Family Friendly

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Understanding families come in all shapes and sizes.

We all know when the “children are happy the parents are happy”, so finding the perfect balance to suit the family group is vital.

With Little Ones (0-5 years)

Carefully tailoring your holiday to fit the requirements of the younger ones, ensuring shorter travel times, catering to the needs of naps, foods and suitable accommodation is imperative. Whether you are looking for some lazy beach days where relaxation and ease are important for everyone, or a more detailed itinerary requiring a tailored approach to lessen the impact on routines. Perhaps a private residence or villa stay is best – I will enquire as to the safety of the property, ensuring its suitable, arranging cots or high chairs if required, babysitting, or even resorts with amazing kids clubs

Pukaha National Wildlife Centre- Wairarapa, New Zealand Credit: Miles Holden

Not so little (5-12 years)

Weaving adventures that cater to the excitement of all becomes even more important within this age group. You will know what passions they have, their favourite activities, sports and interests – what will fire their imagination and keep them engaged. I will cater to individual needs and ensure that we create a bespoke itinerary that incorporates all individual passions. Learning new things and trying new skills is something that may be high on the agenda. In New Zealand we are fortunate to have such a large range of holidays suitable to every season – From camping adventures off the grid, to lazy beach days, action filled cities, to educational and cultural experiences.

Split Apple Rock, Nelson, New Zealand Credit: Camilla Rutherford

Teenager + (13+ years)

Family trips is not in the splendour of your suite; it is the handpicked knowledgeable guide, the out of this world scenery, and witnessing your children having a life changing experience they will never forget. This is the time to enjoy your ‘young adults’ in what may be a rare and precious time before they fly the coop. Perhaps it is celebrating milestone birthdays or ticking off some bucket list items that you may wish to enjoy, together as a family, creating memories you will reminisce about for years to come.

Swimming with dolphins - Kaikoura New Zealand Credit: Miles Holden


Now is the time to join together as one and plan that multi-generational family gathering. I know as the family unit increases so does the complexity of hitting the needs of individuals to ensure a fabulous time is had by all. The importance of finding the right balance between generations, spending time together (and perhaps apart) is a balancing act that does require fitting together many moving pieces of a puzzle. Finding the right base may be one and with some of the most stunning private residences, homes and lodges in some of the most stunning locations in the world – including right here on our doorstep (no long flights required) now is the time to explore what New Zealand has to offer.

Fiordland Discovery Credit: Andrew Rae-Ignition Self Drive

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