Category: Road Trips

Posts containing details of places to stop with kids when on road trips around New Zealand

Top Tips for avoiding car journey hell!

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Before you go: Check the traffic and weather for your trip, can you avoid potential traffic hotspots? A bit of a detour can be quicker than crawling in slow moving traffic. Plan stops according to the weather and don’t forget to keep gumboots and raincoats handy so you can still get out of the car… Read more »

Games to counter car boredom

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Travelling in the car is tedious. Games that need nothing other than your voice, sometimes eyes and always imagination work best for road trips, especially if you have kids that get carsick! Lots of games can be adapted to suit younger/older kids. If competitions are liable to start in-car-fighting, eliminate this aspect (suggestions below). NOTE… Read more »

Wellington – Taupo (SH1) or Taranaki (SH3)

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The road between Wellington and Taupo can become very congested over the summer period. Plan your trip so that you can all get out of the car and stretch your legs and feel refreshed getting back in to continue your journey. As with all activities listed on Kids On Board, the suggestions made here are based… Read more »

SH2 Wellington – Wairarapa – Hawke’s Bay

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This route between Hawke’s Bay and Wellington has so many playgrounds and parks to choose from that it’s only a case of when and how often you choose to stop that might help you decide which to go to. If the weather isn’t really good enough for an outdoor activity, there are some rainy day… Read more »