Destination Aotearoa

Christchurch Tram

Hop on board the Christchurch Tram to explore what the central city has to offer! Kids go free on the heritage tramcars with a paying adult. 

There are plenty of family-friendly spots along the route – including Tūranga and Margaret Mahy Playground – making this an ideal activity for families to enjoy. 

Tickets are valid for hop-on hop-off travel for a day to explore the 17 stops en route, with a yearly pass also available for those who are frequent visitors. 

The Christchurch Tram is a fantastic option for Christchurch locals and visitors to see the exciting changes in the central city.

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Hanmer Springs Attractions

Get ready for action-packed fun at Hanmer Springs Attractions! There’s a great range of exciting and family-friendly activities to suit all ages, including jet boating, river rafting, canoeing, off-road buggy adventures and paintball (as well as quad biking, clay bird shooting and bungy jumping for adults). Our customers’ health and safety are at the centre of what we do: Hanmer Springs Attractions is the only jet boat operator in Hurunui to be awarded a Qualmark Silver award and holds an AdventureMark, both awarded by independent safety auditors. The company’s base is situated above the picturesque Waiau River and includes a viewing platform, an onsite café, plus plenty of parking. Only 90 minutes’ drive from Christchurch, it’s the perfect option for your next family adventure!

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Lakeside Ski Holiday

What is it that makes Edgewater – Lake Wanaka so appealing for family holidays? Is it the unbeatable lake-edge location…..it is the only accommodation in Wanaka situated right on the edge of the lake! Or perhaps the easy access to the nearby Wanaka ski areas of Cardrona, Treble Cone and Nordic skiing at the SnowfarmNZ? 

Edgewater’s spacious, comfortable family-friendly one and two bedroom apartments make the ideal base to enjoy a ski holiday. At the end of a day on the slopes return to a roaring open fire with great apre ski atmosphere in the Wineglass Café or soak achy legs in the spa pool or steam it up in the sauna. Spend your family holiday lakeside at Edgewater.

0800 108 311 /  edgewater.co.nz

Dusky dolphins on display

Kaikōura is a unique and exciting place for a relaxing and refreshing break with the family, and watching Kaikōura’s dusky dolphins has a uniqueness all of its own.

Swimming with the dusky dolphins is a unique and sought-after activity, often described as a life-changing experience; creating special and heart-warming memories. These dolphins are found in pods all-year-round along the coast.  

Not everyone decides that swimming is for them, so watching the dolphins, and the people swimming with them, is magical in itself. The acrobatic displays of the dusky dolphins will captivate your heart and put a smile on your face.

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