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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.

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