree, wild, individual design with charisma, chrome and large grilles. Austins, Holdens, Jaguars, Zodiacs, Fords, and much more offer insight into Marlborough and New Zealand motoring. Nostalgia envelops you as you revisit an era through the cars on display. Opening hours; 12 noon to 4pm daily. Outside these hours by arrangement...(more)

ALPINE CRAZY PUTT AND VILLAGE CRUISERS - Hanmer Springs

Location: Canterbury - Hanmer Springs

Welcome to Alpine Crazy Putt and Village Cruisers. Located just past the Heritage Hotel, this course has been recently rebuilt with lots of new and exciting holes! This is also your starting point for the Village Cruisers. Families have been enjoying our bikes for 17 years! A fun form of transport to get around Hanmer Springs designed for 4-6 people!..(more)

SURF & TURF - Raglan

Location: North Island

The team at Surf and Turf Horse Riding invite you to experience Raglan on horseback. They operate horse riding in and around the township in the stunning Waikato on safe, well-mannered and sure-footed horses. Tours will be customised to fit any level of rider - beginners and more experienced riders - with a range of locations close to Raglan...(more)

WAIMAK RIVER RIDING CENTRE - Christchurch

Location: Christchurch

Previously Waimak River Horse Treks, the Waimak River Riding Centre invite you to enjoy a safe and enjoyable riding experience on the outskirts of Christchurch. Great fun in nice environment 15 minutes to Christchurch City. We have now combined our horse trekking, riding school, holiday programs and we cater for riders of all abilities for most sized groups...(more)

MEGA AIR TRAMPOLINE ARENA - Christchurch

Location: Hornby

MegaAir is New Zealand's largest and most fantastic indoor trampoline park. It's a fun and safe environment where soft landings are guaranteed. If jumping off walls, flying through the air, flipping, bouncing and leaping, sounds like fun to you you'll love MegaAir. It brings wall-to-wall fun for all ages, fitness levels, and skills. Dodgeball also on-site...(more)

SHOTOVER JET - Queenstown

Location: Queenstown

Enjoy a world famous, ultimate jet boat experience with Shotover Jet. Shotover Jet has thrilled over 3 million people since 1965, and now it's your turn! 'Can you handle the canyons?' with award winning Shotover Jet, 'The World's Most Exciting Jet Boat Ride', and the only company allowed to operate in the stunning Shotover River Canyons...(more)

ADRENALIN FOREST - Wellington

Location: Wellington - Porirua

Set in the heart of the forest, Adrenaline Forest is an adventure and playing field that tests against gravity, balance and agility. Fun and exciting for the whole family or as part of a group. Each park has several levels of difficulty allowing for a different experience of pleasures, emotions and challenges...(more)

EASTWOODHILL ARBORETUM - Gisborne

Location: Eastland

Eastwoodhill Arboretum, NZ's National Arboretum, features 131 hectares of exotic and native trees, shrubs and climber plantings. Visitor facilities include a new natural adventure playground, walking trails for all levels of fitness, the nationally significant Homestead Garden, accommodation, guided tours, function venue and catering services. Eastwoodhill Arboretum is a top visitor attraction in Gisborne and attracts over 8,000 visitors annually...(more)

OHOPE INTERNATIONAL GOLF CLUB - Ohope Beach

Location: Bay of Plenty - Whakatane

Located in the Bay of Plenty is the Ohope International Golf Club. We're the best Links course in the Bay and our slogan is "We Love it........ So will you". Enjoy views of both the Harbour and the Pacific Ocean, as well as the volcanic White Island. Our area with the most sunny days in New Zealand in 2013...(more)

BEN LOMOND STATION HORSE TREKKING COMPANY - Queenstown

Location: Otago

15 minutes from Queenstown, making us the nearest Horse Trek to town. We're also the cheapest - from NZ$99 for 1 and a half hours. Soak up the wildlife, alpine flora and rugged river gorges with dramatic landscapes. Our treks are family-friendly, suitable for children as young as four years old. See spectacular corners of New Zealand on horseback...(more)

BOUNCE & BEYOND Indoor Family Fun - East Tamaki, Auckland

Location: Auckland

Looking for something fun and activity to do with your kids, but want to stay inside? BOUNCE & BEYOND indoor inflatable playground is here to help your kids burn off lots of energy! Kids at all ages have a blast climbing, running, jumping and sliding their way to fun. Why not let them go wild on our inflatables?..(more)

ADRENALIN FOREST - Bay of Plenty

Location: Bay of Plenty

A test against gravity, balance and agility. An adventure and playing field in the heart of the forest. A fun and exciting entertainment option for the whole family or as part of a group. Each park has several levels of difficulty allowing for a different experience of pleasures, emotions and challenges...(more)

CLASSICS MUSEUM - Hamilton

Location: Waikato - Hamilton

A classic car museum with over 100 cars for display and an extensive collection of petrol memorabilia signs, tins, petrol pumps, pedal cars and early pin-ball machines. Something for everyone. A conference room is available for hire with seating for up to 100 people or full hireage of the venue for up to 300 people...(more)

KIWI NORTH - Whangarei

Location: Northland

Welcome to Kiwi North, a site that features a museum, a nocturnal kiwi house, gift store, and unique Victorian heritage buildings. We're set on 25 hectares of rolling, volcanic farmland, forest and bush, with views that overlook the city of Whangarei and the Whangarei Heads. Our specialty is with Family-friendly Event Days...(more)

BILL RICHARDSON TRANSPORT WORLD - Invercargill

Location: Southland

Richardson Transport World has something for everyone in the largest private collection of its type in the world. Home to over 300 vehicles, a wearable arts collection, children's play zones, The Grille Cafe and themed bathrooms fast becoming as famous as our vehicles...(more)

POLYNESIAN SPA - Rotorua

Location: Bay of Plenty

Enjoy tranquil bathing and views overlooking Lake Rotorua at Polynesian Spa, New Zealand's leading international day spa. Relax in one of the 28 hot mineral pools each with different temperatures. Polynesian Spa is the perfect place to enjoy a choice of spa therapies or bathing and they provide a unique thermal spa experience on the shore of Lake Rotorua...(more)

KIDZ GO - Queenstown, Wanaka, Fiordland

Location: Wanaka - Wanaka Town

New Zealand holiday travel guide for families. Kidz Go is the only dedicated family travel webguide to New Zealand. Information for families visiting Queenstown, Wanaka or Te Anau. Family friendly accommodation, dining and activities, minimum ages for adventure stuff, child-minding, skiing with kids and more. Check our Web site for family information in other New Zealand regions...(more)

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FERNLAND SPA MINERAL SPRINGS - Tauranga

Location: Bay of Plenty

Tauranga's original mineral pools, Fernland Spa Thermal Mineral Springs, are set in a valley only five minutes drive from Tauranga city. Enjoy the health benefits of relaxing in pure soda, crystal clear, non-chlorinated mineral water flowing constantly into all pools. Unwind in the main pool or spacious private spa. Powered or non-powered sites available for camping with outstanding thermal facilities...(more)

TE PAPA - NEW ZEALAND'S NATIONAL MUSEUM - Wellington

Location: Wellington

Te Papa, New Zealand's national museum, tells the wonderful stories of our past, present and future. Over 20 galleries are home to imaginative exhibitions and interactive experiences that explore NZ's unique natural environment, dynamic art heritage, interesting history and the vitality of Maori culture. Open 365 days a year from 10am to 6pm (except Christmas Day). Free admission...(more)

ABEL TASMAN HORSE TREKKING - Marahau Beach

Location: Nelson - Abel Tasman National Park

Abel Tasman Horse Trekking provide quality trekking experiences right on the doorstep of the famous Abel Tasman National Park. Quality gear, experienced, first-aid trained guides and friendly horses. For ages 12 and over we offer two-hour guided rides on the Marahau Beach, including a lesson in our sandy arena. For younger children we offer half-hour paddock rides...(more)

HAMILTON ZOO - Hamilton, Waikato

Location: Waikato - Hamilton

Home to over 600 native and exotic animals. Hamilton Zoo features large enclosures, beautiful walkways and tranquil surroundings. This experience is not to be missed. Go behind the scenes with a Face to Face encounter or catch a free zookeeper talk and learn about the personalities of our animals, their feeding and enrichment. So much here to see and do!..(more)

SPACE PLACE AT CARTER OBSERVATORY - Wellington

Location: Wellington - Wellington City

At the top of the Botanic Gardens, the Carter Observatory is home to a full-dome planetarium offering excellent shows with virtual tours of the local skies; multimedia displays of Polynesian and European navigation, Maori cosmology, space and New Zealanders; and some of NZ's finest telescopes and astronomical artefacts. Open daily 10am - 5pm (open until 9.30pm Tuesdays/Saturdays). Closed Christmas Day...(more)

STAGLANDS WILDLIFE RESERVE - Upper Hutt

Location: Wellington - Upper Hutt

Staglands Wildlife Reserve & Cafe is the best place to visit as family in the Wellington region. They offer visitors the unique and exciting opportunity to connect with nature in a beautiful, natural environment. It's also a great destination for school and group visits. Hire the Barn exclusively for up to 150 guests - perfect for weddings and functions...(more)

BLASTACARS DRIFT KARTS - Hamilton

Location: Waikato

Blastacars Drift Karts are purpose-built, powerful karts making this the ultimate Hamilton karting experience! Not to be confused with regular go karts, custom tracks can be created for an experience that's all about sliding sideways. Whether it's a booking for one or one hundred we have you sorted...(more)

MIKE KAYE ENTERTAINMENT - Christchurch

Location: Christchurch

The Loaded Gunz vocal duo are Lyn and Mike Kaye singing with totally professional backing tracks. As seen on TV over the last six years in the Happy Half Hour Show. A little bit of country and a little bit rock and roll with a few specialty spots in the mix. The Loaded Gunz have..(more)

ASHLEY PARK - Waitotara

Location: Wanganui

Ashley Park in Waitotara is set in over four acres of landscaped parks and grounds with an extensive Camellia area, picturesque lake and picnic area. Offering a wide range of accommodation, farming and recreational facilities for guests and visitors. Located approximately 20 minutes from Wanganui and 45 minutes from Hawera in South Taranaki...(more)

STEAMPUNK HQ - Oamaru

Location: Otago

Proudly based in Oamaru and opened in November 2011, Steampunk HQ is an art collaboration that portrays an industrial version of Steampunk, with a giant sense of humour and larger than life visions of an off the wall Steampunk universe. Steampunk HQ is well known for its full scale train engine that spits fire and billows smoke...(more)

ROCKTOPIA - Mount Maunganui

Location: Bay of Plenty - Tauranga

ROCK ON down to Rocktopia where we have 26 awesome Clip N Climb walls with 31 challenges and 18 Rock On Climbing walls. If you are looking for some fun and adventure for the family, we also have the world famous vertical slide and Leap of Faith jump. Great for team building, corporate and family fun. Cafe on site...(more)

MIKE PERO'S MOTORCYCLE GALLERY - Christchurch

Location: Christchurch

Wander down memory lane & back to the 70s', 80s' & 90s' and take in the collection of more than 60 Classic Japanese Motorcycles. From 50cc to a full range of Superbikes. Five TV screens with race footage from the day. 100+ period magazines. 6-minutes from Christchurch Airport – 1 Hawthornden Road; Adults $15; Open Wed-Sun 10am-5pm...(more)

PARADISE VALLEY SPRINGS WILDLIFE PARK - Rotorua

Location: Rotorua - Rotorua City

Experience the best of native New Zealand at this beautifully maintained wildlife park set amongst stunning native New Zealand bush. Interact with New Zealand's wildlife, native birds, trout and farm animals. Freshwater spring and Treetops Walk. Lion feeding 2:30 pm every day. Privately owned family business. Wander along the accessible walkways at your own pace, feeding the wildlife...(more)

WANAKA TOP 10 HOLIDAY PARK - Wanaka

Location: Wanaka - Wanaka Town

Wanaka Top 10 Holiday Park is ideally located in the hills just outside of the Lake Wanaka township. Settle in for a peaceful holiday or stopover with lovely views, plenty of space and fresh mountain air. The Lake Wanaka area offers a variety of outdoor activities in the hot, dry Otago summers and superb skiing in winter...(more)

DRIFT KARTZ - Rotorua

Location: Rotorua

Our purpose built DRIFTING go-karts let you experience the thrill of racing on our indoor track. With our special track surface and high horse power 400c motors you can feel the sensation of drifting as you slide around our track. Come in and give it a go. It's not easy... if it was it wouldn't be fun...(more)

WANAKA PAINTBALL - Wanaka, Otago

Location: Otago - Central Otago

Looking for a memorable, fun and down right hilarious time? Wanaka Paintball provides an experience that is jam packed with adrenaline, excitement and laughter for anyone! Our price packs offer you one the most affordable adrenaline-filled two-hour experiences in New Zealand! Anyone who can safely hold a paintball gun, can play the game - we are big on safety...(more)

KO TANE - Maori Cultural Experience - Christchurch

Location: Christchurch Airport

Discover Tane Mahuta - the Maori god of the forest. Unearth a people and culture who live in harmony with nature. Ko Tane is a Maori cultural experience located at Willowbank Wildlife Reserve. Includes a Powhiri (traditional Maori welcome), cultural performance and entertainment, Maori village, Hangi Meal and an optional Kiwi Tour. Phone 3596226 for availability...(more)

VECTOR WERO WHITEWATER PARK - Manukau

Location: Auckland

Vector Wero Whitewater Park is a world class destination that offers a wide range of safe water activities including rafting, kayaking and much more. New Zealand's first man-made river and white water course is located in the heart of Auckland, this parks lets you race down Grade 4 rapids or family paddle around the lake. A wonderful experience for all...(more)

IMAGINATION STATION - Christchurch

Location: Christchurch East

Welcome to Imagination Station, a charity run, not-for-profit play and education centre with a whole lot of LEGO! You can come and build to your heart's content in our LEGO, DUPLO, and LEGO Technic spaces seven days a week. We also offer a variety of learning workshops to children, schools groups, and holiday programmes...(more)

FARMYARD HOLIDAY PARK - Geraldine

Location: Canterbury

Our privately owned holiday park in Canterbury offers the ultimate farmstay experience for everyone including campervans. Located on 17 hectares of tranquil rural countryside, 5 minutes from Geraldine and 2 hours from Christchurch. Unique hands on farmyard experience for campers. Something for everybody, tent sites, powered sites, onsite vans, two-bedroom cabins. Also fully self-contained one-room studios and family cottages...(more)

OTAGO MUSEUM - Dunedin

Location: Dunedin

Welcome to one of the world's best museums! Discover the richness and vibrancy of the southern region through outstanding collections covering culture, nature and science. Whether you have an hour to spare or a day to enjoy, you'll find something to inspire, enlighten or excite you...(more)

ARION HORSE TREKKING - Christchurch

Location: Christchurch West

Trek along the lovely forest tracks in a safe and peaceful environment with the team at Arion Horse Trekking. Treks include the majestic and mighty Waimakariri River for some stunning views of the mountains and Canterbury plains and cross the many braided streams when nature permits...(more)

SAIL BARBARY - Lake Taupo

Location: Taupo - Taupo Town

Sail Barbary offers relaxation, fun and adventure. Barbary is equipped for all conditions—if the wind dies down her eco-friendly electric engine kicks in, or if you fancy a real sailing adventure, come aboard when the wind is up, and enjoy sailing Lake Taupo at its best (and quietest!). Barbary has been sailing to Taupo's iconic Maori Rock Carvings since 1983...(more)

SNOWPLANET - Auckland

Location: Auckland - Whangaparaoa

New Zealand's only all-year indoor snow resort where you can enjoy the thrill of snow sports and the atmosphere of a snow village only 20 minutes north of Auckland. You can ski, snowboard, tube or toboggan. Our world class facility includes a terrain park, beginner's area, has three lifts as well as Snowplanet’s 7 Summits Restaurant and Bar...(more)

HUKA PRAWN PARK - Taupo

Location: Taupo

On the banks of the beautiful Waikato River, just minutes from Taupo towncentre, you will find the iconic and unique family playground, of Huka Prawn Park. With acres of land dedicated to the production of New Zealand fresh water prawns, and pure family fun, Huka Prawn Park offers a day of fun and excitement for all ages...(more)

PACIFIC PADDLE COMPANY - Christchurch

Location: Christchurch East

Join the Pacific Paddle Company and take a private SUP lesson at a calm bay in Christchurch. Our company uses the highest quality boards and paddles designed by us here in New Zealand. See our website for excellent deals in an array of stand up paddle board gear. SPECIAL: Anyone who books through tourism.net.nz receives 20% off a new board...(more)

A-MAZE-N-GOLF - Hanmer Springs

Location: Canterbury

Be in for lots of surprises along the way when you solve the mystery of the Lost Temple, or have a go at our Gold Rush themed 18-hole mini golf course. Great for school camps, birthday parties, corporate challenges, social club events and fundraising, ask us about group discounts. Located only a two-minute drive or five-minute walk from village centre...(more)

AFFORDABLE WESTSHORE HOLIDAY PARK - Napier

Location: Hawkes Bay

Affordable Westshore Holiday Park is located at the northern gateway of Napier in the sunny Hawke's Bay. It's only five minutes drive to our lovely Art Deco City and Marine Parade attractions. Our Napier camping ground is positioned in a sheltered location on 1.5 hectares of well-maintained, park-like grounds...(more)

RAINBOW SPRINGS - Rotorua

Location: Rotorua

Surrounded by native trees and the beautiful forests of Rotorua, Rainbow Springs offers an action-packed, fun-filled, and educational day out for the whole family. Get up close and personal with the wonderful birds, bugs and beasts that call New Zealand home. Make sure you take a ride on the Big Splash, and don't forget to visit the free-flight Bird Show...(more)

ANIMAL FARM RARE BREEDS FARM PARK - Nelson Region

Location: Nelson - Motueka District

Animal Farm Rare Breeds Farm Park has farm fun for the whole family. Located at 389 Gardner Valley Road in Upper Moutere, just 15 minutes drive from Motueka and 30 minutes from Nelson we are easy to reach. 17 beautiful hectares of friendly animals and fun. We (and our animals!) look forward to meeting you. Enjoy!..(more)

REDWOODS TREEWALK - Rotorua

Location: Rotorua

Feel the spirit of Rotorua’s iconic Redwood Forest from above and up close amongst these old gentle giants. This suspended 30-minute ecological walk provides a unique bird’s eye perspective of the forest, capturing its picturesque beauty and ambience which is even more stunning in wet weather...(more)

WAIKITE VALLEY THERMAL POOLS - Rotorua

Location: Rotorua - Rotorua City

Waikite Valley Thermal Pools is a unique place to come and experience the 'Living Waters' of the Te Manaroa Spring - the largest single source of 100% pure boiling water in New Zealand. Adjoining the pool complex is a 20-site campground with shower, laundry and kitchen facilities. Pools to enjoy include the Settlers Pool and luxurious tranquil garden pool...(more)

TREASURE ISLAND ADVENTURE MINI GOLF - Auckland Airport

Location: Auckland

Two 18 hole pirate theme courses giving you the opportunity to putt over pirate ships, past cascading waterfalls, through haunted treasure caves and around shark infested waters. Bookings are not necessary, so come and try Adventure Golf and have fun! Open 7 days and late nights! Looking for an activity that is fun, unique, easy to organise and great value?..(more)