New Zealand family tours

New Zealand family tours - plan an incredible family holiday

In search of the ultimate family vacation? Well, New Zealand will deliver as far as destination goes, that’s for sure. But if you really want an unforgettable trip together, a New Zealand family tour with New Zealand Trails is hands down the best way to go.

Plan your New Zealand family holiday with New Zealand Trails

Here at New Zealand Trails we’re the experts in all things New Zealand and we know what it takes to create an unforgettable journey alive with fun, scenery, and incredible memories. We’ve carefully crafted our trips to ensure that all our guests both young, old and in-between experience the best of New Zealand’s landscape, culture and history, as well as a dose of adventure if that’s what they’re after.

New Zealand family tour

For the ultimate New Zealand family tour, and all the memories to match, give us a call!

We’ll take all the stress out of planning your New Zealand family holiday; all you need to do is gather the group and enjoy the journey, safe in the knowledge that every aspect of your New Zealand trip is taken care of.

Something for everyone

It can be a bit fiddly trying to plan a trip that caters for all the members of your family. We’ve heard it described in the past as ‘trying to herd cats’, but that’s where a New Zealand Trails trip saves the day.

There’s something for everyone on our trips (yes, even Uncle Gerald). From hiking, mountain biking and underground rafting, to wine tasting, scenic flights and boat cruises. We’re incredibly flexible and we’ll make sure there’s an activity to keep everyone happy, whether they’re 21 or 71!

Biking on New Zealand family holidays

We've got no shortage of awesome activities for your New Zealand family holiday!

While you might enjoy a few different activities during the day, you’ll be around the table enjoying a delicious meal together in the evenings – laughing, telling stories and creating those all-important family memories. A New Zealand Trails family tour strikes the ideal balance between spending quality time together and getting to do something you’ll all enjoy. A recipe for success and your perfect New Zealand family vacation!

How does it work?

You can choose which of our five different New Zealand itineraries work best for your group. All our tours are very flexible, but we’ll happily discuss the options and point you in the right direction if you’re not sure which one suits your family best.

Our groups typically head out with between 10 to 14 people on board, made up of couples, friends, families and solo travellers. If you’re a small family or it’s just you and your grown-up child, then we recommend joining one of our existing groups. You’ll have plenty of quality time together as a family, but you’ll also get the benefits of joining a small group of like-minded travellers to explore together. Experience has taught us that everyone gets on very well and there’s lots of fun to be had.

Hiking on a New Zealand family vacation

New Zealand is one giant playground for family fun, no matter your age.

If you’re a larger family group, we can run a private trip for you and fully customise it to suit your every need.

Will my teenagers and grown-up kids have fun?

How could they not?! This is New Zealand and even the most demanding of teenagers have been known to crack a smile on our trips.

Our incredible guides are highly skilled at not only leading groups in the outdoors, but also in making people laugh, understanding group dynamics and creating a good time wherever they go. Whether it’s toasting marshmallows around the fire as the sun sets over the ocean, setting up a backyard game of cricket, swimming with dolphins or challenging your teenager to a race, they’re all about enjoying the moment and will work hard to ensure that each member of your group does as well.

Family fun activities on a New Zealand family holiday

Adventurous youngsters and brooding teenagers alike have plenty to rave about on our trips - and so do parents, of course!

Because our trips are so flexible, they appeal to a wide range of ages and we often have families with older children, teenagers or grown-up kids on board. We also get parents travelling with their college-age offspring on celebratory graduation trips. It’s a fantastic way to reward all their hard work and take a memorable trip together that you’ll both enjoy.

We work together to find a trip that has similar ages on board, so that the younger generation have a chance to make new friends, as well as spend time with you in the great New Zealand outdoors.

Find out more

If you’d like to plan the ultimate New Zealand family vacation, get in touch with Jodi by email or phone for a chat about making your dream trip a reality.

You can also request a free copy of our brochure. Leave it on your kitchen counter and the kids might even begin to think it’s their idea!