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Black Peak Gelato

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Lake front 123 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
10:30 - 18:30
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Sun - Thu 10:30 - 18:30
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 22:00
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Newcastle, Australia
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

We had gelato here three days in a row while in Wanaka. The queue was a bit daunting, but suggested that it would be worth the wait, and we weren't disappointed. There was a good choice of flavours and the serving sizes were reasonable. The queueing was managed efficiently.

Thank Richard S
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

I don't normally eat ice cream, but the Black Peak Gelato came highly recommended to us. Black Peak Gelato have a great story; they make all their own flavours using real fruit, much of which is sourced locally. I had the pineapple sorbet and berry sorbet, whilst Taryn and the kiwifruit sorbet and the strawberry sorbet (vegan options). If you've... More 

Thank Logan M
Wanaka, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

This is the best ice cream you will taste in New Zealand. And even made in Wanaka! Great staff, awesome range of flavours -changes every time I visit -which is frequently. Well done Black Peak,

Thank jollylindajolly
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

The staff who serve doesn't seemed too happy with me trying a few flavours. After the first 2 flavours which I sampled and disliked, the few other samples were very tiny and the staff looked impatient. Bought a cone with 2 flavours although I don't really like them. Overrated.

1 Thank Happy B
Auckland, New Zealand
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Don't bother having desert wherever you are dining in Wanaka. Come here instead, ever changing menus of Gelato at great prices

1 Thank Durry-357
Sydney, Australia
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50 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Was expecting a great gelato. Looked good but tasted very sugary and hard to distinguish between flavours. I ended up throwing it away and I love ice cream and have never done this before. The Patagonia ice cream around the corner is far better and tastier and creamier. Black peak is a tourist trap.

1 Thank Antsyd
Cincinnati, Ohio
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

The title says it all. I'm a lactose-free Lady and their sorbets are one in a million delicious, with real fruit bits. Get the waffle cone ! Also the bowls aren't edible. Just for your information. Biodegradable, yes... edible, they don't taste gross but they're not actually edible. Haha! If you go to Wanaka and don't stop in there, you're... More 

1 Thank Karolyn J
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

This is a must go to place in Wanaka - you will not be disappointed as the variety of flavours is always great. The staff are friendly and helpful and the most important thing is that the gelato is DELICIOUS !!!🍦🍧🍦

1 Thank RXBassi
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Not sure what is all the fuss about. A mainstream Tiptop ice cream has a better taste. Lots of hype. After having a cone there we had to go to Patagonia ice cream shop around the corner to taste real gelato!

2 Thank 191omidm
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

We were looking forward to trying this ice cream reading all the amazing reviews, but we found it very average. I am very sad to say that and may be something can be done to have it a little creamier but we found it quite icey.

1 Thank inaa2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 - 18:30
10:30 - 18:30
10:30 - 18:30
10:30 - 18:30
10:30 - 18:30
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lake front 123 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Wanaka
We make outstanding homemade gelato and sorbets from a 70 year old Italian recipe that uses local produce- made with passion on the premises in vintage gelato machines. Come and see how these old machines work, you may be lucky enough to get a sample straight out machine if you time it right. In store we make over 70 different flavours with 18 to choose from daily. We cater for all dietary requirements with dairy free, gluten free, egg free, nut free flavours every day. If your in Wanaka over Winter we also make delicious crepes and hot chocolate. We hope you have a great time in Wanaka from all the Black Peak Gelato staff.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?