Hot chocolate in front of a roaring fire, gourmet food, deep baths, downy doonas to keep you warm; New Zealand’s luxury lodges are the perfect place for five star families to be at the end of a long skiing day. With direct flights from Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane into Queenstown, a luxury family holiday across the Tasman can also be an easier option than piling the kids in the car for a long drive to the Australian snow. Five Star Kids checks into two of the South Island’s most luxurious lodges.
Whether you’re in an underwater cage surrounded by sharks, snorkelling with sea turtles or spotting penguins on the beach, Jacinta Counihan rounds up some of the world’s amazing marine wildlife experiences.
Discover glaciers, rolling hills, soaring mountains and mirror-image lakes, New Zealand is tailor-made for family adventures. Here are our picks for the best family-friendly activities in the home of the Hobbits.