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Eager anglers will come alive on a fishing oriented trip to New Zealand’s North Island. This small country is renowned for its superior fly fishing opportunities, and while you could never hit every hot fishing spot on the North and South Islands on one trip – nor even on the North Island alone – you can surely get started with some of the best! This trip covers fly fishing on the legendary Tongariro River, the plentiful waters of Hawkes Bay (Tukituki, Ngaruroro, Tukaekuri, and Mohaka Rivers), and the saltwater fishing around Waiheke Island and Hauraki Gulf.
When not on the water, rod in hand, enjoy an array of non-fishing activities, from trekking and horseback riding to kayaking and biking – all arranged based on your unique interests. (Non-anglers may want to come too – we will always attend to their interests as well!)
Exceptional accommodations are yours throughout the journey, with boutique hotels in the heart of Auckland and Wellington, a historic chateau-style accommodation in Tongariro National Park, atop cliffs perched over Hawkes Bay, on the edge of Waiheke Island, and on the banks of the Tongariro River. Six unique accommodations and one word – Wow!
Travel to New Zealand for a well-rounded, fishing-oriented vacation that will leave you exceedingly satisfied and wanting to come back for more!
P.S. Given the amount of time spent fishing on this trip, a “Whole Season License” is recommended!