The Best Family-Friendly Tours to New Zealand

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Looking for an incredible family getaway that checks all the boxes? We've done the hard work for you, carefully analyzing all of the family-friendly organized tours to New Zealand based on key criteria. Whether you're traveling with your younger adventurers or simply craving a well-organized tour that caters to every member of the family, we've found the best selection of tours for your next family vacation. Our goal is to analyze all of the tours in New Zealand and find the absolute best based on price, ratings, amenities, destinations, activities, and more. This way, you'll have a stress-free and memorable family holiday experience. The tour providers for the options below will take care of every detail, from comfortable accommodations to delicious meals and hassle-free transportation. So, you can focus on having fun and spending time with your family. Safety is also paramount, especially when it comes to traveling with children. These experienced tour companies have a knack for creating age-appropriate activities that engage and entertain, ensuring that every member of your family feels secure and well taken care of throughout the entire trip. So why wait? Take the leap, book your tour to New Zealand today, and get ready for an incredible journey filled with laughter, love, and memories that will last a lifetime.


The Top 3:

  • 7 Days, $1257.17

  • 14 Days, $3706.67

  • 9 Days, $2024.93

What types of child-friendly tours are available in New Zealand?

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Here are the important factors:

  • 37 trip options analyzed
  • $353 average price per day (USD)
  • 2 to 20 days in length
  • 4.56 of 5 average rating
  • 38 people or less on average

Curious about the diverse range of family-friendly tours? Prepare to be amazed by the array of options available to suit every traveler's preferences. It comes as no surprise that visitors adore these tours, given their exceptional average guest rating of 4.56 out of 5 stars. When it comes to group sizes, the average maximum capacity stands at 38 people, allowing for a comfortable and sociable experience. The shortest tour is 2 days, while the longest is 20 days. And for physical activity, you can choose between easy, moderate, and relaxing, with most of them being easy. Regarding transportation options, you'll find tours marked as coach / bus and self drive, with the most being coach / bus. With a comprehensive analysis encompassing 37 family-friendly tours, you can rest assured that New Zealand has something tailored to your interests and preferences, promising an unforgettable experience for all.

(All tour prices are in US Dollars before taxes, and come from a base price that is reported by TourRadar. Peak season prices can vary significantly, particularly in destinations where seasonal travel fluctuates dramatically.)

So, let's get to it and see...

The 10 Best Family-Friendly Tours in New Zealand
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for family-friendly tours.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by Discover New Zealand



7 Days Start/End in Christchurch 6 Destinations 10 People at Most Ages 2 to 99 Guest Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars

Set off on an extraordinary journey that has been awarded a 5 out of 5 stars by previous guests. And since the priority is on wildlife, local culture, and family-friendly activities, this tour is a great choice. With a duration of 7 days, this journey offers an intimate group setting, accommodating 10 individuals, while extending a warm welcome to travelers from 2 and up. Immerse yourself in a travel experience that includes 6 destinations, featuring Te Anau, Milford Sound, Dunedin, and Mount Cook. Christchurch kicks off your expedition, serving as both the starting and finishing point. Brought to you by Discover New Zealand, this exceptional deal is an incredible steal at a mere $180 per day.

  • Wildlife
  • In-depth Cultural
  • Family
  • Self Drive
$1,257
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for family-friendly tours.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by Discover New Zealand



14 Days Auckland to Christchurch 18 Destinations 4 People at Most Ages 2 to 99 Guest Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars

With this option you can experience an unparalleled journey for 14 unforgettable days. It ensures an intimate group setting with 4 participants at most. Uncover the beauty of 18 destinations on this itinerary, with highlights such as Tauranga, Rotorua, Napier, and Masterton. Auckland will mark the start of your journey, while Christchurch will serve as its final destination. Discover New Zealand, the organizer of this journey, extends a warm invitation to guests travelers from 2 and up. Rest assured, this trip is all about wildlife and family-friendly activities, guaranteeing an unforgettable adventure. This extraordinary opportunity offers exceptional value at only $265 per day.

  • Wildlife
  • Family
  • Self Drive
$3,707
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for family-friendly tours.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by Discover New Zealand



9 Days Start/End in Christchurch 9 Destinations 10 People at Most Ages 1 to 100 Guest Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars

This fantastic trip has a rating of 5 out of 5 stars. Traverse through 9 enchanting destinations, with Wanaka, Franz Josef, Mount Cook, and Dunedin among the must-see stops along the route. Christchurch will be both the start and end of your journey. Lasting 9 days, the maximum group size is 10 people, and it's good for travelers from 1 to 100 years old. Organized by Discover New Zealand, this is a great deal because it's only $225 per day.

  • Family
$2,025
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for family-friendly tours.
by Discover New Zealand



7 Days Queenstown to Wellington 6 Destinations 10 People at Most Ages 2 to 99 Guest Rating: 4.0 out of 5 stars

With a stellar 4 out of 5 rating, this extraordinary trip is the perfect choice. This terrific trip also highights wildlife, local culture, and family-friendly activities. This trip visits 6 destinations, including Mount Cook, Christchurch, Kaikoura, and Picton along the way. Beginning in beautiful Queenstown, you'll have a terrific journey that ends in Wellington. Spanning across 7 days, the trip accommodates 10 individuals, and is suitable for travelers from 2 and up. Offered by Discover New Zealand, this remarkable trip is priced at just $204 per day. Don't miss out on this incredible experience.

  • Wildlife
  • In-depth Cultural
  • Family
  • Self Drive
$1,425
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for family-friendly tours.
by Discover New Zealand



6 Days Start/End in Christchurch 6 Destinations 10 People at Most Ages 2 to 99 Guest Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

This exceptional trip offering by Discover New Zealand has received a 4.5 out of 5 rating. On this 6-day journey you can unwind while also making new memories. Experience a trip that takes you to 6 remarkable destinations, including Queenstown, Wanaka, Franz Josef, and Lake Tekapo. Christchurch will be the beginning and end of your trip. With a group size of 10 people, it's suitable for travelers from 2 and up. You're in for an epic adventure with a strong emphasis on wildlife, local culture, and family-friendly activities. This remarkable trip is priced at an unbeatable $207 per day.

  • Wildlife
  • In-depth Cultural
  • Family
  • Self Drive
$1,242
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for family-friendly tours.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by Thrifty Tours



2 Days Start/End in Christchurch 2 Destinations 30 People at Most Ages 2 to 100 Guest Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars

Check out this journey that has received rave reviews, earning a stellar 5 out of 5 rating. Begin and conclude your remarkable journey in the gorgeous destination of Christchurch. You'll love the emphasis on wildlife and family-friendly activities, too. Spanning across 2 unforgettable days, this voyage offers an intimate group experience with 30 participants, and it's great for travelers from 2 to 100 years old. Brought to you by the renowned Thrifty Tours, this exceptional opportunity is priced at an incredible $274 per day - an unbeatable value.

  • Wildlife
  • Family
$548
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for family-friendly tours.
by Thrifty Tours



3 Days Christchurch to Queenstown 4 Destinations 50 People at Most Ages 1 to 100 Guest Rating: 4.0 out of 5 stars

This 3-day voyage is ideal for travelers from 1 to 100 years old. And priced at only $210 per day, it's a great value, too. Discover a journey that spans 4 destinations, with notable stops in Lake Tekapo and Mount Cook. Beginning in beautiful Christchurch, you'll have a terrific journey that ends in Queenstown. It's offered by Thrifty Tours, a very popular company with rave reviews and knowledgeable guides.

  • Family
$630
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for family-friendly tours.
by Discover New Zealand



9 Days Start/End in Christchurch 8 Destinations 10 People at Most Ages 2 to 99 Guest Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Priced at just $213 per day, this terrific 9-day voyage is ideal for travelers from 2 and up. This trip takes you on an adventure to 8 destinations, including Mount Cook, Te Anau, Milford Sound, and Queenstown. Christchurch kicks off your expedition, serving as both the starting and finishing point. Organized by the reputable Discover New Zealand, this is one of the best tours on this list.

  • In-depth Cultural
  • Family
  • Self Drive
$1,921
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for family-friendly tours.
by Thrifty Tours



3 Days Start/End in Auckland 3 Destinations 50 People at Most Ages 1 to 100 Guest Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Check out this incredible journey that has received a 4.5 out of 5 rating from previous guests. With a duration of 3 days, this journey ensures an intimate group size of 50 people, and is good for travelers from 1 to 100 years old. You'll start and end this amazing trip in Auckland. This fantastic option, organized by Thrifty Tours, presents an unbeatable value at just $245 per day.

  • Coach / Bus
  • Family
$734
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for family-friendly tours.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by Thrifty Tours



10 Days Start/End in Christchurch 6 Destinations 50 People at Most Ages 1 to 100 Guest Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars

Spanning over 10 days, this voyage has a maximum size of 50 individuals. Welcoming travelers from 1 to 100 years old, it is organized by Thrifty Tours, a very popular company with plenty of great reviews. Along the way, this journey encompasses 6 destinations, including Milford Sound, Franz Josef, Mount Cook, and Queenstown. Christchurch will be both the start and end of your journey. Available at an unbeatable price of only $265 per day, this option also has a rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from previous guests.

  • Coach / Bus
  • Family
$2,654
TourRadar

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How much do family-friendly tours to New Zealand cost?

Average Daily Price Family-Friendly Tours
$353

Travelers to New Zealand will have a large number of terrific options for family-friendly tours at a variety of great prices. The price of family-friendly tours here can vary by type, destinations, length, and travel style. Based on thorough data from 37 family-friendly tours, their average daily price is a very reasonable $353 per day. If you're interested in more information about tours here, see our guide to tour prices in New Zealand.

And for more information on New Zealand, see New Zealand Travel Costs and New Zealand Hotel Costs.


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