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Information for Teachers

Trout Centre Opening Hours


1 December to 30 April: 10am-4pm

1 May to 30 November: 10am-3pm

However we are able to open the site early or stay open late for group bookings.

Planning your visit


Wonderful Wai Resources

Taupō teachers interested in Wonderful Wai can download the resources here:

Payment & Cancellations

  • If you wish to enter the museum and aquarium as part of a tour:

    • For groups of up to 40 students and adults, $50

    • For groups of 41-100 students and adults, $100

    • If not entering the museum and aquarium, your visit has no charge​

  • Fishing is $10 per student

  • Cancellations for fishing must be made at least 24 hours in advance

  • Cancellations for other activities (tours, critters, etc.) must be made at least 12 hours in advance

On the day

  • The public car park has sufficient space for bus parking

  • Gather your students on the grass next to the public car park and wait for an educator to meet you

  • If it is raining heavily, escort the group down the path to the Trout Centre building and wait under cover

  • Tongariro National Trout Centre is aiming for para kore (zero waste), please ensure that any rubbish you bring to the site leaves with you

  • There are several nice locations on site to sit and enjoy a picnic lunch

Follow up

  • We will send you a short survey via email to provide feedback on your visit, please take the time to complete this

  • Add us on Facebook to keep up to date with the programme and take advantage of freshwater related teaching ideas

  • You may wish to complete some of our Kahoot quizzes with your classes, search for #taupo4tomorrow​