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Huka Prawn Park, Taupo

Huka Prawn Park

This has been consistently recommended by lots of families as being a great place to go for a family day out. There are lots of things to do and while some families only go to fish for prawns, others never make it fishing and spend their time enjoying all of…

Mussel Inn, Onekaka

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This well-known pub is a popular spot for locals and tourists alike. While it isn’t specifically child friendly, lots of families visit and because of its relaxed nature, it makes for a good place for meals out. The outdoor space is great especially for those that can’t keep still. There’s…

Walk up Paritutu Rock, New Plymouth

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This rock along with the Sugar Loaf Islands are distinctive and visible from much of the New Plymouth coast but did you know that you can walk up Paritutu? It’s really not a long walk in terms of distance but due to being really steep and rocky under foot, it’s…

MacLean Playground and Skatepark, Paraparaumu Beach

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This small playground is set just near the beach and right next to the skatepark so together they make a good destination for multiple ages.  You can’t see the beach from the playground or skatepark but you could keep your eye on a child at the skatepark and the playground…

Stadium Swimming Pool, Albany

Stadium Pool Albany

Opened at the end of January 2017, this brand new pool seems to have lots of interesting activities on offer for kids. Within the leisure pool there’s a climbing wall which kids can climb before falling off into the water. There are lily pads for kids to practice their balancing…

Little Vintage Espresso, Amberley

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Owned and run by parents, this cafe is very tolerant of younger diners! There’s a basket of toys and highchairs for those that need them. Food wise, there’s a cabinet of well priced savoury and sweet treats and a menu including breakfast and lunch items. This also includes a kids’…

Playground in the Domain, Hanmer Springs

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There are 2 playgrounds in Hanmer and this one, slightly out of the central area (although still within walking distance), is suitable for kids of all ages with equipment for younger kids, as well as a rope swing and climbing wall that are fine for older kids. Adult gym equipment is dotted…

AC Baths, Taupo

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No matter what the weather is like, these thermally heated pools will keep everyone busy and use up some energy! There’s lane swimming, a separate leisure pool with 2 toddler areas, 2 hydroslides, a tarzan swing and private pools available within this complex. There is also a sauna but for…

Churchill play area, Seatoun

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This playground, situated right near the beach in Seatoun, was upgraded in 2016 and now has a nautical theme. The biggest piece of equipment is a pirate ship with a wobbly bridge, slide, rope ladders and hiding holes. It’s surrounded by sand which kids can also play in. Other equipment…

Bespoke Kitchen, Queenstown

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This cafe has been voted the best cafe in all of New Zealand (2015) and the food is certainly good as is the friendly service. If you’re looking for a healthy breakfast or lunch this is the place to come – there are the staples like eggs benedict but also…