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American, Cafe, Fast food
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Drive Thru, Playgrounds
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Reviewed 4 January 2024

Toilets were the worst I've ever seen. ALL of them were filthy dirty. Piles of paper rubbish and even excrement. Disabled had no toilet paper and ladies had no soap...sanitizer stand also empty. Walked straight out disgusted, as did someone else who walked in after...me and opened one of the toilet doors with her foot. I'm not joking waiting to catch some disease in the next 24hrsMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 27 September 2023

Visited in May 2023 We stopped over in Lake Taupo for lunch and the McDonald's here stood out with its very own Douglas DC-3 plane kitted out as a dining venue option. Accessible via the inside of the restaurant, one can visit without purchasing any...food. There are placards detailing the history of the plane inside and the cockpit is sealed off for safety and preservation purposes. The location of McDonald's here is good as it is located towards lake's edge for further exploration. Check out the lake's edge golf nearby.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 3 September 2023

It's a Maccas with a plane, thats just cool. There was heaps of info about the plane and you could view the whole cockpit. We went for a pretty early dinner 5 ish, after driving all day, the food was acceptable, its cheap takeout after...all. As it was so cold we were the only people on the plane eating, so that was pretty cool.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 28 June 2023

Monique was on the drive in desk and spotted that I had a super gold card and told me I can get any size coffee at anytime for $3! Thanks Monique. So appreciated.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 19 April 2023

The place is a filthy mess. No cleaning was done and tables were not wiped clean at all, there were no clean tables.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 9 February 2023 via mobile

Look what i’ve got this is a Hobbit size….And I’m a human. I hope I’m not the only one but this was a horrible experience at the “Best Mc Donalds”

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 9 February 2023

Typical McDonalds but with a difference.... an full size airplane play structure for the kids. Voted the World's coolest McDonads

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 12 January 2023 via mobile

The plane was kinda cool, our 6yo loved it, but the tables were sooo dirty, they didn't look to have been cleared the whole day. We went down and got a handful of napkins and about half a cup of hand sanitizer to scrub them...into a state we'd want to put food near.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 24 August 2022

Had heard about this McDonald's many times before, so decided to pay it a visit when I was driving through the town. Decided to order a classic Big Mac meal and thankfully it was rather delightful. Unfortunately, the plane doesn't fly, and this put a...slight dampener on my evening.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 5 August 2022 via mobile

I had been to McDonald’s in bills before and it was awful . So on my way back north, found Taihape was closed(7.30pm ffs) so ravenously hungry went way out my way to go to Taupo mc do’s. Was not able to enter the mc...d’s and had to use the drive through only to find my rental truck was too high and thy would not accept walk through orders. Bottom line is, if you are desperate for even really poor food, do not rely on a mc d’sMore

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 25 July 2022 via mobile

Everything is good. The plane sitting behind as part of the seating area is cool. Playground for children is good. Other than the floor of the men toilet was a bit oily and slippery everything was good.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 11 September 2021

I ordered a hunger buster.when i got to the window my order was mucked up.instead of changing my order to what i had ordered was told sorry thats what the cashier put down and proptly handed it to me through the window and closed it..wasnt...very happyMore

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 21 July 2021

NO wonder it is the world's coolest McDonald's! I have never seen any other McDonald's look like a plane so far. It is unique and special. I think everyone should go there, at least seeing it from outside when you travel Taupo.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 6 July 2021

We don't normally frequent McDonald's but had to come here to dine in the aircraft. We actually visited Dec 2019...service and food as normal here but we could not eat in the plane as children use it as a playground too and were screaming and...jumping over the tables, a nightmare up there. We ended up eating in the restaurant...overall not a good experience. It's a shame as it is cool but staff should have more control.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 20 May 2021

We weren't planning on coming here, but ended up here for a lunch as we were nearby. The kids loved the playground and the plane. The food is just like any other McDonalds but was a little slower for the service. The cleaners also left...all their cleaning materials on the table, which wasn't very safe for the young ones..More

Date of visit: April 2021
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MCDONALD'S, Taupo - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5