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Tongariro National Trout Centre

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257 State Highway 1, Turangi 3334, New Zealand
+64 7-386 8085
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Tongariro River Family Fun White Water Rafting from Turangi
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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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“fish food” (7 reviews)
“fly fishing” (13 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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257 State Highway 1, Turangi 3334, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A must for all people passing through. Shows the history and breeding of rainbow trout in NZ.Also visual displays dating years back to the present.Lovely river walks too.

Thank muzzerfa
Reviewed 24 October 2017

We stopped here on our way back from Taupo. My wife had booked our kids for the fly fishing lesson. Our daughters loved the experience of getting to catch trout! And we ended up with two relatively large trout to boot! If you're planning to...More

Thank kiko367
Troutcentre, General Manager at Tongariro National Trout Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

This summer holidays we are rolling out our Take a Kid Fishing Experience where you can book your kids in for a fishing experience any day of the week. The only place in the trout capital of NZ where you are guaranteed to catch a...More

Reviewed 9 October 2017

Although it has a lot to teach and a great walk I felt the price was a bit too steep for what was on offer. Good for families with young children as easily navigate-able with pram on most of the walk

Thank SoffiH
Troutcentre, General Manager at Tongariro National Trout Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

At $15 per adult and free access for children, we are one of the cheapest tourist attractions you will find where you have a museum, aquarium, working hatchery and kids fishing, not to mention the largest Whio creche during our summer months.

Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

We visited the National trout centre during our holiday in Turangi. Interesting Conservation work being done here. Well worth a visit if you're passing by.

Thank 239rogere
Troutcentre, General Manager at Tongariro National Trout Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

We are now a Kiwi Guardian site so start collecting those medals.

Reviewed 8 August 2017

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
Troutcentre, General Manager at Tongariro National Trout Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

A good place to warm up if the weather is cold outside.

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
Troutcentre, General Manager at Tongariro National Trout Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

Our native birdlife is a big attraction here for people of all ages.

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
Troutcentre, General Manager at Tongariro National Trout Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017
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Glad you enjoyed your visit.

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

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