Tongariro River Trail
Creel Tackle House & Cafe
Fishing equipment, tips, guiding and coffee.
For wet-weather thrills, head here to scale walls built to challenge all skill levels.
The main trips offered by this slick outfit are a four-hour, Grade III trip on the Tongariro River with an optional waterfall jump...
Grand Central Fry
A local mainstay serving top fish and chips, plus burgers and anything else fryable. Erratic opening hours.
Tongariro River Trail information
Should you have at least half a day to spare around Turangi, the must-do is the picturesque Tongariro River Trail, a 16km dual-use walking and cycling loop track starting from town and heading upriver to the Red Hut suspension bridge, taking in the National Trout Centre along the way. It takes around four hours to walk the entire loop, and around two hours to bike on easy terrain; hire bikes from Tongariro River Rafting who offer a $35 bike-hire & Trout Centre entry package. Shorten your outing by crossing at Major Jones Bridge – a circuit known as the Tongariro River Lookout Track which is a 1½-hour riverside amble passing lookout points to Mt Pihanga.