Turangi for the weekend.

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Thu Feb 18, 2016 6:40 am

Had a place booked at Turangi for the weekend long before the kayaks turned up so was wondering where the best place to launch and be able to leave car and trailer.
No fishing just a nice sightseeing paddle.
Haven't looked at forecast yet as this weather system at the moment is supposed to clear for the weekend so winds etc may decide where around the lake is best to put in.

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Thu Feb 18, 2016 7:51 am

Check out around Tokaanu. The paddle up the out let is nice and same with Tongariro river lower reaches and surrounding areas.

Theres not much Ugly to be seen from anywhere on the water on Taupo, it's a stunning place.

You can have a look around Waihi beach or just before it where slip creek runs in, Other than some absolutely massive brown trout in the river mouth it would be an easy launch, paddle over the weed and up towards Omori....

If your up for a drive there's Kuratau spit that's nice and also a little lake on the way in that the Kuratau hydro lake that would be a cool paddle as well maybe a 10-15 minute drive from turangi
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Thu Feb 18, 2016 9:19 am

If you are in Taupo, Acacia bay is a good launch. Paddle round to the rock carvings to the East with a few little bays that are good for a stop and a swim this time of year.
Simple is as simple does.

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Thu Feb 18, 2016 9:05 pm

Launch at Tokaanu, stop off for a coffee at the lakeside café/restaurant at Waihi, then head up the mouths of the Tongariro. If you go slowly up the river mouths you will be able to spot the big brown trout that hang out there.

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