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Tongariro Lodge

Turangi, New Zealand

Fresh Water

Guide Details

Tongariro Lodge

83 Grace Rd
Turangi, New Zealand


Waters

Freshwater


Season

December to March

Description

This iconic Lodge is located in beautiful park-like grounds on the banks of the legendary Tongariro River on the southern shores of Lake Taupo at the foot of New Zealand’s outdoor playground – the world heritage Tongariro National Park.

Accommodations

Tongariro Lodge was established in 1982 by legendary angler and guide Tony Hayes and has earned an excellent reputation for gourmet dining, the finest accommodation, quality outdoor activities and the most experienced fly-fishing guides in New Zealand

This iconic Lodge is located in beautiful park-like grounds on the banks of the legendary Tongariro River on the southern shores of Lake Taupo at the foot of New Zealand’s outdoor playground – the world heritage Tongariro National Park.

The heart of the  lodge has comfortable lounges,  open fires and trout fishing trophies of the past adorning the walls. The true atmosphere of the Lodge is best experienced in front of an open fire over a four course meal carefully prepared by our chefs and served in style by our friendly staff in one of our two pleasant dining rooms. We also offer an all-weather tennis court and a secluded spa pool, heli-pad and free wireless internet.

Separate private chalets and villa guest accommodation are situated within the 22 acres of beautiful lodge grounds, allowing for intimate encounters with the outdoors for every guest.Tongariro Lodge in Turangi is not only the ideal venue for fishermen, but also offers a wide range of outdoor adventures and is the ideal lodge weekend getaway, wedding venue, or corporate retreat.

Activities

The Tongariro Alpine Crossing is known as New Zealand’s best one day walk, and each year, more than 100,000 people experience this spectacular trek. The Tongariro National Park is New Zealand’s oldest national park and a dual World Heritage area. This status recognizes the park’s important Maori culture and spiritual associations as well as its outstanding volcanic features.Tongariro Lodge is the ideal base to enjoy the Tongariro Crossing.

Whether you want to catch a Tongariro Crossing Shuttle, reserve accommodation or book a guide with lunch, we can help make your day more enjoyable.  Our Tongariro Crossing options are explained below.Fully Guided ExperienceLet our expert and knowledgable hiking guide reveal the secrets that make the Tongariro Alpine Crossing so popular.

Tongariro Lodge guides are highly qualified and knowledgable in respect to current track and weather conditions, the best scenic spots and recommending the very best experience for you. All guides have First Aid and safety qualifications.Our Lodge is the ideal base to enjoy the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. The start of the crossing is a short 30 minute scenic drive away.

The track passes over varied and spectacular volcanic terrain. In the presence of active volcanoes you can experience some of the Tongariro National Park’s special gifts. A cold mountain spring, lava flows, an active crater, steam vents, emerald coloured lakes and magnificent views combine to make this a truly memorable experience.This 7 to 8 hour day journey is a ‘must-experience’ while visiting New Zealand. Should the weather not be suitable for the crossing, alternative spectacular, one-day walks will be provided by our guide.

Location & Transportation

Daily flights to Taupo connect with international flights into Auckland.

Transfers available from Taupo, Rotorua and Auckland airports to Turangi.

What people are saying about Tongariro Lodge

"The accommodations were clean and lovely, nestled into an area near the river Tongariro. I was blow away by the restaurant and the food."

Was only able to stop for one night due to schedule so didn't get to experience all that the area offers. Stayed in a chalet. Location, chalet and overall experience of the lodge was very good. Would like to have stayed longer and tried out the fishing. Would definitely stay here again. Excellent meal at the lodge restaurant. Only a short drive to local town, where groceries, gas, etc. can be purchases. Staff was professional and helpful. Chalet was very comfortable.

"Really beautiful place while so many others we passed were less than interesting. Hotels.com led us here and we were very pleased"

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