Tongariro National Trout Centre, Turangi

(4.7/5 based on 170+ 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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  • Tip for families, you don't have to pay to get a look at the trout and have fun feeding. For $4 you can buy a tub of Trout food and then wander around the outside pathways and still see trout under wa...  more »
  • A great family day out, so many trout to see and learn about!!! The tuck truck near the duck pond is fabulous, the food is freshly made, tasty and affordably priced and very accommodating for someone ...  more »
  • informative visitor centre with aquarium then a short stroll from the stream, kids fishing pool, river, friendly and knowledgable DOC rangers set up along the river path with river insects for kids to...  more »
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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.