Kelly Tarlton’s incredible Experiences allow guests to take their visit to the next level. These immersive and behind-the-scenes encounters ensure visitors never forget their time at Auckland’s leading visitor attraction.
Shark Dive Xtreme and Shark Cage take you into the main oceanarium with our sharks, while Penguin Discovery sees you head out onto the ice to meet our King and Gentoo Penguins. MORE
Follow the bottle trail through the hands on exhibits experiencing the life and development of Katikati District, the only planned Irish settlement in the world. Group Bookings and Guided Tours available with Café and dining facilities, Souvenir Shop and Nine Hole MiniPutt. MORE
TOAD Hall in Motueka. With a great cafe, a nice earthy playground and a veggie shop to restock supplies it is a great place to stop and recharge if you are passing through or just to visit for afternoon tea. MORE
Situated on the Ruby Coast in the heart of the Tasman region, Jester House café is the perfect lunch stop while exploring Mapua, Moutere, Motueka or Abel Tasman. The extensive playful organic garden gives room for the kids to roam.
Perfect on a summer’s day for a cold local beer after a swim at Kina Beach or golf at the Tasman Golf Club. MORE
The Cadbury World tour is a chocolate-lover’s dream that overwhelms the senses! As you walk into the factory, the enticing scent of Jaffas, Turkish Delight, or cocoa welcomes you in, causing most visitors to let out a satisfied, “Ahhhh.” But that’s nothing compared to the all-encompassing chocolate scent wafting through the kitchen. Not only will your nose be working overtime, but with hundreds of buttons being made as you walk by, thousands of Roses being packaged, and one tonne of melted chocolate cascading down five stories, your eyes will have a feast to gaze upon as well. But don’t worry, your taste buds will have their chance too! In addition to receiving a bag full of samples, you’ll also have the pure liquid joy of tasting melted, still-warm chocolate. MORE
Excellent cafe with a separate room full of toys for the kids to play in so you enjoy a moment or two with your yummy food. MORE
Great playground right on the water in really nice park surrounds. Lots of equipment new and retro. There is even a cafe, restaurant and a dairy right next to the playground. MORE
Flat Hills Cafe is a country cafe with great food at great prices. There is free wifi and a gift shop with souvenirs, essentials, second-hand books and a large candy corner with a variety of lollies.
The Bird Gardens are on the outskirts of katikati and were created in 1976 when local visionary Chris Parker set to work landscaping a little over ten acres of land running down to the harbours edge.
With his English background, botanical knowledge and the sites natural attributes of fresh water springs, ponds and wetlands he transformed this once bare land into a beautiful and special garden.
Sealed paths meander through spectacular golden Swamp Cypress, water trickles its way to the sea through an elaborate series of ponds.