Trout fishing is a favourite pastime in Turangi
Trout fishing , Lake Taupo

By Destination Great Lake Taupo


Fishing is the local obsession in Turangi. This town sits on the banks of the Tongariro River, which is famouss near and far for its rainbow trout.

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A Plus Samurai Lodge Backpackers - Accommodation in Turangi New Zealand
7.80 120 Reviews
Set on 1 acre of landscaped grounds and gardens, this backpacker hostel features a shared kitchen, heated dining and lounge room, and laundry facilities. Turangi town centre is 5 minutes’ drive away. There is a shuttle bus service that departs from the hostel to the Whakapapa ski field ... (more)
Alpine Apartments - Accommodation in Turangi New Zealand
Two Fully self-catered family accommodation with cosy log fires wood included, linen/bedding included. Large decks and magnificent views of the great outdoors. Easy walk to shops, bars, restaurants and outdoor activities. Gateway to Tongariro National Park and mountains (35min), Tongariro ... (more)
Andersons' Riverside Cottages - Accommodation in Turangi New Zealand
10.00 9 Reviews
Quiet,comfortable self-contained cottages(sleep 2-6), within 50 metres Tongariro River and its walks,HIGH DEFINITION 10+ CHANNEL FREEVIEW TV.DVD player 35 minutes Tongariro National Park for ski-ing or tramping Tongariro Alpine Crossing(pick-up at your door arranged)and Taupo,halfway Au... (more)
Anglers Paradise Motel - Accommodation in Turangi. New Zealand
8.30 120 Reviews
Anglers Paradise Motel offers free Wi-Fi, a swimming pool and a spa pool. Each room includes a fully equipped kitchen and a 32-inch flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Set in lovely gardens, it offers a spa pool and a children’s playground with a trampoline.Situated just 600 metres fro... (more)
ASURE Parklands Motorlodge - Accommodation in Turangi New Zealand
8.30 225 Reviews
Offering accommodation with free Wi-Fi, ASURE Parklands Motorlodge is located near the popular trout fishing waters of the Tongariro River, in the shadow of the Mt. Pihanga Volcano.The Parklands Motorlodge offers self-contained one-bedroom apartments with a kitchenette and satellite TV.Who... (more)
Braxmere - Accommodation in Tokaanu New Zealand
9.40 6 Reviews
Braxmere is in a breathtaking location that provides an idyllic setting for tranquil relaxation, accommodation and wedding venue. Set right on the southern edge of Lake Taupo, Braxmere is the place to get away from it all. We have ten individual lakeside studios located in one of the... (more)
Creel Lodge - Accommodation in Turangi New Zealand
9.30 327 Reviews
19 well-appointed 1&2brm ground level suites. Sleeps 1-5. Quiet tranquil setting in 2 1/2 acres of established trees and native bush. Located away from the main highway on the Tongariro River. Lodge opens onto the Tongariro River Trail.5 minute walk to Turangi shops. 45min to Whakapapa Ski... (more)
Judges Pool Motel Turangi - Accommodation in Turangi New Zealand
8.60 289 Reviews
Tongariro River, Turangi
Judges Pool Motel offers fully self-contained apartments in a quiet location, only 2 minutes' walk from the Tongariro River and Judges Pool fishing pool, which the motel is named after. Free Wi-Fi is included.Each apartment features a spacious living area and a fully equipped kitchen. All ... (more)
Motuoapa Bay Holiday Park - Accommodation in Motuoapa New Zealand
Imagine - sitting in the sun, right on the southern shores of Lake Taupo. Unaffected by the rat race it's a hidden gem right on the lake front.The Motuoapa Bay Holiday Park situated off state high 1, is 40 kms south of Taupo, 9kms north of Taurangi, 50 kms to the ski fields and 15kms to th... (more)
Motuoapa Bay Motel - Accommodation in Motuoapa New Zealand
Just 200 metres from the edge of Lake Taupo, Motuoapa Lake Resort boasts accommodation with a private patio with stunning mountain views. Guests can take in the scenery in the outdoor BBQ area. Motuoapa Resort is within a 10-minute drive of Turangi and the Kaimanawa Ranges. It is a 30-m... (more)
Motuoapa Retreat - Accommodation in Motuoapa New Zealand
9.30 19 Reviews
Motuoapa Retreat provides Studio and Family accommodation suitable for both short and long stays in the Motuoapa Lodge Complex. Motuoapa Retreat is located on State Highway One, these Units are a great place for a holiday, to visit the many attractions within the area. Nestled among ... (more)
Motutere Bay Holiday Park - Accommodation in Motutere New Zealand
8.50 13 Reviews
RD 2, Motutere
The only park right on the shores of the most picturesque, fresh water lake in the world.Pitch the tent, park the caravan, or camper van Launch the boat and enjoy.Take a moment and enjoy the fishing, make a day of it with the abundant bush and river walks within close proximity, drive to t... (more)
Oasis Motel & Holiday Park Turangi - Accommodation in Tokaanu New Zealand
7.40 55 Reviews
Oasis Motel & Holiday Park Turangi is located on the Volcanic Plateau region, next to beautiful Lake Taupo. Surrounded by Mount Maunganamu Scenic Reserve and Lake Taupo Wetlands, this property features panoramic views of Mount Pihanga and the volcanic dome of Mount Kakaramea.All units are ... (more)
Oasis Motel and Holiday Park Tokaanu - Accommodation in Tokaanu New Zealand
9.30 3 Reviews
Tokaanu, Tokaanu
Oasis Tokaanu is on State Highway 41, situated 4km from Turangi, 1km from Lake Taupo and the Tokaanu Marina. Tokaanu is central to world famouss trout fishing (5 minutes from the Tongariro River) Hunting, Tramping, Trekking, Mountaineering, Canoeing/Kayaking. Oasis is the closest accommoda... (more)
Oreti Village Resort - Accommodation in Omori New Zealand
9.20 82 Reviews
Oreti Village Resort offers stylish apartments with private balcony, full kitchen and laundry, and views of Lake Taupo and the surrounding mountains. The restaurant features timber floors and open fireplaces. Boasting a stunning lakefront location on 5 acres of Lake Taupo’s southern sho... (more)
Rainbow Motel - Accommodation in Tokaanu New Zealand
8.50 148 Reviews
Featuring 4 private hot mineral pools that are free and exclusive for guests, Rainbow Motel offers spacious self-catering units with central heating, fully equipped kitchens and TVs with DVD player and satellite channels. Free WiFi is available.Rainbow Motel Tokaanu is just a 3-minute driv... (more)
River Birches - Accommodation in Turangi New Zealand
9.50 87 Reviews
The award-winning River Birches offers luxury accommodation, set within peaceful gardens on the banks of the Tongariro River. All rooms include central heating in winter and air conditioning in summer.Guests at River Birches Turangi can work in the on-site fitness centre and relax in the g... (more)
Roanoke Lodge - Accommodation in Taupo New Zealand
Roanoke Lodge is a spacious solid wood lodge with panoramic views of Lake Taupo, total privacy, with separate guest entrances. Roanoke caters for single parties only at a time and is completely self contained, private facilities, three bedrooms, one double, two twin. Can be self cate... (more)
Settlers Motel, Turangi - Accommodation in Turangi New Zealand
8.80 133 Reviews
Located just three minutes walk from the Turangi town centre and the Tongariro River, Settlers Motel offers quiet, affordable accommodation in a park-like setting.Our clean and comfortable units are fully self-contained and each has a covered outdoor seating area. The individual cottage st... (more)
Sportsmans Lodge Turangi - Accommodation in Turangi New Zealand
8.90 346 Reviews
Sportmans Lodge is a 5-minute walk from Turangi town centre and the shores of Lake Taupo. The lodge offers a self-catering kitchen, free on-site car parking and free Wi-Fi access.All guest rooms are fully heated and include en suite bathrooms with shower facilities. The tour desk can arran... (more)
The Yellow Boathouse - Accommodation in Turangi New Zealand
10.00 1 Reviews
The Boathouse is a modern two storeyed holiday home handily located for those that enjoy the great outdoors. Within a few minutes, there is access to great fishing, boating, mountain biking, golfing, hiking and horse riding. The ski slopes are about 30-40 minutes away and there is a ski... (more)
Tokaanu Lodge Motel - Accommodation in Tokaanu New Zealand
Tokaanu Lodge Motel is located on the southern shores of Lake Taupo in Tokaanu, 5 mins by car from Turangi. It has 14 units and guests can choose from 10x1brm or 4x2brm units. It is 30km away from the Whakapapa ski field. Ideal location for Tongarito Alpine Crossing and for relaxing in our... (more)
Tongariro Lodge - Accommodation in Turangi New Zealand
8.40 212 Reviews
Tongariro Lodge is located in 22 acres of secluded grounds, surrounded by a beautiful garden landscape and along the banks of Tongariro River. Combining luxury with a cosy ambience, this lodge features a restaurant, a hot tub and free Wi-Fi access. All rooms enjoy beautiful views of Tongar... (more)
Tony's Lodge - Accommodation in Taupo New Zealand
9.40 27 Reviews
Welcome all travellers! We are conveniently located on State Highway one 25-30 minutes drive south of Taupo, we are right in the middle of all the great things to do. Also the perfect halfway stop, between Auckland and Wellington. You will have about a 45 minute drive to Whakapapa Ski f... (more)
Tui Lodge - Accommodation in Turangi New Zealand
9.20 18 Reviews
Located just 500 metres from the famouss Tongariro River, Tui Lodge is set in the quiet town of Turangi, on the southern shores of Lake Taupo. This cosy accommodation features hot/continental breakfast, free parking and free Wi-Fi access. The property is able to provide fishing equipment a... (more)
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  • Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park, Taupo, Lake Taupo
    Sat 20 Jan 2018 9:30AM / Motorsport
    Following on from the success of the inaugural Taupo Historic GP in January 2017, the 2018 edition of this feature event of the Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park annual calendar sees the return of Formula 5000, the ... more
  • Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park, Taupo, Lake Taupo
    Fri 26 Jan 2018 7:30AM / Motorsport
    MotoTT is sure to cater for your level of comfort…whether it’s your first time on the track or you’ve done a few track days before. On the circuit with other entrants that care as much about their vehicles and ... more
  • Great Lake Centre, Taupo, Lake Taupo
    Wed 7 Feb 2018 6:00PM / Family & Lifestyle
    Waste Free Parenting Workshop - Taupo This is a humorous, entertaining and inspirational event full of tips and ideas around ways you can minimise waste in your home especially with young children in the house. You ... more
  • Great Lake Centre, Taupo, Lake Taupo
    Thu 8 Feb 2018 6:00PM / Family & Lifestyle
    Food Lovers Masterclass - Taupo At this educational masterclass, not only will you receive $100 worth of goodies from your local council, you will get lots of exciting and inspirational advice around ways you can ... more
  • Raw Balance Deli, Taupo, Lake Taupo
    Sat 17 Feb 2018 7:00PM / Food, Gourmet, Wine
    Kate loves to host dinner parties wherever she travels. These five course events always start with a welcome (non-alcoholic) cocktail. Guests are seated to enjoy an appetizer, entree, and dessert. To round off the ... more
  • Raw Balance Deli, Taupo, Lake Taupo
    Sun 18 Feb 2018 2:00PM / Mind & Body
    Easy Gourmet Raw: Very often when people are new to raw food cuisine, they imagine it’s going to be both expensive and time-consuming, and involve lots of unusual ingredients and expensive equipment. In this 3-hour ... more
  • Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park, Taupo, Lake Taupo
    Sun 28 Jan 2018 9:00AM / Motorsport
    A free spectator entry, action-packed 1 day race meeting with the following classes running: - NZ Tranzam Challenge - Clubman Sports Cars - Northern Muscle Cars - Rotary Racing Enthusiasts - Production Race ... more
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