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Turangi is located on the banks of the Tongariro River, while it was originally built to house the workers on the Tongariro hydro-electric project in the 1960’s, today Turangi is far from a workers camp. A stay in our Turangi accommodation will place you in the heart of a picturesque town, complete with tree lined streets and riverside parks.
Since the completion of the project in the late seventies Turangi has blossomed, quite literally, with a wooded backdrop of trees planted during the construction of the hydro plant and the cherry blossoms lining the streets providing brilliant bloom in spring. If you are staying in our Turangi hotels in the other seasons, the landscape is just as breathtaking.
With the Tongariro River and Lake Taupo just a stones throw from your Turangi hotel there are plenty of water based activities to keep you busy. Turangi and the surrounding region are considered the "Trout Fishing Capital of the World" and the first motel built in the area and New Zealand was The Fishing Lodge, specifically designed for the keen fisherman who flocked to the area.
Use your hotel in Turangi as a base to explore the nearby Tongariro National Park and turn your gaze upwards and let the majesty of the three great mountains of Ruapehu, Tongariro and Ngauruhoe hypnotise you as you trek the forest or navigate the gorge on a rafting journey. In winter head up Mount Ruapehu and experience the thrills of skiing down the outside of an active volcano at one of New Zealand’s largest ski fields.
Image from Dept. of Conservation Turangi
Hotels in Turangi start at NZ$30 per night. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.