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Petone's home to coffee roasters, food producers, fashion labels, craft beer and more artisan products keeping the innovative early settler spirit alive.
Don't miss the trendy cafés, restaurants and unique retailers of Jackson Street and get a taste of days gone by along the Discover Historic Petone Trail.
When groups of settlers began arriving in New Zealand they landed on the foreshore at Petone. Head to the Petone Settlers Museum to learn about Petone’s history and how it was once a captain of industry. Walk along the foreshore to Seashore Cabaret café for a very eclectic buzz and makers of NZ's first living wage coffee label.
Petone is a good place to be hungry. There are tasty treats from around the globe, cafés and coffee roasters, delis and specialty foods. Find some of our favourites for foodies, which includes a speciality knife shop and a dinnerware shop.
Te Puna Wai Ora (The Spring of Life) is pure, artesian water, which is naturally treated by layers of sand and gravel. Help yourself for free on the corner of Jackson and Buick Streets and experience the freshest water around.
How many people can you fit in a jail? Visit Petone’s tiny old Police Station and Jail and see where 10 police worked alongside four holding cells, brimmed with clientele. To this day, the building is almost original and from the moment you step inside you get a sense of the life of the early settlers in New Zealand.
La Bella Italia is so good the local Italian Embassy gave them an award. Ask for Antonio and spend a leisurely lunch or dinner like you’re in Italy with fine wine and fresh produce. Stock up on supplies at their retail shop and recreate the experience at home.