The rapidly growing mid-North Island towns of Taupō and Turangi are well known for many things, including their stunning mountain scenery, beautiful rivers and lakes, and the wide variety of action attractions they offer, but topping the list for many – visitors and locals alike – is their world-renowned freshwater trout fishing.

And for everyone – fishing enthusiast or not – the Tongariro National Trout Centre at Turangi provides a fascinating insight into the world of the region’s fish and their lifecycles.

The Centre is located on State Highway One four kilometres south of Turangi and is a joint venture between the Department of Conservation and the Tongariro National Trout Centre Society. It is appropriately located on the banks of the Tongariro River, the major tributary of Lake Taupō and one of the world’s finest trout fishing rivers with a world-wide reputation for the size, number and strength of its trout and the challenges they present to anglers.

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