New Zealand Homestays feature in China's most popular TV Show - Daddy, Where are we Going?

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Published: 19/11/2014
The show, which is watched by hundreds of millions world-wide, was filmed in Rotorua and New Zealand’s central North Island for a week in 2014.

New Zealand Homestay Network hosts Chinese Celebrities in Rotorua for the filming of Daddy, where are we Going? - China's most popular TV Show.Our New Zealand Homestays were featured in China's most popular TV show 'Dad! Where are we Going? 

跟随星爸萌娃探索奇幻之都—罗托鲁瓦 一起来体验神奇和精彩的罗托鲁瓦

The show, which is watched by an estimated 404 million viewers was filmed in Rotorua and New Zealand’s central North Island for a week in 2014.

New Zealand is the only international destination to feature in the show which follows celebrity fathers Huang Lei, Lu Yi, Yang Wei, Cao Ge and Wu Zhen Yu as they stay with Rotorua Homestay families and explore the region.

In the two 100-minute long Rotorua episodes, the celebrities experience New Zealand culture and accomplish a series of missions with or against each other.

The celebrites stayed with New Zealand host families who involved them in activities and tourist attractions. 

新西兰寄宿家庭联络网是一个游客们可以在网络上预订新西兰借宿家庭的在线市场。游客们可以选择他们的兴趣爱好(例如,钓鱼、高尔夫、骑单车、品酒或是烹饪),可以挑选对那些领域具备有关知识的寄宿家庭借宿。我们提供的借宿家庭,主人都是在对接待游客方面非常成熟且颇有经验的单身或是夫妻(有或是没有孩子 )。 

Staying in a Homestay

New Zealand Homestay Network hosts Chinese Celebrities in Rotorua for the filming of Daddy, where are we Going? - China's most popular TV Show. Photo is children playing

A family home is a place where we all feel safe, relaxed and comfortable. With filming of ‘Daddy, Where are we Going?’ in Rotorua, it was important that the Chinese celebrity children felt safe. A long-way from home, in a completely foreign culture and without their mothers’ comfort, these children (aged 3 – 8 years) quickly adopted their new kiwi Host families.

 

新西兰寄宿家庭联络网

New Zealand Homestay Network hosts Chinese Celebrities in Rotorua for the filming of Daddy, where are we Going? - China's most popular TV Show - Photo is Host welcoming Chinese guests

 

家,是一个让我们都感觉到放松,安全和舒适的地方。“爸爸去哪儿”在罗托鲁瓦的拍摄,能让来自中国的明星爸爸和他们的孩子们在一个全新的环境中

有安全感是十分重要的。远离家乡,身处一个完全陌生的异国文化,没有自己母亲的陪伴,这些3-8岁的孩子们很快就适应了他们在新西兰全新的寄宿家庭。

New Zealander’s are naturally hospitable

75 minutes (of the 200 that aired in China) featured the central theme - focusing on the interaction between the Chinese and New Zealand families. Naturally hospitable, the Rotorua Host families extended a warm welcome, making their guests feel at ease. The Homestays were all very clean and comfortable, and ranged from simple and humble to stylish and modern, and even included the luxury yacht, Pure Cruise. 

New Zealand Homestay Network hosts Chinese Celebrities in Rotorua for the filming of Daddy, where are we Going? - China's most popular TV Show. Photos is Lake Rotoiti - location of Rotorua HomestaysWith the serenity of Lake Rotoiti as the filming location, the Chinese celebrity and New Zealand children were quick to enjoy activities like bike riding, playing in the playground and swimming.  These shared activities quickly built a bridge between the Chinese celebrity families and New Zealand families.

 

新西兰人天性好客

在中国播出的200分钟节目中,有75分钟都是着重以中国和新西兰当地家庭的互动为主。天性好客的罗托鲁瓦寄宿家庭热情欢迎他们的中国客人并使他们在他们的家中也感到舒适放松。寄宿家庭都十分舒适整洁,类型从简洁谦逊到时尚现代,甚至囊括了豪华纯净游轮。

以风和日丽,宁静的罗托伊蒂湖作为拍摄地,来自中国的明星家庭和新西兰家庭的孩子们很快就享受这里的各项活动,比如骑单车,游泳以及在运动场玩耍。这些共同开展的活动很快便为来自中国的家庭和新西兰当地家庭架起了一座友谊的桥梁。

The importance of sharing meals together

New Zealand Homestay Network hosts Chinese Celebrities in Rotorua for the filming of Daddy, where are we Going? - China's most popular TV Show. Photo is Family Meal Time How we feed our guests is also an important part of the New Zealand Homestay experience and there was an emphasis on homely activities like preparing and eating meals together. The Chinese celebrity families reciprocated by cooking a meal for the kiwi host families.

 

 

一起用餐的重要之处

我们如何用饮食招待我们的客人也是新西兰寄宿家庭体验中一个非常重要的部分,这里尤其强调一起准备一份餐食或点心随后一起享用的家庭活动。中国明星家庭也为新西兰当地借宿家庭做了一顿中式晚餐感谢他们的照顾与款待。

‘Homestay’ like a celebrity

New Zealand Homestay Network hosts Chinese Celebrities in Rotorua for the filming of Daddy, where are we Going? - China's most popular TV Show. Photo is Lake Rotoiti showing location of Rotorua HomestaysThe logistics of the filming - with a crew of over 200 members - meant that documenting the Chinese celebrities in New Zealand homestays was restricted to four houses and one luxury yacht, in a single accessible location - Tamatea Street, Lake Rotoiti. 

For guests wanting to recreate the New Zealand Homestay experience and stay with host families (with or without children) in Rotorua or close to Hobbiton Movie set, there are a number of equivalent Homestay options available. The New Zealand Homestay Network has host families at lake, beach, bush, farm and city locations all over New Zealand. All hosts have been vetted for security, quality and price and adhere to New Zealand hosting standards.

你也可以像星爸萌娃那样体验新西兰当地的寄宿家庭

New Zealand Homestay Network hosts Chinese Celebrities in Rotorua for the filming of Daddy, where are we Going? - China's most popular TV Show. Photo is welcoming affordable accommodation in Rotorua

“爸爸去哪儿”整个摄制组约有超过200个成员,整个复杂的摄制;管理;组织以及星爸萌娃在新西兰寄宿家庭四栋房屋和一艘豪华游艇的体验,仅在一个便利的地点—塔玛蒂亚街,罗托伊蒂湖

 

 

New Zealand Homestay Network hosts Chinese Celebrities in Rotorua for the filming of Daddy, where are we Going? - China's most popular TV Show. Photo is one of the bedooms used by the celebrities而想重现新西兰寄宿家庭体验的游客们,无论你是想寄宿于罗托鲁瓦或是靠近霍比屯电影外景地(有或没有孩子)的家庭,都有大量的寄宿家庭供你选择。新西兰寄宿家庭联络网提供遍布全新西兰的寄宿家庭,例如靠近湖边的、海滩的、灌木丛的,或是农场家庭又或是在城市的家庭。所有的寄宿主人都经过安全、品质和收费的审查并且严格遵守新西兰的寄宿标准。

View  Episode 1 - featuring New Zealand Homestay Families

New Zealand Homestay Network hosts Chinese Celebrities in Rotorua for the filming of Daddy, where are we Going? - China's most popular TV Show.Click here to see the first episode which sees the Chinese Celebrities from 'Daddy, Where are we Going? arrive in Rotorua.

They visit the Government Gardens and then receive a challenge to hitchhike out to meet their Rotorua Homestay Hosts, at Lake Rotoiti. They enjoy meeting their new kiwi families and everyone settles in. 

They spend the afternoon doing activities with their host families like cycling, mountain biking, eeling, fishing and cruising on a yacht. 

Click here to view Episode 1

 

View Episode 2 - Featuring Te Puia, Hell's Gate, Hobbiton Movieset and The All Blacks

New Zealand Homestay Network hosts Chinese Celebrities in Rotorua for the filming of Daddy, where are we Going? - China's most popular TV Show.Click here to see the second  episode which sees the Chinese Celebrities from 'Daddy, Where are we Going? visit some of Rotorua's most popular tourist attractions.

Our special guests visit Te Puia, Hell's Gate and the OGO. They say farewell to their New Zealand Homestay families and go to Hobbiton Movies Set to complete another challenge. They also play rugby with the All Blacks - New Zealand's rugby team. 

Click here to view Episode 2

About New Zealand's Homestay Network

Founded in 2011, NZ’s Homestay Network has national headquarters in Rotorua and was involved in putting early proposals to Tourism New Zealand (and Hunan TV) to bring ‘Daddy, where are we Going?’; to Rotorua. Our Homestay families also featured in the South Korean version of the same show.

新西兰寄宿家庭联络网,成立于2011年,其总部位于罗托鲁瓦,并且涉及早期向新西兰旅游局和中国湖南卫视提议将真人秀节目“爸爸去哪儿”拍摄地选在罗托鲁瓦。另外,我们的寄宿家庭也在同样的真人秀节目韩国版爸爸去哪儿中参与主要拍摄。

New Zealand Homestay Network hosts Chinese Celebrities in Rotorua for the filming of Daddy, where are we Going? - China's most popular TV Show. Photo is Julia Charity, Project Lead on set at the Government GardensNew Zealand's Homestay Network Founder, Julia Charity had a leading role as Project Co-ordinator for the filming of 'Daddy, Where are we going?' in Rotorua and Hobbiton Movie Set and Farmtours.  Julia was the key liason between Tourism New Zealand, Destination Rotorua Marketing, Rotorua based Tourism Operators, the kiwi families who hosted the Chinese Celebrities and NZ-based Production Company, Screentime. 

Julia and her family were previously involved in hosting Korean celebrity Minsoo Yoon and son Hoo for the filming of Season 1 of the Korean version of Daddy, Where are we going.