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.

  • Turangi Tavern

    Providing TAB and gaming as well as live sport and music.

    • Location Turangi
    • Activity Restaurants Pubs & Nightlife Turangi Eat & Drink Foodie Trail
  • Valentino's Ristorante Italiano

    We are the only licensed Italian Restaurant in Turangi and have been in operation since 1990. Ettore the owner/Chef was born in Treviso near Venice, Italy where he learnt his cooking skills in the Veneto region, before coming to Turangi.

    • Location Turangi
    • Activity Restaurants Turangi Eat & Drink
  • Floating Rock Vineyard and Cafe

    The Floating Rock Winery and Café (Kuratau River Wines) is more than just a fabulous vineyard; it’s a unique experience for visitors and guests.

    • Location Turangi
    • Activity Wine & Vineyards Wedding Services Turangi Eat & Drink
  • 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
  • Omori Estate

    Omori Estate is nestled in the south-west corner of Lake Taupo, our first olives were planted in 2001 and the vineyard was planted on the Stream Block in 2002 with Pinot Noir and in 2003 with Pinot Gris grapes.

    • Location Turangi
    • Activity Wine & Vineyards Wedding Services 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
  • 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 Wedding Services Turangi Eat & Drink
  • Cadillac Cafe

    Rockabilly styled, themed 50’s & 60’s retro cafe. An iconic experience not to be missed.

    • Location Turangi
    • Activity Cafes Family-Friendly Places To Eat Turangi Eat & Drink
  • Tussock Bar and Restaurant

    Enjoy full views of the Tongariro National Park from the warmth and comfort of the Tussock Bar & Restaurant.

    • Location Tongariro
    • Activity Cafes Pubs & Nightlife Turangi Eat & Drink
  • Hydro Eatery

    Newest cafe in Turangi. Open from 6.30am serving fine mojo coffee, fresh muffins and filling breakfasts.

    • Location Turangi
    • Activity Cafes Turangi Eat & Drink Foodie Trail

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