The Tongariro National Trout Centre is a great place for kids.
Feed the trout in our Children's Fishing Pond, check them out in our underwater viewing chamber and learn about the Taupo fishery and the Tongariro River.
On special days of the year we open our pond for childrens public 'fishouts'. These days always book out so contact us today to make your family booking
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Our Children's dates for 2014
Wed 30th Apr - School Holidays sorry now full
Sun 1st Jun - Queens Birthday Weekend limited space
Wed 16th Jul - School Holidays sorry fully booked
Wed 8th Oct - School Holidays fully booked
Sun 26th Oct - Labour Weekend... This Sunday will be a $10 'fishing only' & picnic day.. Bookings limited .
Wed 7th Jan - School Holidays
Wed 14th Jan - School Holidays
Bookings are essential
Pond Opening Hours for children's fishouts
The pond will be open between 09:30am and 2.30pm, rain or shine.
To book for one of our Children's Fishouts, please contact us on (07) 386 8085 between 10:00am and 3:00pm (1 May to 30 November) and between 10:00am and 4:00pm (1 December to 30 April).
Alternatively you can email email@example.com
BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL
What you need to know ...
Children aged 6-14 years (inclusive) can fish the pond with the help of Volunteer Anglers.
$10 per child.
A special Trout Centre Souvenir Child's Licence
Certificate recording your catch
On the above dates we 'Fillet and Smoke' your catch. ( this option is not normally available for other group bookings.. Please call us to discuss your group requirements )
We provide all fishing equipment with help from our volunteers
and of course .. you get to take your catch home
Rods and Gear
All fishing gear is provided, but you may wish to bring your own fishing gear for the fly-casting lessons only.
Food and refreshments
A 'sausage sizzle' BBQ and other food is normally available from $2.00 per item.
Cash payments only. We are sorry but there are no EFTPOS or VISA facilities available at our fishing pond.