Things To See & Do Near Your Turangi Accommodation

Turangi Accommodation - Parklands Motor Lodge - BookingsSurrounded by rivers, lakes, forests, mountains and geothermal activity Turangi Township provides the closest access to the Tongariro National Park, a World Heritage park, and is built on the banks of the world renowned Tongariro River, famous for its wild trout.

We will arrange local guides for any of the following pursuits if required. Just let us know when you book your Turangi accommodation with us.

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Tongariro Alpine Crossing

Tongariro Alpine Crossing

The Tongariro Alpine Crossing is a part of New Zealand’s oldest national park. You will be climbing steep volcanic mountains and exposed ridgelines, whilst enjoying awe-inspiring scenery New Zealand had to offer.

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trout fishing in Turangi

Trout Fishing in Turangi

A variety of fishing packages, tailored to suit individual needs, from half and full day excursions to local multi-day trips or back country wilderness adventures. 

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Tongariro National Trout Centre

Located just 4km from Parklands Motorlodge on the banks of the Tongariro River, the Tongariro National Trout Centre is a ‘must’ tourist destination.

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white water rafting in Tongariro River

Tongariro River

The Tongariro River is not only a famous flyfishing destination, it is renowned for its grade 2-3 whitewater rafting. Specialist on the river, Tongariro River Rafting, is a an operator for rafting, kayaking, flyfishing, and mountain biking.

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mountain biking in Turangi

Mountain Biking in Turangi

Tongariro River Rafting has a modern, well-equipped fleet of mountain bikes and access to some of the best beginner to advanced riding tracks in the central North Island

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Snow skiing in Turangi

Snow Skiing in Turangi

Turangi has two major ski fields, Whakapapa Ski field and Turoa Ski field, both on located near an active volcano Mt Ruapehu, they provide superb facilities and fun filled activities for family and friends. 

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walking and hiking in Turangi

Walking and Hiking in Turangi

Turangi have more than 80 wilderness walks within one hour of Parklands. You can choose from Tongariro Alpine Crossing, Tongariro River Walks, Round Lake Rotopounamu ,Taranaki Falls and more.

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Tokaanu Thermal Area and Hot Pools

Located only five minutes from Parklands Motorlodge, natural thermal pools of the small Maori village of Tokaanu guarantee blissful post-skiing or post-fishing relaxation.

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scenic flights in Turangi

Scenic Flights in Turangi

Experience the breathtaking views of Turangi National Park with daily scenic fixed-wing flights from 8am to 5pm (weather permitting) over Tongariro National Park’s unique terrain.

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