Satisfy your appetite with a meal, or simply sip on a latte or glass of wine while absorbing breathtaking views.

Knoll Ridge Café

Open 9am – 4pm daily (weather permitting).

NZ's highest café is a must do! This award-winning café offers stunning views, a great selection of food & fantastic barista coffee.

Choose from an incredible à la carte menu or your classic NZ café style cuisine. Relax with a drink & take in the beautiful surroundings from inside or out on the deck. Keen to get back out there? Grab something quick for a delicious hiking snack.

Planning a special event? Enquire about availability & options for an unforgettable experience.

Lorenz's Bar & Cafe

Open 8:30am - 4:30pm daily.

Lorenz's Bar & Café is situated at Whakapapa's base area; this is the perfect rendezvous point to enjoy a bite to eat & fantastic barista coffee before you walk, run or catch a chairlift up Whakapapa's unique volcanic landscape. With a wide range of cabinet food options there is something here for everyone.

Lorenz's Bar & Café deck is the perfect viewing spot for our summer sledding area.


Sit back & enjoy chairlift rides over Mt Ruapehu's striking volcanic terrain to 2,020 metres. Take in the awe-inspiring views of the World Heritage National Park; Mt Ruapehu, Mt Tongariro & Mt Ngauruhoe from the comfort of a chairlift.
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