Though the Lodge kitchen is fully equipped for you to produce your own culinary masterpieces, sometimes it’s nice to enjoy an evening out over a fine meal. Close by Waimarama you will find several restaurants, which we have found consistently create fine meals and provide attentive service. To find out more go to:

          Lakeland House Restaurant at Braxmere
          Tongariro Lodge’s restaurant    
          Hydro Eatery
Turangi Bridge Bar and Restaurant
          Parklands Motel's Restaurant and Bar

For the best coffee and breakfast on the riverside go to Creel Tackle House and Café.

Further afield, in Oreti Village, there is the Oreti Restaurant. And in Taupo, there are great meals to be had at any number of eateries listed on Tripadvisor.

If you crave a little gentility, there is always High Tea at Chateau Tongariro, just a half hour drive from Waimarama Lodge.

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