Kids Go FREE

Looking for things to do with your kids while on holidays? We offer a range of kid friendly activities. During the New Zealand School Holidays school-aged children travel free on selected departures when accompanied by a full fare-paying adult.  Choose the relevant holiday period below for departure information.

Kids travel FREE** on the following trips from 9 - 22 July 2018:

Te Anau Glowworm Caves

Departing from Te Anau:  10.15am & 2pm daily.
Other departures may be added nearer the time.

Walter Peak Farm Tours

Departing from Queenstown: 10am, 12noon & 2pm daily.

Note: the TSS Earnslaw return to service after maintenance has unfortunately been delayed - she now returns to service at 10am on Tues 17 July.  During this maintenance period travel to/from Walter Peak is by one of our smaller boats and the lower adult price reflects this change.

Milford Sound Nature Cruises

Departing from Milford Sound: 10.30am & 12.55 daily.

Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruises


- Manapouri: 9.45am daily (cruise only)
- Te Anau: 8.45am daily (coach/cruise/coach)
- Queenstown: 6.55am daily (coach/cruise/coach).

Stewart Island Ferry Services

Bluff to Stewart Island/Stewart Island to Bluff:
All daily departures.

**Conditions :

This offer is available to children aged 0 - 18 years. Maximum of two free children per full fare-paying adult. Extra children charged at normal child rates. Valid only during NZ school holidays for the dates shown above - on occasions our Kids Go FREE campaign doesn't run for the entire NZ school holidays.

Update: The TSS Earnslaw return to service (after annual maintenance) has unfortunately been delayed - she now returns to service at 10am on Tues 17 July.   Alternatively choose the Walter Peak Farm Tour and travel across Lake Wakatipu on one of our smaller boats - and the lower adult price reflects this change.

This offer can only be used in conjunction with the following offers: 10% Web Only Special and 20% Multi Saver.

Meals, coach connections, flightseeing, Milford Underwater Discovery Centre, overnight cruises and departures, other than those listed, are not included.

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. 

How does the Kids Go FREE promotion apply?: During the booking process select the number of adult, child and infant passengers for the tour date and departure time you want.  Once this information has been entered, the promotion(s) and any saving (if applicable) will automatically apply and show in the "Booking Summary".  This same information will also be displayed in the "Cart Summary",  prior to proceeding to the payment page.  You will see the original price, the saving and the amount to pay.

Kids Go FREE Colouring Competition

Enter our colouring competition and you could win a trip to the Te Anau Glowworm Caves for you and your whole class.

Kids Go Free Colouring Competition is open to Te Anau and Fiordland area (Mararoa) primary schools only.

Prize is valid for up to 42 kids including teachers / parent helpers on a Te Anau Glowworm Caves tour departing Real Journeys Visitor Centre,Te Anau.  The Kids Go FREE Colouring Competition sheet can also be downloaded here.  Just ensure you add your name, school and contact details on your entry.

Terms and Conditions: 

  • Travel must be completed by 30 September 2018.  Real Journeys reserves the right to alter the components of this prize and tour is subject to availability.
  • Entries close Sunday 22 July 2018
  • Entries to be dropped into Real Journeys Te Anau Visitor Centre, 85 Lakefront Drive, Te Anau or posted to Real Journeys Competitions, PO Box 94, Queenstown 9348
  • Winning picture to be chosen on Friday 27 July 2018 and winner will be notified on Monday 30 July 2018
  • Judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into
  • Prize cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers
  • The winning entry will be used for social media purposes and each entry hereby agrees to participate in any publicity related to the competition.  We will request parents' approval prior to publishing any images.