Morning queues of locals attest to the Gecko having the best coffee in town (they roast their own), and the food's pretty good, too. Kick off another day on the road with mushrooms and chorizo, or grab a mussel-frit…
This civic and community centre features a cinema, theatre, tourist information centre, gallery and the Te Ahu Heritage exhibits of the Far North Regional Museum. Artefacts include kauri gum, carved pounamu weapons …
This Pacific-themed family restaurant is easily the best dinner option in Kaitaia, with a wide range of seafood, meat and vegetarian fare, and a well-stocked salad bar. Save room for the pavlova of the day.
The eclectic exhibits of the Far North Regional Museum feature natural history and local cultural stories. Artefacts include kauri gum, carved greenstone weapons and wood carvings dating back to the 14th century.
Just south of town, off the road to Ahipara, Kaitaia's only winery offers free tastings and sells local produce, including the famous Kaitaia Fire chilli sauce.
A small independent store jam-packed with outdoor equipment, including tents, backpacks, snorkels and fishing gear.
Kaitaia's biggest outdoor store, selling clothing, tents, fishing gear, freeze-dried meals and mozzie nets.
The biggest supermarket in town.