Tongariro National Trout Centre, Turangi

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#2 of 6 in Wildlife Areas in Taupo District
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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. Plan to see Tongariro National Trout Centre and other attractions that appeal to you using our Turangi vacation generator.
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  • This is more a learning type centre now as I beleive they no longer use the facility in the way it was designed. You walk through a small musem explaining the flys, rods andf so forth, very interestin...  more »
  • Not really into touristy things but had time to spare so paid them a visit. Wow! The size of the live trout, the informative displays and pleasant grounds make for a very relaxing afternoon.  more »
  • We went to see the native ducks as well as the trout and had a good view of both in a very natural setting , good easily accessible walking paths and everything close to the carpark .. Short drive fro...  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 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.
  • Nice experience for a trout museum. A little smaller than I remembered but still worth visiting once in a while, especially for kids
  • . 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.
  • Proud to be trout. Brief overview of the introduction of a fish in a whole new ecosystem of pure fun at the pleasure. And Yes: fishing is 'Sport'. At least according to numerous expressions of local hotel operator.
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