On mountain
Cafés and Bars

During our Summer Season (December - April) we operate the Pinnacles' Café from within the the Knoll Ridge Chalet, and offer a range of light meals to grab-and-go cabinet food.

In our Winter Season (June - October) we can have up to 8 cafes and eateries operating across the maunga, ranging from central and convenient, to more quiet and tucked away. The opening and offering at some of the eateries are contingent on lift and terrain openings, like West Ridge Café which traditionally opens mid-season.

Our daily report page will advise which eateries are operating that day.

Pinnacles' Cafe
Located in the Knoll Ridge Chalet, the Pinnacles' Cafe operates during our Summer Season, and serves a range of light meals, including made-to-order pizza, burgers, and a pre-packaged cabinet food.

Whakapapa Eateries - Winter

Lorenz's Bar and Café
The best place to grab breakfast and get your coffee kick. Located in the Whakapapa plaza. Fuel up over the day on burgers, soups, salads, and more. Enjoy a sundowner at the end of the day on the deck.
West Ridge Café
Head west for a ride and refuel at the West Ridge Café. The ski in / ski out 'shack' offers grab n' go snacks. The West Ridge Café doesn't operate all season round, so keep an eye on the report for the latest.
Back Bar
A great spot for an afternoon bevvy on the sun-soaked deck and Back Bar of the Knoll Ridge Chalet. Views out to the Pinnacles range and Central Plateau. Beer, wine, cider, RTDs and more.
Pātaka Café
A mix of grab 'n' go and winter warmers. Ready prepared sandwiches, salads, and Dad's Pies, to grab and continue on your way, and curries, nachos, and other hot dishes, to dine in and warm yourself through.
Happy Valley Bistro
Healthy and fast options. Grab and go breakfast muffins, wraps, pizzas, and roti rolls. Both non and alcoholic beverages, the latter upstairs. Located alongside Happy Valley beginners area, down the elevator from the plaza.
Four Peaks Alley
The Four Peaks Alley is located under the Knoll Ridge Chalet. Street style food. Something a bit different to the usual mountain café fare. A selection of cold drinks and beer on tap.
Coffee Corner
Add a caffeinated hit to your day. Hot and cold beverages, and cabinet food options to tide you over. Ethically produced, premium Gravity coffee, made by our baristas. Located in the Knoll Ridge Chalet.

Tūroa Eateries - Winter

Alpine Café
Located in the Tūroa plaza, the Alpine Café is the perfect stop for skiers and snowboarders to fuel up ahead of a big day on the mountain. A mix of grab n' go and winter warmers, like nachos and soups.
Giant Café
New Zealand's highest café. Located at the top of the Giant chair, the café is a great on-mountain pit stop for a coffee or a snack. Breakfast burritos mid-morning, and hot coffee and cabinet food over the rest of the day.
Parklane Café
In the shape of a snowflake, the Parklane Café can be found adjacent to the top of the Parklane chairlift. Burgers are their speciality. Cabinet food and heated options are also available, along with beverages.