Dining Options in Waitomo & Surrounds

From award winning restaurants overlooking stunning Waitomo landscapes to great local eateries with a welcoming kiwi atmosphere and everything in between, Waitomo & the surrounding areas of Otorohanga, Piopio, Kawhia and Te Kuiti have plenty of dining options on offer.

Waitomo Dining

 

Huhu Cafe

Waitomo cafe, Waitomo, New Zealand

The award winning Huhu Cafe offers menu items which are natural and healthy and made with locally sourced ingredients. Dine in the comfortable restaurant setting or on the deck overlooking the Waitomo landscape.

Location: 10 Waitomo Village Road, Waitomo Cave Village
Operating Hours: 12pm - late
Phone: +64 7 - 878 6674
More Info & Menu: www.huhucafe.co.nz


Roselands Restaurant

Roselands Restaurant Waitomo offers a traditional kiwi BBQ buffet menu in their large restaurant venue peacefully nestled amongst native bush and lush Waitomo farm land. The restaurant can cater for individuals, and small and large groups of up to 350 people.

Location: 579 Fullerton Road, Waitomo Caves
Operating Hours: 9am - 3pm daily
Phone: +64 7 - 8787 611
More Info & Menu: www.roselandsnz.com


General Store Cafe

The General Store, Waitomo

Stop in for your basic grocery items and grab a bite to eat from the General Store Cafe.

Location: 15 Waitomo Caves Road, Waitomo Caves
Operating Hours: 8.00am until 10.30pm (closed Mondays)
Phone: +64 7 - 878 8613
More Info: www.facebook.com/thegeneralstorewaitomo


Waitomo Glowworm Caves Visitor Centre Cafe & Restaurant

Waitomo Glowworm Caves Visitor Centre Cafe & Restaurant

Situated at the Waitomo Glowworm Caves Visitor Centre, the cafe & restaurant is nestled among the bush like surrounds where you can enjoy a coffee and bite to eat while watching the excited visitors departing their glowwom cave tour.

Location: 39 Waitomo Caves Road, Waitomo Caves
Operating Hours: Cafe 8am - 3pm; Restaurant 8am - 4pm
Phone: +64 7 - 878 7367
More Info & Menu: www.waitomo.com


Morepork Cafe & Pizzeria

Morepork Cafe & Pizzeria

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the Morepork Cafe & Pizzeria offers delicious salads, pastas and pizza.

Location: Hotel Access Road, Waitomo
Phone: +64 7 - 878 3395
More Info: www.waitomokiwipaka.co.nz


Curly's Bar

A classic kiwi bar offering great food and drink options in a friendly bar setting. A popular spot with locals and visitors alike.

Location: Hotel Access Road, Waitomo Caves
Operating Hours: 7 days
Phone: +64 7 - 878 8448
More Info & Menu: www.curlysbar.co.nz


Waitomo Homestead

Waitomo Homestead - Waitomo Caves Restaurant

Waitomo Homestead

The perfect stop for travellers visiting the world famous Waitomo region. Offering a range of indoor and outdoor dining options set within a beautiful rural setting, the Waitomo Homestead is the perfect place to relax before or after your Waitomo experience. Book your caving tickets, learn more about the region or explore the idyllic gardens.

Location: 584 State Highway 3, Otorohanga
Operating Hours: 8am – 4pm
Phone: +64 873 8753
More Info & Menu: www.waitomo.com


Otorohanga Dining

 

Thirsty Weta Bar & Eatery

A welcoming vibe and great range of snack, meals and beverages are all on offer at the Thirsty Weta Bar & Eatery in the heart of Otorohanga.

Location: 57 Maniapoto Street, Otorohanga
Operating Hours: 10am - late
Phone: +64 7 - 873 6699
More Info: www.theweta.co.nz


Ō Cafe

O Cafe, Otorohanga

Otorohanga’s newest eating establishment, Ō (pronounced ‘or’), offers home-style healthy food with an industrial rustic vibe. The cafe prides itself on offering great goof and coffee along with fabulous customer service.

Location: 35 Maniapoto Street, Otorohanga
Operating Hours: Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 3:30pm; Saturday & Sunday: 8am - 3pm
Phone: +64 7 - 873 8714
More Info: www.facebook.com/Cafe.Otorohanga


Te Kuiti Dining

 

Bosco Cafe

Known as a great place to stop for a bite to eat in Te Kuiti, Bosco Cafe offers wholesome, tasty and satisfying food in a relaxed atmosphere.

Location: 57 Te Kumi Road, Te Kuiti
Operating Hours: 8am - 4pm
Phone: +64 7 - 878 3633
More Info & Menu: www.boscocafe.me


Piopio Dining

 

Fat Pigeon Cafe

Offering a wide range of freshly made fare, the Fat Pigeon Cafe in Piopio is a popular spot to stop for a coffee and bite to eat.

Location: 41 Moa Street, Piopio
Operating Hours: Monday - Thursday & Saturday: 8am - 4:30pm; Friday 8am - 5:30pm; Sunday: 9am - 4:30pm
Phone: +64 7 - 877 8822
More Info & Menu: www.theowlsnest.co.nz


Kawhia Dining

 

Blue Chook Inn

Blue Chook Inn, Kawhia

A cosy little bar filled with welcoming locals, the Blue Chook Inn is the perfect place to share a drink or meal with friends in the heart of Kawhia

Location: 136 Jervois Street, Kawhia
Operating Hours: Wednesday – Sunday: 4pm – til late
Phone: +64 7 871 0778
More Info: www.facebook.com/The-Blue-Chook-Inn


Rusty Snapper

Rusty Snapper Cafe, Kawhia

A small family run cafe with a focus on great food and great value, the perfect spot to grab a bite to eat in Kawhia.

Location: 64 Jervois Street, Kawhia
Operating Hours: Saturday - Thursday: 10am - 4pm
Phone: +64 7 871 0030
More Info: www.facebook.com/rustysnapperkawhia