Tongariro National Trout Centre, Turangi

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Learn about the inhabitants of New Zealand's extensive freshwater rivers at Tongariro National Trout Centre. Dedicated to teaching visitors about freshwater fishing, the complex stresses the importance of the sport to the country's economic and cultural history. The aquarium offers an interesting perspective on the underwater lives of these impressive creatures, and the multi-sensory exhibits lead you through the story of the local peoples' relationship with the freshwater giants. Nature and river walks, well marked and with information panels along the way, complete the experience. To visit Tongariro National Trout Centre on your trip to Turangi, use our Turangi online road trip planner .
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  • As a passionate fly fisherman and anglers, worldwide some museums and information center of its kind are known. This has potential for above. There is some information, some hisorische fly fishing and fishing equipment, to see some natural water environment and a few fish. Nice, but not as spectacular as advertised everywhere.
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  • Went to take the kids for an outing and I enjoyed it as much as them if not more. Fed the fish and had a very informative talk by the guide and such a tranquil setting.  more »
  • If one is on the Alpine crossing track not in Turangi to stop just once at the center of the trout... much is for $15 not available... a few trout in the Aquarium... Info like the trout here, that hatched the anglers to the fish have... In 1/2 hour has seen all incl a few views of the adjacent River
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  • It is getting a bit tired. $15 for adult is to expensive.
  • Very interesting and well worth the entrance fee. If you buy tickets at the I site you get a discount.
  • A nice stroll with the kids and they love feeding the fish. Pricey if you've got lots of adults in the group ($15 each+ $4 fish food) though kids are free. Has some nice picnic spots with electric BBQs too
  • . 26/04/2015 Nice place to visit in leisure. The museum and aquarium are the central attractions while you walk across them reading about history of this place but it has turned more into a commercial complex than a tourist place.
  • Nice experience although $15 ahead for adults I thought a little pricey for what was a shortish walk and the opportunity to feed the fish which also cost an extra $4 a pot.

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