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Aorangi Peak Restaurant

353C Mountain Road | Bay of Plenty, Rotorua 3015, New Zealand
+64 7-347 0036
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good23%
  • Average19%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible11%
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“lake rotorua” (11 reviews)
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6:00 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
New Zealand, European, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
353C Mountain Road | Bay of Plenty, Rotorua 3015, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The restaurant is a lovely spot to take in the views over the lake. The ‘safe’ background music seemed more suitable for an airport lounge and the small area available for morning tea had limited seating/tables, but the view made up for that. I enjoyed...More

Thank OriginalCoffeeQueen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Menu was tiny, not a lot of variety. Food was served on cold plates. Fish of the day (gurnard) had a total of 21 bones in it. Chef was told and said "oh well". Best part of the restaurant was the view on the way...More

Thank Jac214
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

We celebrated my partners birthday dinner here. The place was empty and cold. The food was good but not great, not worth the cost. The staff was minimal, and we had to open our own bottle of champagne because the waitress didn't know how. There...More

Thank Malibu_Barbie_JennyW
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Stunning Views from high up looking out across Rotorua, great atmosphere, amazing food and service with a smile. Well worth the money.

Thank Jilllagas
Reviewed 21 August 2017

If you're in Rotorua this is a great destination because it gives you a 360 degree perspective of one of New Zealand's greatest treasures, our very own "Lake District". On a fine day there's no way you couldn't have your spirit lifted by being up...More

1  Thank Nigel G
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Went up for dinner just for the view at almost right at the peak of Rotorua. Unfortunately a rainy day and all fog up, a testament to its height. No view and no the restaurant fault. Food is decent and reasonable price. A nice bar...More

Thank Ben L
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Our group had soup & beef as main entree, food was alright. Service was quite slow (possibly because we came in a huge group) but the view makes up for it. Toilets could be improved.

Thank anaissasy
Reviewed 9 May 2017

We stumbled across this gem while sightseeing and were not disappointed in our meal. The service and food were great. We were seated at the window and had 270 degree views across the lake and Rotorua, we looked down over the Skyline Gondola complex! Wandering...More

Thank Sharon F
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Best views in rotorua, amazing meals. This is a greta cafe/restaurant for lunch or an amazing restaurant for dinner, reasonably priced for the quality of food served here. A real must do for the views if you dont really want a meal have a scone...More

Thank Tracey D
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

The view from their restaurant is stunning as you look over the lake and all of Rotorua. The deer were an added bonus. Food and coffee was very nice. Only thing to improve could be a couple breakfast dishes as there were none.

Thank Cherie L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$22 - US$43
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 353C Mountain Road | Bay of Plenty, Rotorua 3015, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-347 0036
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There is no other view like the one you'll experience from Aorangi Peak, the site is situated over 2,000 feet high, which is exactly 3 times higher than Sky City tower showcasing a splendid panorama of Rotorua, the spiritual home of New Zealand culture. Aorangi Peak High Land Retreat is just a 15-minute scenic drive from central Rotorua and boasts the highest viewpoint in the district. As a historical iconic location, we offer wide range of facilities for customers such as accommodation, restaurant, shops and deer park. This place will highlight your entire journey and the memories will last forever. We sincerely advise you to bring your camera along to take Rotorua home. This is where you can discover the real beauty of New Zealand has to offer in a setting beyond your imagination.
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