Trout Centre



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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.

Whio Hardening Enclosure.

The Whio (Blue Duck) enclosure is designed to provide a safe environment for young birds from the whio captive breeding programme to develop their white water skills before they are released into the wild.

YOU CAN EXPECT TO SEE THESE YOUNG BIRDS ON-SITE BETWEEN LATE OCTOBER THROUGH TO LATE MARCH

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   mnicholson@doc.govt.nz                                


COMMING EVENTS

 



Sun 5th April

Sunday 5th April (Easter Weekend) Turangi Easter Festival family picnic and fishing day. $30 includes family entry to Centre and 1 child fishing (extra $10 per child fishing) .. BOOKINGS MUST BE MADE THROUGH THE TURANGI I-SITE PH 07.3868999  turangivc@greatlaketaupo.com   BOOKINGS ESENTIAL FOR THIS EVENT.

April 9th and 16th

KIDS FLY TYING CASTING AND FISHING LESSONS.  $45 per child  space limited and bookings essential.

Wed 15th Jul 

KIDS PUBLIC FISHING DAY    BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

Wed 7th Oct

KIDS PUBLIC FISHING DAY    BOOKINGS ESSENTAIL