Modern NZ in Turangi

Oreti Restaurant

With lake and mountain views, Oreti restaurant could get away with average food. But the kitchen doesn't compromise, serving fun filo pastry–wrapped prawns in shot glasses of sweet chilli and aioli and elegant...

International in Turangi

Lakeland House

Destination dining with a view across Lake Taupō and a menu that stays faithful to its favourites: generous pastas, salads, chowder, pan-fried snapper with hollandaise and Cajun tiger prawns, followed by sticky...

Aquarium in Turangi

Tongariro National Trout Centre

Around 4km south of Tūrangi, this DOC-managed trout centre has a hatchery, an underwater viewing chamber, a museum with polished educational displays, a collection of rods and reels dating as far back as the...

Cafe in Turangi

Creel Tackle House & Cafe

One of the best cafes in Tūrangi is a tiny room behind a tackle shop with gear aplenty. On native rimu-wood tables, you can tuck into the likes of a chicken, bacon and leek pie or, on weekends, brioche French...

Cafe in Turangi

Cadillac Cafe

Step back in time at Cadillac, which is decorated with vintage chairs, posters and an impressive toy collection from the 1950s and ’60s. Classic board games are available while you wait, and the menu is suitably...

Cafe in Turangi

Hydro Eatery

Cavernous and colourful, with local art for sale on the walls, Hydro is the town’s earliest riser if you’re chasing trout. It commands an elevated position in the town centre, and serves good coffee and breakfast...

Burgers in Turangi


This burger bar, so new it hasn’t had time to gather rust, is furnished with high stools and one soft cowhide couch. It serves unusual burgers, such as venison and snapper, as well as beef. The wine list is...

Cafe in Turangi


Look for the giant licorice allsort on the roof of this roadside cafe, 8km north of Turangi. The coffee's good and comes with an allsort on the side, while the signature breakfast will keep you going until lunch....

Indian in Turangi

Monsoon Splash of Spice

Don't be fooled by the office-like look of this Indian joint, it could be the best takeaway in town. Pick a protein in classics like korma and vindaloo, or BYO trout and they'll cook it for free if you spend $30...

Museum in Turangi

Volcanic Activity Centre

This interactive science museum inside the i-SITE is a little text-heavy but turns theory to reality with an earthquake simulator, a live seismograph computer and footage of the 1995–96 Ruapehu eruptions.

Supermarket in Turangi

New World

Self-caterers should head to this big, centrally located supermarket.