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Floating Rock Cafe

Healthy, New Zealand, Winery
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30 Riverpark Drive, Kuratau/Omori, Turangi 3381, New Zealand
+64 7-386 0806
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: Floating Rock Cafe/Winery is situated on the banks of the Kuratau River in...
Floating Rock Cafe/Winery is situated on the banks of the Kuratau River in the South Western corner of Lake Taupo. The Cafe is open for business 10am till 4pm during school and public holidays or by appointment. When open we serve delicious thin crust pizzas cooked in our new wood fired oven on decks above our boutique vineyard with expansive views down the beautiful river valley and of the ranges beyond.The property has two luxuriously appointed chalets within the vineyard which are available for rental (see bookabach listing numbers 4916 and 4917 for further details.4500 Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris grapes provide the juice for our award winning single vineyard wines. All wines are available for tastings and sale at the Cafe.You definately won't be disappointed in a trip to our place!
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Good for:
Local cuisine
Scenic view

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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Lake Taupo's Best Kept Secret.

The very best cafe in the area - great coffee, delicious pizza, attentive staff in beautiful surrounds. Wine is fabulous and if you plan enough in advance, get there early and ask about kayak rental - after a paddle on the river and lake, enjoy a wine and pizza after. Plan even EARLIER in advance... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2015
rosienz121
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

The very best cafe in the area - great coffee, delicious pizza, attentive staff in beautiful surrounds. Wine is fabulous and if you plan enough in advance, get there early and ask about kayak rental - after a paddle on the river and lake, enjoy a wine and pizza after. Plan even EARLIER in advance, and rent one of the... More 

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Hastings, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Kuratau is our "safe haven". Will and the team at Floating Rock add that special edge to our "Time Out". A short walk from our holiday house, we know we can get a great coffee; nice but reasonably expensive pizza, and or wine in very friendly surroundings. Always good to catch up with a few locals, or the random holiday... More 

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Wellington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We only tried the pizzas but they were amazing. Good selection of pizzas so everyone had one they wanted and the fact they're cooked in the pizza oven next to you is great. A pizza with the Pinos Gris or the Rose is sublime. Will the manager is a great character and you will be so relaxed you won't even... More 

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Wine tasting with pizza - what a treat for lunch! Never mind about the rest of the day. Had a look through the chalets and wow that are fab! What a retreat - already many of the team were deciding on when to come and treat themselves. We all ended up buying wine, can't buy it in the shops! Drinking... More 

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Taumarunui, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Will hosted our group for pizza and wine tasting on the 23rd of October. Beautiful food and lovely wine, great service what more can you ask for!!

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

coffee was awesome an the view so perfect pity about the terrible weather but when it cleared wow it was totally awesome

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Auckland, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

We stumbled on this place by chance and the reason it get a high rating is that the owner is a star and the staff are very friendly. We had thin crispy based pizzas made right in front of you in their wood fired pizza oven. The cafe is situated in a small winery and I would urge you to... More 

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

tried two wines from here both were delicious. manager was really helpful, suggested buying a bottle instead of 2 glass in relation to the cost which was more than worth it because I would have brought a bottle after trying. some of the staff could have made a bit better effort.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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57 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Highly recommended! The guys working here will look after you big time. Have a glass of wine, their Pinot Noir is pretty nice.Nice setting in a vineyard. Truly enjoyed my visit.

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Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

The range of food was confined to pizza and sides or cookies. These were fresh and tasty. The setting was elevated and provided a commanding view over the vineyard and environs. Very informal and relaxing - high recommended if you are looking for something nice and casual. Longer opening hours would be nice.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 30 Riverpark Drive, Kuratau/Omori, Turangi 3381, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Turangi
  • Phone Number: +64 7-386 0806

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Healthy, New Zealand, Winery

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Scenic view

Description

Floating Rock Cafe/Winery is situated on the banks of the Kuratau River in the South Western corner of Lake Taupo. The Cafe is open for business 10am till 4pm during school and public holidays or by appointment. When open we serve delicious thin crust pizzas cooked in our new wood fired oven on decks above our boutique vineyard with expansive views down the beautiful river valley and of the ranges beyond.The property has two luxuriously appointed chalets within the vineyard which are available for rental (see bookabach listing numbers 4916 and 4917 for further details.4500 Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris grapes provide the juice for our award winning single vineyard wines. All wines are available for tastings and sale at the Cafe.You definately won't be disappointed in a trip to our place!

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