Turangi Food & Eating Out

A variety of Turangi food, eating out and coffee options are available within a few hundred meters walk from Riverstone Lodge & Backpackers – see our recommendations below. The villages within 10 minutes drive – Motuoapa, Waihi and Omori – also feature a some wineries and quality restaurants in serene locations. There are also takeaway options and bakeries to buy your lunch for a day adventuring.

Supermarkets & Fresh Produce

Turangi New World Supermarket

400m Walk
Ohuanga Street, Turangi – toward town, turn left at second roundabout

Turangi Value Superette Riverstone Recommendation

300m Walk
Turangi Mall, Turangi town centre

Large selection of veggies and a smaller range of packaged goods than the New World

Vege Truck

300m Walk
At roundabout next to Turangi Tavern
Summer only, random days.

Turangi Tavern car park on the corner by the roundabout – fresh veggies from the Hawkes Bay

Fish Truck

300m Walk
At roundabout next to Turangi Tavern
Summer only, random days.

Turangi Tavern car park on the corner by the roundabout – very fresh seafood

Cafes & Coffee

Creel Tackle Cafe Riverstone Recommendation

10 minutes walk
Taupahi Road, Turangi
Open 7 days, 7.30am-5pm

An Historic Tackle Shop adjacent to the famous Tongariro River Creel Tackle Cafe offers fresh home made Turangi food and a fly fishing theme. All food is made on site, including pastry, using locally sourced fresh produce whenever possible, such as comb honey, free range eggs, salad vegetables, seasonal fruits. Espresso Coffee, loose leaf teas, organic and natural drinks, takeout lunches (please order the day before for 7.30am collection)

Licorice Cafe – Motuoapa Riverstone Recommendation

10 minutes drive
SH1 10km north of Turangi
Open Wednesday to Saturday 7.00am to 4.00pm, Sunday 9.00am to 4.00pm

The Licorice Cafe offers a range of quality food, good coffee, cooked breakfasts, lunches and savories and cakes – small sunny outdoor seating area.

Mustard Seed Cafe

5 minutes walk
Green building 300m toward town, on right past swimming pool
Open Wednesday-Sunday 8am-4pm

Well situated with plenty of parking, outdoor seating area in rose garden and an open fire in winter.

Rafting NZ

5 minutes walk
Opposite Extreme Backpackers

Excellent coffee and snacks.

Markets & Fresh Produce

Awhi Farm Permaculture & Organic Markets Riverstone Recommendation

Saturday 3-7pm
Atirau Rd, Turangi Industrial Area

Whole foods store with organic dry stock and organic vegetables grown on site

Turangi Market Day

Saturday 9-12pm
Turangi Town Centre

Local produce and hand made goods.


Turangi Bakehouse & Cafe

5 Minutes Walk
Turangi Mall, town centre

Takeaway coffee, pies, savories, cakes & sandwiches

Turangi Cafe & Bakery

5 minutes walk
300m toward town centre, on right before roundabout

Famous for it’s pies! Takeaway coffee, savories, cakes & sandwiches

Restaurants & Wineries

River Restaurant & Vineyard Riverstone Recommendation

5 Minutes Drive
2/134 Old Mill Lane, Grace Rd
Open Tuesday Sunday 10am-late,
Bookings Ph 07 386 6784

River Restaurant & Vineyard is a boutique family-owned business offering top quality artisan food with great outdoor seating set amongst the vines.

Lakeland House Restaurant Riverstone Recommendation

Waihi Village – 10 minutes drive
Turn right off SH47 1km past Tokaanu Village
Open 7 days, 10am-3pm for lunch and 6pm-late for dinner
Bookings Ph 07 386 6442

Lakeland House Restaurant  offers a stunning lakeside location and top quality Turangi food with outside seating.

Parklands Motor Lodge

10 Minutes Walk
SH1 intersection, 25 Arahori Rd.
Open from 6pm Monday-Saturday
Bookings Ph 07 386 7515

Parklands Motor Lodge Restaurant has a small adjoining cosy bar with wood burner in winter. The bar offers patrons five television sports channels and specializes in local beers, an extensive range of reputable New Zealand provincial red and white wines, and an international selection of malt whiskey.

Tongariro River Lodge Restaurant

5 minutes drive
Grace Rd, Turangi
Bookings Ph 07 386 7946

Tongariro River Lodge Restaurant specializes in serving the best of New Zealand game and traditional foods and has an open fire in winter.

Turangi Bridge Motel Restaurant & Bar

5 minutes walk
SH1, Turangi
Open 7 days a week from 5pm
Bookings 07 386 8804

Turangi Bridge Motel Restaurant offers both bar and restaurant menu with large fire in winter.

Oreti Village Resort Restaurant

15 Minutes Drive
Mission House Drive, Pukawa
Dinner nightly from 6pm (closed Monday), Lunch Saturday – Sunday from 12pm – 3pm
Bookings Ph 07 386 7070

Oreti Village Resort Restaurant offers quality food and spectacular cliff top lake views.

Bars & Bar Food Restaurants

Turangi Bridge Motel Restaurant & Bar

5 minutes walk
SH1, Turangi
Open 7 days a week from 5pm

Turangi Bridge Motel Restaurant offers both bar and restaurant menu with large fire in winter.

Turangi Tavern Riverstone Recommendation

5 Minutes Walk
500m toward town, past first roundabout on the left
Open 11am- late, Monday-Tuesday closes 7pm
Phone: 07 386 6071

The Turangi Tavern has a sports bar and restaurant, big screen TV sports, pool tables, a garden bar and live bands. Bar meals, kids meals & pizzas. Recently under new management and excellent quality and value food.

Takeaways – Fish & Chips, Burgers & Chinese

Turangi Fish & Chips Riverstone Recommendation

5 Minutes Walk
300m toward town, on corner of Ngawaka Place
Ph 07 386 5344

Best burgers, fish & chips in the Taupo region.

KY Takeaways

10 minutes walk
300m toward town, turn right through Turangi Town Centre Mall and then left at end of Mall.

Hong Kong Takeaways

5 minutes walk
300m toward town, on right opposite I-Site
Ph 07 386 7526

Seven days a week from lunch time offers dine in Chinese food and takeout options.

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