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Black Peak Gelato

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Lake front, 123 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
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Description: We make outstanding homemade gelato and sorbets from a 70 year old Italian...
We make outstanding homemade gelato and sorbets from a 70 year old Italian recipe that uses local produce- made with passion on the premises in vintage gelato machines. Come and see how these old machines work, you may be lucky enough to get a sample straight out machine if you time it right. In store we make over 70 different flavours with 18 to choose from daily. We cater for all dietary requirements with dairy free, gluten free, egg free, nut free flavours every day. If your in Wanaka over Winter we also make delicious crepes and hot chocolate. We hope you have a great time in Wanaka from all the Black Peak Gelato staff.
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Black Peak is my number 1 choice for an ice cream in Wanaka.

I love this shop. High quality gelato, beautifully clean premises and fantastic service. My favourite flavour is salted caramel and chocolate. So many other flavours to choose from.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

I love this shop. High quality gelato, beautifully clean premises and fantastic service. My favourite flavour is salted caramel and chocolate. So many other flavours to choose from.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Nice gelato with a wide range of flavors. Two flavours can be ordered on one cone making it food value for money.

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The hardest part is choosing your flavours - it's best to go with several other people do you can all sample each other's!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

It was a mild winter's day, ice cream time! The ice cream at Black Peak was just too tempting and it lived up to expectations, even if we finished off eating in the car! Hokey Pokey was my fave!

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Dropped in to Black Peak's on our way through Wanaka today as we missed out trying it when we were staying in town earlier in the week. Definitely glad we did, their ice cream gelato is DELICIOUS!! Probably one of the best ice creams we've had. We had chocolate, cookies and cream, hokey pokey and maltesers... All very yum but... More 

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Mt. Cook Village, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

I have been here once before and me and my friend both agreed this was the best icecreams we'd ever tried. This time I had chocolate and Kiwifruit gelato icecream.. The chocolate was really smooth and delicious. The kiwifruit one was tasty but maybe because it is made of real fruit it had a couple of clumps which were quite... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

From the review, we expect a superb gelato, yet it was only average taste and slightly too liquidy for a gelato. Still edible if you crave for an ice cream in this small town

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Perth, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I love Black Peaks ice-cream ("Life's to short to eat bad ice-cream"). Every winter we come from Perth and enjoy Johns ice-cream. Its our first stop! Thanks Black Peak - I will be back again and again. Love Chloe !

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Lennox Head, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

On a scale of 1 to Messina, 3/5 is generous. The gelato was icy and the flavors really weren't that great. A safe bet salted caramel even was disappointing. The serves were generous though, and the lady serving us was apologetic of the long wait, admittedly she was the only one working. Sorry guys, just wasn't all that great of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Had to try this place and glad we did. Had a scoop of chocolate and scoop of salted caramel icecream. Amazing, so yummy. My hubby had macadamia and the chocolate, also great! Friendly staff, I will be back when we next visit thats for sure.

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  • Address: Lake front, 123 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Wanaka

Description

We make outstanding homemade gelato and sorbets from a 70 year old Italian recipe that uses local produce- made with passion on the premises in vintage gelato machines. Come and see how these old machines work, you may be lucky enough to get a sample straight out machine if you time it right. In store we make over 70 different flavours with 18 to choose from daily. We cater for all dietary requirements with dairy free, gluten free, egg free, nut free flavours every day. If your in Wanaka over Winter we also make delicious crepes and hot chocolate. We hope you have a great time in Wanaka from all the Black Peak Gelato staff.

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