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Quiet, inexpensive riverside accommodation nestled in picturesque garden. 9 recently refurbished, comfortable rooms with brand new beds and own ensuites. Fully equipped self-catering kitchen/dining room with complimentary milk, tea, coffee.

Address: 15 Taupahi Rd Turangi, NEw Zealand Taupo & Tongariro

Phone: view phone+64 7 386 8150

Free Phone: view phone 0800366208

Contact Name: Doug and Betty


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WELCOME! Sportsmans Lodge hosts, Doug and Betty, would love to meet you sometime soon. For quality Turangi accommodation right on the banks of the world famous Tongariro River, Sportsmans Lodge is the ideal place to make your home for a few days.

It really is the hidden accommodation gem of the Lake Taupo District and Central Plateau with its unique and tranquil Kiwi-style character.

It is affordable, relaxed and convivial – the perfect place to stay and play in Turangi. We are so fortunate to be right on the doorstep of:

Some of the world’s best trout fishing waterways
Mt Ruapehu’s Whakapapa and Turoa ski fields
Tongariro Alpine Crossing – voted the best one-day walk in New Zealand
42 Traverse and other great mountain bike trails
Grade three white-water rafting experiences for experts and novices alike
Tongariro National Trout Centre
Tongariro River walk
Many beautiful walking tracks that showcase the spectacular scenery of the Central Plateau
 Sportsmans Lodge is the ideal accommodation choice for fly fishermen, fishing and walking groups, skiers, family and business groups or those individuals, couples or groups who want to chill out, meet new people or reunite with old friends. We’ve even had very successful small business conferences and family celebration events – weddings, anniversaries and special birthdays.

We are proud to have received a 2014 Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor. This reflects the pleasant and comfortable stays our guests have had.

Sportsmans Lodge accommodation:

  • Quiet, inexpensive riverside accommodation nestled in picturesque garden
  • 9 recently refurbished, comfortable rooms with  brand new beds and own ensuites
  • Fully equipped self-catering kitchen/dining room with complimentary milk, tea, coffee
  • Large shared lounge/games room with open fire, TV and pool table – great for relaxing and sharing the day’s stories with other guests
  • Drying room
  • Guest laundry, clothes line and iron/ironing board
  • Full fish cleaning facilities and freezers for storing catch
  • Sundeck with barbecue adjoining lounge/games room
  • Undercover car parking
  • Free wireless broadband around whole lodge
Self-contained garden cottage:
Classic Kiwi-style, very comfortable accommodation
Separate to lodge with deck opening out to delightful garden - the perfect private hideaway
Fully equipped kitchen
Wonderful place to relax, unwind and enjoy great Turangi hospitality
Accommodates 2-4 people
Free wireless broadband

About us
Sportsmans Lodge is in the heart of New Zealand's famous Central Plateau. Its mountains, lakes and rivers, walking and mountain bike tracks make this area an amazing outdoor playground. If you're planning an extended stay in Turangi to soak up the outdoor action or simply be amongst some of New Zealand's stunning scenery, then Sportsman’s Lodge is the ideal accommodation base for you.

Our comfy rooms and friendly owners, Doug and Betty Carrick, will make you feel right at home. The rooms are fresh, clean and, most of all, inexpensive. The lodge is a gem that never disappoints and is just perfect for relaxing with other guests at the end of a busy day. It has rustic charm and character that makes guests want to linger and soak up the classic Kiwi-style atmosphere. Our self-catering kitchen is a real hit with our guests. It is as much a place for chatting with other guests about their day’s activities as it is a place for preparing and eating culinary concoctions.

There is such a convivial atmosphere around the lodge when fishermen and walking groups are staying. The tales and laughter about their day’s activities and pride in their fishing catch creates such a buzz amongst the guests. You too can become part of this when you choose to stay at Sportsmans Lodge.

We welcome you to pop in and check us out sometime. We can help you to plan your outdoor activities and can arrange transport for you. We will go out of our way to make your time at the lodge homely, comfortable and the very best it can be.

Hours of work

8:00 am - 9:00 pm


Entering Turangi from south (from Wellington)
Turn right at Z service station and Burger King into Arahori Street
Turn left into Taupahi Road and drive to the end of road until you see the Sportsmans Lodge sign (about a kilometre).
Entering Turangi from north (from Auckland)
Turn first left (into Piri Road) after you cross the Tongariro River bridge
At end of Piri Rd turn left into Taupahi Road and we are located 100m on right. Look for the Sportsmans Lodge sign.

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