open 7 days 10am -3pm

257 State Hwy 1, Turangi

Come and visit our freshwater centre where you can feed our beautiful rainbow trout, learn about conservation, our native fish and maybe see a Kereru, Tui or a Whio or two out on the Tongariro River.

Kids Trout Fishing



(Sorry no fishing outside school holidays

Age group 5-16 yr olds

All gear and instructor included

Incl. Fillet and honey woodsmoke

No bookings needed.

$45 per Child.

Fishing will be available from Saturday 4th to Sunday 19th July., Last Fishing for the day from 2pm. No adult Fishing available. Fishing may be canceled on any given day due to reasons beyond our control.Only 1 fish per child, fishing times vary depending  on the fish. Wait times and availability may vary according to demand, fishing and queues

Licences for adult fishing on the river or lake available for purchase

online by clicking here.

Saturday 11th July UPDATE

Due to extremely long wait times and fish that arent biting, We have cancelled this event for the remainder of these school holidays.  We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Whio Creche

November to March

Juvenile 3-4 month old Blue Ducks

Brought in from around NZ to prepare and get them used to the outdoor surroundings before being released back into the river systems the eggs were collected from.

A great place to get up close to these beautiful birds.




Freshwater Aquarium


Open 7 Days

Adults $15

Seniors $12

Children under 16 Free  

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