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.

View our latest menu and beverages offerings.


Chateau High Tea marks a decades-old tradition of meeting for champagne, finger sandwiches, delicate sweets and gourmet fresh teas. With a specially curated new menu launched in June 2020, you will enjoy traditional scones, delicate finger sandwiches, sweet sensations and fresh brewed Dilmah gourmet teas or barista coffee in the opulent Ruapehu Lounge. To mark a truly special occasion, why not upgrade to enjoy a glass of bubbles?

See our traditional menu, with vegetarian, gluten free and vegan options available on request.

For High Tea Bookings

High Tea in the spectacular Ruapehu Lounge is priced at NZD 45 per person, or NZD 54 per person with a glass of Henkel Trocken Sparkling Wine, or NZD 72 with a glass of Drappier Champagne.

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

* Note: Advance bookings are recommended.

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.