Released
but not
forgotten

Released
but not
forgotten

Released
but not
forgotten

Released
but not
forgotten

Raft Fishing

The Tongariro River is world famous for its trout fishing. Most of the upper river however can only be reached by kayak or raft.

This wilderness section of the river, with its crystal clear pools and unspoilt runs, gets minimal angling pressure compared to the lower Tongariro and can therefore deliver exceptional fishing.

The upper river is open to anglers from December 1st to May 31st each year. For anglers seeking uncrowded waters and large numbers of quality fighting fish, this can be trout heaven.

Departure times

All Seasons: 8am
Trip times are flexible for groups

Prices

Per raft: $700

Maximum of 3 people, minimum age 10 years

Departure point

The Rafting Centre 95 Atirau Rd Turangi

What you need to bring

  • Waders
  • Fishing Tackle
  • Sense of Humour
  • Taupo Fishing Licence

What you need to bring (Overnight Trips)

  • Own toiletries
  • Sleeping bag
  • Change of clothes
  • Refreshments

We Provide

  • Life Jackets
  • Helmets
  • Splash jackets
  • Raft Guides
  • Sumptuous riverside lunch
  • Transport to and from river
  • Overnight trips: all food and caping equipment is supplied
  • N.B. We can organise waders and fishing tackle for you if required.

Fly Fishing

The lower Tongariro River can be fished year round. Fishing during the months of the winter spawning run allows anglers the opportunity to catch strong, fresh-run trout.

Half or full day trips can be arranged with professional guides on the Tongariro, the Tauranga-Taupo, Rangitikei or any of the many other famous rivers on our doorstep

Departure times

All Seasons: 8am
Trip times are flexible for groups

Prices

$700 for 1 or 2 people

Departure point

The Rafting Centre 95 Atirau Rd Turangi

What you need to bring

  • Waders
  • Fishing Tackle
  • Sense of Humour
  • Taupo Fishing Licence

What you need to bring (Overnight Trips)

  • Own toiletries
  • Sleeping bag
  • Change of clothes
  • Refreshments

We Provide

  • Life Jackets
  • Helmets
  • Splash jackets
  • Raft Guides
  • Sumptuous riverside lunch
  • Transport to and from river
  • Overnight trips: all food and caping equipment is supplied
  • N.B. We can organise waders and fishing tackle for you if required.

Note: We’re committed to preventing the spread of didymo and other waterborne pests. Please check, clean and dry your gear before you arrive, or we may need to put you through the didymo cleaning station.