Tongariro National Trout Centre, Turangi
(4.7/5 based on 160+ reviews on the web)
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. Plan to see Tongariro National Trout Centre and other attractions that appeal to you using our Turangi vacation generator.
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  • I was part of a group of 20 people. We had a 1 1/4hr guided visit and it was way more interesting than I had expected. The guide was very interesting, very knowledgable. The complex is very easy to wa...  more »
  • I last visited here about 16 years ago and had forgotten what a great place it is. There is a mixture of outdoor and indoor attractions as well as a wonderful walk alongside the beautiful Tongariro Ri...  more »
  • We did not go into the interpretive center. The walking trail was very good and easy - as it pass along the trout ponds, river, and children's fishing pond. 
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  • 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
  • Nice experience for a trout museum. A little smaller than I remembered but still worth visiting once in a while, especially for kids
  • 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.
  • . 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.