New Zealand Top Family Activities Checklist

by / Monday, 20 August 2018 / Published in

There is no shortage of things to do in New Zealand if you choose to travel with your family. With Accor Vacation Club, members can enjoy the benefit of travel to some key locations, for the best of the North and South islands. Family activities are available in all of the top-quality destinations on offer. Read on to discover the sort of things to do in New Zealand that will appeal to travellers of all ages. 

Puzzling World at Wanaka

Whether or not you’re planning on taking the taxi boat across Lake Wanaka with your family, seek out the strange family attraction called
Puzzling World. This place is full of brainteasers and optical illusions on a grand scale. It has been running since the 1970s and is a singular place, to say the least. Children and adults will get a kick out of its puzzles including the ‘Great Maze’. 

The Trig Track at Pauanui

Ideal for Accor Vacation Club members who have booked into the refined Grand Mercure Puka Park Resort, the Trig track at Pauanui is a trail that older children can enjoy on their own or with adults. The start of the track can be found easily at the car park that is situated at the end of Pauanui Beach Road. The Trig track winds its way through the stunning coastal forest and opens up on several beaches and coves along the way which are just waiting to be enjoyed. 

The Underwater Observatory at Queenstown

With a location that offers commanding views over Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown has plenty of outdoor activities to suit all families. Don’t miss out on the observatory, however, which affords visitors the chance to see what life is like beneath the surface of the lake. It is ideal for a rainy day and allows children the chance to learn about some Maori mythology about the lake, too. 

Sky Tower in Auckland

With a public viewing platform, the Sky Tower in Auckland is a great place to head with the family. From the tallest man-made structure in the entire country, you can see for miles in every direction. The tower is 328 metres high and the owners of the building organise events that are specifically aimed at families who want to head up inside during the school summer break.



The information in this article is not personal financial advice and has been prepared without taking into account the objectives, financial situation or needs of any particular person.  Before making a decision to purchase or upgrade a membership in the Accor Vacation Club, you should consider the PDS dated 1 January 2017, issued by A.P.V.C. Ltd AFSL 245515 and available at or by contacting A.P.V.C. Ltd on 1800 70 81 90.