New Zealand is a beautiful country with a wealth of activities and experiences for families to enjoy. As autumn sets in during April, the weather may begin to cool down, but that doesn't mean the fun has to stop. Here are some family activities that you can enjoy in New Zealand in April.
Visit the Auckland Zoo
The Auckland Zoo is a great place to take the kids for a fun-filled day. It's home to over 135 different species of animals, including lions, tigers, and giraffes. The zoo also has a special area for children called the Children's Zoo, where kids can get up close and personal with farm animals such as pigs, sheep, and goats. The zoo is open every day from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm. Bring our 10K Packaway Rainshell Jacket to be prepared for that unpredictable weather!
Go on a tramping adventure
New Zealand is known for its beautiful tramping trails, and April is the perfect time to explore them. One popular hike is the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, which is located in Tongariro National Park. This trail takes you through stunning landscapes, including volcanic craters, turquoise lakes, and steaming vents. The hike takes around six to eight hours to complete, but it's well worth the effort. Dress each member of the family in our All-Weather Hoodies which are wind and waterproof and will take you through every adventure.
Enjoy a day at the beach
New Zealand has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, and April is still warm enough to enjoy them. One of the most popular beaches is Piha Beach, located just 45 minutes from Auckland. The beach is famous for its black sand and is a popular spot for surfing. There are also many other beaches around the country, so be sure to explore and find your own favourite.
Take a trip to Milford Sound
Milford Sound is a must-see destination in New Zealand, and April is a great time to visit. The weather is cooler, which means fewer crowds, and the scenery is still breathtaking. You can take a cruise through the sound, which takes you past stunning waterfalls, towering cliffs, and rugged mountains. You may even spot some wildlife, such as dolphins or seals.
Explore the Waitomo Caves
The Waitomo Caves are a network of underground caves located in the North Island of New Zealand. The caves are known for their glowing worms, which light up the cave walls and ceilings. You can take a tour through the caves, which includes a boat ride on an underground river. It's a magical experience that the whole family will love. Therms Waterproof Pants will be the perfect outfit addition for this adventure!
Fans of the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies will love a visit to Hobbiton. This is the movie set for the Shire, where the hobbits lived in the movies. You can take a tour of the set, which includes a visit to the hobbit holes, the Green Dragon Inn, and other iconic locations from the films.
Check out the Auckland Museum
The Auckland Museum is a great place to learn about the history and culture of New Zealand. The museum has a wide range of exhibits, including Maori artifacts, natural history exhibits, and exhibitions on New Zealand's involvement in World War I and II. There are also interactive exhibits for children, making it a fun and educational day out for the whole family.
In conclusion, New Zealand has a lot to offer for families looking for fun and adventure in April. From hiking and beach trips to museum visits and movie sets, there's something for everyone. Don't let the cooler weather deter you – grab a jacket and get out there and explore!