So you’ve got little ones and you want to go tramping but you’re not sure where to take them? Or you have an idea about a hut but wonder if how ‘child-friendly’ the tramp might be?
Getting into the hills with your kids can be a challenge sometimes, so we’re hoping that this website might make it easier to head out on an enjoyable family tramp. We’re aiming to provide basic information about tramping huts (and campsites) which are easily accessible for families. This site is especially aimed at those with pre-school children, although we’d like to think that you can adapt and adjust the information for your own family or collections of kids. For reasons described in more detail (see Background), the destinations are likely to be a couple of hours (adult time) from the road end, so don’t expect to find advice on how to get your 4 year-old into the Olivine Wilderness Area.
We also need people to contribute, as there’s no way we can visit all the easily accessible child-friendly huts in NZ. Please head to the Contribute page and follow the information found there. Thanks in advance!
Disclaimer: we take no responsibility for the safety of those following the information found in this site, or the accuracy of the information. Please take note of WHEN the information was posted and if possible contact the provider or DoC for updates. Also, if you’ve never been tramping before but want to start now that you’ve got pre-schoolers, please go carefully, start small, go with those more experienced than you etc.