New Zealand School Holiday Dates


School Holidays are peak times for travelling. Cheap flights and deals are usually pretty hard to find around these times because the demand for seats etc is so high.

This calendar should make it easier to plan your travel – we’ve included the dates when all schools are on holiday and when just the secondary schools are on holiday and also the public holidays. We get this info from the Ministry Of Education website but some schools do differ a bit.



If you have to travel during the School Holidays then see if you can try for the dates near the end of the holidays (bookings are often lighter at that end) and definitely book as far ahead as you can – you may be paying more but you’ll have more rooms / seats / cabins etc to choose from.

If you’re travelling right at the beginning or end of a holiday period best check with the headmaster!

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