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Wai-O-Tapu Tavern

State Highway 5, Rotorua, New Zealand
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  • Excellent10%
  • Very good73%
  • Average17%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (4 reviews)
“burger” (10 reviews)
“thermal park” (6 reviews)
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Bar, Pub
State Highway 5, Rotorua, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 24 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

lace with huge burgers and great fish and chips. Just outside of the entrance to Wai-O-Tapu. A good place to stop.

Thank cristianodavids1990
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice little local place with huge burgers and great fish and chips. Just outside of the entrance to Wai-O-Tapu. A good place to stop.

Thank Vance C
Reviewed 30 January 2018

The lady who served us was lovely. Expect slow service - only so much one person can do. Pork Sirloin was great! Large portions and very good value. Kids meals arrived quickly. Lasagna was good comfort food. Salad sides were large and simple but yum....More

Thank Mona C
Reviewed 21 January 2018

The tavern was recommended by staff at the Wai-O-Tapu thermal park. We were very happy with the meals - good old fashioned pub food at reasonable prices. Staff were lovely.

Thank svwhanau
Reviewed 1 July 2017

We came here as the cafe nearby at Wai-O-Tapu thermal park looked a little average. The interior is old and dated but the lady there was friendly and most importantly, the food was very tasty!

Thank Anthony C
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Advertises as also offers accomodations. We only had early dinner after the visit in the Thermal Wonderland. Just outside on main road, easy to find. Friendly lady serving us, clean place, good portions, tasty food. (Prices for burger ca 10Nz, main meals from 16NZ) Great...More

Thank kprimasz
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Called in for a beer and burger, both were good, staff were good, its all good. It is similar to the Cardrona Pub on the South Island.

Thank BattlinAussie
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Didn't look like much at the side of the road but was a good stop for lunch. Plenty of local information in the bar area. Good homemade cooked food.

Thank Stanley_1986
Reviewed 21 November 2016

A nice old pub on the corner of the Waikite Valley Road and State Highway 5, the Wai-O-Tapu tavern served me up a very nice, fresh and reasonably priced Fish & Chips. The pub has pool tables if you fancy a game, and the service...More

Thank robol
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Great texts like bar which is well stocked with local beer and wine. Big portions and good food. As a tavern should be. Very inexpensive too. Great easy place to eat.

Thank Steve E
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Restaurant Details

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Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: State Highway 5, Rotorua, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: 064-73-66-66-40
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