Lava Glass Studio, Gallery & Cafe
Lava Glass studio and café serves fresh home-made delectable food for morning tea, lunch and afternoon teas. Enjoy a creamy Organic Fair Trade coffee on the café couches or outside on the patio. Choose from a variety of freshly made cabinet food made with wholesome local and seasonal produce. A full menu is available including the popular venison pie and the chef's daily special. The Lava Glass gallery includes one-off pieces, Lynden Over’s ‘Volcanic Range’ and the latest additions to his exquisite ‘Ebb & Flow’ Series.read more
The Soccer Shop
For everything a soccer fan could want! Sportswear, DVDs, balls and more. The Soccer Shop stocks sportswear for fans of English soccer too!read more
The Rocking Horse Place NZ
This shop not only makes rocking chairs but also classic rocking horses for children of all ages. The horses are handcrafted to order, although they do have some in stock for those who can’t wait!read more
Do you need a facepainter for your child's birthday party? We can work our magic transforming a delightful childs' face into a colourful display of their favourite character or design. It's what we love to do! Spiderman, princesses, fairies, super heroes, disney characters, butterflies, unicorns, tigers or monsters...we can paint it all. Call us today.read more
- Phone: 021 866 010
- Location: Wellington
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.read more
- Web: www.facebook.com/BohemianCoffeeHouse/
- Location: 139 Main Road, Tawa
Where the best toys come from! At Toyworld we have the biggest range of toys, games, puzzles, indoor & outdoor activities available in New Zealand! We are a growing and dynamic organisation with a significant share of the Australasian toy market.read more
- Web: www.toyworld.co.nz/stores/53/toyworld-westport/
- Location: 168-172 Palmerston Street, Westport
At Pakawau, turn left off the main road and head over Pakawau Saddle, turning right on to Kaihoka Road just before Whanganui Inlet. Follow this road for 6 kilometres to Kaihoka Lakes Scenic Reserve. Coastal hills form a dramatic backdrop to these beautiful lakes. A 10-minute walking track begins beside one lake and heads gently down to the other. There is space to picnic at the car park and further along the road next to the lake. The reserve is distinguished by its massed nīkau palms, which give the walk a tropical feel. Here and there, dense glades of young mataī, kahikatea, cedar and tānekaha indicate that the forest is recovering after past disturbance. Large, carnivorous Powelliphanta snails live in the reserve and a variety of water fowl can be seen on the lakes. Shags, paradise ducks, Canada geese and grey ducks all find shelter there among the raupō (bullrushes) and reeds.read more
- Location: 342 Limestone Road, Pakawau Saddle, 7073
Jester House - Motueka region
A country café, serving breakfast, lunch and ‘inbetweens’. Once you walk over the trip trop bridge past the tame eels you enter another world. The funtastic café garden is full of art and surprises. You can play chess on the giant wooden chess board or tell the kids to "get lost" in the maze. Let them enjoy the playground while you take some time to smell the roses. Take a wander and enjoy the various sculptures that you discover and be surprised by what you find. Meanwhile the tame eels live in the creek below the bridge waiting to be fed. Eel food is available from the café, $5 for the real eel deal.read more
Lifestyles Hanmer Springs
LifeStyles is located in the Alpine Pacific Centre, featuring swimwear and clothing for every lifestyle.
Swimwear is all about fit – it’s harder than clothing because you are showing a lot more of your body so getting the fit right is everything.read more
Our staff are very knowledgeable about the product they sell and will help you find the best style and fit for you from the most amazing range of swimwear you’ll find anywhere.
- Web: www.hanmerfashion.co.nz/lifestyles/index.html
- Location: Alpine Pacific Centre, Conical Hill Road, Hanmer Springs
Try La Porchetta’s Kids Mini Chef Birthday Party which is a hands-on experience for children aged five and above. Children learn how to prepare and enjoy the experience of making their own pizza. With the help of our skilled instructor, the children use real kitchen utensils, techniques and ingredients. Best of all, they get to eat their creations, sharing a meal they cooked themselves.read more
- Phone: 03 974 8870
- Location: 218 George Street, Dunedin
Baby Factory stocks all nursery brands and is New Zealand’s leading nursery and children’s wear specialist. They also hire car seats and nursery equipment and have a repair department and gift service. So if you are looking for nursery furniture, maternity or children's clothing, prams, car seats, toys, cot or bassinette bedding, highchairs or even nappies (just to name a few!) - then you've come to the right place at the Baby Factory.read more
Lone Star Café
There is something for everyone at the Lone Star and portions are generous. The children’s menu features meals like Road Runner Special and Barney’s Ribs and includes a free ice cream for dessert, while adult can choose from seafood, beef, lamb and much more! Crayons and colouring in sheets will keep the children entertained while they wait and highchairs are provided.read more
Ali Baba's Tunisian Takeaways
Home of the famous mouth-watering Tunisian cuisine take-out menu and conveniently located in the heart of downtown Rotorua Find out what the hype is about and stop by for a delicious Kebab or Kascrute sandwich. For those Pizza lovers, look no further than Chef Ramzi’s amazing collection of Gourmet Pizzas which includes the famous Arabian Pizza that everyone is talking about.read more
- Web: alibabastunisiancuisine.co.nz/
1146 Tutanekai St
The Apple Shed Cafe - Mapua
The Apple Shed is located over the water on Mapua Wharf, with unrivalled views across the Waimea Inlet.
A simple and seasonally driven menu, (including a menu for little ones) complimented by a carefully selected range of wine, beer and cider.
Open daily from 10.30am. The Apple Shed is the perfect place to enjoy your morning coffee, a long lunch with family and friends or an intimate dinner.read more
Crazy Cow Café
Located on the Main road through the Putaruru township, this café offers casual dining including juices, smoothies and soft drinks.read more
- Web: www.facebook.com/pages/Crazy-Cow-Cafe-Morrinsville/569828769714054
- Phone: 07 883 3241
- Location: 30 Tirau Street, Putaruru, Waikato 3411
New Zealand Discovery Adventures - Family Blackwater Rafting, Greymouth
Take a fun trip through a natural cave - float along on tubes in the dark, with just a galaxy of glowworms to light your way, slide down a natural, underground waterfall and ride a 100 foot natural rock hydroslide! You can choose what activities you want to do as we make our way through the cave, so be as adventurous as you dare! Kids get to compete our 'Indiana Jones' fun challenge while learning how nature can make things glow in the dark!read more
- Phone: 03 768 6649
- Location: 8 Whall Street, Greymouth
The Perfect Pamper - mobile beauty parties
The Perfect Pamper offers a mobile beauty party service that is gorgeously fun! Let their team take the hassle out of your daughters next birthday party, as they come armed with fluffy robes, delicious drinks and party music! Let your kids world be decorated, with them of course being the stars in it! There is a range of pampering party package options available from: express pampers to makeover parties and grand pampers to the ultimate diva party plus more... There is also a range of add-on's to choose from that include: party treats, gifts, invitations and more. Party's will never be the same and your girls will have the time of their life with fond memories to remember! Call us today.read more
- Location: around Wellington
Cinnamon Cafe - Hamilton
Cinnamon has a menu full of fresh and tasty treats, fabulous staff and an easy-to-find location which is a winner with its ample parking. Open 7-5, weekdays and 8 till 5 on the weekend.read more
The Nanny Company
The Nanny Company are a friendly, well informed organisation that provide affordable, quality home based care for preschool aged children. We have a range of services for families looking for home based care.read more
Schnappa Rock Restaurant & Bar - Tutukaka
Placed on the shoreline of the picturesque Tutukaka Harbour, the restaurant is a unique Fale style building with ample dining seating and a spacious bar. Open 7 days from 8am. Offering a delicious menu all round including a fab kids menu to select from.read more
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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 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.
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.
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 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!
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.
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!
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.