Cafe in Kaitaia

Gecko Cafe

Morning queues of locals attest to the Gecko having the best coffee in town (it roasts its own), and the food's pretty good, too. Kick off another day on the road with fresh salads, sandwiches and wraps.

Arts Centre in Kaitaia

Te Ahu Centre

This civic and community centre features a cinema, a theatre, a tourist information centre, a gallery and the Te Ahu Heritage exhibits of the Far North Regional Museum. Artefacts include kauri gum, carved pounamu...

Bistro in Kaitaia


This vibrant Pacific-themed family restaurant is the best dinner option in Kaitāia, with a wide range of dishes from paua chowder to grilled meat (or vegetables done three ways), with a well-stocked salad bar.

Museum in Kaitaia

Te Ahu Heritage

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.

Winery in Kaitaia

Okahu Estate Winery

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.

Sports & Outdoors in Kaitaia

Riders Sports Depot

A small independent store jam-packed with outdoor equipment, including tents, backpacks, snorkels and fishing gear.

Sports & Outdoors in Kaitaia

Hunting & Fishing

Kaitaia's biggest outdoor store, selling clothing, tents, fishing gear, freeze-dried meals and mozzie nets.