The abundance of wild trout in the mighty Tongariro River is incomparable. The wilderness section of the upper river, with its cold, crystal clear natural pools and runs, provides December 1st to May 31st angling isolation as well as large numbers of quality fighting fish which can be caught nymphing, downstream fishing, or on dry fly, Raft-fishing trips can be made to suit every angler's specific needs.
Experienced guides are available to help locate and net your first fat Taupo rainbow. Most of the upper river can only be reached by kayak or raft. $NZ700 for 1 or 2 people, $750 for 3.