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“Educational and delightful” 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!
Tolaga Bay, New Zealand
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Educational and delightful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Loved the displays of memorabilia and old fishing related items. The library would be worth a look sometime if you have the time to sit and read. The tanks of fish with their educational plaques were great but for us the high light is the big viewing tank, outside, that lets you see under the actual stream and come close up to the adult wlid trout in the water.
The grounds are lovely and perfect for a family outing and picnic.

Visited August 2013
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Buderim, Australia
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“Trout Fish interest”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

We took the kids there as my Dad was a stoic trout fisherman who had visited NZ many times. We wanted to show them the fish that Grandpa used to try and catch - the wily trout! It was beautifully laid out and very interesting. Our son loved it and the Tongariro River is truly beautiful!

Visited August 2012
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Feilding, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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“Fun for the family”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Plan in advance if you want to go to this attraction - it's not always open.

Great fly fishing for the kids, family days often held. But also great for a couple to wander through, enjoy the bush, and watch the fish.

Visited June 2012
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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“interesting and free”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

Very very interesting visit. We probably went because it was free which is a shame as it was so interesting.

Visited February 2013
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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“Great NZ Attraction”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

We visited the Trout centre on our way South. It’s a really good place to take a break on a big trip. There is a small museum, a fantastic aquarium with native fish and eels and the opportunity to see trout up close. The walkways are through bush full of birdlife (we heard Tui) and the staff are very friendly.

Visited March 2013
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