Looking for things to do with your kids on holiday? We offer a range of kid-friendly activities in Queenstown, Te Anau, Milford Sound and Doubtful Sounds, plus Stewart Island.
During the New Zealand school holidays, and at other specific times, children up to the age of 18 travel free (on selected departures) when accompanied by a full fare-paying adult.
Select from the two holiday date ranges shown below. "How to book" and our terms and conditions are shown at the base of this page.
Departing from Te Anau: 9am & 10.15am daily.
Other departures may be added nearer the time.
Departing from Queenstown: 10am, 12noon, 2pm, 4pm & 6pm daily.
Departing from Queenstown: 2pm daily.
Departing from Milford Sound: 10.30am & 4.15pm daily.
Departing from Milford Sound daily:
- 8.45am (for this early departure, breakfast is included in the price).
Departing from Manapouri:
- 8am & 1.30pm daily.
Bluff to Stewart Island/Stewart Island to Bluff:
All daily departures.
Departing from Oban, Stewart Island: 12.45pm daily.
To enjoy free travel with your kids, decide on the trip, date and time you want to go on. Begin the booking process and choose the number of adults, child and infant passengers. Once you have done this, the promotion and savings will automatically apply and the booking summary and cart summary will show the original price, the saving and the amount to pay, prior to proceeding to the payment page.
This offer is available for children aged 0 - 18 years, with a maximum of two free children per full fare-paying adult. Extra children are charged at normal child rates.
The offer can only be used in conjunction with the following offers:
The offer is valid only during New Zealand (NZ) school holidays for the dates advertised above. On occasions our Kids Go FREE campaign doesn't run for the entire NZ school holidays.
Meals, coach connections, flightseeing, Milford Underwater Discovery Centre, overnight cruises and departures, other than those listed, are not included. Kids Go FREE cannot be used in conjunction with our Family Packages.
Real Journeys reserves the right to amend timetables, cancel departures, alter ticket prices, amend specials or offers and substitute plant or equipment at any time. Subject to availability. Black out dates sometimes apply. This special will be applied to your booking automatically.
Last update: 14 October 2019