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…
Pub Food in Taupo


An ambient place for a handle or two of the Monteith’s range, popular Plateau delivers in the food department, too. Its menu of modern pub classics features the likes of confit duck, pork belly and an artful steak s…
Modern NZ in Taupo


Operating out of an unobtrusive 1950s house, the Brantry continues its reign as one of the best in the region for its well-executed, good-value offerings centred on meaty mains turned out in classical style. Book-en…
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.
International in Whakapapa Village

Ruapehu Room

The Chateau Tongariro Hotel's elegant à la carte option. Bookings are recommended and note that gentlemen dining must wear a collared shirt and long trousers.
Cafe in Tongariro National Park

Fergusson’s Cafe

Fergusson’s is a casual tearoom with outdoor tables, and proffers pies, sandwiches, cakes and coffee.
Cafe in Taupo


Lots of mouth-watering treats are made from scratch at this fantastically artful cafe on the hill that backs Acacia Bay. Brunch in the sunshine, then check out the sculpture garden and gallery.
Cafe in Turangi & Around


Look for the giant licorice allsort on the roof of this roadside cafe, 8km north of Turangi. The coffee's good and counter food includes sweet corn fritters and stonking slabs of bacon and egg pie.
Supermarket in Turangi & Around

New World

Self-caterers should head to the big, centrally located New World supermarket.
Cafe in National Park Village

Station Cafe

Count your blessings ye who find this little railway station along the line, a lovely old dear, restored with care and now serving eggy brunches, sandwiches, coffee and yummy cakes, plus an impressive à la carte eve…