Enjoy Kiwi Hospitality

We are the proud new owners of the Creel Tackle House and Café. We are both looking forward to meeting regular and new customers. Jason has lived in the Taupo district on and of for over 30 years, farming, fishing and hunting. I grew up in Taranaki with a farming family, and all our holidays were spent at Lake Rotoaira. So, for Jason and I, it is very much a case of coming home. Jason and I owned Troutbeck fishing lodge for eight years, so we are happy to be back in Turangi.

Quad Bike Fishing adventure

Fly Fishing Paradise

We live in trout fishing paradise, surrounded on all sides by rivers and lakes full of fat trout. The fishing options are many and plentiful and what is unique for New Zealand is that in this area you can fish 365 days a year.

King double room view of the river

Creel Tackle House and Cafe

The Creel Tackle House has been supplying Tongariro River Anglers with Tackle for around 80 years, come and try our award winning food and enjoy a coffee.

Lodge guest room with fireplace

Fly Fishing Tackle

Wide range of brands and products and we encourage Anglers to try each model before purchase as they all have a unique action, we offer free lessons with any Rod sold.

Mountain biking by the great lake Taupo

Taupo activities

The Cafe and tackle shop is not far from the ski fields, mountain bike trails, white water rafting, paragliding, lake taupo cruises you really can find something to do all year round did we mention the fishing is quite good round here.

  • Creel Cafe

    Totally mouth watering. Creel Cafe Brioche has become somewhat of a Lake Taupo institution and is the reason its guests keep returning again and again. Whether you are out on the trails – biking or walking, going for a wonderful drive, or catching some trout.

  • Fishing Tackle

    We are continually looking for new, innovative and exciting products, we like to keep up with the latest, try a new approach to trout fishing, flies, rods, reels, methods, techniques.

  • Cafe and Deck Area

    Creel Cafe is the perfect place to pick up your lunch to go or to sit and soak in the atmosphere.