Go Vino - Cooks Beach
KaiZen dining has evolved at Go Vino over a number of years. Originally operating as a Tapas restaurant we came to realise that our dishes were more complex and not particularly Spanish influenced. There was also a confusion in the market as to what "Tapas" were. So KaiZen dining was developed.
Kaizen in Japanese, means "change for the better". It’s a philosophy of continually making small improvements that over time create a substantial positive changeread more
- Web: www.govino.co.nz/
- Location: 19 Captain Cook Road, Cooks Beach
Franky’s Sports Bar and Grill - Whitianga
This bar and dining area offers family dining seven days a week. Their children’s menu includes chicken nuggets, hot dogs or fish bites. Franky's has highchairs and internet stations for the older children.read more
SixfortySix - Whangamata
SixfortySix is positioned in the heart of Whangamata’s main street and has a great atmosphere for all to enjoy! Serving fabulous coffee, freshly baked pastries & homemade delights. Dine in or take away!
L & P Café and Bar - Paeroa
This café was inspired by one of New Zealand’s icons – the L& P drink. The menu includes quick meals to a la carte dining, not to mention the specialty of the house – their L & P flavoured ice cream! There are baby changing facilities and plenty of outdoor seating in their sheltered garden with secure adjoining playground.read more
Colenso Country Cafe
Colenso Country Cafe is set in a relaxed atmosphere amongst the plum trees and surrounded by a mandarin orchid. They offer tasty home cooked food and delicious cakes, scones, muffins and coffee. Using herbs from the garden to embellish the menu you will enjoy this delightful little spot, so be sure to take some time to enjoy with the kids.
Blue Ginger brings together Polynesian, Asian, Thai and Vietnamese flavours with fresh, delicious dishes straight off the wok. Whether you're new to Asian flavours or an Asian-Fusion connoisseur, there's something for everyone at Blue Ginger. Our menu includes dumplings, wontons, stir-fries, curries, soups, fresh salads and more.read more
- Web: www.blueginger.co.nz/
1/10 Blacksmith Lane
Umu Cafe and Restaurant - Coromandel Town
Friendly staff and good food awaits you at Umu Café where you can try their great breakfast or lunches. Pizzas and local seafood and lots of vegetarian options are available and it’s open daily They have a kids menu, highchair and toys available plus a blackboard for them to draw on.read more
The Old Mill Cafe - Tairua
The Old Mill's quirky charm, combined with a modern decor, creates a fresh and welcoming atmosphere. From breakfast through until the late afternoon, relax in the dining room or recline on the veranda and enjoy the harbour views and delicious cuisine.read more
Café Coghill House - Whitianga
All day breakfast, lunch, brunch and takeaways. Café Coghill offers cakes, muffins, scones as well as smoothies and light meals. They have a reading and couch area and a kids corner, plus a baby change table.read more
Hot Waves Cafe - Hot Water Beach
Located in Hot Water Beach village, Hot Waves Cafe is set in one acre of NZ native gardens, perfect for the kids to explore. There is a great outdoor area for them to play and the cafe offers dining both in and outside. Serving up delicious homemade food, vegetarian options and fabulous Allpress Espresso coffee.read more
Lazy Lizard - Whangamatta
The Lazy Lizard serves awesome homemade food, fresh 100% NZ roasted premium blend coffee, smoothies, breakfast, brunches and lunches. This is a great little buzzing cafe that the kids will love!read more
The Pepper Tree Restaurant and Bar
Situated in the heart of Coromandel township this restaurant serves classic and modern NZ cuisine, fresh local crayfish and seafood, in a relaxed atmosphere. The kids menu features fish and chips, chicken nuggets, ribs or pasta. High chairs are available.read more
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.read more
The Cheese Barn - Coromandel
Come and visit our factory and cafe set in tranquil country surroundings and enjoy the best organic coffee in the region - Coffee LaLa, or choose from our menu of cheese boards, pizza’s, cakes, muffins, kids snack platters and much more.read more
Relaxed family dining at a waterfront location. We serve a mouth-watering range of local Seafood, Platters, Wood-fired Pizzas, char-grilled Steaks and scrumptious food that excite the taste-buds, satisfy your hunger and incubate the conversation!read more
Our philosophy at the Stoked is simple – take some good old-fashioned hospitality, blend it with an outstanding food experience and add a stunning view to deliver an experience that delights all the senses.
Our menu has a range of vegetarian, vegan, gluten and dairy food options. We will do our best to cater for special dietary requirements.
- Web: www.getstoked.co.nz/
- Location: 19 Esplanade, Whitianga
Driving Creek Cafe - Coromandel
Serving delicious and nutritious cuisine (organic where possible), coffee to sing about, fresh juices, smoothies, and wonderfully wicked home baking and sweet treats. Take time for a tea, or munch down a meal in our glorious garden, lounging under the grapevines when the sun shines or curled on a couch by the fireside at other times.read more
Banana Pepper Cafe - Wahi
The Banana Pepper Cafe is regarded as one of the best cafes in The Coromandel and with being the recent recipients of the nationwide Bakels Supreme Pie award its easy to see why! You'll have to come and try one for yourself.read more
- Web: www.facebook.com/Banana-Pepper-Cafe-133114320058361/?_rdr
- Phone: 07 863 8944
- Location: 72 Seddon Street, Waihi
Brew Café - Thames
Brew Café serves breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as morning and afternoon teas, with coffees and muffins a specialty. They have an open fire place in their historic kauri villa plus courtyard dining and a children’s blackboard menu. If your family likes jazz, visit on a Sunday afternoon and relax to the sound of jazz music. Highchairs are available.read more
- Web: www.facebook.com/Brew-cafe-and-Bar-Thames-1406070513012511/
- Phone: 07-868 5558
- Location: 200 Richmond Street, Thames
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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.