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Turangi Info

Turangi and it’s surrounding countryside offers hunting, fishing, mountain biking, hiking or bush walks, white water rafting, kayaking, sight seeing and much more. Turangi is the ideal base for excursions into the Tongariro National Park, Kaimanawa Forest Park, and Pureroa Forest Park.

  • Turangi

    Whether you are staying a little while or for quite some time, there is certainly plenty to see and do in this beautiful part of New Zealand.  Visit our Isite to find out more.

    Turangi also has a great selection of restaurants to suit all tastes, whether it be formal or casual check these places out while enjoying your stay.

    Explore the following:

    • National trout Centre
    • Tongariro Expeditions
    • Tongariro Alpine Crossing
    • River and Mountain Walks
    • Tokaanu Thermal pools
    • Turangi Golf Club (one guests comment a little treasure)
    • Waiouru Army Museum
    • Taumarunui Spiral train Trip
    • Mini Golf
    • Climbing Wall


    The Lake Taupo region has plenty of choice here! Select from a fantastic range of authentic ethnic fare, pub-style meals or fine dining cuisine.

    Cruising / Sailing

    Beautiful Lake Taupo with stunning bays and historic places can be explored and enjoyed many different ways. From the Maori rock carvings through to the Western Bays sail or cruise the relaxing way.

  • Fishing

    There is no doubt that Lake Taupo boosts some of the most beautiful rivers and streams in the world. Rainbow and Brown Trout fishing is exceptional, an experience seldom seen anywhere else. Guiding trips and charters can be easily arranged for personal tuition or for a large group. By helicopter, boat, or Quad bike, a once in a lifetime moment awaits you!!


    The Taupo and Turangi area offers many exciting outdoor adventures. Try gliding, tandem sky diving, rafting, kayaking, sailing, 4-wheel driving (off-road), mountain biking, snow boarding or skiing, abseiling, bungy jumping, a rope assault course, rock climbing, jet boating, parasailing, water skiing, horseback riding, to name a few.

    Geothermal Parks

    Taupo is at the centre of New Zealand's volcanic plateau. The area contains numerous parks where you can wander among geysers, mud pools, and colourful pink and white terraces formed by the silica in the thermal water.

    Tongariro Alpine Crossing

    Tongariro National Park, a World Heritage Park and home to three volcanoes and many beautiful hikes, including the Tongariro Alpine Crossing is one of the most spectacular one-day hikes in New Zealand.  We are more than happy at Tui Lodge to assist with all aspects of planning your day and enjoying this amazing tourist attraction, a bus pick up service is available from our gate or if you are wanting to use your own vehicle we can transport guests to start of crossing. 

    Tongariro National Trout Centre

    The whole family will enjoy the Tongariro National Trout Centre, with a range of activities for children from fishing events to educational displays, it's worth pencilling into your stay.


  • Craters Of The Moon Thermal Walk

    Situated in Wairakei Park, Taupo. Admission Prices are:

    Adults $5.00

    Child $2.00 (12 years and under)

    Family $12.00 (i.e. 2 Adults and up to 4 children 12 years and under)

    Under 5 years Free

    Equestrian/Horse Riding

    Fresh air, sunshine and adventure on horseback!

    Airborne / Scenic experiences.

    Take a trip in a fixed wing plane, float plane, helicopter or balloon over the Lake Taupo region and surrounding volcanoes, including the Tongariro National Park. 

    Other Activities:

    Hiking / Walking

    There are literally dozens of hikes available including around the lake, along the rivers, native bush and mountain trails. Maps for these hikes are available from the Turangi Isite or phone 0800 288 726.

    Wedding Venues 

    The back drop is breathtaking, the area is a photographers dream and Taupo really is a very romantic place. Get married and start your life together, find out more about this beautiful location!!