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Aorangi Peak Restaurant

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353C Mountain Road | Bay of Plenty, Rotorua 3015, New Zealand
+64 7-347 0036
10:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 10:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
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Edgewood, Maryland
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2014

This is a wonderful, intimate, romantic restaurant at the top of a mountain with a spectacular view of Lake Rotorua and the city. The food and service were fabulous and their was enough variety on the menu to suit anyone's tastes. Duck and lamb were our choices and they were delicious! I highly recommend this restaurant.

1 Thank mustangsandy3
Rotorua, New Zealand
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2014

Despite the first two negative reviews, we decided to give it a go. When we arrived a courteous waiter promptly seated us. First, we noticed the magnificent view from the mountaintop which we had never seen before. It was lovely, but the mist soon started to appear. My husband struggled reading his menu, as the menu was so old and... More 

2 Thank 13jul
Canterbury Region, New Zealand
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60 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014

We turned up with no reservation and asked if we can have a table, the guy on reception told us he would have to ask the chef as they normally only take reservations (we could clearly see 7 tables empty, and the whole time we were there only 3 tables were used!) The man who greeted us was incredibly rude... More 

1 Thank Trish M
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23 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2014

The location provides a wonderful view of Lake Rotorua and at night, this is just spectacular. The restaurant itself looks like it was designed and built in the 1970’s to a faux medieval style. Upon arriving we were greeted and shown to our table right by the window, which provided a great view. However, we had to check our own... More 

1 Thank Allan F
Pual H, Owner at Aorangi Peak Restaurant, responded to this review

To whom it may concern Good Day. From the review we understand that the guest was happy with our food and service. Unfortunately that evening we had some other difficult guests. And it seems to be the person who reviewed was not happy with the other guests that we had that evening. So we feel it is unfair to the... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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331 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

Good food clean and tidy abit noisy when full of children in hoildays in the day . The view was great on a clear day . Don't know what it is like at night but I bet the lights would be great

1 Thank Sandra D
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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143 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2014

We were down for a conference in Rotorua and decided to ask around for a restaurant recommendation. Local Shell station pump attendant was most helpful! The food was flavoursome, well presented and the waiting service was very good. Some people may have thought the sauce on the entree of garlic prawns might have been too much. But it was very... More 

1 Thank OsteoG
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2014

I have been to this restaurant many times over the years. it has pleasant food and an incredible view. It is just up the road from my mosaic and painting studio at 374 Clayton Road, so I often recommend it to out of town visitors. It has the most amazing early morning and evening photo opportunities of a view that... More 

3 Thank janetkeenartist
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2014

Superb food, excellent service, fabulous views. I'm so glad I remembered about this place - last visited about 25 years ago! We had a great evening.

Thank IIK
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72 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2014 via mobile

Food was amazing, service attentive and discreet. Wine list good. Crisp white cloths, sparkling silverware and glasses welcomed you to the table. Views are beautiful. The place still needs some refurbishment in the entrance way especially, but heading in the right direction

Thank EAS509
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2014

The location is amazing food good but there are a few things that need attention to bring it up to the expected standard. Signage missing a letter, entrance reception floor needs attention, some areas could do with a coat of paint, cob webs over statue, the menus are tatty and need replacing. Staff attentive and food good.

Thank gblofield
Pual H, Webmaster at Aorangi Peak Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your advice, your information is really helpful, I'll pass your review to our management team, we have been improving our place since last year, hopefully we can show you a whole new Aorangi Peak when you come next time. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 43
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
View, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 353C Mountain Road | Bay of Plenty, Rotorua 3015, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-347 0036
There is no other view like the one you'll experience from Aorangi Peak, the site is situated over 2,000 feet high, which is exactly 3 times higher than Sky City tower showcasing a splendid panorama of Rotorua, the spiritual home of New Zealand culture.
Aorangi Peak High Land Retreat is just a 15-minute scenic drive from central Rotorua and boasts the highest viewpoint in the district. As a historical iconic location, we offer wide range of facilities for customers such as accommodation, restaurant, shops and deer park.
This place will highlight your entire journey and the memories will last forever. We sincerely advise you to bring your camera along to take Rotorua home.
This is where you can discover the real beauty of New Zealand has to offer in a setting beyond your imagination.

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