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 Cafe, Macrocarpa Cafe or National Park Hotel may also entice you.
Whakapapa Ski Area is home to New Zealand's highest restaurant (2020m) - Knoll Ridge Cafe which has recently been re-built. 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.
Ohakune is only a 25 min drive from Mountain Heights Lodge and has a great apres ski scene with some great bars, restaurants and night clubs.