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Cafés and Bars

During our Winter Season (June - October) we can have up to 7 cafes and eateries operating at Whakapapa, ranging from central and convenient, to more quiet and tucked away. The opening and offering at some of the eateries are contingent on lift and terrain openings, like West Ridge Café which traditionally opens mid-season.

During our Summer Season (December - April) we operate the Pinnacles' Café from within the the Knoll Ridge Chalet, and offer a high tea, a range of light meals, and grab-and-go cabinet food.

Our daily report page will advise which eateries are operating that day.

Whakapapa Eateries - Winter

Lorenz's Bar and Café

The best place to grab breakfast and get your coffee kick. Located in the Whakapapa plaza. Fuel up over the day on burgers, soups, salads, and more. Enjoy a sundowner at the end of the day on the deck.

West Ridge Café

Head west for a ride and refuel at the West Ridge Café. The ski in / ski out 'shack' offers grab n' go snacks. The West Ridge Café doesn't operate all season round, so keep an eye on the report for the latest.

Back Bar

A great spot for an afternoon bevvy on the sun-soaked deck and Back Bar of the Knoll Ridge Chalet. Views out to the Pinnacles range and Central Plateau. Beer, wine, cider, RTDs and more.

Pātaka Café

A mix of grab 'n' go and winter warmers. Ready prepared sandwiches, salads, and Dad's Pies, to grab and continue on your way, and curries, nachos, and other hot dishes, to dine in and warm yourself through.

Happy Valley Bistro

Healthy and fast options. Grab and go breakfast muffins, wraps, pizzas, and roti rolls. Both non and alcoholic beverages, the latter upstairs. Located alongside Happy Valley beginners area, down the elevator from the plaza.

Four Peaks Alley

The Four Peaks Alley is located under the Knoll Ridge Chalet. Street style food. Something a bit different to the usual mountain café fare. A selection of cold drinks and beer on tap.

Coffee Corner

Add a caffeinated hit to your day. Hot and cold beverages, and cabinet food options to tide you over. Ethically produced, premium Gravity coffee, made by our baristas. Located in the Knoll Ridge Chalet.

Whakapapa Eateries - Summer

Pinnacles' Cafe

Located in the Knoll Ridge Chalet, the Pinnacles' Cafe operates during our Summer Season, and serves a range of light meals, including a high tea, and a pre-packaged cabinet food.