Central North Island

Just under two hours out of Taupo is wealth of wilderness fly fishing opportunities. Instead of driving out there for a day, spend a few days camping or staying in lodges that are close to the action. The Taihape/Waiouru areas hold magnificent water amidst epic steep winding gorges or stunning tussock valleys.

Available Trips To Book

Rangitikei Tributary Trip
$3120 NZD
3 days
30min drive
Medium difficulty
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Rangitikei Tributary Trip

Explore a sensational tributary of the Rangitikei river over 3 days fishing. The ultimate North Island wilderness adventure. Stay a night either side of your trip at the fabulous Tarata Lodge with breakfast and dinner included.

What is included

  • 2 nights at Tarata lodge (including dinner and breakfast)
  • 2 nights camping (includes all food)
  • 3 days guided fishing
  • Fishing flies
  • Waders available
  • 1 angler

 

What to expect

  • Incredible rainbow trout fishing
  • Spectacular dry fly fishing
  • True wilderness experience
  • Tarata Lodge ~30min drive from Taihape
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Rafting Trip
$1170 NZD
2 nights
30min drive
Medium difficulty
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Rafting Trip

Drift down the famous Rangitikei river through where the Lord Of The Rings was filmed where you will find fantastic fishing. Given you are in a steep gorge you are in a wilderness that has been untouched with the exception of occasional passing rafts. This is a highly recommended trip by the Reel Escapes team.

What is included

  • 2 nights accommodation at Tarata Lodge including dinner and breakfast
  • 1 day guided fishing with raft
  • Lunch on your fishing day
  • Trout flies
  • Wading boots available
  • 1 angler

What to expect

  • True wilderness experience
  • Superb rainbow trout fishing
  • Fantastic dry fly opportunities
  • Lord Of The Rings scenes
  • Great storytelling
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