About Us

One stop shop ~ Eat in, or takeaway food, enjoy the ambience of our welcoming bar, or buy alcoholic/non-alcoholic refreshments to takeaway,  pick up your ice-cream and emergency supply of groceries.
To the weary traveler, we offer accommodation at good rates, and the opportunity to dine in and enjoy a beer while staying cannot be passed up.Mountain View


Located half-way between Taupo, Tokoroa and Rotorua on State Highway One, Pukeko & Bull Hotel is a popular stop for truckies, pighunters, fishermen, motorcyclists, campers and the normal traveler.  We are open in the morning at 7 a.m. and the café closes 7.30 p.m., while the Bar shuts at varying times according to customer usage. Anytime between 8pm and 1a.m.

This Hotel (formerly known as The Bullring) is well known to pig hunters, with one of the biggest Pig Hunting competitions being held here. Surrounded by dense forestry, it is a haven for pig and deer hunters alike. 

Lake Ohakuri (one of NZ’s best kept secrets), just a few minutes drive away, is a populated by many boaties, waterskiiers and fishermen at any time of the year, especially Summer.  If you are lucky enough to have a boat you can visit the hot pools on the other side of the lake.

Also located minutes away is the Mighty Waikato River and with the recently developed Waikato River Trails, it is possible to walk along the reiverside from Atiamuri to Lake Karapiro.  Or why not try kayaking down part of it?

This is a great stop for Motorcyclists who are doing one of the many day trips in the area.  A great stopping place for liquid refreshment and a hamburger…or why not try our Hot Venison Sandwiches?  And don’t truckies know where to get a good feed...our meals are king size… you won’t need dessert!