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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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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good22%
  • 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 30 June 2015

This is a tiny place. At the back of a fishing store - but the food is fantastic, the coffee superb (on a Sunday afternoon too!) and it's wonderful for children too!

Thank Mana19
Reviewed 16 June 2015

The cafe, at the rear of a fishing tackle shop, provides excellent food and drinks by friendly staff. The location is off the main highway but easy to find and the setting, surrounded by great plants and trees is excellent. The food is produced on...More

Thank MuzzaBallina
Reviewed 3 May 2015

Loved the place. really charming atmosphere and great choice of homemade foods and yummy teas. great service ! Bought some Manuka Honey which did not last long !

Thank tatjana k
Reviewed 1 May 2015

Called in today after it was recommended by the local Infomation centre. I asked them for the best coffee place and they were right. Coffee excellent. Good selection of savouries. We then went up the mountains for a good walk around on a very fine...More

1  Thank Barry-Jang
Reviewed 6 April 2015

The burgers and the savories were spot on, we stopped by for a quick snack and ended up eating as much we could handle. The only thing better than the food was the service, staff were friendly and made sure that we were enjoying our...More

1  Thank Jacob S
Reviewed 4 April 2015

Fantastic little cafe with a wide and delicious variety of food. The burgers and snacks we had were perfectly made and mouth wateringly tasty made by people who clearly cared a lot about what they do. Thoroughly recommended

1  Thank anthonyg605
Reviewed 31 March 2015

Delicious pastries and coffee.... a nice stop each morning we were at the Lodge. At the back of the tackle shop, it is relaxed and personal.

Reviewed 30 March 2015

Such a delightful little place, hidden away in the most unexpected location. Lovely to eat out the front on a peaceful Turangi backroad or in the modest sized cafe seating area inside. Also great to find a cafe that actually has a solid selection of...More

Thank SHCollins
Reviewed 23 March 2015

its just a small cafe--so its not noisy,it has a lot too choose from in the cabinet although there was only two choices of breakfasts on the board but both were yummy,coffee was great and the staff helpful and smiling--always great to see that.

1  Thank peat111
Reviewed 17 March 2015 via mobile

Family of four visited on a long road trip for a delicious lunch. We all Highly recommend the chorizo burger and the desserts.

1  Thank Matthew P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$9
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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. CLOSED CHRISTMAS DAY AND DECEMBER 26TH AND NEW YEARS DAY
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