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Aorangi Peak Restaurant

353C, Mountain Road | Bay of Plenty, Rotorua 3015, New Zealand
+64 7-347 0036
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Ranked #35 of 147 restaurants in Rotorua
Price range: $26 - $53
Cuisines: European, Japanese
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Good for: Romance, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: 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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91 reviews from our community

75% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Wellington, New Zealand
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74 reviews 74 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 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

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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103 reviews 103 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 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

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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 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

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 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.

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 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

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 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.

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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

Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Beautiful food and wine.....we sadly had booked a day that was very foggy but service was fantastic!

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Bit dubious after reading mixed reviews, but had also just read the restaurant had just got Beef & Lamb Award, plus the added bonus of knowing the views would be awesome. Firstly, yes the place needs an overhaul ... interior is dated and it could do with refurbishment. However the food and the service were both first class and couldn't... More

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Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
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252 reviews 252 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
219 helpful votes 219 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Fully and absolutely agree that this restaurant really needed a significant maintenance to improve the appearances and cleanness. The food served for our lunch (grilled fish & beef steak) was standard; not special, but also not bad. However, the staff were great, kind and helpful to render a fast and excellent service. The real selling point of this restaurant was... More

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London, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Recommended this restaurant by friends who visited a couple of years ago. It would appear that the restaurant has changed ownership and they haven't hired maintenance or cleaning staff. This restaurant is filthy, cobwebs, flaking paint and mismatched decor. What appeared to be the new owner has clearly had no experience in the service industry, his attitude and treatment of... More

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