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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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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good23%
  • Average18%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible11%
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“lake rotorua” (12 reviews)
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Hours
New Zealand, European, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
353C Mountain Road | Bay of Plenty, Rotorua 3015, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful spot on top of the mountain overlooking Rotorua. Very friendly owner and staff. Best coffee in Rotorua maybe because of their own spring water. Would have liked to stay longer but they had a booking for 400 for lunch!

Thank wahut54
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Skyline gondola alone 31$, so 62$ for a couple. We drove our rental car to the peak of Mount Ngongotaha to Aorangi Peak Restaurant. The view is even better than the Skyline view because it is higher. We ate for lunch a great fish and...More

Thank Sith
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have had dinner here and lunch several times, the lunch menu is great something for everyone young and old. The staff always happy to help and explain anything you may ask. The restaurant is set high above Rotorua with fantastic views across the lake...More

Thank Gary W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This out of the way eating place was well worth the trip up a winding hill road to get there. We arrived in time to get late evening views of the Lake Rotorua below. Our table looked out well above the town and this made...More

Thank Ross M
Reviewed 22 January 2018

One of the best places to have a peak view of the city. Must visit for the views. Food is nice as well. Makes for a good place to click pictures.

Thank Nabeel K
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Although we are local Aorangi is not well advertised.We booked for lunch and the food was surperb.Friendly Chinese and Maori staff looked after us and the view over the City was great.We finished as 6buses arrived with Chinese visitors and the place started to rock.If...More

Thank tikitapu
Reviewed 15 January 2018 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 29 December 2017 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

2  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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$22 - US$43
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
View, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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
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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