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New Zealand: 5 Amazing Places for Great Family Fun

Posted by Andrej on 25/04/2017
Rotorua and the Bay of Plenty

Taking a holiday is one of the life’s greatest gifts. After months spent working hard, going someplace where you can unwind and relax is the best way to reward yourself and your family. There are tons of incredible places where you could go and have an amazing time, and New Zealand is definitely one of them. The country, situated in the south-western Pacific Ocean, consists of two islands filled with natural wonders and lots of potential adventures. This is the perfect place for anyone in search of a wonderful time away from the incessant buzzing of everyday life. 

If you’re thinking about going on a trip with your children in the land of the lovely kiwi bird, you should consider yourself lucky, because New Zealand is one of the most interesting places a child could possibly go. There are thousands of marvellous activities suited for them, places filled with nature’s most beautiful creations, while also being packed with wildlife parks, beaches, playgrounds or interactive museums. Here are a few places in New Zealand that are excellent for your future family trip:

Auckland

Auckland
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This is the country’s largest city, home of two giant harbours and many extinct volcanic cones, and also a great choice for a family day out. Auckland offers a variety of fun activities, from the hours you can spend at a family entertainment centre, to walks in the forest or exploring marine life. You and your children can enjoy taking marine mammal safaris, where you can observe different types of dolphins and whales. Auckland definitely has it all when it comes to family attractions.

Rotorua and the Bay of Plenty

Rotorua and the Bay of Plenty
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Here’s another perfect place for activities for all ages. Children will be mesmerised by the bubbling mud pools and the Pohutu Geyser, which you can watch erupt many times a day. Not to mention that you will be able to watch authentic Maori haka performances because Rotorua is the home of a living Maori village, where you get to explore this amazing culture. Plus, all around the Bay of Plenty, there are amazing beaches with lots of shops and restaurants you can enjoy.

Wellington

Wellington Cable Cars
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Wellington is not only the capital city of the country, but it’s also a great destination for you and your children. The windiest city in the world is also a place where adults and children can enjoy various activities that can be fun and cultural. Don’t miss out on a ride with the Wellington Cable car, the only funicular railway in New Zealand. The Cable Car will offer you a 5-minute ride from the centre of the city through the hillside, where you can take in the beautiful view, while also gaining easy access to other attractions, such as the Botanic Garden or the Cable Car Museum. 

Queenstown

Queenstown, New Zeland
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New Zealand’ South Island is bigger (and less populated) than the North Island and it’s a place you can find year-round incredible activities and adventures, including in winter. It’s no wonder Queenstown was named the Adventure Capital of the World.

This city, located in the southwest of New Zealand’s South Island, is one of the most exciting places anyone can ever be. Prepare yourself for loads of fun activities, like mountain biking, hiking, kayaking, and also skiing on the slopes in winter. There are many child-friendly resorts that you can choose from and great adventures for the entire family. Not to mention that a lot of The Lord of the Rings trilogy was filmed in the area!

Dunedin

Dunedin, New Zealand
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Did you ever think you could walk with penguins? No matter the answer, The Penguin Place should be a must on your to see list while on Otago Peninsula, Dunedin. This is a great opportunity to see the rare and endangered yellow-eyed penguins in their habitat. But these beautiful animals aren’t the only ones you can enjoy seeing here because you also get to see colonies of albatross and sea lions. Fun fact: Dunedin is also the place where you can find Baldwin Street, which is the steepest street in the world, according to The Guinness Book of Records.

Holidays are all about fun, adventure and relaxation. You can find it all in New Zealand, where Earth’s staggering beauty is combined with the greatest adventures anyone can wish for. It’s the perfect place for all types of fun, where everybody’s holiday dreams will become reality. All you need to do now is pack your bags!