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Flyfishing Lake Taupo


New Zealand, Central Plateau — Package: 500180

Package Details and Information:

Trout Fly Fishing Lodge situated at Lake Taupo, New Zealand. Providing superb accommodation and a premier guided fly fishing experience. Enjoy sight fishing  for own & rainbow trout in clear mountain streams or high country lakes. Our top team of fly fishing guides will ensure that you take home the best memories possible from this wonderful region.

Trout fishing in New Zealand is arguably the finest in the world. The famed sight fishing for large Brown & Rainbow trout has been written about by many. The Central North Island is an all year round paradise. Rivers & mountain streams abound, with crystal clear water and big fish - great sight fishing.

Location and Fishing Information

Flyfishing Lake Taupo - Choosing the correct location for your dream fishing vacation is very important.

The lodge is found in the heart of New Zealand's Premiere Trout Fishing Region. The Lake Taupo and Central Plateau region has an abundance of rivers, streams and lakes making this a destination that has anglers returning time and again.

We are situated halfway between Taupo and Turangi townships, 4km off the Western Bays Highway (SH32), and located only minutes from the famous Waihaha Stream. The lodge sits overlooking Lake Taupo to the east and the mountains of Tongariro National Park to the south.

To the west is Pureora Forest Park, and to the north rolling farmland. This rural New Zealand location though is only a pleasant 35 minute drive to Taupo or Turangi townships on good quiet sealed roads.


A tranquil country retreat catering to the needs of the discerning angler, and traveller alike. Set in it's own 20 acres, amidst some of New Zealand's most spectacular scenery. Guests are always amazed at the stunning setting that is unique, and must be seen to be believed.

You can be assured, as many have testified, to a warm a friendly welcome from your convivial hosts. Our team will ensure that you enjoy your stay and share their wealth of knowledge so you can make the most of a wonderful region.

We are set right in the middle of New Zealand's best Trout fishing  region, what better place to be, a comfortable lodge and New Zealand's premiere trout fishing backed by a top team of expert guides.  

Accommodation is available for up to 8 people, ensuring you receive personalised, relaxed and professional service. The lodge has a warm golden wooden interior, with many rooms having superb views. Four comfortable bedrooms with either king or single beds, with their own ensuites or private bathroom facilities. Each designed for your comfort.

The tranquil views would rival any in New Zealand. At night only 3 sets of lights can be seen on the lodge side of the lake, the rest across the water 32km away. The night sky's are beautiful, because there are no city street lights illuminating the sky, the stars are incredibly visible, with the Milky Way and Southern Cross easily seen. Rainbows have even been observed at night under the full moon. Stroll around the beautiful gardens, or sit and drink in the views from the extensive decks.

Meals: we are known for it's superb food and good wine. Fresh local produce is used, much obtained from the lodges own farm garden. Meals provided are: continental/cooked eakfast; lunch and 4 course dinner.

Available Dates:

November & December offers some great spring and early summer fishing. The backcountry rivers throughout the Central Plateau have had a good winter eak, the fish are active and hungry, and haven't seen an anglers since May. Dry fly can be limited to a couple of hours in the afternoons, but good nymph fishing for the remainder of the day. On Lakes the smelt are spawning inging trout into the shallows for some exciting action along the beaches and stream mouths. The migratory runs have finished in the Lake Taupo tributaries but good fishing in backcountry areas around Taupo begins.  

January & Feuary are the warmest summer months with good dry fly fishing, with options galore around the region.

March & April, dry fly starts to slow down especially towards April but hatches will still occur in the afternoons. The rest of the day will offer some great nymph fishing, fish are in peak condition. Some of the biggest fish of the season are often caught in these months.

May Autumn fishing at its best, Migratory runs start on the Lake Taupo tributaries. There are some very big trout caught in this month. Cooler temperature now but general nice days in the high teens centigrade.

June to October winter fishing mode,  the Taupo region having very good fishing. Cool weather 10 to15�C during the day, lots of migrating trout but you will share it with plenty of other anglers.
"Your hospitality and excellent cooking have been superb! The "Retreat" is truly a magical place, with superior accomodations and a view that literally nvever ends. I'd come back just for these experiences. Your excellent guide enabling me to catch my first 10lb plus trout and many more big ones has made my stay a memory of a lifetime."
Jim DeGolia ~ United States
"Great 6 days. Terrific view and relaxiing atmosphere thanks to a gracious host. Guide service first rate. Recent rains raised the rivers but our guide knew where to go for quality fishing (up to 10lbs). The Retreat is no place to try to maintain a diet though. Richard puts out a huge meal - Really good."
Wynne Carvill ~ United States
Book Now - "What the guide charges, is what you will pay and nothing extra. No middleman fees ~ book direct or contact the guide today!"
John Openshaw ~ President,
NZD $ 4,225.00 1 May - 31 October - Single 7 Night/6 Day Package Rate incl. Accommodation-Meals-Fishing
NZD $ 5,150.00 1 May - 31 October - Twin Share 7 Night/6 Day Package Rate incl. Accommodation-Meals-Fishing
NZD $ 5,200.00 1 November - 30 April Single 7 Night/6 Day Package Rate incl. Accommodation-Meals-fishing
NZD $ 7,320.00 1 November - 30 April Twin Share 7 Night/6 Day Package Rate incl. Accommodation-Meals-fishing
NZD $ 845.00 Daily Rates - Single (1 May - 31 October)
NZD $ 1,040.00 Daily Rates - Single (1 November - 30 April)
NZD $ 1,030.00 Daily Rates - Twin Share (1 May - 31 October)
NZD $ 1,220.00 Daily Rates - Twin Share (1 November - 30 April)
Options at extra cost: Helicopter hire $950 - $1450 depending on location. Transfers from Taupo airport $120 per taxi (35 mins drive). Helicopter POA. Transfers to/from railway at National Park $175.

*Prices quoted in NZD $.

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