Taupo

The iconic fly fishing destination.  It is home to the largest lake in New Zealand and the infamous Tongariro river. There are endless options available to the adventurous angler.

 

Best time to go

Taupo, like with the most of New Zealand, provides great fishing all year round as a number of waterways remain open.  The season is open for backcountry fishing from October to June with the months of January to March offering spectacular dry fly fishing. May to October can provide excellent fishing in the rivers that feed Lake Taupo, as this is when spawning trout run in great fighting condition.

Available Trips To Book

Taupo Full Day
$800 NZD
8hrs
1hr drive
Low Difficulty
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Taupo Full Day

Explore a Taupo river for a good 8 hours with a local professional guide. You will be bewildered in how many places there are to go. Choose to fish a local lake tributary or venture into the backcountry.  Operated by Fly Adventures.

Extras

  • $50 more for backcountry fishing per day

What is included

  • All fly fishing gear (waders included)
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Fly fishing guide
  • Transport to/from accommodation

What to expect

  • Excellent dry fly fishing
  • A multitude of options
  • Both rainbow and brown trout
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Whakapapa Wilderness
$1700 NZD
2 days
1hr drive
Medium Difficulty
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Whakapapa Wilderness

For the fit angler, take two days fishing up the Whakapapa river and camp overnight. Fish around boulders and runs and get stuck into higher than average sized fish. Operated by Fly Adventures.

What is included

  • All fly fishing gear (waders included)
  • Food and refreshments
  • Tents
  • Transport to/from accommodation

What to expect

  • Excellent dry fly fishing
  • Large hard fighting rainbow trout
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Hot Springs Wilderness
$2700 NZD
3 days
1.5hr drive
Medium difficulty
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Hot Springs Wilderness

Wildnerness fishing with hot spring pools nearby to enjoy after a big day. Stay a few nights at a maintained camping site by the Department of Conservation. Operated by Fly Adventures.

Extras

  • $900 per additional night/day

What is included

  • All fly fishing gear (waders included)
  • Food and refreshments
  • Transport to/from accommodation
  • Tents

What to expect

  • True wildnerness experience
  • Both rainbow and brown trout
  • Excellent dry fly fishing
  • Close to excellent hot springs for swimming

 

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Night Trophy Fishing
$450 NZD
4hrs
30min drive
Medium difficulty
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Night Trophy Fishing

Explore river/stream mouths at night in order to target large Brown trout. 10lb trout often caught. Operated by Fly Adventures.

What is included

  • All fly fishing gear included (including waders)
  • Transport to and from your accomodation
  • Fly fishing guide

What to expect

  • Cast out into river/stream mouths at night
  • 4 hours fishing from 7pm to 11pm

 

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Alpine Trophy Fishing
$950 NZD
8hrs
45min drive
Medium difficulty
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Alpine Trophy Fishing

Explore a stunning alpine lake chasing trophy trout with the use of a drift boat. 6lb average size rainbow/brown trout. Operated by Fly Adventures.

What is included

  • All fly fishing gear (waders included)
  • Lunch
  • Drift boat
  • Transport to/from your accommodation
  • Fly fishing guide

What to expect

  • A decent cast required
  • Fishing can be tough some days
  • 8 hours fishing on a drift boat

 

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4WD Motorbike Wilderness
$950 NZD
8hrs
1hr drive
Medium difficulty
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4WD Motorbike Wilderness

A real New Zealand wilderness experience without the cost of a helicopter. Drive about 1 hour on 4WD motorbikes to the river and get to places with far less angling pressure. Operated by Fly Adventures.

What is included

  • Lunch and refreshments
  • All fly fishing gear (including waders)
  • 4WD motorbike transport
  • Transport to/from your accomodation
  • Fly fishing guide

What to expect

  • A true wilderness experience
  • A lot of walking
  • Fish water with less angling pressure

 

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Helicopter 2 Day Trip
$4250 NZD
2 days
30min drive
High difficulty
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Helicopter 2 Day Trip

Experience New Zealand fly fishing at its finest by flying into remote back country areas and staying a night in a rustic well kept hut. Operated by Fly Adventures.

What is included

  • Helicopter drop off/pick up
  • Transport from accommodation
  • All fishing gear (including waders)
  • Food
  • Hut fees
  • Fly fishing guide

What to expect

  • Gin clear waters
  • Larger than average trout
  • Ultimate wilderness experience
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Helicopter Full Day
$2850 NZD
8 hrs
30min drive
High difficulty
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Helicopter Full Day

Experience New Zealand fly fishing at its finest by flying into remote back country areas. Operated by Fly Adventures.

What is included

  • Helicopter drop off/pick up
  • Transport from accommodation
  • All fishing gear (including waders)
  • Food
  • Fly fishing guide

What to expect

  • Gin clear waters
  • Larger than average trout
  • Ultimate wilderness experience
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Wanganui Farm Stay
$1900 NZD
2 days
2hrs drive
Medium difficulty
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Wanganui Farm Stay

Experience New Zealand farm life by staying overnight on a farm cottage while getting access to some top backcountry fly fishing. 2 rivers to choose from amidst well kept native bush. Operated by Fly Adventures. Pricing is up to 2 anglers.

 

Extras

  • $1100 per addtional night/day

What is included

  • Farm stay accommodation
  • All fly fishing gear (including waders)
  • Transport
  • Food
  • Fly fishing guide

What to expect

  • 2 hours drive from Taupo
  • A New Zealand rural experience
  • Fishing water with less angling pressure
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Rafting trip
$1350 NZD
8hrs
1hr drive
Medium difficulty
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Rafting trip

A rafting trip is a easy way to experience New Zealand wilderness fishing without the cost of a helicopter. Fish numbers are high and you get access to waters that don’t receive a lot of pressure. A professional rafting guide will be in attendance along with your fishing guide. Operated by Fly Adventures.

What is included

  • Transport from Taupo/Turangi
  • Lunch
  • All fishing gear (including waders)
  • Raft/rafting guide
  • Fly fishing guide

 

What to expect

• Stunning native bush
• High fish numbers
• A real wilderness feel experience
• Grade 3-4 whitewater

 

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