Activity Category: Cafes

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…

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…

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…

Creek Tackle House & Cafe, Turangi

Hiding at the back of a tackle and all things fishing shop is this cute little cafe that serves very tasty food for breakfast, lunch and morning teas. The baking/pastry items are all made in house daily and the counter has a small but good selection to choose from. The…

Lewis Farms, near Waitarere

This farm is conveniently situated off SH1 between Foxton and the Waitarere turn off, or 10km north of Levin and sells the most delicious real fruit strawberry ice cream and coffee! They grow their own strawberries and sell these too, along with asparagus and other vegetables according to the growing…

Stella Cafe, Hokitika

Stella Café is family friendly with great staff, lots of options for those that suffer from food allergies. For entertainment while you’re waiting for your order, there is a beehive behind a glass window so the kids can watch the bees working. A popular place for breaking the journey along…

Clearview Winery, Te Awanga

Not all wineries in New Zealand cater well for kids, so it’s lovely to go somewhere where the adults can sit back and sample the wine and/or eat while the kids are happily occupied in a playground. Aimed at younger kids, the playground is fully gated and has a couple…

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…

Erik’s fish and Chips, Queenstown

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Erik’s began in Queenstown but has extended to Wanaka and is famous for the high quality of the food being produced. Rather than a shop, it’s a van selling fish and chips and while orders can be ready in 10 minutes, you can also pre order online or via phone…