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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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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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380 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

After an early supper we strolled down to Black Peak in the rain. The quality of the gelati quickly made us forget about the weather and remember that we were on holiday. The flavours we particularly liked were sea salted caramel and the ginger which had chunks of stem ginger in it and warmed us on a cool evening

Thank 654GregP654
Wellington, New Zealand
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49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

We were put off by the queue the first time we past this place and then went back another day when there was no queue. I am so glad we did. The flavours are amazing, and the service is great. I would highly recommend waiting the gelato is excellent.

Thank Goblynears
Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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286 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

Some of the best ice's I have ever tasted, wonderful selection, and lovely quality - just hugely busy.

Thank JLM3080
Lake Hawea, New Zealand
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74 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Upon asking if the sorbets were vegan, I was assured that every flavour was vegan and both the cones were also vegan. They had a good selection of several fruity flavours. Delicious!

Thank Rainbowclaire
Braintree, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Took me a while to decide what to have, decided on salted caramel and hokey pokey. Great service, the portions were good and obviously a popular place judging by the amount of people outside enjoying a cornet or cup.

Thank Davido0409
Canterbury Region, New Zealand
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

It is a little pricey for individual gelato so best advice is to go big and share. Only problem is I have to share with my children and look churlish if I try to eat the quantity I really want! Also have to go along with their flavones when there are more interesting adventurous ines to try. Think I'll sneak... More 

Thank Daisyange
Saint-Alban-des-Hurtieres, France
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

We had gelato here today and it was probably the best I have ever tasted outside Italy. Fab. It was a hot day and quite a queue and we were rewarded with free samples of ice cream while we waited. Nice touch. Thanks again.

Thank Sncmantell
Newcastle, Australia
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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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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

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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, View, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?