Trout Centre


Make tracks to Turangi Tongariro.

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.

           For Taupo for Tomorrow education programme and school group bookings

please contact    Mike Nicholson ph 027 2164286 or 07 386 8085



Kids Fishing Days


Sat 30th Aug - 'Tongariro Roll Casting' clinic with Herb Spannagl   $75pp
Sat 20 Sep - Hot Rod Club Vehicle Display -  Come and see the Hot Rods at the Trout Centre

Wed 8th Oct - Kids Fishing Day (School Holidays)
Sun 26th Oct - Kids Fishing Day (Labour Weekend) This will be a $10 'fishing only' day ... bring a picnic for family fun day

Wed 7th Jan - Kids Fishing Day (School Holidays)
Wed 14th Jan - Kids Fishing Day (School Holiday)

Thu 22nd Jan - Kids Fly Tying, Casting, and Fishing lesson   $45

Thu 12th Feb - Ladies introduction to Fly Fishing   $85

Bookings essential