Activity Category: Tasman

T.O.A.D Hall Cafe, Motueka

Toad Hall Motueka

T.O.A.D Hall cafe is one of those rare finds that parents love – great food, great atmosphere with plenty to keep the kids happy and entertained meaning everyone in the family can relax! For food and refreshments you can choose to order and takeaway with an ice creamy, juice bar…

Breaker Bay, Kaiteriteri

Breaker Bay

If you’re looking for a beach other than the main beach or Little Kaiteriteri, Breaker Bay is small and beautiful. There’s no road access – you have to walk down stairs and a path from the main road meaning that this beach can be quieter than the other local options.…

Kaiteriteri – Lagoon, Beach & Playground

Kaiterteri

A well known destination for those seeking sun, sea and sand, Kaiteriteri is a popular place for families especially in the summer months. The main beach is busy with boats and other water based activities, making the lagoon area to the south side a more popular place for kids to…

Playground & Skatepark, Takaka

Takaka playground

Going to the playground or skatepark isn’t necessarily what you’d think of doing when in Golden Bay but sometimes kids just want to be kids and do something that is completely familiar to them even if the setting is new. And let’s face it, if anyone in your party wants…

Wholefood Cafe & Ice Cream Bar, Takaka

Wholefood cafe

This is a popular place to eat and it’s great for families. The food is relatively healthy, with an emphasis on seasonal, local produce and it’s definitely delicious! They serve breakfast and lunch and have cabinet food as well. There isn’t a kids’ menu but there is a ‘piccolo’ eggs hollandaise…

Anatoki Salmon Farm, near Takaka

Salmon Farm

For kids that like fishing or for those wanting to try for the first time, coming to a lake that’s stocked with farmed salmon just waiting to be caught isn’t such a bad idea – but be warned, there’s no guarantee that you’ll actually catch one! You can’t use your…

Te Waikoropupu (Pupu) Springs, near Takaka

Pupu Springs

These are the largest fresh water springs in New Zealand and are said to contain some of the purest water in the world. It is sacred to the Maori and no matter how inviting it looks, contact with the water mustn’t be made. There are information boards at the start of…

Rawhiti Cave, Takaka

Rawhiti cave stalactites

Takaka is an area that has lots of caves and limestone features. The one at Rawhiti is free to see and spectacular – you just have to be prepared to walk for about an hour to get there. But if you manage it, the stalactites and stalagmites on display are…

Mussel Inn, Onekaka

Mussel Inn sign

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…