There's a range of cafes, bars and restaurants in the region for whatever your dining tastes may be.  From drinks and bar meals at Schnapps Bar to fine dining at The Station, you'll find something to match your budget and your tastebuds.  The menus at Eivins Bistro, Macrocarpa Cafe or Spiral Kitchen may also entice you.

Whakapapa Ski Area is home to New Zealand's highest restaurant (2020m) - Knoll Ridge CafĂ©.  In the summer you can take a scenic chairlift ride up Mt Ruapehu and dine at Knoll Ridge Cafe or enjoy hot food on a cold winters day when you are on a skiing adventure.