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Creel Tackle House & Cafe

189 Taupahi Road | Coming From Wellington Turn Right, From Auckland Turn Left As You Approach Turangi Onto Taupahi Rd, Turangi 3334, New Zealand
+64 7-386 7929
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
189 Taupahi Road | Coming From Wellington Turn Right, From Auckland Turn Left As You Approach Turangi Onto Taupahi Rd, Turangi 3334, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Not knowing the area it was great to find this little jewel which provided a beautifully cooked and presented breakfast - think quality and pay the price $14.50NZ for scrambled egg, bacon and ciabatta with real butter. The added gift shop and tackle shop adds...More

Thank le0drag0n
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A pleasant environment and even better food and drinks make for a very happy experience. Thanks team Creel!

Thank BeForTheJourney
Creel2014, Owner at Creel Tackle House & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

You are welcome, thank you for coming in

Reviewed 15 January 2018

How can you resist a charming small cafe like this.It's full of character & the coffee & the food is worthy of this gem in the depths of Turangi

Thank patu
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Thought the cafe was over priced and little on offer for children. Used to paying silly prices in WA so I’m quite used to them. Husband thought the coffee rated though.

Thank olthomas44
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

What a great place! Cute cottage and garden, fishing and gift shop to poke around in, and the food was great. Very helpful on GF options.

Thank Tonia H
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

We had the scrambled egg breakfast - the eggs were done beautifully, as were the bacon and ciabatta. And the coffee was so good that we each had two (very rare for us). Dog-friendly, with bowl of water outside for our girl. As non-fishers, the...More

Thank Trishek4321
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Excellent coffee and cakes on your Tongariro River walk. Very historic, classic cafe and tackle supplier well worth a visit

Thank Ken M
Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

Located just off State Highway 1 in Turangi, this delightful cafe serves beautiful food, has a French flavour and a friendly French lady behind the counter. Check the tackle shop for all your fishing needs and there are some great gifts and Knick knacks in...More

Thank Bernard L
Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

We have now been to the creel cafe a few times and it’s a delight each time. We’ve enjoyed both their breakfast and brunch menu and both were great. Interesting and very friendly staff- highly recommend this place!

Thank jjmacMorrinsville
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Spend the night at the motel then have a slap up breakfast in the cafe. Unfortunately not open for dinner. Turangi is a bit limited for callous urban sophisticated looking for a memorable evening meal.

Thank Smichols2009
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$10
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 189 Taupahi Road | Coming From Wellington Turn Right, From Auckland Turn Left As You Approach Turangi Onto Taupahi Rd, Turangi 3334, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Turangi
  • Phone Number: +64 7-386 7929
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New Zealands oldest Tackle Shop adjacent to the famous Tongariro River (trout)with a recently added Cafe, with a fly fishing theme, serving breakfast, brunch, lunch, all produce is made on sight fresh daily.(Cooked breakfast weekends) Espresso Coffee, loose leaf teas, organic and natural drinks, takeout lunches. Of course a full range of fly fishing tackle, flies and licences.

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