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NZ Winter Indoor Activities for Families and Friends

A New Zealand holiday in the low season

New Zealand is a bargain holiday destination in winter (low season). Moody mountain scenery, thundering waterfalls are magnificent year round. Showers, a tad chilly then check out cosy warm indoor destinations adding variety to your holiday choices. Family and friends will enjoy discovering authentic movie magic in Wellington or relish the opportunity to explore Christchurch’s weekend markets. For the kids Antarctic Centre guarantees holiday success.



Auckland is a popular international hub for New Zealand’s overseas visitors. Auckland, with its subtropical climate is a comfortable year round destination. Let’s get you out and about on your NZ winter holiday.

Chelsea Heritage Park Auckland with modern factory as a centrepiece, New Zealand
Chelsea Heritage Park Auckland with modern factory as a centrepiece

Auckland’s Winter Treats

Auckland Travel Guide

Croatian mausoleum, Waikumete cemetery, Auckland, New Zealand
Croatian mausoleum, Waikumete cemetery, Auckland

Useful Auckland city resources to check out – Auckland getting around, useful travel facts – Best Bits

Indoor & outdoor activities in Auckland – BOOK NOW up to 65% OFF



Rotorua, a New Zealand overseas visitor hot spot is a #nzmustdo year round.

  • Steamy warm geothermal energy is a winter wrap around treat. The joy of soaking in natural warm mineral pools or tagging friends and family with warm gooey mud at HellsGate spa is a must for visitors.
  • Rotorua town walks, Sulphur Bay boardwalk – Best Bits banish the raindrops walking through an authentic lunar style landscape.
  • Who cares if it’s raining, you are going to get wet anyway. Raft over a waterfall with Kaituna Cascades Rafting in Rotorua – Best Bits.
  • Rotorua is an ideal place to visit in the low season check out where the bargains are.

Book Kaituna Cascades rafting & other activities – Up to 59% OFF

Rotorua Travel Guide

Rotorua Rafting Kaituna Cascades, Rotorua, New Zealand
Rotorua Rafting Kaituna Cascades, Rotorua



Historic Bond Store in French Second Empire style now Wellington Museum in Queens Wharf, New Zealand
Historic Bond Store in French Second Empire style now Wellington Museum in Queens Wharf

We admit Wellington can be blustery (very windy, wild and wet) in winter yet the premier attractions in Wellington are largely indoors. A perfect place for visitors intent on exploring one of the world’s cutest little capital cities.

Wellington Travel Guide


Still not sure about a winter holiday in Wellington? Brush up on Wellington frequently asked questions about travel, holidays and getting around – Best Bits

Family-friendly activities in Wellington – Book Here



New Zealand’s South Island is glorious in winter. Snow covered alpine ranges, nature in its tumultuous glory is New Zealand scenery in its chilly finery. A #nzmustdo with a merino wool layer and a T shirt making your trip a breeze.



@International Antarctic Centre
@International Antarctic Centre

Christchurch, an overseas holiday hub for international visitors is a year round hot spot. 

Christchurch Travel Guide

Ideal clothing for your NZ holiday is layers. Warm natural merino layer, with a wet weather waterproof outer. New Zealand, in its major metropolitan areas, does not experience continual heavy snowfall.


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