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This Tongariro Lodge weekend escape is for two people:
Package available for travel until 25 September 2020
Take the scenic drive to Taupo today and check in to your accommodation at the iconic Tongariro Lodge. Situated on the banks of the legendary Tongariro River, this is the ideal property to enjoy your peaceful surroundings and reconnect with nature.
This afternoon take time to explore your surroundings. Take a wander along the Tongariro River Trails keeping an eye out for the famous rainbow or brown trout in the crystal clear pools. Then grab your swimsuit and take the short ten minute drive to the Tokaanu Thermal Springs for a late afternoon soak in the thermal mineral pools.
A range of dining options are available this evening. Either head in to the Turangi town centre or stay in at the lodge and dine in the inhouse restaurant.
Enjoy breakfast inhouse at Tongariro Lodge before meeting your fly fishing guide and beginning your day's adventures.
Your guide will teach you the art of fly fishing this morning. Perfect your casting techniques, then take to the river to put your new skills to practice.
This afternoon take the short drive to the Tongariro National Trout Centre. Here you can learn all about this world class fishery and the fresh water world of trout. Meander through the fresh water aquarium to gain an insight into the history of trout fishing in New Zealand and the other fresh water species often seen in our rivers and lakes. Then wander around the riverside trails to view the Whio Creche where the very endangered blue duck chicks are reared until they are able to survive back in the wild.
This evening enjoy a sumptuous dinner at Tongariro Lodge. If you have been successful on the river, the chef would be delighted to prepare your catch to your liking and recommend the perfect wee drop to accompany your meal. Conclude your evening relaxing in front of the crackling fire and reminiscing about your day's adventures with the other guests.
Get up a bit earlier today and enjoy a hearty breakfast inhouse.
This morning you will head on Lake Taupo with your expert guide and skipper from Production Fishing to explore the southern shores of the lake. Bill Grace will teach you all about lake fishing and hopefully help you to catch a trout or two.
As your weekend escape concludes, be sure to stop off at the many cafes in Turangi for a coffee and some lunch. Then head home, dreaming of your next escape to this nature lover's paradise.
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