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Top Choice Burgers in Ohakune

Blind Finch

After tramping Mt Tongariro, skiing Mt Ruapehu or mountain biking, there's nothing better than these beast-sized burgers cooked on a custom-made manuka wood-fire grill. Licensed until 2am, Blind Finch boasts a bar a…
Top Choice Cafe in Ohakune

Eat Takeaway Diner

Bagels, innovative salads, and tasty American and Tex Mex-influenced dishes combine with the best coffee in town at this modern spot on Ohakune's main drag. All white tiles and pops of blue, there's a strong focus o…
Lake in Ohakune

Lake Rotokura

Lake Rotokura is 12km southeast of Ohakune at Karioi, just off SH49 (karioi means ‘places to linger’). It's one of two lakes in the Lake Rotokura Ecological Reserve: the first is Dry Lake, actually quite wet and per…
Bakery in Ohakune

Chocolate Eclair Shop

At the time of writing, Allan Nation is 64 years old. He's been getting up at 2am to bake since he was 17. Allan learned from his late father, who also baked in the original ovens that used to feed soldiers at Waiou…
Coffee in Ohakune

Craft Haus

'Local is the new black' says the sign on the brick wall at this coffee house-gallery-clothing store-brewery inside the heritage Ohakune train station, right on the platform. Volcano Coffee roasts out the back, Ruap…
Italian in Ohakune

Cyprus Tree

Open year-round, this restaurant and bar serves up Italian and Kiwi-influenced dishes: think wild venison on potato-and-herb rosti to slow-cooked lamb pappardelle. There's a special menu for little kids, and Ohakune…
Cafe in Ohakune

OCR Eatery & Wine Bar

Short for Old Coach Road, OCR has limited opening hours but remains a favourite among locals and visitors. Burgers, sandwiches, salads and breakfasts are made with care, as are the home-baked cakes and slices. A roo…
Bistro in Ohakune

Powderkeg

The Powderkeg is the party bar of the Powderhorn Chateau, with DJs in winter and occasional dancing on the tables. Food-wise, it's also no slouch year-round with top-notch burgers and pizza, meaty mains such as lamb…
Craft Beer in Ohakune

Kitchen

The friendly owner refers to the Kitchen as his 'bach (beach house) with a bar attached'. Serving only NZ craft beer from more than 20 breweries, it's packed during winter and on the first weekend of September durin…
Indian in Ohakune

Magic Chilli

Although the interior of this bright-orange Indian restaurant is a little odd (plasticky Italian-style table covers and metallic lotus wallpaper), this is the place for takeaway. Aside from $10 lunch specials and ha…