Activity Category: Oakura

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…

Pekaren Cafe, Oakura

This little café is in the same building as the surf life saving club so commands the best views over the beach. With the choice of eating inside by one of the big picture windows or outside under sun umbrellas, there’s always something to look at! The menu is Italian, with…

Butlers Reef, Oakura, Taranaki

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This pub also seems to be known as The Butlers Bar and Cafe. This is a family friendly pub serving good pub food. There’s a separate kids’ menu with all the usual pub staples on it (fish and chips, burgers etc). It has a garden area big enough to kick…

Oakura River and Beach, Taranaki

There’s a swimming spot that is popular with those in the know just north of Oakura in the Oakura River. There are toilets nearby, picnic tables and places to park. The river opens out to the beach, which is one of the more kid friendly ones in the Taranaki area,…