Mt Ruapehu offers a variety of cafes for you to relax, kick back and take some well earned breaks. You can indulge in great breakfasts, coffees, lunch apres ski drinks and nibbles. How often do you eat at an elevation of over 1600 metres?
WHAKAPAPA SKI AREA
Happy Valley Bistro
The Happy Valley Bistro is centrally situated in the Happy Valley beginner’s area. Come in and enjoy the fun atmosphere for families! There is a great range of hot and cold food and drinks and it's famous for its pizzas, hot dogs and hot chocolates, as well as espresso coffee and fresh muffins for Mum!
Lorenzs' Bar and Cafe
Lorenzs' Bar and Cafe is situated in Whakapapa’s base area; it is the first café to open and last to close each day. From hearty breakfasts or that morning latte, through to a big blackboard menu and a range of scrumptious café treats. At the end of a hard day's riding enjoy a well deserved cold beer. “LBC” has it all!
Knoll Ridge Cafe
New Zealand’s highest café is a must do! Knoll Ridge Cafe boasts incredible views over the upper slopes and, just as an incredible is the array of meals, including a fresh salad bar, hot dishes from around the world, café style snacks & espresso coffees.
TUROA SKI AREA
To help us reduce waste and to save you money, a range of the world's first barista standard reuseable cups is now available at the Vertical Retail Store at Turoa.
Each reusable Keep Cup purchase comes with a free first coffee and subsequent 50c discounts for every reuse at either Turoa or Whakapapa.
Located at the base of Turoa Ski Area, this outlet is on ground level, making it accessible for all visitors. We have an amazing juice bar that makes fresh-to-order juices and smoothies. This outlet caters for a wide range of dining choices from bagels and sashimi through to a great range of homemade sandwiches, and the hot cabinets are full of hearty delights.
Situated at base just above the Alpine Café. We offer a short order Breakfast Menu ranging from Eggs Benedict on Ciabatta through to Chef's Savoury Mince on Toast. The cabinet food is fresh and seasonal, offering something for everyone. This area is licensed so it's a great place to start the day for breakfast, then meet your friends for a beer or wine and mezze platter after a day's skiing or riding. On fine days, we're open to 5:30pm.
This is our Midfield café located just off the Parklane Chairlift. Home of the famous gourmet Snowflake Burgers; it has been said that we make the best burgers in Ohakune. Our burgers are freshly made to order and they're definitely worth the chairlift ride!
Turoa's highest café offers daily hot dish specials that are served to order along with fresh sandwiches, bagels and a full hot cabinet offering. This outlet has its own Espresso Bar for your convenience. On selected days check and see if the Snack Shack is open upstairs on the deck for American hot dogs.