Tongariro Lodge

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The Tongariro River and Lake Taupo were first made famous in the 1920s by Zane Gray, the world-renowned American author and angler. The Queen Mother, presidents and many famous people have since cast a line in this fabled river. Tongariro Lodge was established in 1982 by legendary angler and guide Tony Hayes and has enjoyed considerable fame and success as a trout fishing lodge ever since. Set on 22 acres on the banks of New Zealand's most famous fly fishing river, this handsome fishing lodge offers old-fashioned comfort and style with friendly, personal service.

Tongariro Lodge has an excellent international reputation and has featured in major fishing and travel publications in the USA, Australia and Europe, along with exposure on international prime time television. The who's who of world fly fishing have all stayed at the Lodge, as well as famous celebrities like ex-U.S. President Jimmy Carter.

Experience the very best guided trout fishing, luxury lodge accommodation and gourmet dining in a unique fishing lodge atmosphere.

Tongariro Lodge maintains a guiding team that is one of the most competent and experienced in New Zealand. Lodge guides provide guests access to over 30 rivers and five lakes with many of these rivers running through private land. Special access has been acquired by the guiding team to these rivers, which represent some of the best wilderness trout fishing rivers in the world.

Stalk and delicately present a dry fly to trophy browns and rainbows in high country streams during the summer months, fish upstream with nymph during the steelhead spawning runs, cast to feeding rainbows in the shallow margins of Lake Taupo, or enjoy a day's raft fishing. Lodge guides are also experts at teaching eager learners the fine art of fly fishing from the beginning.

Over the last 30 years, Tongariro Lodge has gained special access to large areas of privately owned land in the nearby mountain ranges that provide lodge anglers with helicopter access to over 14 of the top wilderness rivers in New Zealand.

For the non-fishing companion, the lodge will arrange numerous other activities in the area. For the adventurous there is white water rafting on the Tongariro River, the Tongariro Alpine Crossing (the most popular one-day walk in New Zealand), heli-hiking, scenic flights over volcanic craters and lakes, snow skiing, hunting, horse trekking, jetboating, eco-tours and international golf courses. There is a secluded spa pool and all weather tennis court on site.

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Contact us to plan and book your NZ fly fishing adventure.