Activity Category: Cafes

Passage Rock Winery, Waiheke Island

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A winery that caters well for families by providing a trampoline, big grassy area and outdoor toys for the kids to enjoy while the adults can sample some wine in peace! The food is great (tasty and interesting) and wood fired pizzas or kids’ fish and chips were a huge…

Palm Beach, Waiheke Island

There’s lots on offer for families at Palm Beach! Next door to the well stocked general store, there’s a good fish and chip shop (at the corner of Palm Rd and Hill Rd). Order and take your food down to the beach to enjoy. There is a toilet and grassy…

Dragonfired pizza, Waiheke Island

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Great tasting wood fired pizzas are cooked up to order from two locations it’s weather dependent but all year at Little Oneroa and just in the summer at Palm Beach. The trailer with the wood fired oven pitches up near Little Oneroa General Store and at Palm Beach at the Esplanade end.…

Little Oneroa Beach, Waiheke Island

This is a wide, safe swimming beach for kids with showers, changing rooms and toilets. There’s also a shaded playground (sails and big trees) at Little Oneroa beach which is great for younger kids (perhaps up to around 6/7 years old). A big grassy area isn’t shaded but has free…

Delight Café, Waiheke Island

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Good cafe for breakfast, lunch or snacks with great views over the water and Oneroa Beach from most windows – you can play I spy while you wait for your food! For kids there’s pancakes or a mini cooked breakfast on offer (eggs, hash brown and bacon). The Middle Eastern influences…

Island Gelato icecream, Waiheke Island

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A small but stylish former shipping container is home to the island’s best ice-cream shop (in our families’ opinion!) Made on Waiheke with seasonal, local, ingredients wherever possible, the flavours are always changing. There are always some dairy free options. They also serve coffee and sell Al Brown’s Ugly Bagels.…

Bridge Cafe, near Woodville

This is a cafe that caters well to families as it has a small indoor playroom with blackboard, toys, games and books (all more suited to younger kids). Outside there’s a sandpit with toys, large grassy area, climbing structure with monkey bars and 2 swings to keep kids of all…

The Chippery, Wellington

This is not specifically child friendly but what kid doesn’t like fish and chips and what adult doesn’t enjoy GOOD fish and chips? That’s why The Chippery (2 branches at either end of the CBD) makes it onto this website! It’s not the cheapest fish and chips around but it…

Florence’s Foodstore and Cafe, Wanaka

Set a little way out of Wanaka, on the road to Cardrona, as the name suggests, this is a cafe and food shop that comes highly recommended. Breakfast (served till 11.30am), lunch and morning/afternoon tea are on offer here with many of the food ingredients sourced locally. Seating is both inside and…

Mexico (restaurant) Christchurch & Wellington

This is a chain restaurant with a branch in Wellington, Christchurch Hamilton and 4 branches in Auckland. The branches in Wellington, Hamilton and Britomart have all been recommended and they offer the same menu and set up and were equally good. The other branches should be too but if you’ve been to…