Why Choose Us
Our services are complimentary - there are no hidden fees
New Zealand Family Holidays has extensive local knowledge and personal relationships with key industry contacts. We can make sure you get the best deals and connect with the right experiences for you.
1: Save Your Time
We put in hours to secure all your special requests, design tailor-made experiences and attend to all the other important details your family’s vacation demands.
2: Less Stress
We take complete responsibility for delivering your customised travel arrangements end-to-end.
3: A Real Person
Yes we communicate via email but rest assured there is a real New Zealand local at the keyboard. If you want to call us that's no problem. We are always happy to talk
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We provide you with local knowledge including expected costs, weather advice, and recommend the best activities for your family depending their age and wish lists.
5: Value for Money
We find you the best value options for your itinerary. Using a personal New Zealand travel planner is the best way to save money
6: We are Parents
As parents who have travelled the world with our own children, we understand what matters in planning a great a family vacation
When is the best time to visit New Zealand?
You can visit New Zealand at any time of the year. Summer and winter temperatures vary by only about 10 degrees over most of the country, making New Zealand an ideal holiday destination all year round.
When is the best time to go trekking/hiking in New Zealand?
Tracks such as the Abel Tasman, Heaphy and Queen Charlotte Sounds Walkway located at the top of the South Island can be walked all year round. However, those tracks at higher altitudes such as the world-famous Milford, Kepler and Routeburn Tracks are closed in the winter due to snow. You must book to walk the Milford and Routeburn tracks, which are open between October and April.
Is it safe to drink the water in New Zealand?
New Zealand cities and towns have excellent water supplies and in all cases tap water is fresh and safe to drink. Water from rivers and lakes should be boiled, chemically treated or filtered before drinking to avoid stomach upsets.
Are your private tours fully guided?
Yes, our experienced guide is with you all the way from pickup to drop-off on our Private-Guided Tours. Your guide will give a full audio commentary on the local history and economy. We love questions! We look after everything so you can enjoy your holiday. No stress no hassle we do it all.
Why are there no hidden fees if you are booking activities for us?
As a booking agent we receive a small commission from the activity providers. This is standard practice for agents around the world.
What is your cancellation and refund policy?
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I have very young children who need car seats and cots what are my options?
We can arrange car seats, cots and prams at a small extra cost..
Do we require our young children to travel in child car seats in New Zealand?
Yes it is New Zealand law that all children under the age of seven have a correctly sized car seat. I
Can I tip the tour guide?
If you had a great time during your tour and would like to express that to your tour guide, a tip is certainly very much appreciated.
Do I need a Visa to visit New Zealand?
Visa and immigration information for visiting New Zealand can be found here: Visa & Immigration Information. New Zealand Family Holidays does not arrange visas or any other paperwork connected with entering New Zealand. Please ensure that you have arranged all necessary paperwork for your visit.
I would like to do a self guided tour, can I drive in New Zealand?
You can legally drive in New Zealand for up to 12 months if you have either a current driver's licence from your country or an International Driving Permit (IDP). After 12 months you are required to convert to a New Zealand licence. The common legal age to rent a car in New Zealand is 21 years unless a larger vehicle like a camper van were the age is 25