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Ruapehu Lounge Bar


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.

Mount Ngauruhoe commands the entire window, magnificently changing colours with the weather and as the sun sets.

Unwind to the sublime sounds of our resident pianist, enjoy a game of billiards, relax with a glass of our finest under the soft glow of grand chandeliers, and listen to logs crackling as you drink in the warmth of an open fire.

Relax and indulge over a high tea, with a selection of delicious finger sandwiches, scones and sweet treats, accompanied by your choice of champagne, sparkling wine or loose leaf tea and espresso coffee.

Chateau High Tea

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

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 +64 7 892 3412 or email us in advance to guarantee your spot for this cherished Chateau experience.

+64 7 892 3809
0800 242 832
Physical address:
Chateau Tongariro
Whakapapa Village
New Zealand
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