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School Holidays

When are school holidays in New Zealand in 2022?

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 lovely ones to meet their needs, abilities and kick their boredom to the curb. Wondering when are the next school holidays in New Zealand? Here're the official New Zealand primary school holidays, secondary school holidays and high school holidays below.
  • School holiday dates in New Zealand in 2022
  • School holiday dates in New Zealand in 2023
  • School holiday dates in New Zealand in 2024
If you are looking for what to do with your kids during the next Easter holidays, winter school holidays, September/October term break or New Zealand summer holidays, fear no more as there’s so much to do in North Island and South Island. Keen to explore nature and wildlife on the next New Zealand holidays with your kids? Or is a coastline adventure more your family style? Our team got you covered! Discover events, family attractions and school holiday activities near you. Check out things to do during the kids school holidays in Auckland, Wellington school holidays and tours and family activities for your holidays in Tauranga. If you plan to visit other places in North Island, here is the top list of kids' and family activities in Bay of Islands, Hamilton, Northland, Rotorua, Waitomo and many other beautiful places. There are plenty of kids and family activities in South Island too. Check out what to do during your next holidays in Queenstown or your holidays in Christchurch, New Zealand. At schoolholidays.com.au you can find heaps of holiday activities for your kids and family in places such as Fiordland, Milford Sound, Nelson, Wanaka and others beautiful places of South Island NZ.

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School holiday dates in New Zealand in 2022

School Term School holiday dates*
Term 1 Easter school holidays NZ:
Friday 15 April 2022 - Sunday 1 May 2022

Thise New Zealand term break includes Good Friday (15 April 2022), Easter (Monday 18 - Tuesday 19 April 2022), and ANZAC day (Monday 25 April 2022) public holidays.
Term 2 Winter school holidays NZ:
Saturday 9 July 2022 – Sunday 24 July 2022
Term 3 October school holidays NZ:
Saturday 1 October 2022 – Sunday 16 October 2022
Term 4 December school holidays NZ:
NZ school holidays are 5 - 6 weeks long.
For all schools, holidays start Tuesday 20 December 2022 and finish between Sunday 29 January 2023 and Monday 06 February 2023.

This NZ term break includes Christmas Day (Sunday 25 December 2022), Boxing Day (Monday 26 December 2022) and New Year's Day (Sunday 1 January 2023).
*Official resource

School holiday dates in New Zealand in 2023

School Term School holiday dates*
Term 1 Easter school holidays New Zealand:
Friday 7 April 2023 - Sunday 23 April 2023

These New Zealand school holidays include Good Friday (7 April 2023) and Easter (Monday 10 April and Tuesday – 11 April 2023) public holidays. ANZAC Day (Sunday 25 April 2023) is a public holiday in Term 2.
Term 2 July school holidays NZ:
Saturday 1 July 2023 - Sunday 16 July 2023
Term 3 September school holidays NZ:
Saturday 23 September 2023 - Sunday 8 October 2023
Term 4 Christmas school holidays NZ:
NZ school holidays are 5 - 6 weeks long.
For all schools, holidays start after Wednesday 20 December 2023 and finish between Monday 29 January 2024 and Wednesday 7 February 2024.

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

School holiday dates in New Zealand in 2024

School Term School holiday dates*
Term 1 April school holidays NZ:
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 July school holidays New Zealand:
Saturday 6 July 2024 - Sunday 21 July 2024
Term 3 September/October school holidays New Zealand:
Saturday 28 September 2024 - Sunday 13 October 2024
Term 4 Summer holidays New Zealand:
NZ school holidays are 5 - 6 weeks long.
All schools finish after Friday 20 December 2024 and holidays are 5-6 weeks long.

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)).
*Official resource