Contact Details

Sportsmans Lodge
Doug and Betty Carrick
15 Taupahi Rd

Reservations: 0800 366 208
Phone: +64 7 386 8150


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Activities in the nearby area

At Sportsmans Lodge:

  • Tongariro River walk out back gate
  • Back gate river access for fly fishing
  • Tongariro Alpine Crossing pick-up and delivery
  • Fishing on the lake charter pick-up and delivery
  • Fishing guide pick-up and delivery

Within 5-minute walk from motel:

  • Town centre with supermarket, shops, library and cafés
  • Medical centre and churches
  • Mini golf
  • Climbing wall
  • Children’s playground and skatepark
  • Fishing tackle shop and fishing gear hire
  • Heated indoor swimming pool
  • Several restaurants
  • Creel Cafe with wonderful homemade delights and great coffee
  • White-water rafting pick-up and return

Within 10-15-minute drive from motel:

  • Lake Rotopounamu 2-hour walk
  • Tokaanu thermal area and hot pools
  • Turangi Golf Course
  • Kayaking
  • Tongariro National Trout Centre (or 3-hour return walk)
  • Southern shores of Lake Taupo

Within 40-minute drive from motel:

  • Tongariro Alpine Crossing
  • Mt Ruapehu’s Whakapapa ski field and ski lift
  • Summertime chair lift access to Mt Ruapehu walks, cafe and awesome scenic views
  • Taranaki Falls (2 hour walk), Silica Rapids (2.5 hour walk) and Tama Lakes (5 hour walk)
  • Kaimanawa Park walks – Tree Trunk Gorge, Mount Urchin, Umukarikari Walk
  • 42 Traverse mountain bike track

... and just a wee bit further from motel, make a day of it

  • Taupo shopping centre, Huka Falls walk or jet-boat ride, Taupo Tandem Skydiving, Craters of the Moon thermal area walk, L'Arte Cafe, Sculpture garden and Art Gallery with outdoor mosaic area at Acacia Bay
  • Mount Ruapehu’s Turoa ski field and ski lifts
  • Round the mountain drive and visit Waiouru Army Museum and Whakapapa Village on the way
  • Ohakune’s new bike trails


Lake Taupo District
Great Lake Taupo
Quad bike treks
Tongariro Quads
Lake and river fishing
Chris Brennan
Lake Taupo Fishing Charters