Riverstone Backpackers Website

Tongariro News & Updates

Welcome to Riverstone Backpackers website, the new version is now live! The site has been developed to allow you to book your accommodation, but also as a guide to the Tongariro Region.

More content will be added over the next few months so if you are planning on visiting the region, keep checking back. There will be seasonal updates on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, a regular fly fishing report, walking or mountain biking trip reports and google track maps that can be downloaded to your GPS or phone.

If you have stayed with us before we look forward to seeing you return, and if not we hope to meet you one day.

Haere ra aroha hoa

Rob & Heather

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Ruakituri River Fishing Ruakituri River Fish Killers Would A World Class Fishery Be Managed Like This Elsewhere? A recent 3 day trip Ruakituri River fishing trip provided some great actio...
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