Activity Category: Waiheke Island

Te Huruhi School Summer Pool and Playgrounds, Waiheke Island

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On the way to /from the ferry terminal on Donald Bruce Road, on the Western side of the island, Te Huruhi Primary school allows supervised kids to use their playground equipment and school pool during the school summer holidays. The playground areas are great with lots of climbing, balancing and swinging opportunities…

Passage Rock Winery, Waiheke Island

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A winery that caters well for families by providing a trampoline, big grassy area and outdoor toys for the kids to enjoy while the adults can sample some wine in peace! The food is great (tasty and interesting) and wood fired pizzas or kids’ fish and chips were a huge…

Fishing Orapiu Wharf, Waiheke Island

If your kids love fishing, and you have access to a car, it’s worth a half day trip over to the wharf in Orapiu Bay as there always seem to be plenty of small fish biting. Take your supplies (including fishing gear, food and water) with you as there’s nothing around apart…

Palm Beach, Waiheke Island

There’s lots on offer for families at Palm Beach! Next door to the well stocked general store, there’s a good fish and chip shop (at the corner of Palm Rd and Hill Rd). Order and take your food down to the beach to enjoy. There is a toilet and grassy…

Dragonfired pizza, Waiheke Island

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Great tasting wood fired pizzas are cooked up to order from two locations it’s weather dependent but all year at Little Oneroa and just in the summer at Palm Beach. The trailer with the wood fired oven pitches up near Little Oneroa General Store and at Palm Beach at the Esplanade end.…

Little Oneroa Beach, Waiheke Island

This is a wide, safe swimming beach for kids with showers, changing rooms and toilets. There’s also a shaded playground (sails and big trees) at Little Oneroa beach which is great for younger kids (perhaps up to around 6/7 years old). A big grassy area isn’t shaded but has free…

Delight Café, Waiheke Island

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Good cafe for breakfast, lunch or snacks with great views over the water and Oneroa Beach from most windows – you can play I spy while you wait for your food! For kids there’s pancakes or a mini cooked breakfast on offer (eggs, hash brown and bacon). The Middle Eastern influences…

Island Gelato icecream, Waiheke Island

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A small but stylish former shipping container is home to the island’s best ice-cream shop (in our families’ opinion!) Made on Waiheke with seasonal, local, ingredients wherever possible, the flavours are always changing. There are always some dairy free options. They also serve coffee and sell Al Brown’s Ugly Bagels.…