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Jester House Cafe and Tame Eels

#3 of 23 things to do in Motueka Features Animals
320 Aporo Road, Motueka 7173, New Zealand
+64 3-526 6742
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Fabulous and interesting cafe!

The cafe garden is a treat in itself, great for both young and old alike. The food is equally as... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Pamela C
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Motueka, New Zealand
Very good for kids

Cakes and coffee were very good value. Kids really enjoyed the garden and the animal hunt the code... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2017
Alsipan
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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The Tame eels at Jester House have been an attraction for 20 years. They are naturally occuring stream fauna in many streams in New Zealand but their numbers have deminished due to habitat destruction and over fishing.This is your chance to get upclose and handfeed these suprising creatures
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good35%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 16:30
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320 Aporo Road, Motueka 7173, New Zealand
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+64 3-526 6742

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The cafe garden is a treat in itself, great for both young and old alike. The food is equally as good, and the veggie burger is the best I have ever eaten. The staff are helpful and attentive, and the whole place has a great...More

Thank Pamela C
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Cakes and coffee were very good value. Kids really enjoyed the garden and the animal hunt the code had organised for the kids during the holidaysMore

Thank Alsipan
jesterhouse, Manager at Jester House Cafe and Tame Eels, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

We're so pleased you had such a lovely time with us. The Jungle Safari Holiday Programme is a popular free event we have for our families and their children. It keeps them busy while the adults can enjoy a sit down or if they prefer...More

Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

We stopped here on our cycling holiday with friends. It was such a great find especially if you had children or were young at heart. The cafe had provided so much fun for children from dressing up with tails, to painting Easter egg paintings, exploring...More

Thank Anne H
jesterhouse, Manager at Jester House Cafe and Tame Eels, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2017

Thank you for your wonderful description of Jester House Cafe and your experience of the play land and activities. We are delighted when our guests are able to enjoy all the fun - children and adults alike - that is on offer and have eaten...More

Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Loved it. Restaurant is really something special. Food is very very good. And staff is also very nice

Thank Tanja K
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Do not miss out on stopping here for lunch or just a drink especially if you are travelling with kids. Service was a little slow as they were super busy at lunch time. But food was lovely.Home made wedges were divine as accompaniment to our...More

Thank Julianasarg
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We were taken by family to Jesters yesterday .we sat outside. We were welcomed warmly and taken very good care of. The food was quickly delivered even though the cafe was very busy,even on a Monday. The food was beautiful,as it was on the previous...More

Thank Katrine715
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

We dropped by without a reservation yesterday after reading about Jester House on Trip Advisor. We were greeted warmly and told they were fully booked for tables outside and would we mind sitting inside. The waitress was very sweet and told us if something opened...More

1  Thank Wicked28
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Lovely menu and a wealth of adventure for the kids to explore safely. Would be my local if we were locals!

Thank Abbie T
Reviewed 26 February 2017

you wont regret it- it has good cakes and coffee and lots to look at. Even (bizaarely) tails to wear???

1  Thank Laura P
Reviewed 20 February 2017

You can choose a table in the garden or indoors, you can wander the gardens or climb down a steep bank to the tame eels. It's a quirky sanctuary with grass and trees. There's a play area for the kids. You'll be served by friendly...More

1  Thank ZaraMarque
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