Kids at the Tongariro National Trout Centre
Image: Krysia Nowak | DOC


Something fishy is going on here, but you’ll have to drop in to see! Step into our freshwater paradise and frolic with our fascinating friends - native fish, trout and even whio.
  • Spot the massive trout in the Waihukahuka stream – buy some fish food and feed them.
  • Use your sleuthing skills – find out who’s in your whitebait fritter at the Genesis Energey Freshwater Aquarium.
  • Look, listen, and enjoy our native birds.
  • Bring a picnic and enjoy a family day out.

Get ready

Download the Tongariro National Trout Centre adventure map (PDF, 4,400K) and check out what you can do.

Go and explore

Look out for the Guardian Post when you get there. On it you'll find a special code word - write it down.

Getting there: The Tongariro National Trout Centre is on SH 1 about 4 km south of Tūrangi.

Entry fees apply.

Claim your reward

Tell us the Tongariro National Trout Centre code word to receive a Kiwi Guardians certificate and medal for this adventure.

Put the medal on your back pack or pencil case to show everyone the adventure you've had.

Each Kiwi Guardians place has a different medal - see how many you can collect.

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