Large crowds of people on the beach and in the sea at Corsair bay during the Christmas and New Year holidays.
Leua Iosefa, Penina Iosefa and Jan-Hai Iosefa on their family trip to Queenstown via the West Coast.
Parties, holidays, festivals or just a day at the beach, there are many ways that we can celebrate summer! Which is your favourite?
A group of Russian tourists pictured shortly after arriving in Christchurch for a ten-day holiday over the Christmas period.
View of children playing on trampolines at a caravan park.
Four men and four women drinking billy tea as part of a picnic in the Rotokawa area near Taupō in the North Island. A picnic basket and Manuka-pole drying racks for clothes are also visible.
Close-up of 'Happy Holidays' bunting around traffic cones at New Brighton Mall during the Saturday Seaside Market.
Wayne and Daphne Todd having bacon and eggs for breakfast with Robert Todd and Angela Darly at Spencer Park motor camp.
My relatives - Aunt Dossie and Uncle Bill; Aunt Agnes and Uncle Ted and their son (top). My mum with my eldest brother Keith and my Nana (bottom). Going to North Beach for a Boxing Day outing. My dad...
Family camping at Hanmer River, Christmas/New Year 1958. Annual event with often three generations present.
Stewart, Linda, Joe Yellowlees of Kaiapoi, sunbathing outside their caravan at Woodend Beach.
View across caravans and tents at the camping ground at Kairaki.
A boy with an inflatable inner tube at Coes Ford camping area.
Mr Stratton, Mrs Stratton with Barry and Denyse (and budgie, Tinker) at Selwyn Motor Camp, Timaru.
View of caravans and tents at Ashley Gorge camping ground.
Group photograph of family and friends on holiday at Rakautara. "In this photo the camera is set to self timer on top of the bonnet of the car. But the camera begins to slide off as the photo is about...
Christchurch families enjoying a break just north of Kaikoura at Rakautara... My dad 'Ron' is the one with the camera. Penny, Sally, John and George play cricket in the background... - Contributor's...
Kathleen Henderson and daughter Amanda enjoying Sumner Beach. At this time they were living in Fiji. This photo would have been taken on a rare trip home to Christchurch, probably during the Christmas...
View of a family camping at Motukarara near Lake Ellesmere in Canterbury.
Growing up there were some summers we escaped Christchurch and rented a bach in the Marlborough Sounds. My sister and I had fun. Here we are goofing around with our 'Chocolate Biscuits faces'. -...
Tram car bach, Takamatua. Tramcar body in use as a bach at Takamatua, 1997.
This house was a permanent residence in the week for Edwin and Mary Lord, and a bach for extended family in the weekends and holidays. It had no sink, only two tin baths and to get clean you would...