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State Highway 48, Whakapapa, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
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  • Excellent17%
  • Very good36%
  • Average25%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible13%
Travellers talk about
“kids pizza” (2 reviews)
“wedges” (2 reviews)
“big screen” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Pizza, Pub
$$ - $$$
State Highway 48, Whakapapa, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 79 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I can’t express how happy I was to see a REAL vegan option on the menu, instead of having to remove cheese and meat from items like I normally have to do at 99% of restaurants/pubs. Or having to order a side salad with fries......More

Thank Morsal B
Reviewed 16 April 2018

We ate here twice on our recent visit to the national park. The casual dress code compared to the Chateau Tongariro Hotel where we were staying was nice as we were hiking all day and did not feel like changing clothes for dinner. The pizza...More

Thank John N
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Scarborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

We attended the Tussock three nights in a row whilst staying nearby at the Whakapapa Holiday Park. It is a very spacious and well decorated pub. There is a big screen that shows sport and when none is on, background music gives the place a...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Enjoyed our Lunch while looking out at the local mountains. Price was reasonable and food was better than the hotel across the street. Service was excellent for a bar eatery.

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

While staying at the chateau we chose to eat here. It's just located across the road from the hotel. Service and good food was brilliant. Christine

Thank Christine S
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

Six other customers in an otherwise empty restaurant. We entered, ignored by a gaggle of staff standing by the food pass. Sat ourselves at a table which showed signs of yesterday’s food in a sticky residue across the high top. Noticing new customers the waiter...More

1  Thank Cliff R
Reviewed 21 January 2018

Quite busy when we dined here for dinner one night this month. Husband and I shared a seafood platter for 2, which was really nice, but size-wise was small and more like a serving for 1-1.5 people, not two. Left you wanting more to eat....More

Thank aidsnang
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Went for dinner for Sunday roast arrived and was advised roast not available however the Manager took the time to answer our questions about the menu and was happy to cater to our needs and even gave a soft drink on the house for no...More

Thank Julie H
Reviewed 9 January 2018

This restaurant is a short walk from Chateau Tongariro, and is owned by it. A large bar-restaurant with a menu that tends to meat and New Zealand dishes. Food was fair but a fun place to visit with pool tables and a very busy bar...More

Thank pico1
Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

no special atmosphere but a place where you can get nice burgers, fries, etc and a good beer, prices a ok for the location within a ski region. they also sell food and drinks wholesale, so if you are camper or self catering you can...More

Thank Karlh
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pizza, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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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