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.
Wai Ariki is open every day of the year except Christmas Day.
Restorative Journey Wai Whakaora
Pools Daily: 9:00AM – 10:30PM (Latest arrival 8:15PM)
Daily: 9:00AM – 9:00PM (Latest arrival 8:00PM)
The Sanctuary Te Āhuru Mōwai
Daily: 9:00AM – 9:00PM (Latest arrival 7:30PM)
Daily: 10:00AM – 7:30PM
Sunday to Thursday: 9:00am – 5:30pm
Friday and Saturday: 9:00am – 7:00pm
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