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Tussock

State Highway 48, Whakapapa, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
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Overview
  • Excellent18%
  • Very good38%
  • Average26%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“kids pizza” (2 reviews)
“side salad” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
CUISINES
Bar, Pizza, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
State Highway 48, Whakapapa, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 97 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

We ate her on a3-day jaunt to the Tongariro National park this o th. The restaurant / bar is close to tthe Chatea where we stayed, Although ithad a similar menu to the other restaurant in the Chateau, it had a more relaxed atmosphere. The...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Ron1733
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A good range of pub food at reasonable prices. Very spacious and quick service. No bookings taken. Good choice of beers.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank MadalynH7
Reviewed 5 November 2018

There weren't a lot of eating options in the village, and two of them were in the Chateau. We had a picky eater in our group, and most of the meals available at Ruapahu or Pihanga weren't something she would eat, so we were left...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank letrips66
Reviewed 26 October 2018

The place is cute and fun to site and enjoy the view. The evening we were there we saw a full rainbow from our table out the front window! But the food is premade, so you can't ask for a pizza except with one of...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Deborahk8992
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

We had a cool Tui beer at the end of our walk and enjoyed the stunning view over the vulcano which was almost clear! If you stay at the Whakapapa Holiday Park you get 10% discount.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank B00gieD
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

The food was very good and the view on the verandah was top notch. I had a chicken burger and the hubby had a pizza. Both were very tasty.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank charlieroyal90
Reviewed 3 October 2018

We were able to walk here from our hotel - Chateau Tongariro - and liked the food here better. I think they are part of the same family, but the food, atmosphere were nicer. We enjoyed burgers, views, and the service!

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank MaryM10159
Reviewed 17 September 2018 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

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank kinx81
Reviewed 16 September 2018

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.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank LauraJane1992
Reviewed 21 August 2018

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

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank KarenM9248
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Nearby Attractions
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Restaurant Details

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