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The Station Cafe and Restaurant

Findlay St, National Park Village 3948, New Zealand
+64 7-892 2881
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“sunday roast” (14 reviews)
“lamb” (37 reviews)
“spring rolls” (10 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 am - 9:00 pm Hours
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Findlay St, National Park Village 3948, New Zealand
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

This cafe has a long history and connection with NZ trains between Auckland Wellington. National Park Station where the cafe located is always one of the several traditional stops along the route, mid position between Auckland Wellington and a stop for passengers to go to...More

1  Thank trainsspotter7
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

We found this on our hunt for breakfast after hiking and we were not disappointed! My friend wanted just a pancake, eggs, and hash browns, but had to order a complete stack of pancakes with sides of eggs and hash. So much unnecessary waste, but...More

1  Thank WretchedArt
Reviewed 7 March 2018

decided to have a treat for lunch ,on coming back from ohakune ,so the lad said will go and get some thing from the rail way café ok ,he got a muffin which was very nice and a big sausage roll ,he got it cut...More

Thank DaleT550
Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

We wanted early diner. But nope. Also there was nobody, but we could choose a table without any amentities on it. All where spoken... a crapy spot in the corner. We left without diner

1  Thank Paul v
Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

Hidden at the back of town, the charming old Station Café is a civilised alternative to the pubs along the main highway catering to the backpacker market with pies and pool tables. In fact, we liked the Station so much, we visited twice in one...More

1  Thank rentaquote
Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

A great place for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or just a coffee & fresh cakes or pastries. Lots of old photos of 1908 when the tracks and tunnels for the railroad were built. Service is very friendly. My husband had the special - the chicken dish,...More

Thank sandyLimassol
Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Excellent food ! Large choice of dishes, lamb and pork roast on Sundays. Friendly welcome, efficient service. Dining room very pleasant, relaxing atmosphere. Walking distance from most hotels / lodges.

Thank jacquesbV6406SS
Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

We had coffee and cakes (Jaffa cake excellent!), and returned later for dinner. Food up here in national park seems a little more expensive, but the quality was very good indeed, especially the pork tenderloin. Booking is recommended; we caused some confusion on arrival when...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

Well as we stayed in the near by town the options around are quite limited . Station cafe offers good options and variety.

Thank Belgaizi
Reviewed 14 February 2018

Had a great breakfast there on the way through, Highly recommended as the food was lovely. Not the first time we have been there and definitely won't be the last.

1  Thank Rogy52
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Questions & Answers
Breen S
10 September 2015|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Stationcafe | Property representative |
Absolutely, our dished are made from fresh ingredients and if we do have a sauce matched that is not suitable we can change it for you.
6 February 2015|
Response from Stationcafe | Property representative |
Hi, We are located in Tongariro National Park New Zealand, we have no ferry services here. Regards Warren
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 2 - USD 23
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Findlay St, National Park Village 3948, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  National Park Village
  • Phone Number: +64 7-892 2881
  • E-mail
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