Top 5 things to do in Turangi, New Zealand

Welcome to our list of top 5 things to do in Turangi. Keep reading to find out about the best of Turangi, plus some backround information and interesting facts. 

Top 5 things to do in Turangi.

Turangi - The most activite little town around. 

Turangi is a small town situated on the banks of the Tongariro River and offers lakes and rivers for fly fishing and water based activities such as white water rafting and kayaking.

And skiing and snowboarding are less then an hours drive away!

#5 - The Tongariro River Trail

The Tongariro River Trail is a 15km loop trail that follows the banks of the beautiful Tongariro River. This 1-2 hour ride offers a variety of scenic rest stops along the way and is the perfect day out for the whole family or those keen to explore the river. It can be walked, but Mountain Biking is an excellent way to explore the trail.

#4 - Fly Fishing

Touted as the Trout Fly Fishing capital of the world, Turangi offers a unique experience for the beginner, or a seasoned fisherman, young or old. Visit our feisty Tongariro rivers and fight your own brown or rainbow trout during their annual migration, or test your skills in the smaller local wild streams where the fishing is more challenging.

And then there are our local lakes...our glorious clear beautiful lakes are surrounded by breathtaking scenery. Lake Taupo is only minutes away from Turangi and is an international trout fishing hot spot.

#3 - White Water Rafting

The Tongariro River is one of New Zealand's most famous rivers. Its magic waters provide fun-filled roller coaster rides with exhilarating rapids, crystal clear pools and breath-taking gorges.

With multiple rafting companies to choose from, there is a tour to suit everyone, from thrilling rapids down to relaxed float trips.

#2 - Mt Ruapehu

Mt. Ruapehu is a huge volcano with 2 incredible ski fields - Whakapapa and Turoa. The ski season is the longest in NZ, generally from late June to late October depending on snow and weather conditions.

Both resorts have a great selection of runs, fast lifts, and excellent facilities. As with all international resorts you'll find quality ski and snowboard lessons, children's programs, rentals and more.

Visit Mt Ruapehu during the summer and enjoy scenic chairlift rides, guided crater lake walks, cafe dining and sightseeing.

#1 - The Tongariro Crossing

The Tongariro Alpine Crossing in Tongariro National Park is among the most popular day hikes in the country, and is located a short drive from Turangi. The Tongariro National Park is a World Heritage site which has the distinction of dual status, as it has been acknowledged for both its natural and cultural significance. The crossing passes over the volcanic terrain of the multi-cratered active volcano Mount Tongariro, and passes the eastern base of Mount Ngauruhoe which can be climbed as a side excursion if time allows.


So now that you've read about the top 5 things to do in Turangi, New Zealand. Book your holiday now! You wont regret it and we can help you arrange all your activities and transport.