Useful Information


Parklands Motor Lodge is part of the Asure Accommodation Group. The Asure group offers great incentives when booking accommodation around New Zealand. Check out our promotions and packages to learn more. 

Are you an international visitor and still learning about our currency? Use this calculator to help you plan your trip to our local Turangi activities. New Zealand Currency Calculator – If you are planning to travel the country, then the official site of Tourism New Zealand may be of assistance.

Great Lake Taupō: Official site of Lake Taupo, New Zealand. It provides a great list of things to see and do in our beautiful region. 


If you are not familiar with New Zealand roads or haven't spent much time in the Turangi area, then this calculator will help plan your trip and tell how long it will take. New Zealand Distance Calculator

If you are flying into Taupo, or don't plan on bringing a car with you to your trip to the Central Plateau, then Pegasus Rental Cars offer affordable rental car options. 

This website is our local information site. Check it out to learn more about our area, and for things to do. Turangi Tongariro Website

John Key : The New Zealand Story 2013 Video

Trout Fishing

To learn more about the Tongariro River:

To learn more about New Zealand fly fishing:

Production Fishing Trips -
Turangi's premiere boat fishing guide. Bill Grace has over 30 years of local fishing experience to call on. All skill levels catered for. The fishing is great and the scenery of southern Lake Taupo is superb. Parklands Motor Lodge have used and recommended Bill's services for 15 years.

Ken Drummond, Fishing Guide, Taupo New Zealand - 

Ken has been a fly fishing guide in the Taupo Region of the Central New Zealand North Island for over twenty years and his knowledge and mastery of its waters, their fish and conditions are unsurpassed.