For wet-weather thrills, head here to scale walls built to challenge all skill levels.
Greig’s Sporting World
Hires and sells gear and handles bookings for guides and charters.
Sports store laden with fishing paraphenalia. Its website details the latest fishing conditions.
Grand Central Fry
A local mainstay serving top fish and chips, plus burgers and anything else fryable. Erratic opening hours.
41 Ngawaka Pl · interesting places nearby
Rafting NZ information
The main trips offered by this slick outfit are a four-hour, Grade III trip on the Tongariro River with an optional waterfall jump (adult/child $129/119) and a family fun run over more relaxed rapids (Grade II, three hours, adult/child $85/75). Groups of four or more can tackle a two-day trip overnighting at a riverside camp (Grade III+, per person $350).