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Locations near Turangi:
- National Park
Turangi (Pop: 3,500) is a town on the west bank of the Tongariro River, 50 kilometres south-west of Taupo on the North Island Volcanic Plateau of New Zealand.
It was built to accommodate
the workers associated with the Tongariro hydro-electric power development
project and their families.
Located in the heart of the central plateau, Turangi is one of the best bases in the region for the variety of activities Mt Ruapehu and the surrounding area has to offer.
Being positioned on the head of the Tongariro River, Turangi is renowned worldwide for it's trout fishing, with the National Trout Centre located a small drive from the town.
Turangi is also a great base for skiing, being central
to all local skifields on Mt Ruapehu
There are no schedule passenger air services to or from Turangi. The
nearest regional airport to Turangi is