One of the longest running lodges in New Zealand offering a variety of accommodation options, Tongariro Lodge is in a prime position for some of the best trout fishing opportunities the North Island has to offer.
With a diverse fishing program that ranges from backcountry fly-out and camp-outs through to drift fishing, you’ll truly be spoilt for choice all year round, including dryfly fishing in summer and trout fishing in winter.
Situated on the banks of the Tongariro River, the lodge offers fly-fishermen excellent access to winter Rainbow Trout.
Tongariro Luxury Lodge is located in beautiful park-like grounds on the banks of the legendary Tongariro River on the southern shores of Lake Taupo, at the foot of New Zealand’s outdoor playground – the world heritage Tongariro National Park. Separate private chalets and villa guest-accommodation are situated within the twenty-two acres of beautiful lodge grounds. There are three accommodation types available for guests, each with private facilities and their own secluded sunny terrace with views of the Tongariro River or mountains beyond. All rooms are serviced daily and include free WIFI. You can choose from a two- to five-bedroom villa, an executive villa with four bedrooms or a one-bed chalet. Facilities include dryer, coffee and tea, fridge and TV
The main building has rustic lounges, comfortable sofas, open fires and Trout-fishing Trophies of the past adorning the walls. There are two pleasant dining-rooms. Non-fishers can also enjoy an all-weather tennis court and a secluded spa pool, rafting, hiking and skiing in the winter. The food and fine wines offered are a mix of traditional and game reflecting the surrounding area.
WIFI is available in the lodge.
The Tongariro Lodge guides provide access to over forty rivers and three Lakes. They offer the most diverse range of Rainbow and Brown Trout fly fishing opportunities in New Zealand. Fishing is accessed by 4WD and there is a large variety of water within a one-hour drive of the lodge, however, for the more adventurous there is Heli-fishing and overnight camp trips and wilderness raft trips.
Each year Trout of over ten pounds are landed but the average size for Lodge guests is four pounds. This area is a truly vast fishery that can provide the Trout fishing experience of a lifetime, all year round to the beginner and the expert alike.
The lodge runs its own rafts, four-wheel-drive vehicles and boats. Most of the fishng is walking and wading and there is access to some of the best back country nymph and dry-fly fishing for sighted Browns and Rainbows to be found anywhere. The helicopter access options offer truly remarkable fishing, but are by no means essential.
We suggest anglers bring their own favourite fly rod and reels, along with rubber-soled wading boots and Goretex waders. Tongariro Lodge guides can provide all flies and leaders and a wide variety of equipment.. A weight 5 or 6, 9ft fly rod covers most situations with a 7/8 outfit for larger rivers, lakes and winter fly fishing. A typical day runs from between 8:30 to 9:00am until 5:00pm approx. Lunch is included in the full day and taken streamside. Layered clothing is the best approach. Clothing should blend and allow for a stealthy approach
Creating and sharing memorable travel experiences with our clients and friends provides us with genuine satisfaction. All of our trips are bespoke, tailored to your needs and we always love hearing all about the adventure on your return.
Our knowledge of travel logistics saves you time, and our highly experienced team is here to ensure its spent on the water and not at the desk or on a long flight connection that you didn’t require. Since 2006 we have developed a valued client-base that has travelled to all corners of the globe.
We are a fully-accredited travel agency, where all of our flights, accommodation and associated travel bookings are done in-house, which means that you pay less. We have access to a huge range of specials, deals, great volume pricing and excellent currency exchange rates which allows us to pass these benefits directly onto you.
On the fishing front, our extensive expertise and experience around prime seasons, species, moon-phases, tides and personalised customer service is centred around one principal – preparation. This includes detailed gear and equipment lists, the fly patterns, transfer details, up-to date fishing reports and some of the finer aspects that can often be overlooked.
We travel extensively and understand that your free-time is important. Just as we all understand from experience, that the key to a successful trip is pre-trip preparation.
Our highly experienced team has fly fished the world for the last 25 years, and we understand the considerations and gear needed to turn a good fly fishing trip into a great one.
Fly fishing and travel is our passion. It’s all we do.
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