What we do
We deliver family focused holidays with recommended child friendly, outdoor activities all organised for you.
Whether it is a weekend break in New Zealand or an overseas holiday we know the best places to stay, things to do and ways to travel with kids. We have tried and tested them ourselves or else we don’t recommend them!
Let us create the perfect family adventure for you wherever you want to go!
We have travelled the world and beautiful New Zealand. We want to share with you what we think are some of the top places for families.
So we have some ready made recommended itineraries in locations we have chosen as perfect for family adventures.
We also have some pre-scheduled trips so you can join with other families and let the kids have fun together!
How we do it
We have researched, tried and tested family activities in a number of destinations and selected those that will appeal to family members of all ages.
From these we craft a programme of activities from which you can choose. Simply leave the rest to us. We organise it all so you can get on and enjoy your holiday.
We also book the accommodation of your choice, arrange airport transfers and anything else you need.
Then its over to you to enjoy all the fun and adventures on offer!
Why Choose us?
New Zealand owned and operated, we are a small family business that has lived, worked and travelled across the globe.
We know how families like to travel but we also know how to travel responsibly.
We pride ourselves on not only the service we give to our valued customers but on the way we treat local partners and suppliers.
There are many reasons we think we are good at what we do and why you should trust us to give you the best family holiday. Below are just some of them.
“True independence and freedom can only exist in doing what’s right”
We are not driven by corporate partnerships and commissions. We suggest what we know and love and then let you do the picking. You work hard for your holiday, let’s make your holiday work for you.
“Take only memories, leave only footprints”
An oldie but a goodie and a philosophy by which we always travel. On all of our trips, we are committed to not only using local suppliers so that money goes back into the local economy but also those who demonstrate healthy regard for the environment we are enjoying.
“I believe the children are our future, teach them well and let them lead the way”
Indeed they are Whitney and on our trips we like to give them the opportunity to meet and learn from local children, whether visiting a school or donating to the local orphanage. In addition, 10% of the profit from our trips is donated to local initiatives that benefit the local community, children or the environment. More details are on our Facebook page.
“Trust is like an eraser; it gets smaller and smaller after every mistake”
We leave no stone unturned in checking the quality of the holiday we provide you with. Every supplier is vetted and checked to make sure they meet our expectations and our safety standards. If we would not use them for our own children then why would we recommend them for yours?
“In order to be effective, be responsive. In order to be responsive, listen.”
Pick n Mix is our own business and your business is important to us. We pride ourselves on our customer service at every part of your journey. Talk to us anytime, evenings or weekends, we are available to fit around your busy work and family life. When you are away we will give you a 24-hour emergency contact should you have any issues.
“Any fool can know. The point is to understand”
And who would dare to argue with Einstein? Having traveled extensively across Asia Pacific, Australasia, South and North America and Europe and having lived in most we can give you the benefit of our experience as a family. All our recommendations are based on personal experience. Ask us anything you like. If we don’t know the answer ourselves then we will find out directly from those that do on the ground through our many partners and contacts