How long does it take to visit the Trout Centre?
Our average visitors spend about one to two hours at the site. This includes a visit to our Museum and the opportunity to feed trout and enjoy our River Walk.
Can I take photos of the trout?
Yes, you can use your camera at the Centre. We suggest you do not use your flash when photographing the trout in our Viewing Chamber.
Can I feed the trout?
Yes. We sell special trout food for $2 per pack.
Can I donate items to your Museum?
Yes, we ask that you contact our Manager to discuss your donation. We will first check to ensure the item falls within our collection policy. A donation receipt will be issued
Can I spin fish in and around Lake Taupo?
. Lake Taupo and the region has lots of options. Good spinning places at the southern end of the lake include the Tokaanu Tailrace, Lake Otamangakau, Lake Kuratau, and Mission Point (near Te Rangiita). At the Northern end good spots include Whakamoenga Point, the township side of Rangatira Point and on the northern side of Wharewaka Point (Four Mile Bay).
In Lake Taupo fly fishing only areas are denoted by a black, white and yellow marker post. Outside of this restriction you can generally spin fish anywhere from the lake shore.
Spring and early summer months are probably best for spinning because trout are chasing smelt and are closer to shore.