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Wonderland Cafe

Our cafe is open from 8am – 4pm Monday to Thursday and cosy bar and restaurant open from 4pm – 8pm Friday to Sunday.

We source as much of our produce as we can from the local area and are famous for our genuine South Island hospitality and cooking. Unless its mid-summer and full sunshine, you’ll find our open fires roaring, so take a seat fireside and stay as long as you like whilst enjoying our superb barista coffee and home-made baking.

Need some wifi? We have wifi available throughout the bar and restaurant to catch up with friends and family or to help plan the next leg of your South Island journey.

To start the day off, we have a full breakfast menu and the best coffee in town. The perfect start to a full day of activities.

For lunch, we offer a selection of hot food and lighter cabinet options, including sandwiches, famous Wonderland pies and freshly made salads. Sit in our relaxing lounge area looking towards the stunning Mt Aspiring National Park.

As the sun starts to set there is a full dinner menu available with New Zealand inspired dishes and seasonal specials for you to enjoy with a world class Otago wine or Nelson craft beer.


We have an on-licence and an off-licence so, if you’d like to have a tipple in your chalet, we have a great selection local and international wines, local and craft beers and a full range of spirits. Alternatively, have a drink in our bar beside one of the roaring fires and meet a few fellow guests or maybe even a Makarora local.

After some fresh air, take a seat on one of our terraces, the views and birdsong make for an amazing, relaxing place to spend a few hours with a glass of wine or a craft beer and enjoying a good read or just catching up with friends.


Wonderland is a perfect venue for you personal event or business function. We can cater for small and large groups in our restaurant and bar area and include our unique and picturesque outdoor areas.

Couple that with our famous onsite chalet accommodation and Wonderland ticks all the boxes for an memorable function or event. Contact us to discuss options with our dedicated and experienced team.


Our shop has an excellent selection of NZ made souvenirs, we have New Zealand honey products, lanolin skin-care, pāua shell jewellery and gifts for any occasion. Our selection of books on NZ is extensive including the guide to the locations where ‘Lord of the Rings’ was filmed.

We also sell petrol, diesel and stock basic grocery items. You can also purchase postage stamps for your post cards and we can ensure they get to your destination.