Turangi is one of the Trout Fishing ‘capitols’ of New Zealand. Turangi is a relatively new town that was developed with the power station construction during early nineteen fifties. Turangi also is stop off point for those visitors and tourists seeking to explore Lake Taupo and the walks and tracks at the Tongariro National Park, just to the north.

Tourism and forestry is the mainstay of the community with the Department of Corrections two prisons, Genesis Energy, the Department of Conservation and farming being the main employers.

The town was designed to remain as a small servicing centre for the exotic forest plantations south of Lake Taupo and for tourists but the town has struggled economically in the recent decade. Recent times have seen a spurt of growth and Turangi now has a buzz about it.

The War Memorial is located at the Turangi RSA.

The Catholic Church is a great modern building and the United Church is also a grand building.

The Turangi Hotel is a modern structure with bars and restaurants.



Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping 4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water Thermal Area
Stream Water Walking tracks
Rotary Club   Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery Whitewater Rafting
Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course