Taranaki, Family Restaurants

  • The Federal Store - New Plymouth

    Their food is made fresh daily, baking yummy cakes and fresh bread onsite and their a la carte menu changes monthly. There is a great selection of home made cakes and treats for morning and afternoon tea coupled with fantastic coffee.

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  • Bach on Breakwater

    Bach on Breakwater Café is situated at the end of the Coastal Walkway, right on the waterfront at the Lee Breakwater in Taranaki’s Port area. It overlooks a child-friendly little beach. Diners can enjoy breakfast, brunch, lunch and snacks in between, choosing either from the delicious array of cabinet food, or the extensive and well thought out menu.


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  • The Shakee Pear Cafe - Taranaki

    The Shakee Pear Cafe greets visitors from the carpark and is part of the Taranaki Pioneer Village.  With cosy warm surroundings it is adjacent to the function centre and there is a children's playground for entertainment.  Serving up all day brunch, lunch a range of cabinet food and coffee.

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  • Crowded House

    Lively restaurant with good value, good size menu - ideal for a fun dinner out with the family. The menu offers basic but tasty kiwi cuisine - burgers, salads, mexican, scallops, chicken, steaks, and a childrens menu. Plus kids dine free on certain nights.

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  • Gusto

    Gusto Restaurant is a new spacious dining experience right on the waterfront, with plenty of deck space for outdoor dining on fine days, or warm, cosy waterfront dining indoors on cooler days or nights.

    We are open every day for breakfast, lunch or dinner with plenty of parking available.

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  • Arborio - New Plymouth

    Outstanding sea views, open 7 days and offering breakfast through to dinner, they will tempt you with authentic pizzas, risottos and pastas and offer a great children's menu selection.  Here you can enjoy arborio’s contemporary style, with exemplary service at an affordable level. 

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  • Elixir Cafe - New Plymouth

    Muffins, cakes and biscuits made fresh every day!  Plus there is a superb range to choose from their menu items. Kids can enjoy boiled eggs with soldiers, mince on toast with a poached egg, fish n chips, kids lunch platter plus more...and adults there is great coffee too!

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  • Deluxe Diner - New Plymouth

    New Plymouth’s very own American Diner serving all the old favourites - pies, burgers, fries, toasties, donuts, floats, ice-cream and plenty more!  There is an awesome kids menu and all day dining menu to choose from.

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  • Koi Lounge

    Koi is a modern Indian-Malaysian restaurant located in the centre of New Plymouth City, which offers authentic Indian and Malaysian inspired cuisine.

    We are committed to providing our guests with flavoursome cuisine, whether you dine-in for lunch or dinner in our contemporary restaurant, or prefer the convenience of takeaway.

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  • Windermere Farms Cafe - Wanganui

    Windemere café features an all-day brunch and blackboard lunch menu, as well as cabinet food, freshly baked muffins and scones served with jam and cream, and a range of gluten free menu options. They make fresh salads with farm grown produce, fantastic espresso coffees, real fruit smoothies, berry fruit ice creams and sundaes, all to be enjoyed whilst overlooking the strawberry patch.  Open October to May.

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  • Pekaren

    Casual eatery serving wood-fired pizzas & coffee in a quirky setting with outdoor seating.

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Map of New Zealand
  • Central Otago
  • Auckland
  • Bay of Plenty
  • Christchurch
  • Dunedin
  • Coromandel
  • Gisborne
  • Fiordland
  • Marlborough Sounds
  • Manawatu
  • Northland
  • North Canterbury
  • Queenstown
  • South Canterbury
  • Taranaki
  • Southland
  • Taupo
  • Wanaka
  • Waikato
  • Wellington
  • West Coast
  • Whangarei
  • Bay of Islands
  • Tauranga
  • Gisborne
  • Hamilton
  • Napier
  • Kapiti
  • Palmerston North
  • Whanganui
  • New Plymouth
  • Arrowtown
  • Te Anau
  • Akaroa
  • Ashburton
  • Hanmer
  • Kaikoura
  • Methven
  • Mt Cook
  • Oamaru
  • Tekapo
  • Timaru
  • Abel Tasman
  • Motueka
  • Nelson Lakes
  • Blenheim
  • Picton
  • Catlins
  • Gore
  • Stewart Island
  • Central Plateau
  • Invercargill
  • Cromwell
  • Greymouth
  • Hokitika
  • Westport
  • Glenorchy

Our favourite destinations…


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!

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!


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.