Our Turangi motel sits on the banks of the Tongariro River, only 30 metres from the world famous Bridge Pool. The Tongariro River is one of the top fly-fishing rivers in New Zealand, where you can catch both rainbow and brown trout all year ‘round.
We can also arrange boat trips on Lake Taupo where you can catch trout from the comfort of a launch (just don’t tell the fly-fishermen).
Hiking in the Tongariro National Park.
There are numerous walks around the region to suit every level of fitness, from scenic river walks to bush walks through native forest and mountain terrain.
The Tongariro Crossing is deservedly described as one of the best one day hikes in the world. The crossing takes you from alpine meadows to mountain summits with stunning volcanic features. You’ll be walking across lunar landscape between Mt Tongariro at 1967m and Mt Ngauruhoe (Mt Doom, for all the Lord of the Ring fans) at 2287m above sea level.
New Zealand Rafting
The Tongariro River has a series of grade three rapids. Imagine rafting through pristine pools, breathtaking gorges, rapids that get your heart racing while you observe native blue ducks and mystical ancient beech forests!
All rivers and lakes surrounding Turangi can be kayaked – talk to us for more information.
Jet boating in New Zealand
Experience the thrill of Jet-boating on the Waikato River.