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Tongariro Lodge Guides

For the angler who wants to experience the best fishing available year round, Tongariro Lodge Guides can put you onto wild rainbow and brown trout that thrive in the many and varied waters of the central North Island. As part of the famous Tongariro Lodge, the expert team of guides, each with over 20 years experience, can provide the trout fishing experience of a lifetime for the beginner and expert alike.

Name Tongariro Lodge Guides
Contact Tony Hayes

Tongariro Lodge
83 Grace Rd
PO Box 278


Phone: +64 7 386 7946
Fax +64 7 386 8860

Please mention nzfishing.com when you make an enquiry or booking.

Email trout@tongarirolodge.co.nz
Web www.tongarirolodge.co.nz
Fishing waters

Tongariro River

Lake Taupo

Lake Taupo streams

Waimarino River

Tauranga-Taupo River

Mohaka River

Rangitaiki River

Lake Otamangakau

Lake Rotoaira

Plus a number of other remote rivers known and able to be accessed by the guides.

Fishing options

Fishing options include:

River fishing

The world famous Tongariro River is just a short cast from your accommodation. As well there are numerous other rivers a short distance drive from the lodge which has four wheel drive vehicles that can get you to those special places safely and quickly.

Raft fishing

The lodge runs their own rafts that can take you through stunning scenerey to fish remote pools where the fish have seldom seen a fly allowing you to combine adventure with your fishing experience. In this way the lodge guides can put you onto some of the best back country nymph and dry fly fishing for sighted browns and rainbows.

Boat fishing on Lake Taupo

Lake Taupo is a short distance away and offers some of the best fishing to be found anywhere. Whether it be trolling or harling or using the boat to get to a remote sheltered bay to cast to trout that are chasing small bait fish into the shallows, the opportunities are endless.


A helicopter access options offers anglers the opportunity to access truly remarkable fishing in remote wilderness areas where you will not see another angler.

Indicative costs
as at 1 Sept 2009

Guided fishing with one of the lodges top guides includes:

- All tackle

- Expert tuition

- Lunch for day


Bookings are for a maximum of 2 anglers on rivers per guide or 4 anglers per boat:

  • NZ$608 per guide for a full day
  • NZ$304 per guide for a half day
Rates for fly fishing packages

All rates are per person for:
- Accommodation in a twin share room

- Four course dinners

- Cooked English breakfasts

- Picnic lunch daily

- Expert guiding with a top guide (2 anglers per guide)

Summer rate: Dec 2009-March 2010

3 night fly fishing package: NZ$2000 per person

5 night fly fishing package: $NZ3536 per person

7 night fly fishing package: $NZ5072 per person

Winter/Spring Rates: April 2009-Nov 2009

3 night fly fishing package: NZ$1808 per person

5 night fly fishing package: $NZ3208 per person

7 night fly fishing package: $NZ4624 per person


The Tongariro River

Trophy Rainbow

Trophy Brown

Wilderness fishing


Lake fishing

Raft fishing

Pristine backcountry waters

Crystal clear water

For beginners to experts alike

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