Trip to Taupo NZ

Hi all, I am looking at putting together a group of 4 (to save costs on accomodation, transport and guide's fees to gain access private land) to go trout fishing in Taupo NZ in March / April next year.

Any takers to join?


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 Wish I could. I've been

Tue, 2013-09-17 17:47

 Wish I could. I've been there, god's own country.

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So true. I have been a few

Tue, 2013-09-17 18:06

So true. I have been a few times.

Next trip after Taupo is Jurasic Lake.

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 Is that the one in South

Tue, 2013-09-17 23:23

 Is that the one in South America or a diff own?

 

 

always wanted to go fly fishing in NZ. Would be interesting to see some details. 

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 It is indeed the one in

Wed, 2013-09-18 06:25

 It is indeed the one in South America. I will put the details (and costings) together for Nz and pm you

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been there a few times now

Wed, 2013-09-18 08:56

been there a few times now and what an amazing place,

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The costs roughly for a five

Wed, 2013-09-18 10:09

The costs roughly for a five day trip to Taupo is $1,600.

It includes return flights, a guide for two days (can be reduced to two half days if money is an issue), a charter boat on the lake for half a day (can also be dumped if the fly fishing is good), mid range accomodation and a 4x4 rental from Auckland to drive to Taupo (3.5hour drive). Food and fuel will be extra.

A cheaper option will be Tasmania, but I have been to Taupo about 4 times, and each time was better than the last. The first time the Mrs outfished me in numbers and size. She caught an 8 pound rainbow on the lake. That record must be corrected....

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$1600 is cheap!  If only I

Wed, 2013-09-18 10:44

$1600 is cheap!  If only I had enough time off work

 

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Go Taupo, its a beautiful

Wed, 2013-09-18 11:36

Go Taupo, its a beautiful area and while there might as well make time to go to Mt Ruapehu and up the chairlift as its only an hour or so away.

So much to see there, mudpools, geysers, mountains, active volcanos (Mt Tongariro erupted last year when we were there)

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I'm keen

Thu, 2013-09-19 23:30

When do you need to finalize the trip?

any chance you would do 7 days?

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Early next year to finalise.

Fri, 2013-09-20 11:17

Early next year to finalise. Putting the plan in action whilst my leave pass is still fresh...

 

Seven days will not be an issue, costs will go up by about $250.

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 I will refine the budget and

Fri, 2013-09-20 21:45

 I will refine the budget and pm you with proposed details. 

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Awesome looking forward to

Sat, 2013-09-21 11:41

Awesome looking forward to it!!!

 

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Spots

Wed, 2013-10-02 11:54

Hi all, all the spots for this proposed trip are taken.