Sport and Recreation

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, …

Angling for Adventure

Whether you’re a seasoned angler yourself, or simply enjoy time outdoors with your kids or grandkids, family fishing is fantastic fun. Whatever region you live in or plan to visit, there are lakes, rivers, back country streams and spring creeks flowing with brown and rainbow …

Happy Campers

Summer camping is a tradition for many Kiwi families – who make tracks for their favourite spots, there to relax and read, share stories around the fire, swim in the river, climb hills and trees, play tennis and cricket, and simply spend time together. Tips …

Create for Conservation Week

If you missed out on Conservation Week (10-18 September 2016) there’s still time to join activities around the country and enjoy our natural world. Why not take time out from technology and swap your screens for green by bringing wildlife to your garden to celebrate? …

Plan a family outdoor adventure this winter

It’s easy to feel trapped indoors by winter. Cold weather and short days makes planning outdoor family activities more of a challenge than it was during the summer months. But have no fear—there are many places to go and things to do this winter in …

Top kids’ camping activities

The family camping holiday is a staple of Kiwi life. Packing up everything but the kitchen sink and heading off to the beach, river or countryside has created memories for many of us over the years. While taking kids camping can be a lot of …