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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  • This centre is well worth stopping at. Well laid out and informative staff and volunteers. Great opportunity for kids to catch a fish but perhaps there could be some advice what to do with it. Coffee ...  more »
  • Greatly enjoyed by the whole family. The kids can feed the trout all year round and on public fishing days (with a booking) can fish for their very own trout. Make sure you do the walk - Beautiful sur...  more »
  • Son loved this place as he got to catch a trout. Highlight of the trip and he was so proud. There are set day that they charge $10 for kids to fish but any other day its $30. Nice river walk as well.  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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