Situated on Highway 1, Turangi can be accessed by private car or bus.
- Trout fishing. Turangi is mostly famous for the Tongariro River, which runs through it. It provides excellent fishing all year round (but particularly during August-October) for rainbow (steelhead) and brown trout.
- Walking, climbing and (in season) skiing in nearby Tongariro National Park
- Riverstone Backpackers, ☎ +64 7 386 7004. Tongariro Alpine Crossing Transport, 222 Tautahanga Rd. Purpose-built 18-person character backpackers. Set amongst native gardens with new kitchen, open-plan living area and huge sun deck. Heaters in all bedrooms, blankets, full laundry facilities and always-hot showers. Log-burning fire, fully insulated building and windows double-glazed. BBQ, hammocks, walk-in drying room, and specialised gear storage facilities for snow and fishing gear. Fast Internet, Skype and laptop access.