Looking to plan the perfect Anzac Day with family and friends this year?

Where to grab coffee and breakfast after your local dawn ceremony, the best free activities and fun places to visit with friends and family: Do you know how you’re going to spend your Anzac Day?

Experience-finding app, Romer, has put together a list of its most popular activities which will be open throughout the country, despite restricted trading rules.

“At Romer, we believe Anzac Day is about spending time with your family and loved ones and reflecting on those who’ve been lost in New Zealand’s war history,” Heazlewood says.

As well as the main centres listed below, users around the country can search any place and zoom in to find nearby activities to help plan their own Anzac Day.


Romer’s list of Anzac Day activities, by region, is:


Coffee at Good Day - open from 7am

The Odettes Eatery Herbed Scramble - open from 7am

Lilliput Mini Golf

Clevedon Scenic Reserve Walk



Lox salmon bagels and delicious coffee at Pickleandpie - open from 9am

Smoothie bowls at Willi’s Kitchen - open from 7.30am

Zealand Wildlife Park

South Headland Reserve Walk at sunset



Stir in hot chocolate at The Caffeine Laboratory - open from 7.30am

Vegan Hash at Town Tonic open from 7.30am

Ride the tracks at Christchurch Adventure Park

Walk the Scarborough Bluffs Track



Sweet and savoury vegan brunch at Mavis & Co - open from 5am for coffee and serving breakfast from 6.30am

Grab a coffee from Osten! At Osten Cafe

Date night at the movies at Lido Cinema

Te Awa - The great NZ river ride at Hamilton Gardens



Smashed avo toast at Alimento Eatery - open from 8am

Vegan big breakfast at The Nourished Eatery - open from 7.30am

Climb the highest waterfall in the North Island at Wairere Falls

Relax at the salt water hot pools at Mount Hot Pools



Grab a creamy seaside coffee at sunrise at Perc St Clair - open from 7am

Choc smoothie bowls at Starfish - open from 6.30am

Walk to Tunnel beach

Relax in the Chinese Gardens with a pot of tea - open from 10am


Palmerston North

Best Coffee in Palmerston North at Moxies - open from 6am

Roasted pumpkin soup on Anzac morning at Wholegrain Organics - open from 9am

Hire an electric bike and tour the Manawatu river pathway at I-SITE

Manawatu Gorge walk


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