Trout Centre


Make tracks to Turangi.

Situated beside the famous Tongariro River, you can see and feed wild Trout in their natural environment. Our Visitor Centre is the home of our extensive collection of Taupo and freshwater fishing memorabilia. The highlight of your visit will be viewing many of New Zealand's native fresh water fish in our Genesis Energy Fresh Water Aquarium. Take a walk through our park, see trout in the underwater viewing chamber and and take our very own 'Riverwalk' beside the famous Tongariro River.

Our mission, in partnership with the Department of Conservation, to enlighten and inform children and educate all visitors about Trout, the Taupo fishery, New Zealand freshwater ecology; to see and enjoy Trout in their natural habitat; to collect, preserve, maintain and display freshwater fishing memorabilia and artifacts and to encourage participation in recreational fishing as a healthy and pleasurable activity.

You will find us 4km south of Turangi on SH1, on the banks of the Tongariro River.

Our opening hours are daily:
1 Dec to 30Apr: 10am to 4pm
1 May to 30Nov: 10am to 3pm

We are closed on Good Friday, ANZAC Day & Christmas Day.

There is a $10 charge for adults but accompanied children (under 16yrs) are free
Seniors $8
Groups of 10 or more adults $8 per person.

All prices include full entry to the Vistor Centre Museum, Genesis Energy Fresh Water Aquarium, Hatchery, Underwater Viewing Chamber, Children's Pond, River and Bush Walk.



Kids Fishing Days


Wed 16th Jul- School Holidays Sorry but this now fully booked

Fri 18th July - All day  'Junior Fly Tying, Casting and Fishing Class'   $125pp

Sat 30th Aug - 'Tongariro Roll Casting' clinic with Herb Spannagl   $75pp

Wed 8th Oct - School Holidays
Sun 26th Oct - Labour Weekend

Wed 7th Jan - School Holidays
Wed 14th Jan - School Holidays

Bookings essential