Holidays

Winter wonderland

Queenstown is the perfect place to get kids snow ready for life. The alpine resort, surrounded by majestic mountains and set on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, is New Zealand’s most famous adventure playground. There is plenty on the menu for thrill-seekers like bungy jumping, …

Magical Mackenzie

From turquoise lakes, to golden grasslands, to snow-capped mountains, the Mackenzie Region delivers a veritable feast of stunning and varied scenery. Nestled in the heart of the South Island, the Mackenzie Region is renowned for its turquoise lakes, golden grasslands and snow-capped mountains. Far from …

Best fun under the sun

In April this year – before the hectic schedule of Dancing with the Stars threw family life into a spin – CHRIS and LINDA HARRIS took their three children Sophie (16) and Phoebe and Louie (both 8) on a short, action-packed break to the sunny …

Get lost in a world of bricks

Brick lovers unite! New Zealand’s largest LEGO-based show is about to open in Christchurch. To say that The Christchurch Brick Show is bigger and better than last year is no understatement. Not only are they bringing one of the world’s most creative brick building teams …

A wild time

Having grown up with adventures at Orana Wildlife Park, KATE BARBER introduced her kids to the wonders of New Zealand’s only open range zoo. Set on 80 hectares, within 15 minutes of Christchurch Airport, Orana is home to over 70 species of animals, ranging from …

Epic adventures

As KINETA BOOKER discovered, Christchurch Adventure Park is more than just mountain biking. Nestled among the gloriously majestic pine trees on the Port Hills, Christchurch Adventure Park is like a whole other world. It’s a base for epic adventures, but also a tranquil spot for …

Coolest fun in town

The International Antarctic Centre really is one of the best attractions in town, as KINETA BOOKER found out. It’s the authentic, interactive experiences that make the International Antarctic Centre such an exciting place to visit for the whole family. See Little Blue Penguins up close, …

Clowning around

These school holidays The Court Theatre has a real treat in store for kids. Written and directed by DAN BAIN, A Paintbox of Clowns is the ultimate silent show for loud children. Filled with slapstick, clowning and physical comedy, A Paintbox of Clowns will entertain …