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  • Ages 12+

    Drift Kartz

    Where the only way is slideway!  Experience the thrill of racing on an indoor oval track in a purpose built go-kart. The track is designed for full drifting action and full adrenalin fun. With a special track surface you can feel the drifting sensation as you slide around the corners. Minimum age 12 years for drivers and minimum height 1.5m.

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    • Phone: 07 345 6211
    • Location: 10 Old Taupo Road, Rotorua
  • Cathedral Cove - Coromandel

    Only accessible on foot, boat or by kayak, the famous Cathedral Cove is a 'must see' day out on the Coromandel. With several scenic tracks on land the 2 hour return walk to Cathedral Cove also gives access to Gemstone Bay and Mares Leg along the way.  This magical place makes for great day out with the family!

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    • Location: Coromandel
  • Taranaki Pioneer Village :: Taranaki

    Taranaki Pioneer Village offers 10 years of Taranaki heritage. Experience an outdoor museum presenting the life of Taranaki pioneers in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Take a ride on the Pioneer Express. It circuits the village on a 24” gauge railway complete with authentic Steam 'sounds'. The 'Express' can carry 20 children and departs from the refurbished Opunake L19251 Railway Station.

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    • Phone: 06 765 5399
    • Location: State Highway 3, nr Stratford, Central Taranaki
  • The Merchant of Clyde - Cafe, Bakery, Deli

    The Merchant of Clyde is already becoming a regular one-stop-shop for locals and visitors in Clyde, who are soaking up the flavours of Olivers' cafe-delicatessen-bakery. And for those who truly love their coffee - we’re proud to be selling the Hummingbird roasted and blended coffee - 100% certified organic. Our specialist baking team starts early each day to bake the goods for the cafe and produce the other specialty products sold. Freshly baked bread is also produced in the Olivers' kitchen each day and a range of rustic loaves are for sale. The Merchant of Clyde's specialty condiments and preserves are also an important part of the experience. The range of jams and chutneys includes capsicum, tomato and chilli jam; raspberry and plum conserve; apricot and passionfruit jam; roasted quince, apple and walnut relish; roasted beetroot, red onion and orange pickle and a green tomato and jalapeno sauce. As well as products originating from a mix of seasonal, local produce, the delicatessen also features products with an international flavour - Italian pasta and risotto rice are for sale, as well as authentic foreign vinegars, spices, capers and saffron. And a wonderful range of cheeses.

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  • Del Sol Vila Mexicana

    Delicious, authentic Mexican food... Dunedin's best Mexican Restaurant, just 1 minute from the Octagon.
    Our menus have been carefully compiled in celebration of the best Mexican cuisine and culture - combining some of the finest, freshest local produce with authentic Mexican flavors.
    Dine in or takeaway available.  Kids' menu available.

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  • Nero's Restaurant - Whangamata

    Children can choose from a selection of pizzas, spaghetti bolognaise or pasta at Neros. Kids’ desserts include ice cream or chocolate fish. A booster style high chair is available if you eat in, and Neros offer takeaways as well.

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  • Playtime Bouncy Castles - Tauranga

    The people at Playtime Bouncy Castles will deliver, set up and pick up the bouncy castles for your child’s birthday party. They have seven castles to choose from and a range of children’s entertainment options, including a bubble machine! Delivery is free in the Tauranga, Te Puke and Mount Maunganui areas.

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  • Little Funky Monkey

    "We sell bigger smiles"!
    We are New Zealand's premier online kids & baby store. It's your one stop shop encompassing hip, funky and unique products for babies, infants, toddlers & parents too! - Born out of a passion for finding the best brands with innovative, contemporary and exciting gear offering you the latest range of nappy bags, strollers, educational and activity toys and all things baby.

    When it comes to fun we have baby and kids toys galore, whether it be a rattle, squeaky toy or some wooden toys we know you'll be excited by our range. We also have eating, moving, bathing and bed covered. Whatever you needs we have it covered. Grab a hot drink, sit back and enjoy browsing!!

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  • The Wharf Bar and Grill

    The Wharf Bar & Grill sits overlooking the beautiful Gisborne Inner Harbour.  Enjoy dishes created by our culinary team using the finest of ingredients, showcasing fresh mouth-watering flavours and proudly serving New Zealand's most premium cuts of meat, fresh seafood and local produce.  We have a range of menus including a pre-teens menu.

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  • Whangarei Aquatic Centre

    Facilities include: Heated Indoor Pools & Outdoor Dive Pool, Northland's only wave pool, Hydroslides, Hydrotherapy Pool, Competition Pools, Sauna, Spa, awesome birthday party packages.

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  • Hamilton Gardens

    The Discovery Trail activity sheet takes children on a journey where they can explore an enchanting world of secret themed gardens. Behind every door at Hamilton Gardens there is a magical story and a portal through time and to far-flung corners of the world. Explore a lush tropical garden, mystical ancient China or let their imaginations loose in the Renaissance Prince’s 16th century garden.

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    • Phone: 07 838 6782
    • Location: Hungerford Crescent, SH1 (Off Cobham Drive), Hamilton
  • The Corner Store

    The Corner Store is an inner city café serving simple, quality food and superior coffee to Dunedin customers and visitors.  They have a strong focus on gluten free options in both savoury and sweet and use only locally farmed Free Range Bacon and Free Range Eggs and wherever possible source their ingredients locally. Kids and adults alike will love the selection available.

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  • Pororari River Track

    This track ( 1hr, 3.5 km) follows a spectacular limestone gorge with two main features - a river with huge rocks in deep pools, and beautiful forest featuring subtle changes from sub-tropical to temperate. A 15 minute gentle stroll from the car park brings you to a seat and a lookout, with spectacular views of the river gorge with its magnificent limestone cliffs. From this point on, the track narrows and the gradients become a little steeper as the track continues for another 2.5km until it meets the Inland Pack Track. Five minutes beyond this junction the track leads to the riverbed, an ideal place for a rest before retracing your steps back to the car park. Access: From the carpark by the Pororari River bridge, 1km north of the Visitor Centre on SH6.

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    • Location: 4300 State Highway 6, North of Punakaiki, 7873
  • Driving Creek Railway and Potteries

    This is New Zealand’s only narrow-gauge mountain railway along with a working pottery and wildlife sanctuary. The one hour return trip will take you through replanted native kauri forest and includes two spirals and three short tunnels as the train climbs up to the mountain-top terminus. Watch the glassblowers, brick makers and working potteries and there is a shop where you can buy the finished products, books and souvenirs.

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    • Phone: 07 866 8703
    • Location: Driving Creek Road, Highway 5 to Coromandel
  • Fresh Choice Te Anau

    At FreshChoice our aim is to provide quick and friendly service with a range that has everything you want and is just what you need!

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    • Phone: 03 249 9330
    • Location: 5 Milford Crescent, Te Anau
  • Lost in Time Mini Golf

    Prepare for an 18 hole journey through some key events in the history of New Zealand. From the battlefields of World War One to the Gold Mines of Waihi, to the lush forests of pre colonised New Zealand and back to the day where the Dinosaur ruled the earth. Lost in Time is an indoor venue.

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    • Phone: 09 368 4141
    • Location: 291 - 297 Queen Street Auckland
  • Natural Harmonics

    We all know children love to be creative! Do you want a party for your child that promotes confidence, builds on skills and is environmentally focused? Do you like the idea of your children using natural materials and celebrating with the elements of the natural world with fun craft activities based on nature, recycling and creating something unique. I come to your home or venue, set up the activity and clean up afterwards, all you need to supply is a table and chairs or a floor space for the children to work on, and some party food - I’ll bring the rest! Minimum 5 / maximum 12 children. Options include: fairy gardens, crystal hanging, jewellery, sand art, nature mandalas and more.

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  • Pacifica Cafe

    Pacifica is the perfect place to bring the family for lunch. We have a fantastic kids menu to choose from which can be enjoyed in the cafe or from within our lovely shaded playground, or picnic tables on the grass in the sunshine. Our four chickens; Fab-a-chick-boom, Gingernut, Louis and Mildred live next to the playground for the kids to visit and our fish in the ponds in the garden centre, are firm favourites.

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  • The Fun Shed - playground & cafe

    The Fun Shed offers you Hamilton's newest indoor playground and cafe.  There are large climbing structures, a big slide, bouncy playland, spinning cups, table games and so much more to discover. 

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    • Phone: 07 846 2251
    • Location: 4 Kells Place, Frankton, Hamilton
  • Bouncy Castles Party Hire

    Our aim is to supply quality themed inflatable Bouncy Castles for hire, at the best value!

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  • Ages 4+

    Glacier Explorers - Mount Cook

    Very few glaciers terminate into lakes and even fewer are readily accessible to travellers. By boat, we explore the huge dripping iceface of New Zealand’s largest glacier. Watch and listen to the ice melting before your eyes in this tranquil glacial lake nestled in the Southern Alps of New Zealand. Discover spectacular ice formations which have calved into the murky waters of Lake Tasman. Stop, to touch and taste 500 year old ice and, on occasion, a walk on an iceberg provides a new and exciting experience for all.

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    • Phone: 03 435 1641
    • Location: Mount Cook National Park
  • Ages 3+

    Extreme Edge Hamilton

    With more than 100 climbing routes ranging in height from 6-8 metres, and climbs from absolute beginner to experienced pro, there is something for everyone. They also offer ClimbZone which is a revolution in child-centred climbing and is a great place for kids to begin their climbing journey. Catering for kids from 3 years upwards, and all fitness levels, ClimbZone is one of the most inclusive family-friendly activities in the Waikato. Our colourful, ClimbZone area has 35 creatively themed walls, and a state-of-the-art automatic belay system, making it the perfect family-friendly activity suited to family outings and children’s birthday parties.

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    • Phone: 07 847 5858
    • Location: 90 Greenwood St, Frankton, Hamilton
  • Little Bohemian Coffee House

    Cosy and family-friendly serving up organic coffee, milk, hot chocolate and sugar.  A great range of sweet and savoury nibbles available and there are toys and books for the children including a magnet wall to keep them entertained.  High chairs available. 

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  • Hokanui Pioneer Village and Museum

    Wander around the campus, bring a picnic and step back in time. The historic buildings onsite include a church with a lychgate, an old bank, a pioneer cottage, an early school and a blacksmith.
    We have a large complex with an office, a kitchen, souvenir counter and public toilets. 
    Inside the complex are displays of vintage tractors and cars and agricultural implements - many of which are fully restored.
    There are also displays of a saddler, communications, domestic displays, a boot maker and a variety of household and farm items.

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Map of New Zealand
  • Central Otago
  • Bay of Plenty
  • Coromandel
  • Dunedin
  • Gisborne
  • Fiordland
  • Hawkes Bay
  • Marlborough Sounds
  • Manawatu
  • Nelson & Golden Bay
  • Northland
  • North Canterbury
  • Rotorua
  • Queenstown
  • Taranaki
  • South Canterbury
  • Taupo
  • Southland
  • Waikato
  • Wanaka
  • West Coast
  • Whangarei
  • Bay of Islands
  • Tauranga
  • Gisborne
  • Hamilton
  • Napier
  • Kapiti
  • Palmerston North
  • Whanganui
  • New Plymouth
  • Arrowtown
  • Te Anau
  • Akaroa
  • Ashburton
  • Hanmer
  • Kaikoura
  • Methven
  • Mt Cook
  • Oamaru
  • Tekapo
  • Timaru
  • Abel Tasman
  • Motueka
  • Nelson Lakes
  • Blenheim
  • Picton
  • Catlins
  • Gore
  • Stewart Island
  • Central Plateau
  • Invercargill
  • Cromwell
  • Greymouth
  • Hokitika
  • Westport
  • Glenorchy

Our favourite destinations…

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Auckland

New Zealand’s economic heart and biggest city is also an exciting family visitor destination, situated on a sunny harbour with city beaches just minutes away from the CBD. Orientate yourself by heading down to Viaduct Harbour, wandering the waterfront, checking out the super yachts or enjoying the waterfront restaurants. Nearby is the must-visit Sky Tower along with excellent and kid-friendly museums and tons of exciting activities!

Wellington

Wellington is New Zealand’s capital. Here you will find New Zealand's parliament buildings, including the 'Executive Wing', more well-known as 'The Beehive' due to its distinctive shape. Another icon to look out for is the Wellington Tram, which was the main means of public transport between 1878 and 1964.

Christchurch

With a population of around 400,000 Christchurch, in Canterbury, is the South Island ’s largest city, yet much of it has the feel of a small town. Perhaps that’s why it’s known as the Garden City but with the expansive Hagley Park, Botanic Gardens, Port Hills, River Avon and numerous beaches the city certainly has an open, relaxed feel that’s hard to beat.

Queenstown

With its well-deserved reputation as New Zealand’s activity adventure capital you’ll never run out of activities and things to do in Queenstown, but you may run out of time! With breathtaking scenery, activities and festivals, cafes and restaurants, skiing and snowboarding, shopping and wineries, this lakeside alpine resort rates as one of the world’s top vacation destinations for all ages and seasons.

Rotorua

Rotorua sits on the shore of Lake Rotorua, one of sixteen lakes in the area formed by hundreds of thousands of years of eruptions from the Taupo Volcanic Zone. The area is renowned for its geothermal activity and top of any activity list is to see the bubbling mud pools that are around the region for yourself. The Waimangu Volcanic Valley offers a first hand insight into the devastation caused by the 1886 eruption of Mount Tarawera and is a great place to discover steaming volcanic craters and bubbling, spitting  pools of mud!

Nelson and Golden Bay

The Nelson and Golden Bay regions, at the top of the South Island, boast enviable sunshine hours, glorious sandy beaches, safe swimming spots, lots of wildlife to look out for, and Abel Tasman National Park - an absolute must to explore, on foot, by kayak, your own craft or watertaxi.  Nelson is home to a vibrant arts and crafts community with a fabulous Saturday market, and is close to award-winning wineries and family-friendly bike tracks to take you around the coast.

Hawkes Bay

Napier was rebuilt after the 1931 earthquake and is now known as NZ's Art Deco City.  The Art Deco influence has created a unique city – nowhere else can you see such a varied concentration of art deco style. With over 2,200 sunshine hours a year, Napier is a year-round holiday destination with countless activities to entertain the kids – there's days of entertainment on Marine Parade alone, plus numerous other family-friendly trips and activities.  Add to that the beaches, walks and flat cycle paths, outdoor cafes and entertainment, and you have a perfect holiday destination!

Northland

Beautiful, unspoiled beaches, fishing, historic gum fields, kauri forests – the Far North has it all. With subtropical temperatures, it's often known as ‘the Winterless north', with warm, humid summers and mild winters.
Gateway to the Bay of Islands, Paihia is a pretty, lively beachside town and a perfect base for your family holiday. It’s your start point for Bay of Island adventures including day cruises, sailing, kayaking, swimming with dolphins and reef or wreck diving.