Restaurants and Cafes in Turangi Tongariro

Want to know about some things to do in Turangi? Just ask the locals in Turangi's marvelous array of restaurants and cafes. Turangi, NZ is blessed with world class restaurants and cafes, popular with locals, and becoming well-known to visitors. Within walking distance of the town centre there are four great restaurants to choose from, including an Italian and a Chinese, as well as two that are on-site at their motels.

Just outside of Turangi you will find two fantastic restaurants situated close to the picturesque Tongariro River, one located at a popular fishing lodge and another on a vineyard.

Five minutes drive from Turangi, past Tokaanu at Little Waihi, there is a stunningly located restaurant on the lakefront; one of only two on all of Lake Taupo. Fifteen kilometres further west on State Highway 41 at Pukawa there is another restaurant with wonderful views overlooking the lake. 

So relax in a cosy bar or pub, or dine on fresh cuisine at a Turangi restaurant. Grab a coffee at a local café, or sip on locally produced wine at a beautiful Turangi vineyard. You're guaranteed to find something that suits your tastes in Turangi.

  • Pihanga Cafe and T Bar

    Tuck into a delicious brunch or dinner at the Pihanga Caf & T-Bar.

    • Location Tongariro
    • Activity Cafes Turangi Eat & Drink
  • Licorice Cafe

    Licorice is an award-winning café located on State Highway 1 at Motuoapa on the south-eastern edge of Lake Taupo. Motuoapa is approximately 9km north of Turangi and 30 mins south of Taupo.

    • Location Turangi
    • Activity Cafes Turangi Eat & Drink
  • Ruapehu Lounge Bar

    Open daily from 11am until 5pm. Take in breath-taking mountain views from the grand Ngauruhoe Window.

    • Location Tongariro
    • Activity Restaurants Pubs & Nightlife Turangi Eat & Drink
  • Fergusson's Cafe

    Enjoy lunch or a snack in this historic building. Restored to its former glory, Fergussons Cafe offers hot and cold mountain beverages and the healthiest of cafe cuisine.

    • Location Tongariro
    • Activity Cafes Turangi Eat & Drink
  • Creel Tackle House and Cafe

    An Historic Fly fishing tackle shop selling freshwater fishing tackle, Licences and flies with attached small Cafe selling fresh baked / cooked food daily. The Cafe opened Dec 26th 2013.

    • Location Turangi
    • Activity Cafes Turangi Eat & Drink
  • River Vineyard & Restaurant

    Tongariro River Estate is a boutique family-owned Vineyard and Restaurant situated in a unique location of exceptional natural beauty.

    • Location Turangi
    • Activity Restaurants Wine & Vineyards Turangi Eat & Drink
  • Tongariro Lodge Restaurant

    Tongariro Lodge Restaurant has developed an international reputation for fine food and wine.

    • Location Turangi
    • Activity Restaurants Turangi Eat & Drink
  • Oreti Restaurant

    The Oreti Restaurant at Pukawa, Southern Lake Taupo's newest restaurant is open for in house guests, casual diners and functions.

    • Location Turangi
    • Activity Restaurants Turangi Eat & Drink
  • Kuratau River Wines

    Kuratau River Wines vineyard was planted with Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir vines in 2004. The first wines were produced in 2007 and are now available for your enjoyment.

    • Location Turangi
    • Activity Wine & Vineyards Turangi Eat & Drink
  • Asure Parklands Restaurant and Bar

    Parklands on-site restaurant and bar is open from 6.15pm nightly except Sundays, to house guests and the public.

    • Location Turangi
    • Activity Restaurants Turangi Eat & Drink

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