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The Putangirua Pinnacles, Aorangi Forest Park

Between Lake Ferry and Cape Palliser, just off the main Cape Palliser Road are the awesome  Putangirua Pinnacles. There are a couple of walking routes 2 of which start/finish from the main carpark (where there’s a toilet and map). About 500m from the start, the signpost shows two options. Our…

Snorkelling at Poor Knights Islands, Tutukaka

The water around Poor Knights Islands arguably provides some of the best diving and snorkelling to be had in New Zealand. If you’re around Northland and want to get a taste for what lies beneath, Perfect Day Ocean Cruises come highly recommended as being great for families. With tours meeting…

Get Fixed Bicycle Cafe, Porirua

You don’t have to even be interested in bikes to visit this cafe situated on the harbour right in the heart of Porirua city. Although if you are interested in bikes, they have a repair shop, rent bikes out  and can give advice on local bike trails. Rented bikes can…

Lighthouse walk, Tutukaka Headland

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If you think of a typical lighthouse, this one on the Tutukaka Headlands probably isn’t one that comes to mind but this is a functioning beacon (solar powered) that still warns boats about the surrounding rocks. To get to this lighthouse, you’ll need to check the tide times here and aim…

The Gelato Lab, Christchurch

People come from far and wide to enjoy the gelato at this place because, some would argue, it’s about the best in the city! There are classic flavours like chocolate and vanilla but lots of interesting flavours to challenge the taste buds as well, like pistachio or caramelised fig. The…

Tairawhiti Museum and Art Gallery, Gisborne

This small museum is dedicated to the history of the region but also has a range of changing exhibitions which can have a national or international focus. If the weather isn’t favourable or you’re just wanting to escape from the heat or have a change of pace, you could easily…

The Outdoor Gallery, near Auckland airport

There are a few different activities to do near Auckland airport and this one is a great free activity if the weather is OK and you want some fresh air and gentle exercise before catching a flight. At just over a kilometre from the international terminal (a little less from…

L’Arte Cafe, Acacia Bay

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Acacia Bay is just west of the township of Taupo and often a much with a sheltered beach and playground. If you’re looking for somewhere to eat in this area, look no further than L’Arte Cafe with it’s beautiful garden setting and lots of art to admire (which is all…

Emersons Brewery, Dunedin

Emerson’s beer has been brewed in Dunedin since 1992, although this site opened in 2016. Home to the brewery, a light and airy restaurant and bar, this family friendly eatery is a great place to come with kids. The restaurant has big windows so you can see into the workings…

Swimming at the Wharf, Opotiki

Sea swimming in Opotiki can be a bit wild for kids. The Waioeka River can provide a good alternative and there’s no salt or sand to wash off after you’ve finished! At the boat ramp, there’s a slide and two rope swings which both make exciting ways of getting into…