Thursday, July 27

The Creel Tackle House Café @ Turangi, New Zealand

BY Cecilia Qianqian IN , No comments

Having rain for whole day from yesterday until this morning. Feel badly I couldn't finish my Tangoriro trail and have to stay in a backpacker without somebody accidentally. Thanks for so much information provided from the backpacker website I stayed last night. At last, I picked to visit this café in this lazy morning.

The Creel Tackle Café offer fresh homemade Turangi food with fly fishing theme, as all foods and pastry made on site. They are using locally sourced produce whenever possible, such as free range eggs, seasonal fruits, salad vegetables, coffee, organic and natural drinks.


The café actually is the work room from the oldest Tackle Shop in New Zealand; you don't even realize there is a small café inside the shop. Hundreds of fishing files have been tied in this room; lot of fly rods have been crafted. All these are owned by Mr Joe Frost, also a fishing guide to many dignitaries the world over.

Produce on the window sill and shelve printed on acrylic for sale. All of these are taken by aerial photographs of the Tongariro River.



They do sell homemade products like jams, chocolate, teas and coffee.







I fall in love with their coffee. Surprisingly coffee here own nice fragrant with medium taste. And this places have make me feel comfortable when sitting inside, I could enjoy my tasting slowly with listening lively music in this beautiful morning.

I have a breakfast of today, which come with two poached eggs, roasted ciabatta and bacon.
The bacon was super nice! Combining crispy with soft texture and I wondering how they can make the bacon with like this. I have no idea on it and never get enough for this. I also have an experience buy some bacon to home and fry it, but the result is not what I wish. Hmmm, gonna explore of it again. As well as the ciabatta bread. 


Lot of goods in the tackle shop such as warm socks, foot warmers, beanies, caps and hats, thermal under garment as well as everything that fly fisher need. They are ready to help you with fishing tackle, a license or a fishing report great.





If you are planning to have your Tongariro trail too, you could stop by here for breakfast or lunch to have a break before move forward. It is just 20 minutes away from Tongariro National Park and you could takeout lunches too if you are rushing. By the way, please make your order before 7.30 a.m for collection.

The Creel Tackle House and Café 
189, Taupahi Rd, Turangi, 3334 New Zealand
+64 7 386 7929

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