Food & Drinks - Ruapehu Lounge Mt. Ruapehu Hotel

Chateau Tongariro Hotel

Ruapehu Lounge

The historic heart of Chateau Tongariro Hotel, the Ruapehu Lounge brings yesteryear to life with plush velvet, twinkling chandeliers and a crackling log fire. Clinking cocktail glasses and clacking billiards fill the air as guests reunite for family holidays, business retreats and wedding parties. The lounge serves light food and drinks until late at night.

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Chateau High Tea marks a decades-old tradition of meeting for champagne, finger sandwiches, delicate sweets and gourmet fresh teas. Musical melodies float through the lounge, lingering at the floor-to-ceiling arched Ngauruhoe Window, framing the snow-capped mountains.

For High Tea Bookings

High Tea in the spectacular Ruapehu Lounge is priced at NZD 32 per person, or NZD 45 per person with a glass of Alan Scott Blanc de Blancs (bubbles).

Book a reservation on +647 892 3412 or email us in advance to guarantee your spot for this cherished Chateau experience.

Opening hours

High Tea: 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily. The Lounge Bar is open till late daily.

Ruapehu Lounge

High Tea and cocktails in the hotel’s nostalgic lobby.