Tips when going on a Road trip with small kids

The gift of adventure is one of the best things that you can give your child/children.

These are the things that I find important when travelling as a family

Road trips

  • Pack one bag of toys and books
  • Snacks to nibble
  • Extra shoes, jacket and clothes
  • If you have small kids, play with them with “I spy with my eyes” or Connect my word game. Search the net for ideas
  • First aid kit
  • Prep some food for picnic
  • Stop every couple of hours and play with them. Find a park when possible or a cafe or river
  • Let them have a nice sleep at night
  • We take some cold milk and food with us so we can save time going to grocery store. We’ll use the time to rest. Most hotels have fridge so it’s perfect.

Long flights

  • Extra clothes
  • In my bag that I can easily access: extra socks, some small shape maker, tissue, hand sanitiser
  • Let them wear comfy clothes and use layering
  • Medicine (Vicks, Pain reliever)


Hooker Valley, Mt Cook

Magical and breathtaking place to visit. This bridge is 20mins walk from car park. 

Change is inevitable. The glacial ice is melting every second and most probably one day the water in this area will disappear. 

McLean Falls

We like visiting the different waterfalls in NZ , this is one of farthest placethat I drove from Christchurch. We enjoyed going around Catlins and seeing this place as the last destination. 

As per google 

The McLean Falls on the Tautuku River in Catlins Forest Park descend a number of steep drop offs and terraces, with the very top of the waterfall, where it meets its first waterpool being 22-metre.