Kia Ora. Welcome to Ruapehu

The Chef's Table

Our menu consists of 11 dishes of farmed and foraged produce and ingredients found on the station. As with the seasons, our menu is constantly changing.

Retaruke, Manawatu-Wanganui · Located in the heart of the North Island.

We offer a refined tasting menu of foraged and sustainably farmed produce from the land surrounding us. Our experiences begin with a sensorily immersive all-terrain vehicle safari through the vast station’s extraordinary native New Zealand rainforest. We highlight the ongoing conservation efforts to protect our endangered native birdlife, as well as revisit the history of the area.

Choose between our two experiences:

  • ATV Bush Safari Dinner Bed & Breakfast 695.00 per person
  • ATV Bush Safari & Dinner Only 370.00 per person

Accommodation options include three luxury cabins adjacent to the restaurant combining quintessential New Zealand aesthetic with laid back luxury. Alternative accommodation options include Blue Duck Station lodges in Whakahoro village. Transport after dinner will be arranged.

Please note that unfortunately, we are not able to offer vegan, egg or dairy-free menus. Allergy or dietary restrictions announced on the night without prior notice may result in a shortened menu.