Things to do in Turangi

Top Things to Do in Turangi

Things to Do in Turangi

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  • g n
    Auckland Central, New Zealand403 contributions
    We took our children (10 and 7) to a kids' fishing day in the holidays. The trout centre is set in beautiful surroundings, you can see trout being bred, and they got to fish with guides with a guaranteed catch. The fish can be smoked as you wait to be eaten on site with or without some hot fresh bread, or you can take them away. A really unique fun activity and well worth a stop
    Written 21 July 2021
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  • Diane P
    3 contributions
    Awesome scenery & ride. Most enjoyable & interesting seeing the trout at the hatchery along the trail.
    Highly recommend
    Written 14 May 2022
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  • Sachin K
    Plainview, NY5,842 contributions
    Unexpectedly got views of Mount Ngauruhoe en route while traveling in a bus from Wellington to Rotorua and was flabbergasted. Next time will try and stay in one of the towns closer to this mountain.
    Written 28 November 2019
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  • Han_yinu
    Wellington, New Zealand482 contributions
    The baths are currently closed and clearly under renovation. The short walk (about 15 - 20 minutes) which is open and free is located just on the left of the bath facilities is well worth a visit. It has a clear circular path to walk on; keep track of young children and do not wander off the path.
    Written 25 January 2022
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  • Cliff J
    London, UK2,128 contributions
    Went in for one piece of information in particular. Staff were friendly as usual and very helpful, answering all my questions and supplying relevant information in a clear and precise way.
    Written 3 April 2020
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  • iizogii
    Wellington, New Zealand19 contributions
    This was a better experience than expected for our family with a 3 and 5 year old. Both of them, especially the 5 year old, have developed some nervousness about the concept of earthquakes and volcanoes, but they came out of it appearing more comfortable. The video feature about Christchurch required some parental guidance.

    Both were very uncertain about the earthquake simulator when we arrived, but by the time we left they were treating it more as an amusement park ride, and it was challenging to get them out. (The rule is one ride per customer, but nobody else was there when we visited soon after opening, so we used it a few times.)

    There are many buttons to press around the exhibits. Most only light up LEDs on maps to show where things are happening, but the kids just enjoyed pressing things and seeing stuff happen. There's also a microscope for looking at different types of rock, with a screen rather than an eyepiece, which they both enjoyed.

    If there could be an improvement for our own experience (and really the reason for 4 stars rather than 5), everything would have been about half a metre lower to the ground. There weren't any stools nor anything for shorter kids to stand on, so we ended up doing a *lot* of carrying and lifting up to see things happen while they pressed stuff.
    Written 21 April 2019
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  • Lucinda J
    909 contributions
    Been meaning to do the pillars of Hercules walk for a while. Drove to urchin campsite and walked from there. Took half the time that doc suggested. Good Swingbridge but disappointing views as to overgrown and couldn’t find how to get to the river
    Written 12 June 2020
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  • Joy
    Sydney, Australia5 contributions
    The gallery is an excellent showcase of the range of art produced in the Turangi area and is very well presented. So impressed.
    Written 25 March 2020
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  • H5055VOrachaelc
    Hamilton, New Zealand8 contributions
    Johnny was an amazing guide who kept everyone entertained. Had lots of laughs, and swims in the river. Had kids from 12-19years, along with us oldies and we all had a fantastic time. Great crew at the base also. Well done team.
    Written 5 February 2022
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  • Rebecca S
    1 contribution
    Fantastic trip, they looked after our friend who was worried about not being able to swim, and we all had a great day.
    Written 9 February 2021
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  • Jaisal V
    Lincolnshire, IL1 contribution
    I remember doing this it was amazing. I can't remember but I think I mightve had someone named Olivia do ours. She carried most of our packs since we were probably ill equipped. Anyways it was pretty cool and my sister wouldnt have been able to do it without Olivia
    Written 22 April 2021
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  • Priscilla T
    1 contribution
    Winter’s day ride with my family! My first time riding in 30 years! Dave and Sami were awesome hosts who treat their horses with love and care. We were carefully saddled on appropriate horses and instructed well! We loved our afternoon cantering through the forest and river trails and would definitely highly recommend them! Thanks guys for a wonderful time on your beautiful horses!
    Written 1 July 2022
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  • Scott E
    Melbourne, Australia5 contributions
    What to say about my second expedition with Whiskery Mike? This charter was three years in the making thanks to COVID-related delays.

    Mike is the consummate fishing professional and in the morning took my father-in-law and I to the mouth of the Tongariro River for a bit of heave and leave fly fishing. This fishing spot did not disappoint - three beautiful rainbow trout were bagged in quick succession.

    We then headed to the eastern side of the lake to complete some trawling and after a bit of manoeuvring we hooked another prized rainbow.
    Trout for dinner that night and smoked trout to take home.

    If you’re reading this review and contemplating: will I book a trip with Whiskery Mike? Do yourself a favour and get on board. Expect humour, good stories, comfortable vessel and most of all … trout.

    As an Aussie with family in NZ I plan to make an annual pilgrimage to Taupō to fish with Mike.
    Written 20 April 2022
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  • Peter T
    Feilding, New Zealand1 contribution
    Thank you Backyard Tours for your amazing shuttle service getting us to and from The Tongariro Crossing.
    You made it very easy for us and it was good to see you waiting at the end with a cold beer in your hand.
    Yours will be the first business I recommend to friends and family if any of them head that way.
    Written 1 April 2021
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  • Vanessa Morrell
    4 contributions
    Fantastic mini putt - 10 of us played today and had so much fun! Highly recommended! Excellent course!
    Written 27 March 2022
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