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.

  • 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
  • The Ruapehu Restaurant

    The hotels's signature restaurant, located within the Chateau Tongariro, delivers the finest ambience and all the sophistication expected of the Chateaus elegant traditions.

    • Location Tongariro
    • Activity Restaurants 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
  • 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
  • Turangi Bridge Restaurant & Bar

    Turangi Bridge Restaurant & Bar offers a stylish and welcoming atmosphere for sampling mouth-watering New Zealand Cuisine.

    • Location Turangi
    • Activity Restaurants Pubs & Nightlife 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Turangi Bakery & Café

    Do not pass Turangi without getting your pie fix at Turangi Bakery & Café.

    • Location Turangi
    • Activity Cafes Bakeries, Takeaways & Fast Food Turangi Eat & Drink

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