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Roselands Waitomo Caves

579 Fullerton Road | 3981, Waitomo Caves 3943, New Zealand
+64 7-878 7611
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“casserole” (12 reviews)
“rice” (17 reviews)
“salads” (14 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 22:00All hours
New Zealand, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
579 Fullerton Road | 3981, Waitomo Caves 3943, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We freedom camped here for one night in a self contained camper. The place was great, the staff were very friendly and did all that they could to accommodate us with snacks as we'd eaten earlier in the day. One staff member even took us...More

Thank JessieJames2
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Friendly staff, pick up service, room for the children to roam. If you want a decent home made casserole go for tea or try their BBQ steak or fish at lunchtime. Great for a family or group gathering.

Thank eieiobatgers
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

We came here for the famous casserole and the possibility to camp in their parking lot! Seriously if you are traveling with a camper in the area and you can do without a shower for 1 night, this is a no-brainer! The casserole is great...More

Thank mmarciii
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

We stayed in our campervan in the car park and visited here for the evening buffet. For $10 it was as much as you can eat beef casserole, roasties and rice. It was really good food and the house wine/beer was only $5 which is...More

Thank deejay153
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Boked in for two night and meal, food was fine and the room was a good size - very quiet and good outlook. Lady who ran the restaurant was very friendly and made us feel at home.

Thank Keith A
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Fantastic home cooked, all you can eat meal, warm and hearty, fantastic price and homely feel! Would recommend to anyone backpacking and needing a "home away from home" atmosphere!

Thank georgiakaitlyn
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Iz, Hex, Ed and myself were staying at Juno Hall Backpackers and were recommended dinner at Roselands… good call. A shuttle picked us up from the Backpackers and took us to the Restaurant a few miles away. What a place, we entered over a stilted...More

1  Thank dik-bardon
Reviewed 21 May 2017

We were a group of 27 from Wellington and did one of the Waitomo Cave Adventures. I booked at Roselands for dinner. We did get there when it was dark so unfortunate that we didn't get to see the surroundings. Roselands is a great setup...More

1  Thank ads6161
RoselandsWaitomo, Owner at Roselands Waitomo Caves, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2017

Thank you! We appreciate the time you took to write us this wonderful review. If you're ever up this way again with your group, try a lunch time visit and some clay bird shooting, I think it'd be right up their alley. It was great...More

Reviewed 16 May 2017

I took my wife on a mistery tour as part of a birthday treat and we stayed in the cosy Roselands cottage, enjoyed a lovely BBQ lunch and dinner and wines at very reasonable cost. Being out in the country side and up the hill...More

2  Thank 8623PaulineS
RoselandsWaitomo, Owner at Roselands Waitomo Caves, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2017

Thank you for your glowing review! We appreciate the time you took to write it. Here at Roselands we take pride in offering excellent customer service and quality food. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your time here. Waitomo is certainly a great place...More

Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

We visited Roselands to camp overnight for free in their car park in order to see Waitomo glow worm caves, and whilst we were there we popped in to sample the $10 all you can eat casserole, potatoes and rice. We had 2 helpings each,...More

Thank welshies2009
RoselandsWaitomo, Owner at Roselands Waitomo Caves, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2017

Thank you for your great review! We appreciate the time you took to write it. Glad you enjoyed your stay here and we hope you made the most of the free WiFi! Roselands likes to make you feel welcome, like you're a part of the...More

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Shelza H
30 July 2017|
Response from BLtourismgroup |
Hi if you send us an email we can send you all our menues and pricing we can cater for 120 no problem all our dinning rooms have seating for at least 120 people you are welcome to arrange a band for your function Thanks... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Buffet, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 579 Fullerton Road | 3981, Waitomo Caves 3943, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Waitomo Caves
  • Phone Number: +64 7-878 7611
  • E-mail
Roselands is New Zealand's first Qualmarked restaurant visitor experience. Roselands offers premium meat portions cooked on the BBQ just how you like it with a buffet of fresh home-made salads, sauces, bread and rice. A dessert buffet of home-made traditional New Zealand cookies and our ever popular carrot cake are available afterwards with tea and coffee. Roselands can accommodate anywhere from 1-300 persons in one sitting. Specialising in large group catering but walk-ins are most welcome. Offering fast and efficient service is our goal. You are able to begin your meal as soon as you walk in, or you can enjoy the experience of the BBQ with the BBQ chefs and interact with them as they cook your meat order. Roselands provides a genuinely New Zealand BBQ experience in a little slice of New Zealand paradise. Surrounded by nature and farm land Roselands is something that little bit different for a unique dining experience. Get back to nature while you are here and enjoy exploring the bush paths and award-winning gardens. Plenty of bird watching opportunities or get up-close and pet the friendly farm animals.
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