Top things to do

Top Choice Cafe in Ohakune


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. There's a strong focus on organic ingredients and sustaina…
Bar in Ohakune

Mountain Rocks

A log-cabin-like space with a nod to the all-American diner. Join the locals for cheap beers and a no-surprises selection (mains $14 to $33) of big-portion burgers, lamb shanks, steaks, and fish and chips. Buzzy gar…
Supermarket in Ohakune

New World

Self-caterers should head for New World, your best bet for stocking up before heading to National Park Village or Whakapapa.
Carnival in Ohakune

Carrot Carnival

The Carrot Carnival at Ohakune is celebrated in early June with a parade and lots of dressing up in orange.
Restaurant in Ohakune


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…
Italian in Ohakune

Cyprus Tree

Open year-round, this restaurant and bar serves up Italian and Kiwi-influenced dishes: think pizza, pasta, risotto and sumac-spiced lamb. The high-season chaos is tempered by a friendly team, and we're pleased to se…
International in Ohakune

Bearing Point

Hearty, accomplished fare is offered at this surprisingly chic establishment. Warm your cockles with a venison hot pot, maple-glazed salmon, aged steaks or spicy Thai curry.
Cafe in Ohakune


Housed in an old bungalow, this groovy cafe 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 …
Landmark in Ohakune

Big Carrot

Maybe not so much 'Don't Miss' as 'Impossible to Miss', this roadside tribute to Ohakune's biggest crop was erected in 1984 and quickly became one of NZ’s most hugged ‘Big Things’. Carrots were first grown in the a…