Rangitaiki River Fly Fishing

The 5th most popular fly fishing river in New Zealand.

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Southwest of Whakatane, the Rangitaiki River is a popular river for fly fishing.

The upper Rangitaiki River is within the Kaiangaroa Forest and a Fletcher Challenge Forest access permit is required. The Otamatea and Dry Fly creeks can be accessed from Eastern Boundary Road and this also provides access to the upper river and Te Awa camping ground. The mid-river and Waihua and Mangamako Streams can be accessed from Galatea Road off SH 30.

Overall, Rangitaiki River is the 5th most popular fly fishing river of all 8 fly fishing spots in New Zealand. Several of the better fly fishing rivers are nearby Rangitaiki River including Waikato River, Tongariro River and Waioeka River.

Rangitaiki River Fly Fishing Map



Local Contact(s):  NZ Fish And Game 07-357-5501; i-Site Tourism Taupo 64-7-376-0027; Hamill Adventures Fly Fishing Guides (64) 021-951-959.

Recommended Book:  "Rough Guide To New Zealand" from

Recommended Map:  "New Zealand Adventure Map" from National Geographic

Breakfast Restaurant:  Coffee Plus, Taupo

Reference Source:  click here http://www.fishandgame.org.nz/

GPS:  -38.458453, 176.697804

Date Published:  12/26/2015

Date Updated:  7/18/2016

ID:  22122

Rangitaiki River Fly Fishing Map


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