Shake, rumble and shudder. The visitor centre creates an authentic earthquake experience. There are friendly locals to give you advice where to go and what to do around Turangi. The visitor centre situated at the southern end of Lake Taupo (Turangi town centre) is a gateway to the Tongariro National Park, Tongariro Alpine Crossing as well as ticket agent for the impulsive white water rafting half day tour you want to join. Look for the corrugated volcanic cone surrounding the entrance way and you’ve found the right spot.