Tongariro Lodge

Lake Taupo, New Zealand

Tongariro Lodge is situated in park-like grounds on the banks of the Tongariro River adjacent to the southern shores of Lake Taupo. Tongariro Lodge is ideally located among some of the world’s best trout fishing waters and employs a staff of New Zealand’s top guides.

Enjoy a superb meal in one of the lodge’s dining rooms, relax in the lounge or enjoy a game of chess in the library. Established in 1982, the Lodge has an excellent reputation for gourmet dining, the finest accommodation, quality outdoor activities, and the very best in trout fishing guides.

Tongariro Lodge is situated in the heart of rainbow and brown trout country. Trout here average four pounds and many over ten pounds are landed by Tongariro guests every season.

Tongariro Lodge guides are extremely knowledgeable about the nearby waters and guide guests on over forty different rivers and streams, including many that run through private land, as well as four lakes. Guides are also always exploring and love to share newly discovered water with their clients.

Tongariro Lodge runs its own rafts, four wheel drive vehicles and boats. Within a short overland distance from the lodge is some of the best back country nymph and dry fly fishing for sighted browns and rainbows in New Zealand.

Helicopter access options offer truly remarkable fishing, and are available at an additional cost.

For the dedicated fisherman Tongariro Lodge offers opportunities to stalk and delicately present a dry fly to trophy browns and rainbows in high country streams during the summer rainbows in shallow margins of Lake Taupo and other nearby lakes.

Tongariro Lodge  also welcomes the opportunity to introduce newcomers to trout fishing. Tongariro Guides can teach learners the fine art of fly fishing or provide the enjoyment of a day’s trolling on Lake Taupo in comfortable surveyed boats. No experience necessary.

Tongariro Lodge offers old fashioned comfort and style combined with friendly personal service. Guest accommodation is separate from the main lodge to ensure maximum privacy.

Riverside chalets range from one to three bedrooms. Each chalet has private facilities and its own secluded sunny terrace with views of the Tongariro River, Lake Taupo, or the mountains.

Tongariro Lodge has developed an international reputation for fine food and wine. The Lodge specializes in serving fresh, local game and traditional foods.

The true atmosphere of the Lodge is best experienced in front of an open fire over a four course evening meal as the day’s activities are recounted. Breakfast and luncheon are provided at your leisure. Hamper lunches are a lodge specialty.

The 2007 season at Tongariro Lodge was a celebration of its 25th year of operation as well as the recent refurbishment of all the Tongariro chalets. Aside from the improved accommodations, Tongariro Lodge now offers a two level home with views of the Tongariro River and Lake Taupo.

Tongariro Lodge prides itself on tailoring each package to suit individual guests. The Lodge can arrange transfers to and from airports at Taupo, Rotorua, or Auckland, as well as organizing all activities during your stay.

Our Services are Free!

Tongariro 2019 – 2020 FISHING PACKAGE RATES

  2 N / 1 D Fishing 3 N / 2 D Fishing 4 N / 3 Day Fishing 5 N / 4 D Fishing 6 N / 5 D Fishing 7 N / 6 Fishing
Executive Villa $1,828 $2,965 $4,103 $5,240 $6,378 $7,515
2 – 5 Bedroom Villa $1,418 $2,350 $3,283 $4,215 $5,148 $6,080
1 Bedroom Chalet $1,138 $1,930 $2,723 $3,515 $4,308 $5,100

Rates are NZD per person, share twin and include all meals, i.e. cooked English breakfast, pre-dinner canapes, 3 course gourmet dinner and picnic lunch daily, accommodations, daily guided fishing and free WiFi.


Taupo Airport to Tongariro Lodge per vehicle, one way (up to 8 passengers, including GST): $NZ174 per person