The Lodge is located in beautiful park-like grounds on the banks of the legendary Tongariro River.

Tongariro Lodge in New Zealand was established in 1982 by legendary angler and guide Tony Hayes and has earned an excellent reputation for gourmet dining, the finest accommodation, quality outdoor activities and the most experienced fly-fishing guides in New Zealand. In the early days Zane Grey made Tongariro famous and even the Queen Mother stalked its famous rivers. American Presidents such as Jimmy Carter found solitude besides it’s tranquil waters, not to mention a few trout. Ernest Schwiebert, the traveling troubadour of Princeton University, considered Tony Hayes and his lodge Tongariro one of the greatest fly fishing lodges on the planet.

The Lodge is located in beautiful park-like grounds on the banks of the legendary Tongariro River on the southern shores of Lake Taupo at the foot of New Zealand’s outdoor playground – the world heritage Tongariro National Park.

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The heart of the lodge is the main building with its rustic lounges, comfortable sofas, open fires and trophies of the past adorning the walls. The true atmosphere of the Lodge is best experienced in front of an open fire over a four-course meal carefully prepared by our chefs and served in style by our friendly staff in one of our two pleasant dining rooms. We also offer an all-weather tennis court and a secluded spa pool, heli-pad and free wireless internet.

Separate private chalets and villa guest accommodations are situated within the 22 acres of beautiful lodge grounds, allowing for intimate encounters with the outdoors for every guest. Tongariro Lodge is the ideal venue for fishermen, but also offers a wide range of other events for the family. There are three accommodation types available for guests, each with private facilities and its own secluded sunny terrace with views of the Tongariro River or mountains. The incomparable Tongariro, yours to share and enjoy.

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At Tongariro Lodge we believe the enjoyment of food and fine wine to be an integral part of your visit to the Taupo region. The dining experience captures the essence of the bold vibrant surroundings, serving the best of New Zealand game and traditional foods. Hearty breakfast and luncheon are provided at your leisure, while our special hamper lunches will set your day up for an uninterrupted adventure.

In the early days Zane Grey made Tongariro famous and even the Queen Mother stalked its famous rivers.

At Sweet Waters Adventure, every excursion is customized to your unique requirements.

There are no “canned” adventures. You wouldn’t want it any other way. Once we’ve designed the perfect getaway for you and your family or your fishing buddies, we’ll nail down every detail including pricing options. Your choice of accommodations and activities determine your final costs. We’ll work closely with you to meet your specific requirements and desires. Of course, every adventure varies according to your length of stay, types of activities, and the season.

You’ll be amazed that most of our quotes will be turned around in less than 24 hours. Few other adventure companies can back that claim up with real results. But here’s the most important benefit for you to remember – our services are completely free to our clients. At Sweet Waters Adventure, we have developed contacts around the globe that will offer the lone adventurer, family, or group action-packed days, some of the finest cuisine served up anywhere, and the assurance of comfortable nights. Not to mention enough life-affirming experiences to guarantee a future full of priceless memories. Tell us your dreams. We’ll help them come true.

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