Tongariro Lodge 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. 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. 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 the chefs and served in style by the friendly staff in one of the two pleasant dining rooms. The lodge also offer an all-weather tennis court and a secluded spa pool, heli-pad and free wireless internet. Separate private chalets and villa guest accommodation are situated within the 22 acres of beautiful lodge grounds, allowing for intimate encounters with the outdoors for every guest. Tongariro Lodge is not only the ideal venue for fishermen, but also offers a wide range of outdoor adventures and is the ideal weekend getaway, wedding venue, or corporate retreat.