Whakapumautanga Downs Learning Centre
In 2003 the Whakapumautanga Downs Learning Centre was established at the Tongariro National Trout Centre.
The centre is named after the late Whakapumautanga "Darkie" Downs in memory of his sterling work with conservation and his people, Ngati Tuwharetoa.
The Whakapumautanga Downs Learning Centre is nestled amongst the native bush and has a children's fishing pond just beyond it's front doorstep - a setting that easily creates lasting memories for the students. The Taupo for Tomorrow education programme offers a number of field trip experiences based at the learning centre.
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