Tongariro Family Fun and National Trout Centre Kids Fishing Experience

From NZD $164.00
  • Duration: 4 Hours (approx.)
  • Product code: P0K7WP


SPLASH, CRASH, SWIM & LAUGH, this trip is all about having fun, while traveling through the BEAUTIFUL lower reachers of the Tongariro River. A great Journey for families with younger children, our more senior of citizens and non-english speaking visitors.  

Allow 3.5 hours to raft 8km (5miles) of 20+ easy, fun rapids.  

There's cliff jumping for those who want too and plentiful swimming spots.  

We stop and enjoy our hot chocolate and chocolate snacks at the Tongariro Trout Hatchery.  

Afterwards we have hot showers available and we also have our legendary hot river dog and a selection of beverages available for you to enjoy.

Afterwards, or on an alternate day…

PLUS: Entrance to the National Trout Centre

o   Kids Fishing License

o   Guaranteed Catch – Rainbow Trout

o  Gear & Instructor

o  Filleting

o  Manuka Honey Smoked Trout

o  Take your catch home

o  Certificate of Catch

Nestled in a peaceful bush setting, the Tongariro National
Trout Centre provides a peek into the world of trout at Taupo. 

 It has played an important role over the years in educating
people about the fishery, and raising awareness among the public of the
importance of freshwater conservation and the need to create a sustainable
fishery resource.

Here, your Children are able to enjoy a truly unique
experience: The opportunity to flyfish for Rainbow Trout. Our purpose built
Kids-only fishing pond is stocked with up to 4,000 trout! Giving your child a
safe place to learn the art of flyfishing. They are guaranteed to catch a fish
that they can then have smoked in New Zealand’s own Manuka Honey.

While you wait for your child’s Trout to be smoked, you can wander through the
Genesis Energy Freshwater Aquarium and hatchery facility, look through an
underwater trout viewing chamber or take a stroll along the Tongariro
River.  The River Walk Visitor Centre is open to the public, full of
interesting displays about the Taupo trout fishery and freshwater

Afterwards, your child can collect their freshly smoked fish
to eat, or take away with them on the road along with their certificate for
their catch and an awesome experience to cherish for years to come.


- Hot Pool vouchers for the Tokaanu Hot Pools

- Hot Mulled Wine post-trip option for Adults 


- Our All-Kiwi River Guides are Adventure Professionals that ensure you are immersed in the culture and the wairua/spirit every step of the way. Their knowledge of the river is second-to-none and their passion for making every Adventure unique results in outstanding memories for all.


- We are New Zealand’s Most Awarded Rafting Company for many reasons, one of which is the Adventure. We raft from mild-to-wild and cater for all experience levels. We also make sure we craft adventures to the confidence level of the client keeping them safe and the adrenaline pumping - no matter the age.


- Our responsible use of natural areas and our love of conservation, the environment, and how the Tongariro River has sustained the well-being of the local people for hundreds of years is expressed in every Adventure by involving interpretation and education. 

Suitable for ages 5years old and up. (3-5years are okay if supervised 1:1 by an adult)


All bookings made in less that 12 hours from the booking time to call us 0800 865 226 to confirm details.