New Zealand: Luxury Family Travel

For your next family fun-filled vacation, consider hopping on a plane and jetting off to the beautiful island country of New Zealand! Abundant with jaw-dropping natural beauty, incredible outdoor activities, and terrific fine wines, New Zealand is perfect for adrenaline junkies, foodies and a wide range of travelers in between. You’ll be sure to find activities for the whole family to enjoy and have the experience of a lifetime. We’ve put together our favorite luxury properties that feature the best in family amenities. Check it out!

Annandale – Akaroa, NZ

Looking for the best place to escape the world with the family? Welcome to the perfect peaceful luxury escape: Annandale. Discover a working coastal farm and luxury villas nestled between the rolling hills of the Banks Peninsula and the gorgeous waters of the Pacific.

Blanket Bay – Glenorchy, NZ

Are you an adventurous family looking for a great getaway? Let’s talk about Blanket Bay Lodge. Nestled amidst the rugged snow-capped peaks of the Southern Alps on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, Blanket Bay is one of New Zealand’s finest lodges. Discover fly-fishing, heli-skiing, hiking, horse riding, kayaking, and so much more!

Hapuku Lodge – Kaikoura, NZ

From a delicious breakfast at the lodge with award-winning chef, Fiona Sturgeon to swimming with the dusky dolphins, whale watching and hiking, you’ll find there are loads of activities for everyone to enjoy at Hapuku Lodge. Located in Kaikoura, Hapuku Lodge is the perfect base for your family adventures!

Get a taste of what’s on offer and check out one of our favorite packages featuring Hapuku Lodge here.

Pen-y-bryn Lodge – Oamaru, NZ

With its superb location, you’ll find you’re able to take your family on loads of adventures! Pen-y-bryn is just 3 hours drive to Christchurch, 2.5 hours drive to Wanaka, 3.5 hours drive to Queenstown, 2.5 hours drive to Mt. Cook, and 75 minutes to Dunedin.

Don’t forget to watch the Little Penguins come ashore at night!


Need some ideas for activities the whole family will enjoy? Click here and read about some of our favorite tours and excursions.

Wharekauhau Lodge – Wairarapa, NZ

Want something truly off the beaten path? Wharekauhau is about 3 hours from Wellington and is on Palliser Bay with beautiful black sand beaches. Their sommelier will pair wines with your fabulous 5-course meal and you can ride an ATV through fields of sheep. Such an amazing Kiwi experience.

If you’re still in need of a little Kiwi inspiration, take a few minutes to watch this amazing video by independent filmmaker, Matt Sears and get a taste of what New Zealand has to offer!

Thinking of multigenerational travel? Have no fear, Down Under Endeavours can handcraft the ultimate itinerary for the entire family! Click here for more information on multigenerational travel.  Give us a call and speak to one of our Travel Specialists today!