Tongariro National Trout Centre, Turangi

Categories: Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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4.6/5 based on 150+ 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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  • We always do the fly fishing that they offer in the school holidays the kids love it. It's good to see somewhere that teachers the kids these kinds of things. 
  • We didn't do the museum, but we did the river walk. It was a chance for the kids to see the power of the Tongariro river and its changing nature (calm/rapids etc). We saw some guys fly fishing in thei...  read more »
  • We were just passing by and fancied a wander. I arrived wondering if this would be for me as I really have no particular interest in trout apart from eating them. I loved walking around the beautiful ...  read more »
  • 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.
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