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Things to do in Turangi & Around Lake Taupo

The Great Lake Taupo region, of which Turangi is one of the main towns, is a hive of exciting activity.

Adventure, events, mountain, river and forest activities, wilderness attractions and more are all on Turangi Kiwi Holiday Park's doorstep. For a taste of what’s on, check out the information below and feel free to contact us for more informtion and to book your Turangi accommodation.

Tongariro Alpine Crossing

The Tongariro Alpine Crossing is one of New Zealand's most popular walks through the Tongariro National Park. The hike takes 6 to 8 hours and features a variety of impressive volcanic terrain. It is designated one of the ‘Great Walks’ by the New Zealand government’s Department of Conservation. Turangi is one of the closest towns to embark on this walk. You can book transport with us, just give us a call.

Tongariro National Park

Tongariro was the first national park to be established in New Zealand and the fourth in the world. This stunning wilderness is a dual World Heritage area, recognising the area’s important Maori cultural and spiritual associations as well as its amazing natural attributes.

Skiing and Snowboarding on Mount Ruapehu

Three world class ski areas are just 40 minutes drive from Turangi Kiwi Holiday Park, on the slopes of Mt Ruapehu.  Whakapapa is the more established ski area with beginners slopes and extensive facilities. Turoa is an established ski area specialising in snowboarding. Tukino is based on the Eastern slopes, offering a less commercialised experience.


Lake Taupo is world famous for all year round fishing for Rainbow and Brown trout in the lake and its tributaries.


Local Turangi rafting operators offer trips down the renowned Tongariro River that range from easy rafting near Turangi to more exciting whitewater in the foothills of the Kaimanawa ranges.  Beautiful volcanic cliffs, crystal clear water and fun-filled rapids make this a great river experience. Relax between the rapids, which are generally grade 3 boulder gardens, and catch a glimpse of rainbow trout in the pools.

The Tongariro National Trout Centre

Four kilometres south of Turangi on State Highway 1, the Tongariro National Trout Centre offers a visitor centre with a full education program for schools run by the Department of Conservation. The main aim of this program is to raise awareness of the importance and value of the Taupo trout fishery and freshwater conservation in New Zealand.

Turangi Walks

There are a number of beautiful bush walks of varying length to enjoy in the Turangi area. Hikes take in the Tongariro River, Lake Taupo and mountain and forest scenery. 

For more information on any of these Turangi activities, feel free to contact Turangi Kiwi Holiday Park.
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