Here at First Light Travel we like to think of ourselves as experience makers. We get a kick out of crafting family friendly New Zealand itineraries that will be the fodder for some great family moments and good 'kiwi yarns' for years to come. So whether your family seeks 'off the grid' places and out-there adventures or an intro to traditional Maori culture we are so happy to help.  

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South Island
live-aboard
Departing from
Nelson
Next Departure
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Relax… everything is organized. Step on board and immerse yourself fully into the wonder that is the Abel Tasman National Park. Home is a large comfortable catamaran, and your meals, activities, and transport are all catered for – every night you stay in another magical place - We call this a holiday within a holiday.

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Price on Application
Location
North Island
Wilderness Camping
Departing from
Paihia
Next Departure
Departs Daily

This 3 Day Sea Kayaking Tour is the Ultimate Mix of Adventure and Relaxation. Along the way we have plenty of time for exploring the Islands numerous caves and reefs, snorkeling (gear supplied) with the fish or even a spot of fishing. There are always Dolphins in the Bay of Islands and we often get to see them up close and in season even Whales.

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From $650
per person
Location
South Island
4 Star Beachfront Lodges
Departing from
Nelson
Next Departure
Departs Daily

This 3 day Abel Tasman guided kayak and hike is Ideal for those short on time and want to experience the park in style. Either walk the entire length of the Abel Tasman Coastal Track or take your time and experience the highlights. You may choose to kayak sections or even take a day out relaxing on the beach or relax ay your beachfront lodge - just do what you want to do or even change your mind.

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From $1595
per person
Location
South Island
Beachfront Lodges
Tour Type
Adventure Tours
Departing from
Nelson
Next Departure
Departs Daily

Take five days to be as active or relaxed as you wish, with three days walking the 38 km (23 Mile) Coastal Track and 2 extra days at each of the Beachfront Lodges. This is a fully Inclusive, Pack-Free, guided adventure into the World Famous Abel Tasman National Park. You may choose to do sections by kayak, walking or sailing.

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From $2215
per person
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Location
South Island
3 to 4.5 Star
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Christchurch
Next Departure
Departs Daily

The New Zealand Winter Family Holiday is designed for family fun, with an interesting array of activities and experiences to keep your kids engaged, while also keeping it enjoyable for parents. Family adventures both off and on the snow that have been tried and tested for years by own children. 

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From $1899
per person Two Adults + 2 kids under 14yrs
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Location
South Island
Motorhome Parks
Tour Type
Motorhome
Departing from
Christchurch

See New Zealand like the locals do: a South Island Campervan adventure is as "Kiwi" as it gets. In your comfortable Motorhome you'll sleep under the starry skies of Mt Cook National Park, wake up to Wanaka's astonishing mountainscapes and slumber next to glorious glacier views that no hotel could possibly offer. Pure, untouched New Zealand at its best.

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From $1389
per person
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Location
North Island
2, 3 & 4 to 5 Star Options
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Auckland
Next Departure
Departs Daily

Explore the Islands of the upper North Island, swim in seas surrounded by golden sand beaches, soak up the culture and native wildlife. This trip is suitable for couples as well as families with young children. Experience thermal springs, Maori culture and beautiful nature reserves.

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From $2933
per person twin share
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Location
All New Zealand
Family 3, 4 & 5 Star Options
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Auckland
Next Departure
Departs Daily

Planned by those with families, the New Zealand Family Adventure Holiday opens your child’s mind to a world of endless possibilities and wonder, while experiencing the best New Zealand has to offer. A seamless mixture of adventure and education that both you and you're kids will love. Activities are age appropriate and accommodations are family friendly.

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From $1675
per person (based on a family of 4)
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Location
All New Zealand
3.5 Star Family Friendly & 5 Star Options
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Auckland
Next Departure
Departs Daily

We find that kids aged between 8 -14 are eager to get out and connect with nature and keen for opportunities to actively engage in anything new and exciting. We have put together a host of tried and tested (by our kids) outdoor experiences that the whole family can enjoy.

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From $3899
per person (based on a family of 4)
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Location
All New Zealand
3, 4 & 5 Star Options
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Auckland
Next Departure
Departs Daily

If your teens are happy, then everyone’s happy! These guys are often enthusiastic travelers but their interests and schedules aren't often aligned with their younger siblings or parents - right. We have wrestled with the 'sleep in' and mosey to around noon scenario so we have thrown in some inspirational incentives to get them out and about.

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From $4162
per person (based on family of 4)
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Location
All New Zealand
Motorhome Parks
Tour Type
Motorhome
Departing from
Auckland

The North and South Island's finest highlights are showcased on this 16-day Campervan tour of New Zealand. You'll visit our glow worm caves, bask on our beaches, cycle our vineyards and zipline through our forests, with as many spontaneous stops as you please. Forget checking in & out of hotels: 100% of your time is your own, in true Kiwi Road Trip style.

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From $2316
per person
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Location
All New Zealand
Motorhome Parks
Tour Type
Motorhome
Departing from
Christchurch

Spectacular yet down to earth, New Zealand's South Island is a land of many contrasts. Discover the best of them with our Motorhome Southern Circuit itinerary: snow-covered Mt Cook, bustling Queenstown, isolated Doubtful Sound and Abel Tasman National Park are among the many highlights. Hit the open road with us and uncover the real New Zealand at your own pace.

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From $1985
per person
Provider
Location
South Island
Motorhome Parks
Tour Type
Motorhome
Departing from
Christchurch

This classic South Island Road Trip is what Motorhomes were made for. Wind your way through scenery as pretty as a postcard, bedding down in your comfortable campervan with New Zealand's natural wonders at your door. Wake up to mountain landscapes, ice-carved fiords, golden bays and vast blue lakes: you'll be pinching yourself to check if it's real.

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From $2019
per person
Provider
Location
All New Zealand
3, 4 & 5 Star Options
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Auckland
Next Departure
Departs Daily

This self drive holiday that makes you feel like you have really had a holiday – no rushing around on this itinerary. The North Island’s Relaxing Journey is designed for those needing space and relaxation. Enjoy exceptional scenery, stunning beaches and experience our great outdoors.

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From $3860
per person twin share
Provider
Location
All New Zealand
4 Star Accommodation
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Auckland

Where can you find BUBBLING MUD pools, STINKY GAS, and gushing geysers? Meet cheeky dolphins and GIANT whales? See where the HAIRY HOBBITS live? Welcome to New Zealand! Have epic adventures every day, then soak in LAVA heated hotpools until you are as wrinkly as grandma – and much more!

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From $3105
per person (based on a family of 4)
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Location
All New Zealand
Motorhome Parks
Tour Type
Motorhome
Departing from
Auckland

Our New Zealand Motorhome itinerary delivers the perfect balance of freedom and comfort, immersing you in New Zealand's great outdoors like no other travel method can. Travelling the length of New Zealand by Motorhome, each night you'll sleep within a stone's throw of our unspoiled beaches, ferny rainforests, geothermal landscapes, and stunning mountainscapes.

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From $2942
per person
Provider
Location
All New Zealand
Tour Type
Motorhome
Departing from
Auckland

Go off-grid and discover the joys of spontaneous, independent campervan touring! Our 25 day New Zealand Motorhome itinerary transports you to scenic wonders you can only imagine: forest-fringed white sand beaches, eerie volcanic landscapes, icy glacial wonderlands and caves of glittering glow worms. Flexible, budget-friendly and perfect for adventure-loving families.

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From $3294
per person