Welcome to Turangi Tongariro

Welcome to the Turangi-Tongariro region, New Zealand. Turangi-Tongariro at the centre of New Zealand’s volcanic plateau region of the North Island is a summer & winter wonderland for the whole family.

Situated halfway between Auckland, Wellington, Napier and New Plymouth, Turangi-Tongariro is the ideal base for the family to explore the awe-inspiring natural beauty of New Zealand’s central plateau, an experience you are never likely to forget, ever….

The town of Turangi at the southern end of Great Lake Taupo on the banks of the magnificent Tongariro River is a tourist gateway to the double World Heritage Tongariro National Park, the Kaimanawa Forest Park and Pureroa Forest Park. See endangered Blue Ducks (whio) and New Zealand birds & wildlife in their natural surroundings.

The Tongariro River is recognized, as one of the great fly-fishing Rivers and the Tongariro Alpine Crossing is one of the greatest one-day walks in New Zealand traversing a unique and magical volcanic wonderland. Add the Mt Ruapehu ski fields of Whakapapa & Turoa, the largest in New Zealand and these are very compelling reasons to base yourself & your family in Turangi.

Turangi-Tongariro and its surrounding countryside offers activities for all ages, including skiing & snowboarding, hunting, fishing, mountain biking, hiking, white water rafting, kayaking, indoor climbing wall, heated swimming pools, thermal pools, an 18 hole golf course, mini golf, and excellent boat ramp facilities.

A visit to the Tongariro National Trout Centre with its unique aquarium is highly recommended.

Allow time to visit the small picturesque settlement of Tokaanu with its thermal pools & boating facilities and the lakeside settlements of Kuratau, Omori, Pukawa and Whareroa only a short drive from Turangi. Travelling north from Turangi towards Taupo you pass through a number of delightful lakeside villages that include Motuoapa with its boat marina & cafe. Also worth a visit is historic Tokaanu with its thermal activity pools and power station.

For a truly magical New Zealand holiday, make Turangi your base - the rewards will be more than you can imagine.