Situated on the Tongariro River at the Southern end of Lake Taupo, this luxurious lodge offers old fashion comfort and style with friendly personal service. The main building includes a bar, restaurant and lounge which are open to guests all day to relax in total comfort and seclusion. The guest accommodations are chalet style units separate from the main lodge. Each has private bath and its own sunny terrace overlooking the river and on to the lake and mountains. There is a secluded spa pool to relax in after a day of activities. Tongariro Lodge has developed an international reputation for fine food serving the best New Zealand game and traditional meals.
Wild rainbow and brown trout thrive in the Taupo system. The overall average size of fish is 4 pounds with many over 10 pounds landed each season. Though many large browns are taken, this is primarily a rainbow trout fishery. Tongariro Lodge guides fish five lakes and 26 rivers in the course of a season. Guides take anglers to rivers where delicate stalking is required. The drop offs at river mouths of Lake Taupo tributary streams are fly fished accounting for many large rainbows. Trolling, called harling in New Zealand is also a productive method, and no experience is needed. Optional Helicopter trips to remote rivers are available at extra cost. During the New Zealand Winter, June through September, large spawning runs of trophy size rainbows ascend the Tongariro. The weather is crisp and cool but this is an exciting time. Many non-fishing activities available.
Tongariro Lodge Example Rates – subject to change by operator
Rates do not include 12.5% GST
Share/twin $NZ 464.00
Single $NZ 498.00
Guided Trout Fishing
Guided Fly Fishing – two anglers per guide
Guided Boat Fishing – max. four anglers per boat
$NZ 608.00 full day
$NZ 304.00 half day
Includes all meals i.e. a four course dinner, cooked English breakfast and picnic lunch daily. Accommodation and two full days of expert guiding with one of Tongariro Lodge’s top guides. Share-twin/share guide NZ $2,000.00 per person. (excl GST)
April through November 2008
Room Rate per person
Share/twin $NZ 400.00
Single $NZ 434.00
Guided Trout Fishing
Guided Fly Fishing – Two anglers per Guide
Guided Boat Fishing – max. 4 Anglers per boat
$NZ 520.00 full day per person
$NZ 260.00 half day per person
Angler’s Three Night Fly Fishing Package
Includes all meals i.e. a four course dinner, cooked English breakfast and picnic lunch daily. Accommodation and two full days of expert guiding with one of Tongariro Lodge’s top guides. Share-twin/share guide NZ $1,720.00 per person. (excl GST)
Taupo Airport to Tongariro Lodge $NZ 120.00
(per vehicle, one way, up to 8 passengers, excl. GST)
Ask about Conference and Group Rates
Lodging Rates Include: accommodations, English cooked breakfast and Four Course dinner.
Guided Fishing Rates Include: All tackle, expert tuition, and lunch with full day booking.
Prices Do Not Include 12.5% New Zealand Goods and Services Tax