New Zealand

North Island Tramping and Trout Hunting Adventure

Max Salzburg May 29, 2023

The North Island of New Zealand is often overlooked, but it can be a wonderful destination for anglers who want to experience great fishing, a high level of service, and endless outdoor activities.

Experience the North Island with two fantastic lodges in two different systems and hike one of New Zealand's most stunning day hikes in this 12-day itinerary for active anglers.


Day 1: Arrive Auckland (AUK), Transfer to Taupo (TUO), Rent a car and drive approximately 1-hour to Poronui

Day 2 : Full day of guided fishing on the home water of Poronui

Day 3 - 5: Three full days of guided helicopter fishing with Poronui

Day 6: Depart Poronui after breakfast, Drive approximately 1.5-hours to Tongariro Lodge

Day 7 - 8: Two full days of guided fishing with Tongariro Lodge

Day 9: Day hike through the UNISCO World Heritage Site Tongariro National Park on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing (guided or unguided)

Day 10: Full day of guided white-water raft fishing on the Tongariro River

Day 11 : Full day of guided helicopter fishing with Tongariro Lodge

Day 12: Depart Tongariro Lodge, Depart Taupo


Experience one of the finest sporting lodges in the world

Tongariro Lodge

Fish one of New Zealand's most iconic rivers with one of the oldest fishing lodges in New Zealand

Tongariro Alpine Crossing

Learn more about the Tongariro Alpine Crossing

Ready to Experience the North Island of New Zealand?

Our New Zealand Destination Manager is Max Salzburg