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The Station Cafe and Restaurant

Findlay St, National Park Village 3948, New Zealand
+64 7-892 2881
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“sunday roast” (14 reviews)
“lamb” (37 reviews)
“spring rolls” (10 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Findlay St, National Park Village 3948, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Don't be fooled by this unassuming cafe playing slow jazz next to the train station in quiet National Park Village. GREAT hot food - a very value for money Sunday Roast at 20 dollars was a STEAL - and great service. Love this cosy little...More

Thank VeronicaLiew610
Reviewed 1 week ago

You don't have a large choice of restaurants in the tiny village of "National Park Village". This one definitely is definitely the best on. Expect to get really well done food here in a nice, quite setting.

Thank Tom J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After a long day hiking the Tongariro alpine crossing we thought we would treat ourselves to a hearty meal. With prices at the higher end and a great ambience we looked forward to it. Things went wrong right at the start with the garlic bread...More

1  Thank StevoKayak
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had dinner here twice while we were staying in National Park. Both meals were delicious, cooked well and presented beautifully. Our granddaughter had the fish and chips both times and she thoroughly enjoyed them..the chips were cooked well and the fish portion was good..plenty of...More

Thank rll58
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The station was perfect for a meal after a day at the snow. Staff were attentive and thoughtful. They even rang back after we booked to see if they could arrange a special area foe any kids we might have.

1  Thank Daydream822208
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

On my own this time and in need of some food while travelling. The cafe at the National Park railway station seemed a different from usual place to try so had a pie with chips and salad for $10.50, washed down with excellent coffee. Pie...More

1  Thank GrayMcGowan
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Myself and my girlfriend had a weeks hiking planned and phoned the station cafe to ask if they would be so kind as to store a bag for us (with the understanding that we would come and eat at the café). We were assured this...More

Thank Peatbogman533
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

I had breakfast and dinner at this great hidden hideaway, fabulous food and service, great coffee and kid friendly meals

2  Thank Bundymum
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

Food average- a little bit try hard rather than original. Steak was well cooked. Service is pretty average waited ages for desserts and then told after a 30 minute wait that the cheesecake was off because “the cook had tried it and it tasted bad’.

Thank 941richardi
Reviewed 12 September 2018

We enjoyed a superb lunch here - of Corn fritters and bacon. Great presentation, with a side salad; and topped with Sweet Chilli sauce - tantalizing! All served with a wonderful smile - and the coffee; with the marshmallows, was lovely.

Thank Margaret B
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Questions & Answers
Breen S
11 September 2015|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Stationcafe | Property representative |
Absolutely, our dished are made from fresh ingredients and if we do have a sauce matched that is not suitable we can change it for you.
6 February 2015|
Response from Stationcafe | Property representative |
Hi, We are located in Tongariro National Park New Zealand, we have no ferry services here. Regards Warren
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$23
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Findlay St, National Park Village 3948, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  National Park Village
  • Phone Number: +64 7-892 2881
  • E-mail
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