Lake Taupo wharf, looking towards Turangi and Mount Pihanga
Image: Jimmy Johnson | DOC

Introduction

The Tūrangi area covers a variety of environments ranging from lake and river walks to tracks of thermal and historic interest.

Find things to do and places to stay Tūrangi area

The Tongariro River delta is a great place to see waterfowl, including dabchicks, pied stilts, shags and hundreds of swans.

Launch your boat at the Tokaanu tailrace boat ramp. Head into the bay towards the Tongariro River delta, where hundreds of swans and other waterfowl gather.

The Taupo Trout Fishery provides excellent fishing for wild stocks of rainbow and brown trout.

Launch your kayak at the Tokaanu tailrace boat ramp. Head into the bay towards the Tongariro River delta, where hundreds of swans and other waterfowl gather.

A kayak will allow you to explore the quieter waters of the river channels and lagoons, with a good chance of seeing many different wetland birds.

Kayaks can also be launched at the Tongariro River bridge (access is from State Highway 1).

Contacts

Turangi Office
Phone:   +64 7 384 7106
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   turangi@doc.govt.nz
Address:   3 Town Centre
Turangi 3334
Postal Address:   Private Bag 2
Turangi 3353
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