NZ School Holidays 2023 - 2024, Public Holidays & School Terms

Wondering when are the next NZ school holidays, NZ school terms and NZ public holidays 2023 and 2024? Here, you'll find the official New Zealand school holidays 2023 - 2024, including New Zealand public holidays 2023 - 2024 and school terms 2023 NZ.

There's no doubt that the last day of school and holidays are a time of joy and freedom for the kids from a tough term at school. But for parents and carers, it can be challenging to find the best activities for their loved ones to meet their needs and abilities and kick their boredom to the curb.

NZ school holidays 2023 - 2024, NZ school terms 2023 - 2024, New Zealand public holidays 2023 - 2024.
NZ school holidays 2023 - 2024 / NZ school terms 2023 - 2024 / New Zealand public holidays 2023 - 2024

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Planning for the NZ school holidays?

If you're looking for fun things to do in the NZ school holidays, we've got you covered.

Whether it's Easter, the winter holidays, the September-October term break or the New Zealand summer holidays, both the North and South Islands offer heaps of fun family activities.

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Fun things to do in Auckland

Dive into fun things to do in Auckland for families - from indoor activities to Auckland attractions and kids activities.

Things to do in Auckland
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What's on in Auckland for families

See what's on in Auckland for kids and families from kids' and family events to what's on in Auckland school holidays!

What's on in Auckland
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Things to do in Queenstown

Dive into family things to do in Queenstown - from summer activities to fun things to do with kids.

Queenstown activities


NZ school terms 2023: Auckland, Christchurch & Hamilton

Below are the New Zealand school terms 2023, including primary school terms 2023 and NZ school term dates in Auckland, Christchurch and Hamilton.

School term 2023 NZ term dates 2023*

Term 1 dates NZ

Monday 30 January 2023 - Thursday 06 April 2023

Term 2 dates NZ

Monday 24 April 2023 - Friday 30 June 2023


ANZAC Day (Sunday 25 April 2023) is a public holiday in Term 2.

Term 3 dates NZ

Monday 17 July 2023 - Friday 22 September 2023

Term 4 dates NZ

Monday 09 October 2023 - Wednesday 20 December 2023


NZ school holidays 2023: Auckland, Christchurch, Hamilton, Queenstown & Rotorua

Below are the school holiday NZ 2023, including New Zealand school holidays 2023 in Auckland, Christchurch, Hamilton, Queenstown and Rotorua.

School Term School holidays 2023 NZ dates*

Term 1 holidays 2023

Easter school holidays 2023:

Friday 07 April 2023 - Sunday 23 April 2023

Kids return to school on Monday 24 April 2023.


These New Zealand school holidays 2023 include Good Friday (7 April 2023) and Easter (Monday 10 April and Tuesday 11 April 2023) public holidays.

Term 2 holidays 2023 NZ

July school holidays 2023:

Saturday 01 July 2023 - Sunday 16 July 2023

Kids return to school on Monday 17 July 2023

Term 3 holidays NZ

September - October school holidays 2023:

Saturday 23 September 2023 - Sunday 08 October 2023

Kids return to school on Monday 9 October 2023

Term 4 school holidays 2023

Christmas holidays 2023:

Christmas holidays start Thursday 21 December 2023, and finish between Sunday 28 January 2024 and Tuesday 6 February 2024.


NZ school holidays are 5 - 6 weeks long.


Back to school NZ 2024: between Monday 29 January 2024 and Wednesday 7 February 2024.


These New Zealand school holidays 2023 include Christmas Day (Monday 25 December 2023), Boxing Day (Tuesday 26 December 2023) and New Year's Day (Monday 1 January 2024).


NZ public holidays 2023: Auckland, Christchurch, Hamilton, Queenstown, Whangarei & Rotorua

Below are the New Zealand public holidays 2023, including public holidays NZ 2023 in Christchurch, Auckland, Hamilton, Queenstown, Whangarei and Rotorua.

2023 public holidays NZ Holiday dates*
New Year's Day Sunday 1 January 2023 & Tuesday 3 January 2023 (Additional holiday)
Day after New Year’s Day Monday 2 January 2023
Waitangi Day Monday 6 February 2023
Good Friday 2023 NZ Friday 7 April 2023
Easter 2023 NZ Sunday 9 April 2023
Easter Monday Monday 10 April 2023
Anzac Day Tuesday 25 April 2023
King’s Birthday NZ 2023 Monday 5 June 2023
Matariki Friday 14 July 2023
Labour Day Monday 23 October 2023
Christmas Day Monday 25 December 2023
Boxing Day Tuesday 26 December 2023
*Official resource

School terms 2024 NZ

Below are the New Zealand school terms 2024, NZ primary school term dates 2024, school term start date as well as 2024 term dates NZ.

School term 2024 NZ school term dates 2024*

Term 1 dates NZ

Monday 29 January 2024 - Friday 12 April 2024

Term 2 dates NZ

Monday 29 April 2024 - Friday 05 July 2024

Term 3 dates NZ

Monday 22 July 2024 - Friday 27 September 2024

Term 4 dates NZ

Monday 14 October 2024 - Friday 20 December 2024


School holidays NZ 2024

Below are the school holiday dates 2024 NZ, school holidays 2024 Auckland as well as school holidays 2024 Christchurch.

School term school holidays 2024 NZ dates*

Term 1 school holidays NZ

Easter school holidays 2024:

Saturday 13 April 2024 - Sunday 28 April 2024


These New Zealand school holidays include ANZAC Day (Saturday 25 April 2024) public holiday.

Good Friday (29 March 2024), Easter (Monday - 1 April and Tuesday 6 April 2024) are public holidays and part of Term 1.

Term 2 school holidays 2024 NZ

July school holidays 2024:

Saturday 06 July 2024 - Sunday 21 July 2024

Term 3 school holidays

September - October school holidays 2024:

Saturday 28 September 2024 - Sunday 13 October 2024

Term 4 school holidays

Christmas holidays 2024:

Christmas holidays in NZ start Saturday 21 December 2024, and end between Sunday 26 January 2025 and Thursday 06 February 2025.


NZ school holidays are 5 - 6 weeks long.


Back to school NZ 2025: between Monday 27 January 2025 and Friday 7 February 2025.


These New Zealand school holidays include Christmas Day (Wednesday 25 December 2024), Boxing Day (Thursday 26 December 2024), New Year's Day (Wednesday 1 January 2025).


Public holidays NZ 2024

Below are the New Zealand public holidays 2024, NZ public holidays 2024 Christchurch and Auckland, public holidays 2024 Queenstown and Wellington, public holidays 2024 Tauranga and Rotorua, and public holidays 2024 Whangarei and Hamilton.

New Zealand public holiday 2024 Public holiday dates*
New Year's Day Monday 1 January 2024
Day after New Year’s Day Tuesday 2 January 2024
Waitangi Day Tuesday 6 February 2024
Good Friday 2024 NZ Friday 29 March 2024
Easter 2024 NZ Sunday 31 March 2024
Easter Monday Monday 1 April 2024
Anzac Day Thursday 25 April 2024
King’s Birthday NZ 2024 Monday 3 June 2024
Matariki Friday 28 June 2024
Labour Day Monday 28 October 2024
Christmas Day Wednesday 25 December 2024
Boxing Day Thursday 26 December 2024
*Official resource

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