Restaurant & Bar

The Powderkeg Restaurant and Bar is an Ohakune institution. Situated on the ground floor of The Powderhorn Chateau, The Powderkeg is open from 7am daily throughout the winter. Established in 1989, this is “the place” to experience New Zealand après ski. Get in early to secure a hotly contested table for dinner or plan a late visit to dance on the tables while world class DJs play!

The Matterhorn Restaurant is available year round for special occasions, weddings, corporate events, galas and private dining. Those dining with us can expect excellent food and service.



The Powderkeg is the heart of the Powderhorn Chateau and is where the most of the fun tends to begin! Situated at the start of The Old Coach Road, The Powderkeg guarantees a fun and hospitable atmosphere! Many a tall story is told over a cold beer seated at the unforgettable wood furniture.

In winter, the Powderkeg is open everyday from 7AM till late, 7 days a week. Dinner service is available from 5.30pm.

In summer the Powderkeg is open during weekdays from 4pm and on weekends from 3pm. Dinner service is available 7 days a week from 5.30pm.

“The Keg” as it is fondly known, is famous for its generous portions of fresh, seasonal cuisine.

The Powderkeg operates by first in first served. The bar snack menu will be available until the restaurant opens for dining at 5.30pm. A waitlist will operate if required once all restaurant tables are allocated. It is also possible to find a seat within the bar area and dine without delay. For very large groups please contact us for advice on dining options.



In winter, the Matterhorn is open Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights from 4PM for drinks with dinner service available from 5.00pm. Reservations are recommended.

The Matterhorn is the ideal venue for special occasions, offering large tables and private dining areas if required. French doors from the restaurant open out onto a balcony, where diners can enjoy al fresco dining in the afternoon sun.

Contact the Powderhorn Chateau with all of your dining enquiries here.