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Tongariro National Trout Centre

#3 of 15 things to do in Turangi Features Animals
257 State Highway 1, Turangi 3334, New Zealand
+64 7-386 8085
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Walk the banks of the world famous Tongariro River. Visit the Trout Hatchery with its own museum and fresh water aquarium. Learn the history of fishing in Taupo. Have a picnic by the pond, feed the trout with special food available for sale from our visitor centre. See wild trout in the streams and at the underwater viewing chamber. Small charge for adults, kids free!
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“trout” (112 reviews)
“fish food” (7 reviews)
“fly fishing” (12 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
257 State Highway 1, Turangi 3334, New Zealand
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+64 7-386 8085
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1 - 10 of 189 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in Turangi for the weekend to go up to the snow. We decided to take a trip to the Trout Centre before heading back home. It had been a very cold night and there was ice on the path down to the centre....More

1  Thank carlyleclan
Reviewed 9 July 2017

A group of friends and I were looking for an activity since our scenic flight was cancelled and we stopped by here. We were all pleasantly surprised just how much we learned and how easy it was to see the trout up close. You can...More

Thank AmandaKIndia
Reviewed 4 June 2017

This is more a learning type centre now as I beleive they no longer use the facility in the way it was designed. You walk through a small musem explaining the flys, rods andf so forth, very interesting all the different types of flys used....More

Thank 792Carol_H
Troutcentre, Front Office Manager at Tongariro National Trout Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

Dont forget kids can also catch and get their trout smoked on public fishing days. Book through our website.

Reviewed 2 June 2017

Not really into touristy things but had time to spare so paid them a visit. Wow! The size of the live trout, the informative displays and pleasant grounds make for a very relaxing afternoon.

Thank Freddy4fun
Reviewed 24 May 2017

We went to see the native ducks as well as the trout and had a good view of both in a very natural setting , good easily accessible walking paths and everything close to the carpark .. Short drive from Turangi on the main highway...More

Thank 743catherine
Troutcentre, Front Office Manager at Tongariro National Trout Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

Our Whio will be back in the creche around October or November...

Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

We got there 1 hr before closing. Lots of info and displays . Fun feeding the trout in tanks and lake . Nice setting .

Thank Carol B
Troutcentre, Front Office Manager at Tongariro National Trout Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

Remember our closing hours are 1 hour earlier during our winter months. 10 - 3pm

Reviewed 22 May 2017

Can't believe we've never gone here before. What a great activity to entertain all ages - I learned heaps about the history of trout fishing in New Zealand, and they have heaps of live fish at all stages of development. Really interesting and beautifully constructed...More

Thank Patsy_nz
Troutcentre, Front Office Manager at Tongariro National Trout Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

Glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 3 May 2017

Interesting to read and view trout introduction to this area. Nice walks and surroundings. Recommended

Thank CliveP-T
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

This centre is set in such a beautiful setting! You walk through native bush and are able to buy trout food that you can feed the trout with as you walk around the grounds. There is a small well thought out museum, although I think...More

Thank kiwitraveler92
Troutcentre, Guest Relations Manager at Tongariro National Trout Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

We are lucky to be in such a beautiful part of NZ

Reviewed 26 April 2017

We had to dodge the rain but it did stop and we found the trout displays very interesting. We had the privilege of seeing endangered young Blue Duck from the breeding program, prior to their release in rivers in the area

Thank marielister
Troutcentre, Guest Relations Manager at Tongariro National Trout Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Our Blue Duck program will start again later this year

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