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Must-Sees for visitings kids in New Zealand - country wide?

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Must-Sees for visitings kids in New Zealand - country wide?

I'm interested in hearing everyone's must-sees for kids visiting New Zealand - all over the country, not necessarily major cities. It can be for kids aged toddler to teen.

These things are totally subjective, so it would be great to hear everyone's opinion. There's nothing worse than travelling somewhere and discovering something's totally underrated (especially when you're short on time), so honesty appreciated!

Thank you in advance!

Tania

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1. Re: Must-Sees for visitings kids in New Zealand - country wide?

What ages and what areas are you visiting? Puzzling World in Wanaka springs to mind; the Antarctic Centre, Southern Encounter, Willowbank and Orana Park in Chch; Kelly Tarletons in AKL and MOTAT and the zoo. If you train your kids to enjoy simple pleasures such as feeding the ducks or walking to a waterfall you can have free experiences all over NZ.

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2. Re: Must-Sees for visitings kids in New Zealand - country wide?

Te Papa museum in Wellington was great fun for the children.

Rainbow Springs / Kiwi experience in Rotorua was another place that my children really enjoyed. We were very lucky to see a Kiwi hatching whilst we were there.

Also an interesting experience for the children was Tamaki Maori Village - it gave them a chance to see some of Maori history and customs.

There is so much for children to do in NZ - just driving throught the amazing scenery is breath taking and my children enjoyed every moment of our month there

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3. Re: Must-Sees for visitings kids in New Zealand - country wide?

Hi smileybella

It depends on the age and interests of your kids. Some kids must sees are the beach - we have lots of those with a variety of settings and sand and surf (but please be waterwise). Do your kids like fishing or walking - or doing a dolphin trip in Akaroa or seeing the whales in Kaikoura. Sitting in the hot pools in Hamner.

There are lots to things to see and do but not everything is for everyone.

cheers

Kiwi

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