Planning your Taupo fly-fishing adventure

Planning your New Zealand fly fishing adventure

The Taupo region offers unforgettable fly fishing year-round, from winter spawning runs of rainbow and brown trout to summer wilderness fishing in the upper reaches of remote river valleys.

We will take care of all your fly fishing requirements including food and drink while you are with us in New Zealand, as well as collection and drop-off to your accommodation.

We have breathable waders and boots of all sizes and provide all the gear you’ll need including breathable fly fishing jackets and all the flies, tippet and consumables that you might ever need.

You need to book your own accommodation and transport to Taupo and we have provided our recommendations to help you.

However, should you wish to use your own fishing gear we have provided a guide to what you need listed on the equipment page.  It is not worth the problems of bringing fur or feathers, or waders as these will be stopped, checked and possibly delayed at Customs.  Felt-soled boots are BANNED.  We will provide all the fishing gear you need.

If you are planning your NZ fly fishing trip yourself then the following will help:

Before you leave home:


You are responsible for your insurance and should note down if you may be rafting, tramping or travelling by helicopter while we guide you fishing around Taupo and other parts of New Zealand.  We recommend Sandra at who is an expert in travel insurance covering outdoor activities.  She works with a number of different companies and can get you great rates and comprehensive cover.  Her email address is

Health Requirements

Please notify us if you have any specific health concerns and be sure that you bring appropriate medicines, prescriptions and documentation should your health deteriorate while in New Zealand.  Taupo has medical facilities with a small hospital and the nearest large hospital is Rotorua which is 50 minutes away.

Domestic flights

When booking your international flights ask about transfers to Taupo airport as this is the most convenient way to get here.  Airport shuttles can bring you the few kms into Taupo to your accommodation.  For each day we are your fishng guide we will collect you and return you to your accommodation in Taupo.

Rental Cars

Search for Auckland airport rental cars in Google and you’ll find a lot of options

Remember to check if you need any additional drivers licence other than your home country one.

Campervan Hire

We recommend Your Kind of Camper. They are based in Auckland and provide quality Mercedes Benz Sprinter campers.

Favourite Restaurants
  • Kefi Cafe
  • El Tejano TexMex
  • Mole & Chicken
  • Suncourt Indian
  • Thai Delight
  • Master Of India
  • Taupo Steakhouse
  • Sorrento Italian