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Welcome to Creel Lodge, Turangi

Situated in the heart of New Zealand's Best Trout Fishing Country is Creel Lodge.

You are invited to explore Creel's unique location, beautiful garden setting, all provided to make your stay very special, and at affordable prices.

Creel Lodge is situated on the famous Tongariro River, with its own private access to one of New Zealand's top fly-fishing rivers. The Tongariro River is open for fishing all year round, offering Steelhead (Rainbow) and Brown trout fishing 365 days a year. Creel Lodge is less than 5 minutes' walk from Turangi township, which nestles at the southern end of Lake Taupo, situated in the centre of New Zealand's North Island.

On arriving at Creel you will be shown to your garden suite; you have the choice of one or two bedrooms. All suites have their own outdoor balconies encouraging you to dine outside among the fantails (a New Zealand native bird) and enjoy the native bush setting.

Make Creel Lodge your holiday base as it is an ideal location. Every year people from all over the world come back to Creel Lodge to fish, hunt, ski or relax in the hot pools at Tokaanu, just 3km from the Lodge.

We have a No Animal Policy.

Creel Lodge Acommodation


Quiet, comfortable, well-appointed garden suites offering both inside and outside dining. Your time at Creel Lodge, whether on holiday, business, or just a weekend away fishing, is very important and we want you to relax and enjoy the private tranquil setting.


Turangi Activities


Fishing and river walks are at the bottom of Creel's garden. Your access is through the private gate, so leave your car parked at your cabin and pop off to fish or walk. On your return enjoy a cup of tea or evening cocktail while enjoying our park-like gardens.


Creel Lodge Location


Turangi and surrounding areas offer you a unique fishing experience with rivers and streams, back country fishing, plus both natural and man-made lakes, some offering trophy fish. Creel Lodge and the Turangi region will excite and above all, make you want to come back, again and again.


Birds around Turangi

Turangi's Birds

The gardens and trees of Creel Lodge provide safe havens and food for a variety of New Zealand's native birds. Beyond our back gate the Tongariro River is home to a dozen different water birds. Its riverside walks host numerous songsters to delight visitors.


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