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Cafes at Mt Ruapehu

Discover a variety of dining options on the mountain, ranging from central and convenient spots to more tranquil and tucked-away settings.

Whether you need a quick refuel or a cozy place to warm up, or you prefer to indulge in a leisurely lunch, we've got you covered. With up to 11 cafes and eateries spread across both sides of the maunga, there's something to suit every taste.

Please keep in mind that the opening and offerings at some eateries are dependent on lift and terrain availability, such as Whakapapa's West Ridge Cafe, which opens mid-season in sync with the West Ridge Quad chairlift. To stay informed about which eateries are operating on a particular day, check our daily report page.


Whakapapa Ski Area-

Coffee Corner

Four Peaks Alley

Happy Valley Bistro

Lorenz's Café

Pātaka at Knoll Ridge

Back Bar

West Ridge Café

Tūroa Ski Area-

Alpine Café

Giant Café

Parklane Café