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North Island, New Zealand
Kaimanawa Lodge consists of 13 luxuriously appointed Studio, 1 Bedroom and 2 Bedroom Lockwood units. The resort offers a Restaurant and Bar, Swimming Pool, Recreation Room with table Tennis, and Bicycles. The resort is in close proximity to a wide variety of outdoor activities.
Just four (4) hours drive from either Auckland or Wellington and only 40 minutes drive from Taupo, the Turangi - Tongariro region is the natural centre of the North Island. Turangi is built on the banks of the wonderful Tongariro River and is an ideal base for excursions into the Tongariro National Park & Kaimanawa Forest Park, as well as being only 40 minutes drive to the Whakapapa Ski area on Mt. Ruapehu.
Welcome to the Turangi - Tongariro region. Four hours drive from either Auckland or Wellington and only 40 minutes from Taupo, the Turangi – Tongariro region is the natural centre of the North Island, world renowned as ‘The Trout Fishing Capital of the World’, and covers an area of 2273 sq. kilo meters.
Turangi means different things for many people - the swish of skis on fresh fallen snow; the thrill of a fighting rainbow trout; the still beauty of mountain reflections in a lake; the challenge of white water rafting, rock and mountain climbing; the rhythm of horse trekking over bush trails; relaxing in a thermal pool; water skiing on a crystal clear lake, it is all these and much much more. Kaimanawa Lodge is located in Turangi which is situated in the heart of the North Island, nestled in a bend of the mighty Tongariro River between the volcanic mountains and Lake Taupo.
Turangi is the ideal base for excursions into the Tongariro National Park, Kaimanawa Forest Park, Pureroa Forest Park as well as being only a 40 minute drive to the Whakapapa ski area on Mt Ruapehu.
Several small picturesque settlements are close by. Kuratau, Omori, Pukawa and Whareroa are lakeside settlements a short drive off the Western Bays Highway, while other delightfully situated villages from Motuoapa to Hatepe are passed on State Highway 1 driving north from Turangi to Taupo. Well worth a visit is historic Tokaanu with it’s thermal activity pools and power station.
Please Note: A car is necessary to enjoy the area. There are no taxis or rental car companies in Turangai