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Tongariro National Trout Centre
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Tongariro River Family Fun White Water Rafting from Turangi
Ranked #3 of 15 things to do in Turangi
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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!
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
Reviewed November 14, 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”
Reviewed October 12, 2012 via mobile

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.

Thank Localeat
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Also, good bird habitat!”
Reviewed September 20, 2012

Unless you have been to many fisheries, you will enjoy this NZ indoor/outdoor experience. There are ponds, nice walking trails, some right on the river, and a well-done museum which was $15 when we went. So plan enough time to make it worth the money. The grounds were free when we went on a Kids' Fishing Day - check the website for those - a thrill for children, and they will smoke your catch for a donation. P.S. We saw several lovely NZ bird species in the canopy overhead, so look up as well as down!

Visited July 2012
Thank John B
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New South Wales, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Education, Outside walk in nature, and trout”
Reviewed September 19, 2012

The new Trout Centre is fab. The aquarium is a good idea - taking your through the river ecosystem. Great education on the habitat of our trout.
Walking the path takes you through lovely bush (easy walk) and down by the Tongariro River where usually someone is fly fishing. Feeding the trout in the kids pond, watching the trout through the underwater glass,....where's my fishing rod???

Thank Kate M
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Interesting place to visit”
Reviewed July 9, 2012

We aren't really fish people but visited the Trout Center on a rest day from the mountain and really enjoyed it. It didn't cost anything to wander around the grounds and they were pleasant and informative. A children's fishing competition was taking place and they seemed to be having fun.

Visited June 2012
Thank SilentS_11
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