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Rotorua Adventure

Rotorua, a town set on the famous Lake Rotorua and is renowned for its geothermal activity and Maori culture. Rotorua is a city rich in Maori Arts and Crafts with traditional wood carvings featured throughout the city. It is home to the largest geothermal area within New Zealand with bubbling mud pools, thermal springs and geysers galore. For good reason it is also known as the adventure playground of New Zealand.

Join us on an adventure filled weekend of insane fun that is not for the faint hearted. On this trip you will raft down the world’s highest commercially rafted waterfall in the WORLD! Gondola to the top of Mt Ngongotaha and race your friends down the luge and soak up the history and culture of our famous city that smells like a giant fart.

This trip all meals, transport, dorm room accommodation, white water rafting the Kaituna river, gondola ride, 3 luge rides, Maori cultural performance and village tour, traditional hangi feast and thermal mud pool visit.

Date: Saturday 12th of May until Sunday 13th of May
Time: 7:45 am sharp. Arrive home 4pm the following day.
Where to meet: Meet at Playschool offices in Albany, Auckland

Cost: $320/person

RSVP: To secure your place and not miss out, contact Carissa as soon as possible.

Fiji Islands Trip – 17-24 November 2018

Fiji Islands

12 friends, 7 nights, 6 islands, 2 guides, 1 adventure of a lifetime and memories that will last forever!

The only thing you should be asking yourself when you’re not in Fiji is “Why am I not in Fiji?”. Once there it is easy to see why Fiji is New Zealand’s number 1 South Pacific holiday destination. With adventure, culture, and food to experience, Fiji is THE destination for travelers who want it all. Join Playschool on our annual Fiji trip and experience an 8 day/7 night all inclusive adventure in paradise. Not only will you get to travel with other “Kiwi” Au Pairs, but also all the stress of planning your dream holiday is taken care of by our team. We have also negotiated exclusive group rate discounts to make your adventure more affordable. This week long adventure includes a 4 night cruise through the stunning Yasawa Islands and 3 nights based on Robinson Crusoe Island, allowing you get the ultimate exploring experience.

Secure your place today as we only have 12 available spaces and they will fill up fast!


17 – 24 November 2018
$2690 /person (all inclusive)

  • 8 day/7 night package including all meals
  • Flights, land & sea transfers
  • 4 night Yasawa island cruise on Captain cook cruises
  • 3 nights on Robinson Crusoe island
  • Cultural performance & traditional lovo feast
  • Local village and school tour, shell market, crab racing, Fijian story telling
  • Snorkeling and equipment, glass bottom boat, paddle boarding, kayaking
  • Explore coral reefs, pristine lagoons, deserted beaches, volcanoes & more

How to secure your passage to Fiji

Please email Carissa to secure your place. A $290 non-refundable deposit is to be paid within 2 weeks to confirm your place.
Progress payments are required as follows; 1st August $600, 1st September $600, 1st October $600, 1st November $600.

Please download Official Itinerary and Terms & Conditions here.


Bay of Islands & Dolphin Sailing

The Bay of Islands is a New Zealand enclave encompassing more than 140 subtropical islands situated in the country’s North Island. It’s known for its undeveloped beaches, marine life such as dolphins and whales and Maori cultural history. It’s also home to the 19th-century whaling port of Russell, whose waterfront promenade is lined with remnants from its days as the country’s first New Zealand capital. Join us for a tour of the Bay of Islands by both land and sea and experience the wonders of Waitangi, Paihia, Russell and the outer islands along with all that these magical spots have to offer.

Date: Saturday 7th of April until Sunday 8th April
Time: 8am
Where: Playschool office, 72 Apollo Dive, Albany
Cost: $275 – Cost includes transport, all meals, accommodation, full day dolphin sail, Kawiti glow worm caves, car ferriesHururu falls and a tour of Russell and surrounding areas.
Bring: Togs, towel, sunscreen, snacks, drinks, warm jacket and sturdy covered footwear. Trip does not include breakfast on the Saturday or dinner on the Sunday so please eat before you arrive at 8am on Saturday.

RSVP Don’t miss out!  Secure your place as soon as possible by contacting Carissa by email

Save the Date

From exploring the Bay of Islands and sailing on the Carino to having fun in the sun in the Fiji Islands we have the hottest trips in 2018. Mark the dates in your diary and start saving now to join us on one or more of our once in a lifetime Au Pair adventures!



Approx cost

Feb 16 – 18

Tongariro – Tongariro Crossing National Park

$ 185

Mar 10 & 11

Coromandel – Cathedral Cove, Dounut Island


April 7 & 8

Bay of Islands – Carino dolphin sail, Kawiti Caves, Russell town


May 12 & 13

Rotorua – Mitai village, Raft Kaituna river, luging


June 30

Rugby – All Black Vs France


July 21 & 22

Rotorua – Mitai village, Raft Kaituna river, luging $300

Aug 18 & 19

Waitomo – Caves, Hobbiton, black water raftin, Raglan beach


Sept 15 & 16

Lake Taupo – Huka falls, Jet boating, Debretts spa, bungy


October 19-21

  Tongariro – Tongariro Crossing & National Park  $185

Nov 17 – 24

Fiji Islands – 4 night boat cruise of Yasawa islands, 3 nights main land, water and land activities

$2000 plus

Dec (date tbc)

Children and Au Pair Christmas party


While all care is taken to ensure this information is accurate and
correct please note that costs, dates and activities are subject to change.