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Tongariro River Motel

Tongaririo River Motel offers spacious motel units in a park-like setting. The motel is only minutes away from many Tongariro River pools and the amenities include a fish cleaning area and a smoke house.

Ross and Pip Baker specialise in providing first-hand knowledge of the local fishing and in ensuring you have a comfortable stay.


Pip and Ross Baker

Address State Highway 1 (SH1), Turangi
Contact details Phone: +64 7 386 8555
Fax: +64 7 386 0146
Freephone: 0800-1TROUT
Fishing waters The Tongariro River
Lake Taupo

The Tongariro River Motel is marked on the Tongariro River map.

The motel is situated beside the Tongariro River in Turangi at the southern end of Lake Taupo. The Turangi town centre is within walking distance.

  • Your host Ross Baker is very knowledgable about the local trout fishing and is available to advise and assist as required
  • The motel's website has a regularly updated guide to the Tongariro pools
  • This is probably the only place where anglers can pick up the full range of Fish & Game pamphlets, which provide excellent maps plus access and fishing information for most lakes and rivers in the North and South Islands. Visiting anglers can start here or use the motel as a base to fish a wide variety of rivers and locations all year round.
  • Ross and Pip set out to provide the friendliest and most comfortable motel in the region. Guests frequently comment on the hospitality, generosity and kindness they experience.
Amenities and facilities

Motel units

Tongariro River Motel offers a wide range of spacious, self-contained units with SkyTV and electric heating:
- Two studio units - 1 to 2 people
- Four x 1 bedroom units - 1 to 3 people
- Five x 2 bedroom units - up to 6 people


Covered parking for each unit.
Additional parking for cars or boats.


Childrens play area

Fishing amenities

Fish cleaning area


Indicative tariffs
as at 1/11/2006

Summer (peak) rates  (NZ$)

Studio units: $75-$85
1 bedroom units: $95-$110
2 bedroom units: $120-$165


Pip and Ross Baker

Fish & Game pamphlets

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