15 Nov

Family Float and Kids Fishing

Get the most out of your time in Turangi! Raft the Tongariro River with the family and then let your kids have a go at fishing for trout at the National Trout Centre.


Family Float and Kids Fishing – Overview





Departure Times:

WINTER (May 1 – October 31): 9am

Departure Points:

The Rafting Centre, 95 Atirau Rd, Turangi

What you need to bring:

Swimwear, towel, a sense of adventure

  • Polar fleece jersey
  • Shoes
  • Splash jacket
  • Helmet
  • Wet suit
  • Wet suit boot
  • Life jacket
  • A light snack
  • Tea and coffee
  • A warm soak in thermal hot pools (winter only)
  • Tour of National Trout Centre
  • Guided fishing for kids

Fishing available for children from 6 to 16 years.



To discover the land, follow the river in this leisurely 1.5 hour trip down the soft, tumbling waters of the Lower Tongariro.

The magic of rafting comes alive for first time rafters, those who prefer a gentler pace and children. You still get to paddle and there are some small rapids to navigate but nothing too wet or wild.

After the rafting head down to The Trout Centre and enjoy a guided tour of the hatcheries, then go to the kids fish out pool and watch your children learn the art of fly fishing under the watchful eye of an instructor.