High Country Salmon - Twizel
High Country Salmon is a boutique, 100% New Zealand family owned salmon farm, situated 3km south of Twizel. They grow glacial mountain salmon (chinook or king salmon) in the hydro canal system and do everything on-site - resulting in the shortest supply chain possible and the freshest salmon available.
Visitors to High Country Salmon have a range of things to do; have a coffee and some delicious salmon-inspired food from the café, feed the salmon (for free) on the floating deck, purchase some salmon to take home from the fish shop, or even catch your own salmon! There is plenty of parking, and the scenery is spectacular!read more
Open from 9am daily. Please check the website for more information and current closing times. They can also deliver salmon to your door nationwide – order online via the website.
Tasman Delta Cafe
Tasman Delta Café, located at Glentanner Park Centre, is open year-round for breakfast and lunch and offers a delicious all-day menu, including fresh sandwiches, fish and chips mea... read more
- Web: www.glentanner.co.nz/mt-cook-experience/tasman-delta-cafe/
- Phone: 0800 650 651
- Location: Glentanner Park Centre, Aoraki Mt Cook
The Wrinkly Rams - Omarama
The Wrinkly Rams offers a cafe with great espresso coffee & delicious food and that enjoy great scenic views and a large grass outdoor dining area for kids to enjoy. There is also a gift shop for great merino wool products, sheep toys & souvenirs, gifts, jewellery, arts & crafts, and much more. Plus you can be entertained by watching their daily sheep shearing show.read more
Astro Cafe - Tekapo
Experience the stunning views for yourself from this unique glass walled and roofed establishment that sits 300m above Lake Tekapo. Located up Mt John (15 minute drive from Tekapo) this cafes serves up great coffee, sweet treats and plenty of savory delights for you to relax and dine-in.read more
Pepes Pizza and Pasta - Tekapo
Pizza, pasta, breads and salads - casual and inviting atmosphere. Relax next to the open log fire during winter. Fully licensed bar.read more
- Web: www.facebook.com/Pepes-Pizza-Pasta-Restaurant-Bar-298183500056/
- Phone: 03 680 6677
- Location: Main Street, Lake Tekapo
Kohan Japanese Restaurant - Tekapo
Open for lunch daily and dinner Monday to Saturday. Japanese menu including lots of favourites with children and adults alike: edamame, sashimi, crumbed local salmon or scallops, blue cod, teriyaki chicken, Japanese style chicken nuggets, beef fillet, venison, bento box, platters and large sushi menu.read more
Poppies Cafe - Twizel
Poppies Cafe is a contemporary, funky, family-friendly, fully licensed restaurant that is the perfect place to stop when travelling to/or from Mt Cook, Queenstown, Wanaka and Christchurch. With extensive gardens, alfresco dining and superb views of the Southern Alps, Poppies Cafe is the ideal spot to dine. There is plenty of room outside with large lawns and picnic tables making it perfect for children of all ages to run around and there is also good kids menu to choose from.
The Brown Pub - Methven
A true country pub that is warm in atmosphere and welcomes you the minute you walk in the door. Offering the Fireside Bar and Family Restaurant which has a fabulous menu complete with delicious items and classic favourites that the family will love!read more
Geraldine Orchard Farmshop - Geraldine
The Geraldine Orchard Farm shop offers a great menu (including a kids menu) for you to select from and there is indoor and outdoor seating to choose from. The farmshop also sells a large variety of fresh fruit and vegetables much of which is grown in their own orchard and adjoining market garden, Pukeko Gardens. They also have a bakery and deli section.
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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.