Rainy Day Things To Do in Turangi & Tongariro

Rainy Days in Turangi:

Tokaanu Thermal Pools - If you're wondering where to head, make Tokaanu your first stop. With its thermal pools it's a great choice when the rain starts to fall, especially if you've hired a mountain bike and got a little muddy riding the newly developed Tongariro River Trail loop. 

White water rafting on the Tongariro River


White Water Rafting - Another popular wet weather option is a white water rafting trip down the mighty Tongariro River. Turangi is home to a number of experienced rafting operators who can assure you of an amazing and beautifully scenic experience aboard one of their rafts. You're going to get wet anyway, so why not take the plunge?

Massage & Yoga - Looking for something a little more relaxing? You're in luck. Turangi now boasts several therapeutic massage and beauty options, so whether wanting a relaxing and enjoyable massage or you have issues with an ongoing injury, Turangi town centre has naturopaths and trained professionals to help. There are also yoga and pilates classes, so even on holiday you can keep up with your exercise programme.

Turangi Library - The Turangi Public Library is fantastic (even when it’s not raining) for all ages. In 2011 the library underwent a massive refurbishment and is now a pleasant place to hang out with designated reading areas, a newspaper and computer section as well as a study room.

Tongariro National Trout Centre


Vertical Assault - The climbing wall located at 22 Ngawaka Place, Turangi, has a range of climbs to suit all levels, and with its café attached and internet available, it is a great family hangout.

Trout Centre - While much of the Tongariro National Trout Centre is outside, the aquarium and museum located at the working hatchery are still worth visiting even if it is raining, just bring your umbrella.

Turtle Pools - The Turtle Pools in Turangi has a 25 metre heated swimming pool, diving/bombing pool, toddler pool, aqua classes and swim club. It is open year round and there are public showers for a small cost.

Or you can relax in one of Turangi’s many cafes and restaurants and watch the world go by.

If you're still not sure what to do in Turangi try visiting the Turangi Information Centre called Turangi i-SITE.

  • Tongariro MediSpa

    Relax with a Massage or All Natural Facial at Southern Lake Taupo's only day spa or join us for one of our regular Yoga or Pilates classes. Private classes also available on request.

    • Price $10 - $140
    • Location Turangi
    • Activity Turangi Rainy Days Beauty Treatments
  • Family Fun Rafting - Tongariro River Rafting

    This leisurely 1 1/2 hour trip down the soft, tumbling waters of the Lower Tongariro brings the magic alive for first time rafters and especially children. You get to paddle and there are rapids to navigate but nothing too wild.

    • Price $85 - $85
    • Location Turangi
    • Activity Rafting Turangi Family Activities Turangi Rainy Days
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  • Volcanic Activity Centre

    Turangi’s Volcanic Activity Centre is located at the gateway to the Taupo Volcanic Zone and is a hands-on interactive educational visitor centre that aims to bring the explosive past and present volcanic and geothermal features of this area to life and...

    • Price $7 - $12
    • Location Turangi
    • Activity Family Turangi Rainy Days Volcanic/Geothermal Turangi Family Activities
  • Rafting New Zealand Tongariro Family Fun

    Splash, Crash, Swim & Laugh, this trip is all about having fun, while traveling through the beautiful lower reaches of the Tongariro River. A great journey for families with young children, our more senior of citizens & non english speaking visitors.

    Special Offer

    Valid between:
    28 March 2018 - 3 November 2018

    • Price $89 - $139
    • Location Turangi
    • Activity Rafting Turangi Rainy Days Turangi Family Activities Turangi Water Activities
  • Fly n' Raft Combo - Taupo's Floatplane & Tongariro River Rafting

    Enjoy an exciting yet scenic 20 minute flight to the Southern end of Lake Taupo. Land and be picked up for a Whitewater Rafting adventure with Tongariro River Rafting. Return transport to your Taupo accommodation & afternoon meal Included.

    • Price $309 - $309
    • Location Turangi
    • Activity Rafting Scenic Flights Turangi Rainy Days Turangi Water Activities
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  • H2-Ohh Combo - Hukafalls Jet & Whitewater Rafting

    White Water Adventure That’s Splashtastic. Dash to the base of the spectacular Huka Falls onboard a twin engined V6 jet boat. Then carry on your adventure with Whitewater Rafting. Transfers and light end of day meal included. Family Fun option also.

    • Price $209 - $209
    • Location Turangi
    • Activity Jet Boating Rafting Turangi Water Activities Turangi Rainy Days
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