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Relax & enjoy a hearty meal

Wind down and relax with friends

In the Crafty Moa Restaurant and Bar the quality of the professionally prepared homestyle cuisine competes for diners attention with the breath-taking views across the Waimakariri River into the Arthurs Pass National Park.

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Casual Cafe

The Crafty Moa welcomes everyone with an appetite for fresh food. There’s a selection of home made soups, salads, Bealey burgers, slow-cooked pies, bar snacks, desserts and a ‘Wee Moas Kids Menu’.

Full Menu Restaurants

Evening dining in the Crafty Moa is a culinary delight with a menu featuring the best locally sourced farmed venison and high country lamb served with the chefs seasonal vegetables.

Relaxing Bar

The Crafty Moa bar is a restful place to sit by the fire and enjoy a glass of wine from leading New Zealand and Australian winemakers, or quench your thirst with a Moa craft beer, international beer or cider on tap or by the bottle.


The Crafty Moa menu

The Crafty Moa menu includes something for all appetites’, pub snacks, weekend lunch,  evening dining and a ‘Wee Moas’ children’s menu. Using the freshest locally sourced ingredients and New Zealand’s finest high country lamb, farmed venison and seafood, no appetite will go unrewarded at the Craft Moa.

Specialities include our Slow Cooked Moa Pie (actually tender slow cooked venison in delicious red current and thyme gravy). Our cola bbq ribs are a favourite with the locals and it’s easy to see why when they are put in front of you, tender ribs with meat falling off the bone coated in delicious sticky sauce. Fresh Akaroa Salmon, tender Canterbury beef, and high country venison feature highly in our selection. For desert the House made Chocolate Lava Cake features a warm flowing centre served with fresh cream and chocolate fudge sauce, and Leo’s warm apple tarte brings back many for more.

For a quick snack on the go it’s hard to resist the crispy Makikihi Fries, a la natural or with the house made roasted garlic aioli they are hard to pass up or the new favourite is  loaded with bbq pulled pork and parmesan.

The Crafty Moa bar

The Crafty Moa bar serves a selection of wines, beers and spirits to enjoy with your meals. The house wines available by the glass are from renowned Marlborough wine maker Allan Scott, complemented with a range of leading New Zealand and Australian wines available by the bottle.

On tap are a range of Moa craft beers from Marlborough along with international beer and cider brands. Beers can also be purchased by the bottle and include New Zealand craft, domestic and international brands.

A full selection of international spirits and liquers are available.

No bookings are required at the Crafty Moa and visitors may enjoy their meals by the roaring fire on a crisp winter’s day, or if staying the night take their food to their rooms.

The Bealey Courtesy Van

Staying close by? Want to relax and enjoy a drink without having to drive?

Give us a call and we can pick you up, feed you, water you, and return you.

 03 318 9277

Some conditions do apply. Please call early to request a pickup.
Service is subject to availability.

Hi Matty and Kirsty
Thank you for a lovely stay. The room was lovely, spacious, very clean and comfortable with an amazing view.
The hospitality was great and I loved the food. I will definitely be back.
I'm happy for you to use any of this feedback in your promotional material and use my name.
All the best.


Thank you for having us!
The place is a great spot with fantastic views and we really enjoyed the stay.
Bed was very comfy and facilities just great.
We will put some reviews up for you when we get back to OZ.
All the best!!!

Patrick and Erin

Well... we rated our stay as outstanding in every aspect and the meal and service was second to none on our South Island circuit. Wish we could have stayed longer.The view down-valley was superb and made even more absorbing by an excellent display of "Dogandstockmanship" by your neighboring runholder!!.. Thanks for having us at Bealey , we'll spread the word... Dave H .. Cromwell

Dave H

Hi there, Thanks for having our staff again! They always love staying in your clean comfortable rooms and love the meals and service!

Nicki McMillan

Thank you for having us. The Villa was perfect. Very clean and comfy. Your hospitality was great too.