In the 1960's Turangi was dubbed the town for all seasons and over the decades it has grown into its name. Popular for trout fishing on the Tongariro River, Turangi has blossomed into a mecca for all things outdoors.
With its central location, abundant activites and well-priced accommodation, Turangi Tongariro is a great holiday choice for people on all budgets.
Turangi Tonagriro is a great place to stay while exploring the dual world heritage Tongariro National Park or while walking the spectacular Tongariro Alpine Crossing. It is also close to the Kaimanawa Forest Park, popular for its hunting, fishing, and tramping.
Another nearby site of interest is the Opotaka, home of the famous Ka Mate haka.
Five kilometres from the Turangi town centre is the historic village of Tokaanu with its thermal walk, mineral pools and one of only two lakeside restaurants on Lake Taupo. There is a historic wharf and marina for boaties on the southern end of Lake Taupo.
A scenic drive along State Highway 41 will bring you to the western bays of Pukawa, Omori and Kuratau. Here you will find sandy white beaches and stunning scenery. It is a great place for water activities and bush walks.