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State Highway 48, Whakapapa, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
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  • Excellent19%
  • Very good36%
  • Average26%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible11%
Travellers talk about
“kids pizza” (2 reviews)
“pub meal” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Pizza, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
State Highway 48, Whakapapa, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Uninspired menu, overpriced pizzas and drinks. Sickly sweet cider on tap. Has pool table and large projection screen which was showing terrible 80s music videos. Service was slow and looked like no one gave a flip. I ordered fries and a cider. Come here cuz...More

Thank kinx81
Reviewed 1 week ago

The bar has an absolutely stunning view of the mountains, with a fairly simple offering of beer and wine. The atmosphere was warm and cozy, with a log fire and tables and chairs outside for the perfect view.

Thank LauraJane1992
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Not often do you go to a bar where the staff are both friendly and intelligent. Big screen for the rugby,Food not spectacular but a good pub meal. Good atmosphere

Thank KarenM9248
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Fantastic service and excellent food and drinks, the mulled wine was exceptional. The bar staff were awsome and there was an amazing selection of drinks, whole sale and bar service with a diverse and delicious menu. Great atmosphere and un beatable location for post boarding...More

Thank AdamT3641
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Great atmosphere, great food, awesome log fire and brilliant service! Always enjoy having a drink in the Tussock. Monday night quiz night is worth a stop by it is great fun! See you next Monday!

Thank jcwcasey
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

I really like this place, the food is yummy, I’ve eaten here many times now and never been disappointed. Sunday roast is awesome! Quiz night on a Monday is always fun and there is lovely log fire with comfy seating. Beautiful views of the mountains...More

Thank Kelly B
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Expensive fried food. I had battered terakihi and it smelled of old fish. Bar staff didn’t want to be there. Kids options just fried rubbish or pizza.

Thank Jen H
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Our first night at the Chateau and want to to go out for dinner. Useful location given how close it is the the Chateau so that was plus. We went with another family with small kids so 8 of us, kids had pizza and fries...More

Thank Pete Y
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

This pub/restaurant is ideally located a few minutes walk from the Chateau, where we were staying. We popped in on a reasonably busy Saturday night for dinner and drinks. I had the calamari and lamb shank and my fiance had the ham hock soup and...More

Thank andre q
Reviewed 10 July 2018

The evening we visited it was very quiet, so hard to judge the atmosphere, the fire was roaring so it was toasty warm inside. We came specifically to watch the Saturday night rugby which was on the big screen. We can understand having music playing...More

Thank Lyndam135
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: State Highway 48, Whakapapa, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Tongariro National Park  >  Whakapapa
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