We arrived after a long trip from San Francisco with young children and were warmly greeted and made to feel at home immediately. After a weeks stay it has only gotten better and better. Graeme Smith and his team have gone way beyond the expected again and again. Today is Christmas, and in addition to a fantastic buffet lunch, Graeme dressed as Santa Clause and had presents for each of the children - presents he selected individually for each child. Another time he drove far out of his way to retrieve a watch my daughter left on a charter boat. We arrived with little planned beyond three days of fishing, and he helped us to fill each day with fun things for everyone ranging from a great day whitewater rafting to a guided hike on Tongariro Crossing - both are highly recommended. And the fishing was world class. We were lucky enough to have Tim McCarthy as our guide, and caught our share of five pound plus rainbows. The food at the lodge is outstanding, and our accommodation - the house called Cattle Rustlers - beautiful and practically brand new. We will certainly be back, assuming I can successfully get my family to leave tomorrow ...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tongariro Lodge offers a unique fishing lodge atmosphere with an international reputation for providing guests with intimate friendly service, the best of food and wine and private exclusive accommodation. There is a secluded spa and all weather tennis court on park like grounds. The Lodge specialises in providing personally guided trout fishing or outdoor experiences with resident guides.Tongariro is the ideal holiday destination for trout fishermen, outdoor enthusiasts and family adventure. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tongariro Hotel Turangi