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Creel Lodge/Creel Tackle House

Creel Lodge's well-appointed suites are uniquely situated in a garden setting on the famous Tongariro River with private access to this top fly-fishing river. With a tackle shop on site, a fish cleaning room and deep freezer, the keen angler is well catered for.

The Creel Tackle House is open to all anglers from 7 am to 5 pm daily. It sells fishing licences plus sells and hires out fishing tackle.


Creel Lodge and Creel Tackle House

183 Taupahi Road
Turangi 3334

Creel Lodge

Creel Lodge

Hosts: Jill and Richard Low

Phone/Fax: +64 7 386 8081
Free phone: 0800 273 355

Email: creel@creel.co.nz
Web: www.creeltackle.co.nz

Creel Tackle House

Creel Tackle House

Contact: Grant & Deb Alley

Phone +64 7 386 7929

Email: info@creeltackle.com

Opening hours are 7 am to 5 pm daily to guests and the general public. There's fishing tackle for sale and for hire, and fishing licences can be purchased.

Fishing waters

Fishing waters close to Creel Lodge include:

The Tongariro River
Lake Taupo


Creel Lodge is marked on the Tongariro River map. It is situated right on the Tongariro River within walking distance of several famous fishing pools.

It is less than 1km from Turangi township, which nestles at the southern end of Lake Taupo in the centre of the North Island.


Creel Lodge's well-appointed one and two bedroom garden suites can cater for groups of up to 6 people.

All suites are self-contained with full kitchen facilities and have their own outdoor balconies. Creel Lodge has a Qualmark 4 star rating.

  • Tackle shop onsite
  • Deep freezer
  • Fish cleaning room
  • Guest laundry
  • SKY TV, and DVD/MP3 stereo music
  • Five gas sheltered barbeques set around gardens
  • An all weather outdoor dining area
  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Phone booth for free local calls
  • Electric blankets
  • Parking next to suite
  • Children’s play area
  • Wheelchair access to some units
  • A local fishing guide can be arranged
  • Hot pools at Tokaanu just 3km away.
Local activities and attractions
  • Local thermal wonderland
    Visit the Tokaanu thermal area behind the Tokaanu Thermal Pools a five minute drive away
  • Mountain biking tracks
    A wide range of tracks through beautiful forests and open land suitable for all levels and ages
  • Tongariro Trout Centre
    See trout close up as well as viewing the fascinating history of the Taupo fishery..
  • Pony trekking
    Take the whole family out for an exciting pony and horse trek.
  • River rafting and kayaking
    In summer, gokayaking or white water rafting down the Tongariro River
  • Walking and hiking
    Walk through pristine native forest, around beautiful Lake Rotopounamu or do the mighty Tongariro Crossing
  • Skiing and snow sports
    In winter, ski or snow board at the Whakapapa or Turoa Ski Fields on the Mt Ruapehu slopes
  • Golf
    Close by is the Turangi Golf course and there are a number of other golf courses within a 30 minutes drive including the international Waireiki Course. There is also a mini-golf course nearby.
Guest feedback

“Perfect stopover en route to Wellington, quiet peaceful & superb walks-thank you
Rosemary Richard and Melba , Auckland

“Beautifully appointed accommodation. Thoroughly enjoyable stay”
Gert & Donna Kirchner, Australia

“Wonderful place! We wish we could have stayed longer”
Dan and Michelle Brown ,USA

“Stunning surroundings, very comfortable Thanks.”
Yuri and Irina Rzuanon , Russia ,Scotland and now USA

“Lovely place. We spent 2 beautiful days and enjoyed every minute. Good fishing!!
We will be back”
Dina Natasha & William Sydney

Tariffs effective from 01/10/14

Creel Lodge has 19 one and two bedroom suites. All suites are fully air conditioned for cool summer nights and warm winter nights.
One bedroom garden suites
Queen bed in separate bedroom.
1 or 2  persons $135 per night . Max Guests 2. No children or baby
Two bedroom garden suites
Queen bed in master bedroom, 2 singles in 2nd bedroom.
$140 per night for 2 persons  , max guests 4,  including all children/baby 
Extra person: $20 per person, per night
Two bedroom family suites
Queen bed in master bedroom, 2 singles in 2nd bedroom,.
Double: $145 per night per 2 persons. maximum guests 4, including all children/baby
Extra person: $20 per person, per night
One bedroom executive suites
King  bed in separate bedroom, $148 per night for 1 or 2 adults.  No children or baby.


To book, either:

Phone free from within New Zealand on 0800 273 355.




1 Bedroom suite

At the gate

Creel Lodge fisherman

The Tongariro River at Turangi

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