The Grass Hut - Kawakawa
With the largest range of Hundertwasser products in New Zealand, the Grass Hut has lots to look at including cards, pens, posters, mugs and even miniature card houses which can be set up and made into greeting cards.read more
Mmmm. A visit to our boutique chocolate factories is the ultimate chocolate experience. You can see how we make our delicious chocolates, taste a few samples, and of course shop for gifts and indulgences.read more
Bennetts Café - Mangawhai
Bennetts Café is casually chic and located just alongside the Chocolaterie, a place to indulge in their signature hot chocolate or treat friends and family to a fine lunch. The courtyards, french fountains and fireplaces offer a tranquil and charming ambiance with plenty of tables both inside and outdoors. Open daily from 8.30am to 4.00pm for breakfast and lunch.read more
The Rocking Horse Place NZ
This shop not only makes rocking chairs but also classic rocking horses for children of all ages. The horses are handcrafted to order, although they do have some in stock for those who can’t wait!read more
The Cabbage Tree - Paihia
The friendly team at The Cabbage Tree will help you choose from the huge variety of souvenirs and gifts for children of all ages in their shop. They can also arrange gift wrapping, postage and packing.read more
NZ Fudge Farm
Take our delicious fudge home for presents. Ann and Larry Johnstone established the NZ Fudge Farm in 1992 on their farm at Tangiteroria, perfecting the guarded recipes passed down by previous generations. The list of flavours is growing all the time. Popular flavours are Russian Caramel and Chocolate Supreme. Visit us for coffee, ice cream & delicious treats!read more
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- Marlborough Sounds
- Nelson & Golden Bay
- North Canterbury
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- West Coast
- Bay of Islands
- Palmerston North
- New Plymouth
- Te Anau
- Mt Cook
- Abel Tasman
- Nelson Lakes
- Stewart Island
- Central Plateau
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!
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.