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Taupo/Turangi Region Fishing Conditions

The website links on this page are to graphs of rainfall, water level, river flow and water quality on MetService and hydro-electric power company websites.

Weather forecasts and observations

For an up-to-date weather forecast:

- see the MetService website

- call MetPhone on 0900 999 07 (see current cost per minute)


Weather observations

View the weather conditions and state of the Tongariro River on the Tongariro River webcam that looks onto the river from River Birches Fishing Lodge. The image is refreshed every 20 minutes giving you accurate and up to the minute view of conditions. It also shows the wind and barometric readings at the time.


Rainfall over the past 7 days

A graph from Genesis Energy showing the rainfall at Turangi over the last seven days.


Rainfall and river flow

Graphs showing the rainfall and river flow from Genesis Energy for:
- Tongariro River
- Lake Rotoaira
- Lake Otamangakau
- Whakapapa River
- Whanganui River
- Moawhango River

Dates and volumes of Tongariro recreational flow releases from:
- Rangipo Dam
- Poutu Intake
-Whakapapa Intake
- Moawhango Dam




Water levels

Graphs from Environment Waikato showing the water levels of rivers and lakes including the:
- Tauranga-Taupo River
- Lake Aratiatia (hydro station)


Lake Taupo

Water level

A graph from Mighty River Power shows the current level of Lake Taupo.

Algal blooms

The Environment Waikato website has up-to-date results showing the level of blue-green algal blooms in Lake Taupo.




New Windsor Lodge

New Windsor Lodge

Exploere Houseboat

Explorer Houseboat on Taupo


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