Campsites in New Zealand fill up quickly, and if they are a great family option, they may even be booked out by the same families year on year. If you don’t want to miss out, jump online and start to look up possible locations and campsites. Talk to friends and family that have camped with children the same age as your own. If your children are very young, then locations near the water may not be ideal. Keep in mind that you want a relaxing holiday too, so choose a camping location that suits your entire family.
If you have a new tent, make sure you pitch it in your backyard before you go. This means you will be familiar with the set-up and you can make sure all your gear fits in. It also means your kids can start getting excited about their upcoming holiday!