Abracadabra cafe and bar offer "Good food and good vibes" all in a funky 1940s house with unique character & atmosphere. Serving brunch and dinner they also serve during the day delicious homemade cakes, slices, fresh salads and homemade savories.read more
The vibe of Atticus Finch is speakeasy meets metropolitan bistro. Our house was made for entertaining – situated in the middle of “Eat Street”. Our dining menu is designed to share, a combination of carefully selected ingredients that allow a series of tastes to be passed around and enjoyed together. Our food is fresh, innovative, flavoursome and made from scratch.read more
- Web: atticusfinch.co.nz/
- Location: 1106 Tutanekai Street Rotorua
Indian Star Restaurant
The Indian Star Tandoori Restaurant in Rotorua is consistently recognised as one of the finest dining experiences in the city. With our mouthwatering range of delicious Indian cuisine, all expertly prepared by our experienced chefs, the Indian Star experience is one that will keep you coming back again and again.read more
- Web: www.indianstar.co.nz/
1118 Tutanekai St. (Eat Street)
El Mexicano Zapata
We only offer authentic Mexican dishes, including vegetarian menu and many more fresh choices. Chili peppers, tortillas, and fresh vegetables are hallmarks of this colorful, vibrant cuisine. So come taste our authentic Mexican Cuisine, It’s actually so beautiful, so fresh, so colorful and full of bright flavors. View our delicious menu selections, prepared from scratch daily. Our savory food is sure to satisfy!read more
- Web: elmexicanozapata.com/
- Location: 1148 Tutanekai St, Rotorua
Picnic Cafe Rotorua is a gem of a place offering a great place to enjoy a little time out and some excellent food!read more
Set amongst the stars atop Mount Ngongotaha, Skyline Rotorua’s Stratosfare Restaurant and Bar is home to some of New Zealand’s best award-winning cuisine.
Enjoy a delicious Lunch or Dinner featuring a stunning array of freshly prepared buffet and cooked-to-order dishes highlighting locally sourced seafood, meat and produce. The contemporary ambience features luxurious Italian marble, granite, schist, timber and David Trubridge lights, while the panoramic view of Lake Rotorua is a sight to behold.read more
- Web: www.skyline.co.nz/en/rotorua/dining/stratosfare-restaurant/
- Location: 178 Fairy Springs Road Rotorua
New Zealand Cafe of the Year: regional category winner. Capers offers breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in-between. Children can choose from pizza, beefburger, pasta, macaroni cheese or a picnic plate and they will love to escape to the playroom to explore some of the interactive toys attached to the wall or be entertained by a series of children’s videos. Capers has highchairs for the littlies.read more
Third Place Cafe
Third Place Cafe is a spacious bright café with a selection of seating options from couches, booths and tables making it an excellent place to catch up with friends and family. They also have a child friendly kids area so you can enjoy the beautiful view and fantastic food in peace while the little ones play.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.