Taupo, Family Restaurants

  • Piccolo Licensed Cafe - Taupo

    Piccolo Cafe serves up tasty selections for breakfast, brunch and lunch with plenty of choice.  Suitable for kids, they serve great coffee, are in a good location and they also cater to a range of dietary requirements.

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  • The Mountain Rocks Café and Bar - Ohakune

    The Mountain Rocks Cafe caters to locals and visitors, an extends to you what should feel like an extension of being at home, comfortable, relaxed and friendly.  Great selection of goodies available.

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  • The Tipsy Trout

    This restaurant is right on the shores of Lake Taupo and overlooks the marina. The Tipsy Trout offers café snacks, weekend brunch or a full meal and they have a courtyard for outdoor dining. A children’s menu offers pasta, chicken nuggets, wedges, spring rolls or fish, while adults can choose from mains like pasta, chicken, steak or snacks including toasted sandwiches, paninis and scones from the café menu.

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  • Bodyfuel Cafe - Taupo

    Bodyfuel Cafe is an award-winning cafe that serves up organic, free-range breakfast and lunch - seven days a week!

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  • The Cafe @ Macrocarpa - National Park

    Serving great coffee and affordable food, dine in or takeaway. There is large breakfast menu to choose from that is available all day. Sandwiches and lunch packs ready to go, or made to order!

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  • Victoria's Cafe

    Victoria's Cafe offers breakfast/brunch and lunch menus and ever popular cabinet food with beautiful sweet treats available all day, along with of course excellent coffee.

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  • Plateau Restaurant and Bar

    Plateau Restaurant and Bar offers an a la carte restaurant with full service, a more relaxed casual dining and drinking area with a cosy fireside, an outside courtyard area warmed by a stylish fireplace and a private room which is perfect for private dining.

    Families welcome and we have a separate children's menu.

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  • Lava Glass Studio, Gallery & Cafe

    Lava Glass studio and café serves fresh home-made delectable food for morning tea, lunch and afternoon teas. Enjoy a creamy Organic Fair Trade coffee on the café couches or outside on the patio. Choose from a variety of freshly made cabinet food made with wholesome local and seasonal produce. A full menu is available including the popular venison pie and the chef's daily special.  The Lava Glass gallery includes one-off pieces, Lynden Over’s ‘Volcanic Range’ and the latest additions to his exquisite ‘Ebb & Flow’ Series.

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  • Fine Fettle Cafe - Taupo

    The Fine Fettle Cafe is a natural wholefood Cafe - serving up food as it should be.  Great for the kids and you too mum and dad!  Take out and outdoor seating available.

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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.