Tongariro National Trout Centre, Turangi

4.5
#2 of 6 in Wildlife in Taupo District
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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  • We stopped here on our way back from Taupo. My wife had booked our kids for the fly fishing lesson. Our daughters loved the experience of getting to catch trout! And we ended up with two relatively la...  more »
  • Although it has a lot to teach and a great walk I felt the price was a bit too steep for what was on offer. Good for families with young children as easily navigate-able with pram on most of the walk  more »
  • We visited the National trout centre during our holiday in Turangi. Interesting Conservation work being done here. Well worth a visit if you're passing by.  more »
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  • 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
  • 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.
  • Nice experience for a trout museum. A little smaller than I remembered but still worth visiting once in a while, especially for kids

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