Tongariro Lodge is one of New Zealand’s longest running lodges and loacted in the heart of the North island’s best trout fishing.

The lodge provides a range of accommodation options and a diverse fishing program from back country fly-out and camp-outs to rafting and drift fishing the mighty Tongariro.

Tongariro Lodge is not only well positioned for the summer dryfly fishing but located on the banks of the Tongariro means it can access this fabulous winter rainbow trout fishery as well.

  • Season: all year round
  • Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout
  • Non-fishing activities
  • Ideal for individuals, small and large groups
  • Remote wilderness location
  • Average temperatures: 10-15℃ in winter, 20-30℃ in warmer months

Tongariro Luxury Lodge is located in beautiful park-like grounds on the banks of the legendary Tongariro River on the southern shores of Lake Taupo, at the foot of New Zealand’s outdoor playground#0151 the world heritage Tongariro National Park. Separate private chalets and villa guest-accommodation are situated within the twenty-two acres of beautiful lodge grounds. There are three accommodation types available for guests, each with private facilities and its own secluded sunny terrace with views of the Tongariro River or mountains beyond. All rooms are serviced daily and include free WIFI. You can choose from a two- to five-bedroom villa, an executive villa with four bedrooms or a one-bed chalet. All have drying facilities, coffee and tea, a fridge and a TV etc.

The main building has rustic lounges, comfortable sofas, open fires and Trout-fishing Trophies of the past adorning the walls. There are two pleasant dining-rooms. Non-fishers can also enjoy an all-weather tennis court and a secluded spa pool, rafting, hiking and skiing in the winter. There is a heli-pad. The food and fine wines offered are a mix of traditional and game reflecting the surrounding area.

WIFI is available in the lodge.

The Tongariro Lodge guides provide access to over forty rivers and three Lakes. They offer the most diverse range of Rainbow and Brown Trout fly fishing opportunities in New Zealand. Fishing is access by 4WD and there is a large variety of water within a one-hour drive of the lodge, however, for the more adventurous there is Heli-fishing and overnight camp trips and wilderness raft trips.

Each year Trout of over ten pounds are landed but the average size for Lodge guests is four pounds. This area truly is a vast fishery that can provide the Trout fishing experience of a lifetime, all year round to the beginner and the expert alike.

The lodge runs its own rafts, four-wheel-drive vehicles and boats. Most of the fishng is walking and wading and there is access to some of the best back country nymph and dry-fly fishing for sighted Browns and Rainbows to be found anywhere. The helicopter access options offer truly remarkable fishing, but are by no means essential.

We suggest anglers bring their own favourite fly rod and reels that they are used to, along with rubber-soled wading boots and Goretex waders. Tongariro Lodge guides can provide all flies and leaders and any equipment the anglers do not have. A weight 5 or 6, 9ft fly rod covers most situations with a 7/8 outfit for larger rivers, lakes and winter fly fishing. A typical day runs from between 8:30 to 9:00am until 5:00pm approx. Lunch is included in the full day and taken streamside. Layered clothing is the best approach. Clothing should blend and allow for a stealthy approach

The rates for this destination vary throughout the season. We offer the best available rates for this destination and do not charge for our service. By calling we are able to tailor a package to specifically suit your requirements at the best available rate. As we have offices in both the United Kingdom and Australia we can also ensure you are being quoted in your local currency. Please enquire for the latest rates and availability, including information on any applicable special offers and group discounts.



Passport with minimum six months validity and photo ID to purchase fishing licence.

A tourist visa is required for all citizens (except Australians) entering New Zealand. A three-month tourist visa is provided by passport control when entering the country.

There are various international flight options to Wellington, Auckland or Christchurch. Then take an internal flight to Nelson. The transfer to the lodge is by helicopter.


Contact: Mat McHugh
Tel: +44 (0)1621 743711
Mob: +44 (0)7936 708305


Contact: Gilly Bate
Tel: +44 (0)1730 825626
Mob: +44 (0)7817 304232


Contact: James Laverty
Mob (Australia):
+61 (0)499 900816