Activity Category: Cafes

Pukeiti Gardens, near New Plymouth

Pukeiti Gardens is roughly 30 minutes drive from New Plymouth but feels like it’s a whole world away! It went through a major redevelopment in 2017 which has totally transformed this place into a great family attraction with things to do no matter what the weather is like. Access is…

Erik’s fish and Chips, Queenstown

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Erik’s began in Queenstown but has extended to Wanaka and is famous for the high quality of the food being produced. Rather than a shop, it’s a van selling fish and chips and while orders can be ready in 10 minutes, you can also pre order online or via phone…

Erik’s Fish and Chips, Wanaka

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Erik’s began in Queenstown but has extended to Wanaka and is famous for the high quality of the food being produced. Rather than a shop, it’s a van selling fish and chips and while orders can be ready in 10 minutes, you can also pre order online or via phone…

Kawau Island

Kawau Island, in the Hauraki Gulf to the North East of Auckland is only accessible by boat with ferries and water taxis going across from Sandspit. Kawau doesn’t have any roads or cars making it very peaceful but also problematic to get around if you don’t have your own water…

Matakana Country Park

Just outside of Matakana on the road to Leigh, this is a huge space with options for all weather although most attractions are better suited to days without rain. The playground is large with various wooden structures like a pink castle, fire truck, buzzy bee ship lighthouse and then more…

Hatuma Cafe, near Waipukurau

This unassuming cafe has a surprisingly great space for kids out the back, so if you’re in or travelling through Central Hawkes Bay and looking for the kids to have a run around while grabbing a coffee, snack or full meal, check Hatuma Cafe out. The menu covers breakfast and…

Luke’s Kitchen, Kuaotunu

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Luke’s is a bit of an institution in Kuaotunu as, along with the café, there’s also an art gallery and a shop making it a hub for this small community. The café also has a full schedule of live music over the summer months and most weekends throughout the rest…

Fish and Chips at Wainui Store

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The Wainui Store is a convenience shop selling basic grocery items, scoop ice cream and freshly brewed coffee. It also has a selection of baking including pies and sweet treats. But it’s the fish and chips that particularly comes recommended! If you’re in the Wainui Beach area Thursday – Sunday…

Beach House and Kiosk, Island Bay, Wellington

Situated on Wellington’s South Coast, this light and airy cafe is a good place to go if you’ve been exploring the rock pools in the Marine Reserve or perhaps walked some or all of the way to Red Rocks. There are no toys or colouring in for kids (so you…

Mr Go’s, Wellington

While this restaurant, in the heart of Wellington, isn’t specifically child-friendly, in that there’s no children’s menu or toy basket, kids that are happy to try different foods, do seem to love it here. The menu is modern Asian hawker street food with twists on the food from several Asian…