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.
Well known for its fly fishing on the Tongariro River, Turangi Tongariro is a popular place to stay for those planning on hitting the slopes at nearby Whakapapa skifield as it is only a 35 minute drive. At the end of a day’s skiing on the North Island’s largest commercial skifield head to the Tokaanu Thermal Pools for a long and therapeutic soak.
People also seek out Turangi Tongariro for its mountain biking, rafting, kayaking and golfing endeavours and use it as a base to walk the spectacular Tongariro Alpine Crossing, located in the dual world heritage Tongariro National Park.
With its central location, well priced accommodation and superb restaurants, it is proving a great choice for people on all budgets.
Five kilometres from the Turangi town centre is the historic village of Tokaanu with its thermal walk and 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. Another site of interest is Opotaka, home of the famous Ka Mate haka.
Other Turangi Tongariro attractions include heading up SH41 to the western bays of Pukawa, Omori and Kuratau, with its lovely sandy white beaches - many people have their holiday homes here and it is a great place for water activities and bush walks.
Turangi Tongariro is also close to the Kaimanawa Forest Park, popular for its hunting, fishing, and tramping.