WELCOME TO TURANGI
Why Turangi is a great spot to visit, stay and enjoy its highlights and activities which it is famous for?
The uniqueness and spirit of the region – The Outdoor Adventure Capital - Make Turangi your “Base Camp” for all seasons.
Some of the must do’s when you visit and stay in Turangi.
TROUT FISHING: Turangi is the perfect location for anglers, whether you are an expert fly-fisherman or beginner it is easy to get out and enjoy year-round fishing.The lake and rivers offer a wide range of year-round fishing for the expert & beginner.
TONGARIRO ALPINE CROSSING: Is one of the most iconic walks in New Zealand.The spectacular active volcanic zone of Mt Tongariro offers a unique opportunity to experience one of the Tongariro National Park’s most special experiences. This is certainly an enjoyable and memorable walk for all ages.
SCENIC SHORT WALKS:There are a number of walks to enjoy in and around Turangi.The Tongariro River Trail is a loop around the Tongariro River that provides unspoilt native bush and stunning river scenery.The 2hr walk around Lake Rotopounamu (The Greenstone Lake) is a favorite of tree lovers, birdwatchers, walkers and swimmers.The Kiko Road Loop Track takes the walker through podocarp forest that merges with red & sliver beech forest and a birdwatchers dream, especially early morning.
WHITE WATER ADVENTURES:The mighty Tongariro River offers exhilarating white water rafting and kayaking right on Turangi’s doorstep.A number of local rafting companies can take you on a journey through ancient beech forests and breathtaking gorges. Whether you choose the Grade 3 white water or the leisurely Grade 2 family float, your experience will be long remembered.You may also see the rare “whio” blue duck.
TOKAANU THERMAL AREA:You can enjoy a short walk around the Tokaanu natural thermal area. See steaming hot mineral pools and spluttering mud pools set amongst native bush.The adjacent thermal hot pools are a great way to relax after a day’s hiking, rafting or mountain biking.
KAIMANAWA FOREST PARK:The Kaimanawa Forest Park encompasses a vast (77,348 hectares) largely unmodified expanse of native forest, shrub-lands and tussock grasslands.The most popular activities are hunting, tramping and fishing, with several short walks and numerous camping and picnicking areas.
WHAKAPAPA SKI AREA:The Whakapapa ski area, on the western flanks of Mt Ruapehu, is New Zealand’s largest. During winter it offers a quality range of facilities for all tastes. In summer you can ride the chairlifts to New Zealand’s highest café or take guided walks to the Mt Ruapehu crater.
TONGARIRO NATIONAL TROUT CENTRE: Nestled amongst native bush on the banks of the Tongariro River, sits the Tongariro National Trout Centre and the Genesis Energy Freshwater Aquarium.You can learn about the Taupo fishery, view the aquarium displaying native and exotic fish or the see great underwater views of wild rainbow trout.A great place to have a family picnic.
MOUNTAIN BIKES:Turangi has some of the best mountain bike country in New Zealand.The Tongariro River Trail offers an easy family trip along the Tongariro or you could try one of the many breath-taking back country rides such as Tree Truck Gorge, 42nd Traverse, Fishers Track or the recently completed Waihaha Track.
Off course there are many other activities and attractions of which golfing, indoor & outdoor climbing, vineyards, birding watching, cultural heritage, scenic flights or relaxing on the beaches of Lake Taupo are but a few.
Turangi also offers 20 plus accommodation providers and 22 plus restaurants, cafés and takeaways.