|| Children 6-14 years inclusive who
can hold and control a fly rod
|Address and directions
National Trout Centre
State Highway 1
The Tongariro National Trout Centre is situated
4 kilometers south of the township of Turangi, on at the southern
end of Lake Taupo. Parking space is adjacent to State Highway 1.
See the Children's
Pond/National Trout Centre access map.
The dates for
the fishing days in 2012 are.
Wednesday 11 April (School holidays)
Saturday 2 June (Queens Birthday Weekend)
Wednesday 11 July
Wednesday 3 October
Monday 21 October (Labour Weekend)
pond is open from 9am to 3pm on the dates above.
Tuition is conducted in 1-hour sessions and bookings
are generally restricted to 30 children per hour. You will be given
a start time when you make a booking. Please arrive on time.
fly-casting tuition sessions for adults and children can also be
- Session start times are 11am and 1pm
- Sessions are about an hour in length
- Suggested age is 8 years and over
- The limit is 6 children per session
- Booking prior to the day is essential
Each child is
allowed one fish per day.
You can have your fish filleted, smoked and wrapped
in foil ready to take home for a small donation.
||Complete sets of fishing gear are
provided. No private or personal gear may be used in the pond to avoid
the possibility of introducing disease.
tuition: A charge of $8.00 is payable per child. This covers
a 24-hours child fishing licence and an administration fee. If the
child has a valid Taupo Fishery Fishing Licence (which must be brought
with the child), there will be a $4 administration charge.
Advanced fly-casting tuition:
$10 per child
$15 per adult
to assist fund the work of the Tongariro National Trout Centre and
its volunteers are always appreciated.
Payment: No EFTPOS
or VISA facilities are available so please bring cash for all payments.
- All day sausage sizzle plus hot and cold
- Barbecue facilities
- Underwater viewing chamber
- River Walk visitor centre.
- Stroll and/or picnic beside the Tongariro
days are extremely popular and bookings are required. The numbers
are restricted to 30 children per hour. To make a booking, please
contact the Tongariro National Trout Centre Society:
Phone: +64 7 386 8085:
- between 10am and 3pm from May to November
- between 10am and 4pm from December to April.
Fax: +64 7 386 8490
groups may make separate bookings by contacting the educator, Mike
Nicholson, email firstname.lastname@example.org
For further details, please see www.taupofortomorrow.co.nz.
|For more information
||For more information see Childrens'
Fishing Days at the Tongariro National Trout Centre website.