Is New Zealand on your family’s bucket list? There’s the mysterious Milford Sound’s distinctive peaks, sandy beaches stretching as far as the eye can see, caves dotted with glow-worms, volcanoes, glaciers, and so much more to discover on a luxury family vacation in New Zealand.
New Zealand is dominated by nature and most of the best places to go are outdoors. Head to the South Island’s west coast, where glaciers meet podocarp rainforest barely miles from the sea. It’s the astonishing nearness of landscapes, along with the country’s denseness, that makes New Zealand most raved about and one of the most desired countries to visit.
From Tongariro’s “Lord of the Rings” volcanoes to the ancient subalpine beech forests of the Southern Lakes, immerse yourself in New Zealand’s pristine tourists’ spots. The different landscapes and Maori culture offer a treasure trove of experiences, from scenic walks to boating around national parks and wine tasting in the vineyards. The islands’ small sizes allows you to cover a variety of attractions in just one trip. Mountains, beaches, geysers, lakes and wine country…Small enough to roam around in a couple of weeks but stunning enough to keep you coming back for more!
Some of the most popular family activities include:
- Zorbing – rolling down a hill inside a protective “bubble ball”
- Lugeing – zooming down a track on a low slung luge-cum-go kart that you steer
- Kayaking – in pristine National Parks
- Fishing – both in the ocean and fly fishing in lakes and rivers
- Zip lining
- Skiing – from June to October
- Geysers and boiling mud in Rotorua
- Dig your own jacuzi at Hot Water Beach
- Hiking the World’s Best One Day Hike – the Tongariro Crossing
- Cycling through redwoods or on old rail trails
- Spotting dolphins, whales, albatross, penguins, kiwis and more
What’s more, you can bond closer as a family and leave a legacy by conserving endangered wildlife:
- protect native sea birds in the North Island or
- help maintain penguins’ habitat in the South Island
Contributing in either of these ways will enrich your vacation and add a whole new dimension to it. You and your family will leave New Zealand with precious memories, and the awareness that you have contributed to the future of New Zealand’s unique array of birdlife.
New Zealand has some of the world’s finest lodges; here are just a few:
Huka Lodge – on the banks of the Waikato River, this award winning luxury lodge is perfectly situated to explore the wonders of Lake Taupo and Tongariro National Park; Rotorua and even White Island volcano can be easily reached by helicopter
The Farm at Cape Kidnappers – located near to one of New Zealand’s wine tasting regions, which you can tour by bike, or encounter a huge gannet colony, or play golf on one the world’s best courses. Get a taste of farming life, and use this as your base for helping conserve sea bird chicks and kiwis.
Blanket Bay – just outside New Zealand’s adrenaline capital Queenstown, and close to epic hiking, this is also a fabulous base for heli-skiing to otherwise inaccessible terrain. Milford Sound is another highlight nearby.
You can have the most incredible trip to New Zealand, tailor-made for you. Contact us now!