The Pinnacles

Top of Bruce, Mt Ruapehu, National Park, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand, 3989
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Lunch dining available between 11:30am - 1:30pm until May 2nd 2021.
Please note the Sky Waka and Pinnacles restaurant will close for routine maintenance between 8th - 12th March.

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Free Wi-Fi

About The Pinnacles

Savour your meal alongside breath-taking views through floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Pinnacles and the valley below. Enjoy lunch at the highest restaurant in New Zealand at 2,020m above sea level.

Reserve your table now and purchase your combo tickets upon arrival at Whakapapa, including your Sky Waka ride and Pinnacles lunch.
Adult: $59
Youth: $35
Infant: $15
Family: $175
Super: $45

Cuisine: Buffet
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Saturday, 11 January 2020

Our lunch at The Pinnacles made an already fabulous day EXCEPTIONAL! Put on your MUST DO List.

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Visited On Friday, 10 January 2020

The staff were all so friendly and the service outstanding. We didn’t want to leave .

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Visited On Friday, 10 January 2020

Desert needs an upgrade.

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Visited On Wednesday, 01 January 2020

Nightmare trying to book, Took my wife and I about one hour on 3 different occasions, until we finaly Cracked the code. Wouldn't bother again.

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Visited On Wednesday, 01 January 2020

Great food and service in a special location. Well done Pinnacles team from kitchen to front of house.

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Visited On Tuesday, 31 December 2019

A beautiful meal with a magical view. A great idea for a New Year’s Eve dinner

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Visited On Friday, 27 December 2019

Disappointing experience for the money. Food very average

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Visited On Friday, 27 December 2019

The staff service was amazing, everyone was very friendly and helpful. I would recommend this experience to everyone. :)

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Visited On Friday, 27 December 2019

We had a fantastic buffet lunch at The Pinnacles. A member of our party has celiac and the staff were wonderful catering to her needs. The choice of food was superb and excellent quality. I cannot sing my praises loud enough. All set in a stunning relaxed atmosphere with lovely views of the mountain. We will be back.

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Visited On Wednesday, 25 December 2019

Hi team - would like to thank you for an awesome day. Everything ran like clockwork and everyone made it a Christmas day to remember. Thank you team

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Visited On Wednesday, 25 December 2019

The food was excellent. The shrimp cocktail, there was no second option and I don't eat seafood so found that a little disappointing. Only other thing it would have been lovely to see Christmas pud or mince pies for desert. I feel it didn't have enough Christmas feel with music and decorations but it was still very lovely and would I do it again, yes. Mull wine was a favourite of my husband's so a lovely touch so thank you 🙂🙂

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Visited On Tuesday, 24 December 2019

Great place and atmosphere, enjoyed the meal and service with a smile. Thanks

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Visited On Sunday, 15 December 2019

The hot food was on the cool side and we were there at 11.30 am . I pointed out to Ricardo that the carrots that I had were somewhat under cooked. Could you please thank Ricardo and Toby for looking after us so well as it added to the overall atmosphere which we enjoyed very much.

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Visited On Sunday, 15 December 2019

Definately lovely place beautifull atmosphere not to hot and to cold alot of space to move around and not crammed up. The food theres not a lot to select from but what is there is enough and all together is delicious the service we had was awesome didnt have to wait for anyone to come the waiters were friendly full of conversation.. all in all a really nice place to eat.. and will definately be coming back maybe for dinner this time 😊

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Visited On Sunday, 15 December 2019

Thanks to all staff on 15/12 every thing whent smoothly so 5 star's from Ruapehu lions club

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Visited On Saturday, 14 December 2019

Great great had a wonderful time what a great way to celebrate our 45th wedding anniversary.

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Visited On Friday, 13 December 2019

Absolutely wonderful .... the food, view and service was outstanding, we will defiantly be recommending it to our visitors. Thanks Guys for a great night from the Turangi I-Site team :)

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Visited On Thursday, 12 December 2019

Great service and atmosphere

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Visited On Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Thank you for the wonderful lunch at „The Pinnacles“. We definitely enjoyed it and we would recommend it 100% to our best friends. Simon & Carolin from Germany 😉

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Visited On Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Fantastic service, food and view. Will absolutely recommend this to anyone visiting Mt Ruapehu.

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Visited On Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Fabulous view!

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Visited On Tuesday, 05 November 2019

Went out of their way to make sure we had a wonderful experience

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Visited On Wednesday, 09 October 2019

Nice view and good breakfast

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Visited On Sunday, 06 October 2019

The buffet offers the opportunity for 3 courses but no one clears anything from the table during your visit.

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Visited On Saturday, 28 September 2019

Well, that was stunning. It will ge great to see it busier in the future, thanks!

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