Nau mai haere mai ki Wai Ariki Café

At Wai Ariki we pride ourselves on the seamless integration of knowledge and ancestral wisdom passed down by our tupuna (elders). We harness the power of rongoa (native medicinal herbs) to craft a menu that nourishes not only your appetite and puku (stomach), but also your sense of self and identity (mana). The fusion of culture and wellness forms the central tenet of Wai Ariki, not only evident in the physical space but also the kai (cuisine) we serve and the reo (language) we use. 

Te Pātaka Kai | The Cabinet  

A wide selection of sweets and cakes, including our trademark Tarawera Trail Mix to start your day. And an amazing selection of ice cream and sorbet. 

Paepae Kai | Grazing Platters 
Inu Matao | Cold Drinks 
Oku Tea Range 
Wai Arki Special Blend 

Frequently asked questions

Before your arrival, we kindly ask you to take a moment to peruse our FAQs and familiarise yourself with our terms and conditions.

We look forward to welcoming you soon.

Operating Hours

Wai Ariki is open every day of the year except Christmas Day.

Restorative Journey Wai Whakaora

Pools Daily: 9:00AM – 10:00PM (Latest arrival 8:00PM)

Private Pools
Daily: 9:00AM – 9:00PM (Latest arrival 8:00PM)

The Sanctuary Te Āhuru Mōwai

Daily: 9:00AM – 7.30PM (Latest arrival 7:30PM)

Spa Treatments
Daily: 10:00AM – 7:30PM

Sunday to Thursday: 9:00am – 5:30pm

Friday and Saturday: 9:00am – 7:00pm


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