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Tongariro Riverlink

Karen Rainbow
Groups and Free Independent Travelers

Flowing north from the snow-clad peaks of Tongariro National Park, the pristine Tongariro River is one of the world’s best places to catch trout. With three-quarters of a million rainbow and brown trout spawning in the Tongariro River every year, their chances of landing one are pretty good. There are guided white water rafting trips for all ages and levels of adventurousness – from families looking for gentle excitement and a leisurely paddle through lush gorges and native bush, to adrenaline junkies after a thrilling, rapid-shooting ride. The Tongariro River Trail is a rolling, family-friendly track for walking and mountain-biking, with stunning views of the river, Mt Pihanga and Lake Taupō.