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Flat Hills Cafe and Tourist Park Restaurant

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Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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5733 State Highway 1 | Rangitikei, Ohingaiti 4774, New Zealand
+64 6-322 9734
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08:00 - 16:00
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our second time stopping here - the coffee is still great! The toilets need a sweep out, But that log fire in the cafe makes up for that.... Thanks

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Thank Cherry-Lynne
Amanda B, Owner at Flat Hills Cafe and Tourist Park, responded to this review

Thank you Cherry- Lynne for coming in and taking the time to review us. Glad to hear you enjoyed your visits...the fire is a very popular spot! The toilets are cleaned on a regular basis during the day however with hundreds of people coming in at a time unfortunately they are not always as we would like them, but we... More 

Upper Hutt, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Place is awesome for kids and the POD cabins are just amazing. The place has great food and the staff are the bomb. I would so recommend this place especially for familes as the animals are cool and the playground for kids is better (has a cool bouncy castle)

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Thank woggies
Amanda B, Owner at Flat Hills Cafe and Tourist Park, responded to this review

Thank you woggies for coming to stay and for taking the time to review us☺ We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay- our kids love it here too- happy kids equals happy parents 😊 More 

Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

My Dad and I stopped here on the way to the Wairarapa recently. It's stuck out in the middle of nowhere however the coffee and food was the best I've had for a very long time! Very professional and friendly staff and prices were very reasonable too. Well done! I'll be calling in again for sure when next in New... More 

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Thank ds77762
Amanda B, Owner at Flat Hills Cafe and Tourist Park, responded to this review

Awesome to hear ds77762!! Thanks for popping in and for taking the time to review us- much appreciated ☺ More 

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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Stopped for coffee. Huge cheese scones and perfect coffee. Will call in again for meal next time. Very friendly owner

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Thank Bev T
Amanda B, Owner at Flat Hills Cafe and Tourist Park, responded to this review

Thank you for stopping in Bev and for reviewing us...lovely to here you enjoyed it all ☺ More 

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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Stopped here while traveling between Palmerston North and Raethi, I had lamb burger and my daughter had small fish and chip (size was enough for a adult) good food washed down with good coffee, friendly Laid back service.

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Thank ShepherdWhanau F
Amanda B, Owner at Flat Hills Cafe and Tourist Park, responded to this review

Thank you ShepherdWhanau F for stopping in and taking the time to review us- I'm pleased that you and your daughter enjoyed your lunch here...hopefully see you again soon ☺ More 

Macae, RJ
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45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We've beend camping around the north island for a while and this is the best camping ground we have ever found. There is a cafe attached with lot of options for meals. The stafg is great and the structure of the campong is amazing.. everithing works fine and looks new. Please, do stay here and have a breakfast!

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Thank Marcelo Z
Amanda B, Owner at Flat Hills Cafe and Tourist Park, responded to this review

Thank you Marcelo for taking the time to review us after your stay here...We are soooo glad you enjoyed your stay at thd campsite and your brekkies- enjoy your trip ☺ More 

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Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Firstly had a great meal with coffee and then we played with our kid on the bouncy castle. We then noticed that the cafe had a new accomodation wing out the back with some cool looking huts. We asked a girl at the counter if we could have a look at this area and she said not a problem. We... More 

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Thank Bevan S
Amanda B, Owner at Flat Hills Cafe and Tourist Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Bevan S...Firstly I'm glad you enjoyed your meals and what we provide here. I am sorry that you were told by one of our staff members that you were able to check out the cabins- we keep this area as a campers only area to respect their privacy...We quite often have guests staying two nights... More 

North Vancouver, Canada
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136 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Friends had suggested this as a lunch stop while driving to Wellington so we passed by other interesting places in Taihape. Hadnt realised this was a tour bus stop but we were lucky to arrive as one bus was loading up and two more arrived as we left. Found food to be quite average but were intriqued by the other... More 

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Thank garjon47
Amanda B, Owner at Flat Hills Cafe and Tourist Park, responded to this review

Thank you garjon47 for taking the time to review us...and for giving us a try. We do indeed have busses stop in ( these are in and out in no time however) as well as plenty of families which is why we have added the big kids play area with bouncy castle, added more animals and created a more family... More 

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped here to break up the drive from Taupo to Wellington and glad we did. Beautiful grounds with a great view. Everything there is pretty much brand new or in good nick! The animals were a good touch to the place as well. Would stay again.

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Thank Max M
Amanda B, Owner at Flat Hills Cafe and Tourist Park, responded to this review

Thank you Max M... so glad you enjoyed your stay ☺ More 

Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Just had a fantastic breakfast here. Great people & delicious food. Loved the Pod accommodation (didn't actually stay but looked so cute). Huge parking too which was good for our truck.

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Thank Lucy H
Amanda B, Owner at Flat Hills Cafe and Tourist Park, responded to this review

Thank you Lucy H for reviewing us...you'll have to come try out the pod cabins on your next trip ☺ More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$2 - US$12
Cuisine
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 16:00
Monday
08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 16:00
Thursday
08:00 - 16:00
Friday
08:00 - 16:00
Saturday
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5733 State Highway 1 | Rangitikei, Ohingaiti 4774, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Rangitikei District  >  Ohingaiti
  • Phone Number: +64 6-322 9734
Description
Flat Hills Cafe is a country cafe with great food at great prices. There is a children's play area with a mega bouncy castle as well as a maze on site and outdoor seating with free access to the farm yard where you can feed the miniature pony and Shetland pony, goats, sheep and their lambs, pig, llamas and alpacas. So come and try one of our famous home-made Custard Squares, delicious Lamb Burgers or a famous Flat Hills Big Breakfast. We have plenty of parking for caravans and trailers as well as ample coach parking. Group and Club bookings welcome. We are open every day of the year and have No Surcharge on public holidays Now with Free Wi-Fi!! We have 13 powered and tent sites set in the beautiful Flat Hills grounds amongst the amazing scenery and animals. NOW OPEN- 4 Pod Cabins that can accommodate up to 4 people-two having two single beds and a queen bed, one which has a double bed and the fourth has disabled access and two single beds. Each Pod has its own TV, mini fridge with tea and coffee making facilities, free Wifi in the café grounds and communal BBQ area.

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