Things to do in Turangi Tongariro
Turangi is well known as a trout fishing mecca but visitors and their families will soon find its not only about fishing. Turangi has many family orientated adventure options including; white water rafting, kayaking, mountain biking, bushwalking, hunting, skiing, snowboarding indoor & outdoor climbing, culturally guided walks and golf are some of the choices you have in this vibrant destination.
When you do visit the region don't miss the historic village of Tokaanu, famous for its mineral hot pools. You can also kayak the Tokaanu Stream and visit the vineyards and beaches around Pukawa, Kuratau and Omori and River Wines vineyard in Turangi.
The Tongariro National Park is a Dual World Heritage Site, it is within easy reach of Turangi and contains the ski fields of Whakapapa and Turoa on Mt Ruapehu that combined make the largest ski area in New Zealand with Whakapapa only forty minute's drive from Turangi. The park is also the location of the iconic Tongariro Alpine Crossing; one of the best known one-day walks through a volcanic wonderland and an experience you are never likely to forget. Turangi sits on the edge of a natural wilderness, bordered by the Kaimanawa Forest Park that is famous for hunting, fishing and tramping.
The area around the town of Turangi has many all weather activities, including indoor climbing wall, whitewater rafting, guided fishing, golf & mini-golf, mountain biking, off road motor biking, the National Trout Centre and thermal pools at nearby Tokaanu.
There are supermarkets, medical facilities, petrol stations, shops, cafés and plenty of accommodation.
Turangi is the ideal year-round base for an adventurous holiday, for one, or the whole family, there are accommodation options to suit most all requirements and budgets from fishing lodges, bed and breakfasts, motels, holiday parks and timeshares, these are some of the accommodation options available in Turangi.