Tag: New Zealand

An Itinerary for YOU

I love New Zealand and I love travelling around it with my family but the planning stage can be very time consuming. Let me help you by creating an itinerary that’s just for YOU and YOUR family. Whether it’s a long weekend or a couple of months, if you’re taking the kids, I know all… Read more »

Top Tips for tramping with kids (including overnight tramps)

Whether you’re living in or visiting New Zealand, it’s only when you get into the great outdoors that you really appreciate what a truly beautiful country this is. Not only is going for a walk free and great exercise, spending time outside can also bring families closer together (think; no screen time = conversations!) You might… Read more »

Red Raven Spy Mission

Competition is now closed. Thanks to those that entered! ***Win a Red Raven Spy Mission courtesy of the Kids Spy Network*** The Red Raven Spy Mission can be carried out by your mini spy in any location. They will need a pencil or pen and access to the Kids Spy Network Headquarters’ website. This series… Read more »

Top Tips for avoiding car journey hell!

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

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)

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 »