Tongario Lodge, New Zealand, North Island

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Tongariro Lodge is one of the world's great fishing lodges. Located on beautiful landscaped grounds on the banks of the legendary Tongariro River, it provides outstanding accommodations and service. Professional and knowledgeable resident guides, with years of guiding anglers on over 40 rivers and 4 lakes in the area, will ensure you an angling adventure to remember. Tongariro Lodge has become one of “THE” places to stay for those searching for an ultimate angling experience.


This glorious fishing retreat with its spacious, well-appointed, pine-paneled cottages is a fantastic place to relax and unwind. The cottages along with the main lodge, where guests meet for cocktails and experience fine cuisine make a complete package. The warm natural wood interiors combine with the great service and inviting meals to make this “a lodge run by anglers for anglers and a place where fishing memories are made”.


Guided fishing with one of the lodges top guides includes: tackle, expert instruction if needed, and Lunch. Bookings are for a maximum of 2 anglers on rivers per guide or 4 anglers per boat. Rivers of the Central North Island are a year-round angler’s Mecca. The lodge has been in operation for more than 25 years, and each year guests have experienced spectacular fly fishing. From October to April, Tongariro Lodge offers some great backcountry wilderness nymph and dry fly fishing for  browns and rainbows to be had anywhere. Helicopter fly-out options are available and make for an outstanding memory. From April through November, rainbows surge into the streams that feed Lake Taupo, including the Tongariro River; this produces amazing winter angling.                                

** All fish are catch and release.

Getting There

You will fly into Taupo airport, where you will be met and transferred to the lodge.


Among the activities at Tongario Lodge are: rafting, bushwalks, horse riding, hiking, jet-boating, and touring.

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