Holidays

Time to take the kids to Taranaki

A short 90-minute direct flight from Christchurch, you’ll find New Plymouth, Taranaki – the perfect holiday destination for the whole family.  Families can get active along the award-winning Coastal Walkway, a promenade extending 12.7km, with sculptures, cafés and playgrounds dotted along the way. Or, if …

Discovering Queenstown

There’s an adventure playground of epic proportions down south, and our family recently discovered it. By Kate Barber Queenstown is world-renowned for its adventure sports, yet our family hadn’t visited before.  While the girls are a bit young (and my threshold for thrills too low) …

In the midst of a winter wonderland

Whether you’re planning the ultimate family adventure or a much-needed “escape” from daily demands and routines (and kids…), LQ Queenstown by Wyndham offers a range of contemporary rooms, modern amenities and a warm, welcoming atmosphere.  Positioned at the base of The Remarkables mountain range and …

Fantastic fun at Ferrymead

During these July school holidays, Ferrymead Heritage Park celebrates the playful side of our history with two exhibitions that are sure to elicit excitement and possibly nostalgia. Along with the Edwardian Township and tram rides that Ferrymead is famous for, this term break visitors are …

The beginner’s guide to family caravanning

The day we realised our very old and very orange 1970s pop-top caravan had been stolen, something dropped inside of us. Even though it was far too small for our long-limbed family of five, losing the possibility of going camping really hurt. By Sonia Speedy …

Uplifting family fun

The Christchurch Adventure Park (CAP) is great for those seeking to hone their skills on the bike or enjoy the thrills of zip-lining while also providing fun challenges for the younger members of the family.  Mountain biking supports youngsters to grow an appreciation of nature …

Destination Aotearoa

Punting on the Avon See the Avon River and Botanic Gardens from a different perspective with Punting on the Avon! Departing from the historic Antigua Boat Sheds, this guided 30-minute tour glides along the river into the heart of the Botanic Gardens.  See the river’s …