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“A little bit of History preserved.”

Tongariro National Trout Centre
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$97.28*
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Tongariro River Family Fun White Water Rafting from Turangi
Ranked #3 of 17 things to do in Turangi
Certificate of Excellence
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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!
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.

Thank KiwiGranny
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Troutcentre, Manager at Tongariro National Trout Centre, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2017

Great for the flyfishing enthusiast.

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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.

Thank Louise T
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Troutcentre, Manager at Tongariro National Trout Centre, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2017
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Glad you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed December 8, 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.

Thank KELLY040251
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Troutcentre, Manager at Tongariro National Trout Centre, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2017
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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.

Thank Jennie95
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Troutcentre, Manager at Tongariro National Trout Centre, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2017

Glad you enjoyed your visit. we close at 4pm during the summer.

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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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Troutcentre, Manager at Tongariro National Trout Centre, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2017

Kids fishing is very popular, book online.

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