Creel Tackle House & Cafe

Cafe in Turangi

One of the best cafes in Tūrangi is a tiny room behind a tackle shop with gear aplenty. On native rimu-wood tables, you can tuck into the likes of a chicken, bacon and leek pie or, on weekends, brioche French toast. Local giftware also for sale.

Hiring all the gear and buying a day-long fishing licence will cost well under $100, which as the fellow behind the counter will tell you, is 'much cheaper than skiing'.