Hawkes Bay, Family Shopping

  • Arataki Honey - Hastings

    Explore our interactive facility, taste a range of delicious honey and learn about the fascinating life of the honey bee. The centre is free to visit and filled with interesting and hands-on activities that children will love. A highlight is our live honeycomb display - watch the busy bees as they go about their workday and see if you can spot the Queen! Don't worry, bees and visitors are kept well apart! Free tastings of a range of honey types and flavours, plus a must-visit shop with amazing range of honey products, gifts and children's (bee themed) toys and clothing.

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    • Phone: 06 877 7300
    • Location: 66 Arataki Road, Havelock North, Hastings
  • Pureborn Organics

    100% organic cotton baby and children's clothing made in India. holding a global organic textile standard. Beautiful quality offered to the marketplace at great prices! Visit our Outlet Shop at 18 Devonshire Place, Taradale, Napier.

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    • Phone: 0508 7873 2676
    • Location: 18 Devonshire Place ,Taradale, Napier, Hawkes Bay
  • Mud Mates

    The Mud Mates range of over-garments slip straight on over your children’s clothes to protect them – perfect for when they are making a mess!  Mud Mates save you time on washing and those constant clothing changes.  Dreamed up by a mum of two small children, Mud Mates are proudly individually handcrafted in NZ to the highest quality. You can trust them to protect your children’s clothes, and keep your little ones clean and dry, whatever they are doing.

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  • Apple Activities - Hastings

    Every part of this store is crammed with full of interesting products not found in mainstream toy shops. The staff are all trained teachers who can advise you if you need help. They offer free gift wrapping, a play area for the children and $1 lucky dips. The Wildside Department has science, nature and fun gifts for under $5.

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    • Phone: 06 878 1551
    • Location: Cnr Willowpark Road South & Maddison Street, Hastings
  • Beloved Kids

    Beloved Kids has a gorgeous selection of quality and designed kidsclothing and flower girl dresses.

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    • Phone: 021 222 3168
    • Location: Shop 5 / 1 Dicken St, Napier
  • The Baby Factory - Hastings

    The trained, helpful staff at The Baby Factory will help and advise you on nursery furniture, clothing, prams, highchairs and even nappies! The Baby Factory has everything you need for baby and they offer a loyalty rewards scheme as well.

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    • Phone: 06 876 4668
    • Location: 221 Russell Street, North Hastings
  • Ages 7+

    The St Beads Store

    The St Beads store is ideal for older children, with a huge selection of beads and everything you need to make your own jewellery, either on-site or at home. We can set you up with an assortment of your favourite beads and some creative ideas, and help you get started with your own piece. Visit our beautiful Art Deco store and spend some relaxing hours creating your own unique design, or order our beads, stones and beading products online. Courier delivery and international postage available.

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    • Phone: 06 835 4488
    • Location: 76 Tennyson Street, Napier
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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.