The Family Northern Explorer trip offers brilliant short walks, one big day hike and plenty of beaches for lots of swimming. It is a bit warmer in the 'winterless north' which makes camping all the more enjoyable. Highlights include the remote coastal hike on Day 2 near the Bay of Islands, optional sea kayaking at Whangaroa or Bay of Islands, the feeling of isolation at the very tip of New Zealand at Cape Reinga and sand boarding the giant Te Paki dunes. This trip suits children from the age of about 8 years. For families we make the days more flexible, so if some want to turn back halfway on hikes or take it easy, we can make that work. Just keep your guide informed.