Buy a licence

Fishing licences

The Taupo District requires a separate licence to fish in that district. Fish & Game licences cannot be used here.

The Taupo fishing season begins on the 1 July each year. Licences for the Taupo District are available in the following categories (all GST-inclusive)

2014 licence fees (1 July 2014 to 30 June 2015)
Adult season NZ$90.00
Adult week NZ$38.00
Adult 24 hour NZ$17.00
Child season NZ$12.50
Child 24 hour NZ$4.50

Don’t forget to get your new licence before your first trip for the season! DOC is piloting a new tool for buying fishing licences online. Try the new online purchase tool.

Or if you would  like to buy in person:

List of current licence agents where you can purchase a Taupo fishing licence

Target Taupo

If you enjoy angling in the Taupo region then Target Taupo is the magazine for you!

Target Taupo magazine and Taupo Fishery brochures


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DOC maps: Discover the outdoors - DOC's key places, campsites, tracks and huts, and visitor centres on a map

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Check, Clean, Dry between waterways and stop the spread of didymo.

Walking track categories


Follow the Outdoor Safety Code:
1. Plan your trip
2. Tell someone
3. Be aware of the weather
4. Know your limits
5. Take sufficient supplies

Alerts for Central North Island places


Turangi Office
Phone:      +64 7 384 7106
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