SAT 11th MAY FREE Family Day .. Bring a picnic and see all the changes we have made ... A fun day with events and give-a-ways
SUN 2nd JUN Kids Fishing - (Queens Birthday Weekend)
WED 24th JUL Kids Fishing Day - Bookings essential
WED 9th OCT Kids Fishing
WED 8th JAN Kids Fishing
WED 22nd JAN Kids Fishing
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 ourvery 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 are free
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.
If you just want to picnic and wander through the DOC site this is free of charge.
Take a wander along our very own River Walk on the banks of the world famous Tongariro River