How to keep kids and pets happy in the car on long trips

Get a free quote today

to find out costs and procedures involved in shipping your car from Australia to New Zealand.

Posted on 11th January 2020


For Kids  

  • Play songs you all enjoy.  And definitely sing along just for the simple joy of embarrassing your kids.

 

  • If you can prevent travel sickness it is going to be a much better road trip for all concerned! Products such as seasickness tablets and sea bands (yes, there is a junior size) are very effective at preventing motion sickness.  

 

  • What car games did you play as a child?  Eye-spy or points for spotting yellow cars are firm favourites.  

 

  • Download kid-friendly audiobooks.

 

  • Pack snacks - especially those that take a while to eat, like popcorn. 

 

  • Download fun apps. If your kids don’t feel sick while using a phone in the car a few app games will past the time.

 

  • Talk!  This is the perfect opportunity to talk about what everyone wants to do when you reach your destination. You have a captive audience and no threat of someone wandering off mid-way through!

 

 

For Pets

  • Make sure your dog or cat is secure in their seat, so they don’t distract the driver. 

 

  • Take one of their favourite toys to help your pet occupied.  

 

  • If your pet is prone to car sickness, visit your local pet shop and see what product they recommend.  There are usually drops that can help them with anxiety and motion sickness.  Pets travelling on an empty means they are less likely to be sick as well.

 

  • Make sure your dog has had some exercise before climbing into the car, meaning they are more likely to sleep during the journey. 

 

 

Allow both dogs and children stretch their legs every couple of hours – every hour if they are prone to feeling unwell. Perhaps some fish and chips at a park and by a beach.  Even just some outside time and a trip to the toilet, while you’re filling the car up with petrol, will revive them a little.   

 

 


Our easy - 3 step shipping process

×
Advise pick-up location
Documents & shipping
Delivered to your door

Tell us the pick up location and we'll arrange a date & time

We handle all customs & shipping including insurance

Enjoy your toy, after it's delivered to your door anywhere in NZ.

Get Started


Related articles

New Zealand School Holidays Adventures
Posted on 1st July 2020
With school holidays about to start, we've collated a list of ideas that doesn't involve skiing but can help boost local business and give you some options if you’re planning to get away.
Read more


Covid-19 Alert Level 2 Update
Posted on 20th May 2020
Well, hasn’t it been a very weird time?  The world ‘closed for business’ for a while (with many still closed), and businesses that could operate, had to do so remotely. What did this mean for vehicle shipping on a global scale and where are we now?
Read more


Importing a vehicle to New Zealand – privately or via shipping company?
Posted on 18th March 2020
New Zealanders have that DIY attitude running through their veins. That’s a given. But if you are looking to import a car and don’t have all the correct documentation or unsure of the total costs, it can turn into an expensive exercise.
Read more


New Zealand’s Possible Stink Bug Invasion
Posted on 24th February 2020
Europe is experiencing a stink bag epidemic. Italy has been hit especially hard with some growers losing close to 100% of their crops. Its estimated stink bugs have caused 350 million (Euros) in damage so far. Farmer and growers have named it the ‘super pest’ because of the scale of damage. Though there are no reported cases of the stink bug in New Zealand it is a very real threat.
Read more


Increased measures - Takata airbag recall.. Read more.