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“A little bit of History preserved.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tongariro National Trout Centre

Tongariro National Trout Centre
State Highway 1, Turangi, New Zealand
064 7 386 8085
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Ranked #4 of 10 Attractions in Turangi
Type: Educational Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: Walk the banks of the world famous Tongariro River. Visit the Trout Hatchery with its own museum and fresh water aquarium. Learn the history of fishing in Taupo. Have a picnic by the pond, feed the trout with special food available for sale from our visitor centre. See wild trout in the streams and at the underwater viewing chamber. Small charge for adults, kids free!
New Zealand
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“A little bit of History preserved.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

A brand new facility, featuring a priceless collections of rods and reels, books and other memorabilia. The new aquarium features only native fish in typical settings. Set in native bush, walk through the bush along the bubbling Tongaririo River. A good place to take the grandchildren or your own, take a picnic, feed the fish in the children's pool, lie in the sun and enjoy the song of the native birds.

Visited December 2012
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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77 reviews 77 reviews
29 attraction reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“This is a great place to take younger children”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

You see the young trout development right through to the mature trout in pools. Its amazing. The staff in the information centre were very informed and the display in there worth spending time to look at. Plus its FREE.

Visited December 2012
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Perth
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great place for families and anyone interested in fishing and good value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

Value for money. Great to be able to follow the life and growing cycle of the trout and to be able to see them in their natural environment as well.

Visited December 2012
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

We walked to the Trout Centre from Turangi along the river walkway. You can get in to the grounds for free and do not have to pay to go in the visitor centre. The centre shuts at 3pm which was the time we arrived but we still spent a very enjoyable 45 minutes looking around outside and seeing the trout in the river through a underwater viewing area.

Visited November 2012
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“Great place for families to visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

The trout centre is a great place to take the family. Great that during school holidays as they have 'fishing days' where each child gets their own day licence and gets to catch them a fish and take it home with them.

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