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.

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Tongariro Lodge Restaurant

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

    • Location Turangi
    • Activity Restaurants Turangi Eat & Drink
  • 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
  • Burger King Turangi

    Burger King Turangi does great burgers. We do other stuff too but our burgers are where it all started. The name is probably a clue.

    • Location Turangi
    • Activity Bakeries, Takeaways & Fast Food 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
  • 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

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