See & Eat
Satisfy your appetite with a meal, or simply sip on a beverage while enjoying breathtaking views of the maunga

See & Eat

Experience the largest maunga (mountain) in the North Island this winter.

Winter Sightseeing is available throughout the winter season (weather permitting), is suitable for all ages and perfect for families. Last ride from the Base Area is at 3:30pm. Closed footwear is mandatory. Warm and waterproof clothing is recommended. Please check the snow report for sightseeing status. Purchase your Sightseeing Passes online or from our ticket outlets on or off mountain.

While you're here, enjoy a coffee, a meal or a drink at one of our licensed outlets.

Whakapapa Sightseeing - Sky Waka

Sit back and enjoy the spectacular ride on New Zealand's longest gondola, Sky Waka. Take in the awe-inspiring views of the World Heritage National Park from the comfort of a 10-seater cabin.

Arrive at 2,020m above sea level to the Knoll Ridge Chalet, home to the highest café & restaurant in the country. Enjoy a coffee or wine from the upstairs deck, settle in for a buffet meal by one of the huge floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the pinnacles, or grab a bite from the Four Peaks Alley downstairs.

Tūroa Sightseeing - Parklane Chair

Take a scenic chairlift ride up Tūroa's Parklane Chairlift. This leisurely ride takes you over striking volcanic terrain & waterfalls to the Snowflake Café, famous for its scrumptious burgers. Soak in stunning views of the upper mountain, across the Central Plateau & towards Mt Taranaki.

Tūroa Eateries

Tūroa offers a variety of cafés for you to relax, kick back and enjoy some well earned treats.

Pizza @ Base is the perfect place to warm up and fuel up for an epic day on the slopes, grab a coffee or something hot to eat.

Upstairs is the Alpine Bar. If you're after a relaxing café breakfast, hearty lunch or some refreshing aprés ski, this is the place for you.

Snowflake is home to our famous gourmet burgers and unbeatable lunch views of Tūroa. It's also a perfect spot to relax while the kids learn in the Wintergarden.

The Giant Café is the highest café in New Zealand and serves up tasty barista coffee and scrumtious lunch snacks. You won't find anywhere to eat and relax that has a better view of the North Island.

Pizza @ Base
Alpine Bar
Giant Café

Whakapapa Eateries

Satisfy your appetite with a meal or simply sip on a beverage while enjoying breathtaking views. Whakapapa as a large range of delicious eateries to accomodate a taste for everyone.

Situated in the Happy Valley beginner’s area, the Happy Valley Bistro offers casual grab & go style food for the busy beginner.

The legendary Schuss Haus Corona Bar is the perfect hangout spot! Adults only, this spot is R18.

Knoll Ridge Chalet is home to three of our venues; The Pinnacles buffet, Pātaka for a fantastic coffee or à la carte meal and Four Peaks Alley for those chasing a quick bite to get back on the slopes.

Happy Valley
Schuss Haus
Knoll Ridge
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