New Zealand is not renowned only for its adventure activities such as bungee jumping and skydiving. There are lots of fun activities to enjoy on Campervan Holidays in New Zealand with your family.
For the ultimate excitement why not get your kids involved in planning the Campervan Rental NZ holiday. Take a trip to these places around our captivating country and look forward to infinite holiday thrills.
North Island Family Campervan Holidays
Mount Maunganui / Tauranga scenic flights: Set off on a picturesque flight over Tauranga and Mount Maunganui or “The Mount”. Saunter around the extinct volcano or up it if you and your kids are game for a challenging trek. From the bottom of Mount Maunganui a pristine white sand surf beach extends over an infinite expanse. In an airplane or at the top of the peak simply soak up the scenic landscape and decide on which beach you’ll visit next. The Mount is a veritable hot spot in summer time.
Hauraki Gulf Marine Park: Hauraki Marine Park is the scenic abode of a vast array of wildlife and marine life. Sited on the East coast of Auckland and Waikato the park encompasses five marine reserves where you can see cetaceans (whale and dolphins) like orca whales, bottlenose dolphins and seabirds up-close. Holidaymakers like to see the stunning sight of a whale’s huge tail fluke or a dolphin school passing by.
A few things to keep in mind:
- Do not go for a dip with juvenile animals.
- It’s unlawful to come near a whale less than 50 metres or 300 metres if there are three vessels in the vicinity previously.
- Boats tend to pose a threat to sea life so be careful and approach from the back.
Taupo: Set up your camper and soak your worries away in the thermal mineral hot pools. Rejuvenate your senses with a stress-free dip in the steaming thermal valley as the children entertain themselves on any of the new racing slides or Taniwha hydro-slide. The Great Lake Taupo region is well-known for the natural hot springs resulting from the geothermal activity.
Rotorua’s Agrodome: As you drive your campervan through the North Island a stopover at the Agrodome in Rotorua is a must. Get an insight into farm life in New Zealand. Rotorua lures countless travellers with its memorable mix of cultural offerings, geothermal activity and rural encounters. Get to know more about sheep shearing and hand-feed animals. Get a glimpse of the nursery where your kids will definitely enjoy a hug with the babies of the farm. The thriving agricultural industry is aptly represented with a show where you’ll see sheep being shorn and sheep dogs exhibiting their astonishing skills.
Te Papa Museum, Wellington: Te Papa is an amazingly innovative and interactive national museum and is a must-see attraction on your Campervan Hire New Zealand holiday with kids. Spend an entertaining day with the family and keep your children engaged with plenty of interactive exhibits. Prepare to be charmed by the Maori culture, art heritage and natural surroundings. Venture out for a hearty meal with gorgeous views then head back to your campervan for a good night’s rest.
South Island Family Campervan Holidays
Sea life, coastal walks and seafood in Kaikoura: Kaikoura is a beautiful base for inimitable wildlife experiences. Soak up the scenic splendour of the region where farmland meets the ocean and makes the sea an idyllic haunt for marine life. Park up your vehicle, relax and inhale the fresh air. Set off on any of the scenic walks or whale watching expeditions and savour the delicious, freshly caught seafood. Kaikoura is an effortless two-hour drive north of Christchurch and is an ideal spot for a memorable day trip.
Lake Wanaka: Lake Wanaka offers a heady mix of safe swimming for the kids, scenic beauty and thrilling adventure sports. Bordered by majestic mountains, these glacier-carved lakes are best enjoyed by hiking the shoreline tracks. Splash in the crystal clear shallow waters, try fishing or enjoy white-water rafting or kayaking with kids.
Fox Glacier: Fox Glacier is a top tourist attraction on the West coast of the South Island. Sited on the woody foothills of the Southern Alps, the pleasant township of Fox Glacier is a premier destination for hikes (or a heli-hike), glacier walks and flights. It is named after the Prime Minister of New Zealand, Sir William Fox (1869 – 1872).
Queenstown: The ultimate adventure awaits travellers on a campervan holiday in Queenstown, New Zealand. Top-rated activities include panorama seeking, snowboarding and skiing. Soak up the essence of the town by staying a few nights during the camper winter holidays and the annual Winter Festival. Realize why it is among New Zealand’s premier travel destinations and seek solace in total relaxation or extreme sports.
Catlins wildlife tour: End a memorable Campervan Holiday in New Zealand with a trip to the south-eastern corner of the South Island. Sparsely populated except for the wildlife within the rugged coastline the Catlins is the abode of an array of wildlife simply superlative for nature-loving families. Get a glimpse of yellow-eyed penguin, Hooker’s sea lion and Hector’s dolphin along with the mischievous yet endearing Kakapo, albatross, terns and petrels.
Family fun awaits you in every corner of our captivating country from adventure to the great outdoors. These are Ten Ideas for Travelling with Kids on a Campervan Holiday in New Zealand.
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