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What travelers to Turangi are saying

Good area for stopover on a long journey, no more driving straight through from Auckland to Wellington for us.
John H. 30 Mar 2015

Turangi, New Zealand

Known as the “Trout Fishing Capital of the World”, Turangi is a small town on the west bank of the Tongariro River. Surrounded by countryside, this area known as the Turangi- Tongariro region is just waiting for hunters, fishers, hikers and campers to come explore and have fun. As the nature centre of the North Island, visitors will never run out of things to do while visiting Turangi.

Turangi Attractions

  • Tongariro National Park
  • Whakapapa Ski Area
  • Motutere Bay

Turangi Activities

  • Indulge in the hot mineral springs of Tokaanu Thermal Pools
  • Trek about Pureroa Forest Park
  • Enjoy trout fishing in Lake Otamangakau

Turangi Climate

Turangi experiences comfortable temperatures all year. During winter, June through August, the temperatures are a cool 53°F (12°C); the seasons tend to blend during the remainder of the year, with temperatures ranging between 66°F (19°C) and 73°F (23°C). Average annual rainfall is 43 inches (1,092 mm), mostly occurring July through December.

Getting There & Around

The area is served by the Taupo Airport, with flights coming in from Auckland and Wellington. State highways 1 and 5 and the Thermal Explorer Highway get visitors to town by hired car. There are also buses that travel to Turangi.

InterCity, Newmans and Naked Bus operate daily bus routes to get visitors about the region. Many find that walking and cycling in town is an easy way to get about. There are tour coaches as well that take visitors to attractions.

Hotels in Turangi

Recommended hotels

From US$68

1 Judges Pool Motel

4 stars
4.6 / 5 7 reviews

92 Taupahi Road Map

Offering a favourable location and a relaxing atmosphere, Judges Pool Motel is just the place to stay in New Zealand. This property offers comfortable, quite and affordable accommodation. Tongariro... More

Excellent all round
Great short stay overnight. Definitely return in the future.
21 Sep 2015
From US$168

2 Tongariro Lodge

4 stars
4.5 / 5 2 reviews

Grace Road Map

Tongariro Lodge Turangi is an ideal destination for trout fisherman, outdoor enthusiasts and family adventurers alike. Discerning travellers experience fine accommodation and gourmet dining in a... More

scenic and peaceful
At first we were given an old lodge at first and was disappointed so we complained and were upgraded to a better lodge which more closely matched the pictures shown on the website.The staff were...
13 Jul 2015
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