Taupo, Family Restaurants

  • Cobb and Co. Taupo

    Welcome back to Cobb & Co. Taupo! One of our newest locations located in the heart of Taupo on Tongariro Street. A stone's throw to beautiful lake Taupo and the Tongariro South Dom... read more

  • Huka Prawn Park Riverside Restaurant

    On the banks of the beautiful Waikato River, just minutes from Taupo town centre, you will find the iconic and unique family playground of Huka Prawn Park.  With acres of land dedicated to the production of New Zealand fresh water prawns, and pure family fun, Huka Prawn Park offers a day of fun and excitement for all ages. There really is something for everyone at New Zealand’s only Prawn Park!  Huka Prawn Park’s Riverside Restaurant is the only place in Taupo where you can dine alfresco on the banks of the Waikato River. Riverside Restaurant boasts an exceptional range of home grown prawn meals and a selection of non-prawn meals as well. Children are well-catered for with a special menu and indoor/outdoor play-areas.

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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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  • 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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  • The Station Café, Bar and Restaurant - National Park

    The Station Café, Bar and Restaurant in National Park, New Zealand is situated in the historic railway station. Offering a delicious daily cafe menu including brunch and lunch that is matched with awesome Atomic coffee and served in warm and cosy surroundings.  Great kids menu available.

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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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  • Dixie Browns - Taupo

    Dixie Browns is not just a great cafe and restaurant that cater for breakfast, lunch and dinner in a relaxed friendly atmosphere, they also offer 'Smarty Parties' - a unique party venue, that cater to all your child's birthday party needs.

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  • Lone Star Taupo

    Lone Star Taupo is located where you can enjoy spectacular views of LakeTaupo!  Any occasion is welcome - simply get in touch and they'll look after you. Children are always welcome – they have their own menu and don't forget to tell us if it's your birthday!

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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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  • OCR Cafe - Ohakune

    Perfect stop after a day hiking or cycling some of the North Islands most beautiful tracks including The Old Coach Road.  Located at the bottom of the mountain road and with a great outdoor alfresco dining area.  Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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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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  • Coffee Plus Cafe - Taupo

    Coffee Plus Cafe has a great menu selection, including cabinet flare including gluten free options and Supreme coffee!  Located on the sunny side of one of Taupo's best shopping streets. Free WIFI available.

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Map of New Zealand
  • Central Otago
  • Bay of Plenty
  • Coromandel
  • Dunedin
  • Gisborne
  • Fiordland
  • Hawkes Bay
  • North Canterbury
  • Manawatu
  • Nelson & Golden Bay
  • Northland
  • Marlborough Sounds
  • Rotorua
  • Queenstown
  • Taranaki
  • South Canterbury
  • Taupo
  • Southland
  • Waikato
  • Wanaka
  • 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…

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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.