1 Day In Turangi for Families

A suggested itinerary with great Turangi activities for kids

Morning - allow 2-3 hours 

Feeding Trout


Tongariro National Trout Centre - State Highway One, Turangi

If you're wondering about family things to do in Turangi the Tongariro National Trout Centre is a great place for kids. There’s a small but highly interactive gallery detailing the history of Taupo trout fishing, an underwater viewing area featuring native species and of course some big eels, and a Children’s Fishing Pond where trout can be fed.

The children’s pond is open for fishing several times a year, go onto the Trout Centre website to check out the dates. Bookings are essential for these days.

Afternoon - allow 2 hours

Adventure Mini Golf - 19 Ohuanga Road, Turangi

Taupo mini golf like you’ve never played before! Take on the challenge of this unique course, where the holes are modeled on the volcanic features of the Central North Island.

Afternoon - allow 2 hours

Vertical Assault Climbing Wall


Turangi Climbing Wall - 26 Ngawaka Place, Turangi

Great for all ages and abilities, with a variety of climbs available. All gear is available for hire, and there is a café on site.

Late afternoon - allow 2 hours

Tokaanu Thermal Pools - Mangaroa Street, Tokaanu

Located a short drive from Turangi, these thermal pools are a slice of real kiwiana and great for a soak after a busy day. Additionally right next door to Turangi hot pools is a short walk through boiling mudpools. 

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