Fishing Aotearoa: exploring an angler’s Eldorado

Less a hobby, more a religion, fishing isn't just a thing to do in New Zealand – it’s THE thing...


Fly fishing in the Southern Lakes. © Miz Watanabe

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Creel Lodge Motel & Retreat Visit website

Quiet, affordable relaxing retreat on the river. Trout fishing at its best. Rafting, snow skiing, Tongariro Crossing, kayaking, canoeing, biking, walking and tramping. . . . More . . . 

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Lake Taupō: the great lake

Lake Taupō is actually the drowned caldera of a super volcano, whose eruption in the first century AD caused meteorological effects noted by sky-gazers as far afield as Rome and China. Read the story . . . 

Motutere Bay TOP 10 Holiday Park Visit website

Motutere Bay TOP 10 Holiday Park is the ONLY holiday park situated on the shores of the Great Lake Taupo. Nowhere else can you park . . . More . . . 

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Sportsmans Lodge Visit website

On the banks of the famous Tongariro River. Inexpensive, quiet garden setting. 1 self-contained garden cottage with queen-size bed and single bed, and nine very . . . More . . . 

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Lake Taupō: how did we get so lucky?

It really is all about Lake Taupō in this part of the world, where the water’s mood governs the feel of the day: sunny and sparkling, or grey and intense.  Read the story . . . 

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A Plus Samurai Lodge Visit website

family owned and operated, relaxed, just like home, artists can inspire others A Plus Lodge is in a quiet location in Turangi town area-Tongariro region, . . . More . . . 

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Thermal Explorer Highway: Auckland to Napier

How about an epic roadie straight down the North Island to the land where the languid meandering of the mighty Waikato gives way to the hiss of steam in roistering Rotorua? Read the story . . . 

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Genesis Energy Turangi Aquatic Centre

The Genesis Energy Turangi Aquatic Centre is located next to the Turangi Skate Park in the centre of town. A fully enclosed heated swimming pool . . . More . . . 

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Fishing Aotearoa: exploring an angler’s Eldorado

Less a hobby, more a religion, fishing isn't just a thing to do in New Zealand – it’s THE thing to do. For many anglers, New Zealand is the high church of bent rods and screaming reels.  Read the story . . . 

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Motuoapa Bay Motels

Under New Ownership. Welcome to our place of paradise, Motuoapa Bay is situated on the southern shores of Lake Taupo. 9kms north of Turangi, 40kms . . . More . . . 

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Tokaanu Lodge Motel

14 x 2 and 3-bedroom fully self-contained units (sleep up to 9). Continental breakfast available. Indoor heated swimming pool and 2 private mineral pools. . . . More . . . 

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Tongariro Junction

Welcome to Tongariro Junction Accommodation, Turangi. Tongariro Junction Accommodation in Turangi is adjacent to SH 1 at the gateway to Tongariro National Park, close to . . . More . . . 

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