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.

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Turangi Bakehouse and Cafe

    Turangi Bakehouse and Cafe offer delicious food for everyone to enjoy. Whether you dine in or takeaway, you’ll be sure to come back again.

    • Location Turangi
    • Activity Cafes Bakeries, Takeaways & Fast Food 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
  • 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 Wedding Services Turangi Eat & Drink Foodie Trail
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Turangi Tavern

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

    • Location Turangi
    • Activity Restaurants Pubs & Nightlife Turangi Eat & Drink Foodie Trail

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