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Rafting New Zealand - Tongariro Whitewater

Join Rafting New Zealand for the ultimate kiwi whitewater experience - take on over 50 exhilarating rapids on the pristine Grade 3 Tongariro River. A fantastic adventure not to be missed!

Highlights

  • Exhilarating experience over 14 kms including more than 60 rapids
  • Stunning scenery along the Tongariro River
  • Ultimate Kiwi adventure for thrill seekers
  • Epic 2 hours of grade 3 rafting with an experienced guide

Tongariro White Water Adventure ex Turangi

(Transport from Taupo Available)

Join Rafting New Zealand for the ultimate kiwi whitewater experience, taking on over 60 exhilarating rapids on the pristine Grade 3 Tongariro River.  You'll raft 14km through spectacular scenery, stopping ¾'s of the way to explore the hidden Puketarata Waterfall, (Optional & weather permitting).  You'll enjoy on river hot chocolate and snacks whilst floating through the Rangipo pool  and when you arrive back to our base we have hot showers waiting. Enjoy our legendary 'Hot Dog' (Vegetarian Option available)  with a cold NZ beverage whilst viewing your trip photo's.  This is Aotearoa's best half day rafting trip.  So book now to secure your seat!

Trips departing Turangi:

8.30am, 1pm and 2.30pm in Summer and 12pm in Winter

Transport pick up from Taupo by arrangement 1pm for the 2pm trip (conditions apply)

Duration: Allow 4 hours with upto 2.5 hours on the river

Included:

  • An epic 2 hour plus of Grade 3 rafting on the famous Tongariro river with a professional, experienced, and fun kiwi river guide.
  • All rafting equipment including safety gear and up to date, top quality river apparel.
  • On river hot chocolate and snacks.
  • Transport from accommodation if required. (Conditions apply)
  • Spacious changing facilities, clean toilets and hot solar powered showers.
  • A delicious river dog. Frankfurter, fresh roll, balsamic onions and a choice of sauces.
  • A selection of beverages available including: A cold NZ Beer, or soda. A Hot Malt Wine or a Tea of your choice.


When completing your booking form please supply a contact phone number, along with a contact email address. If you have an international phone number or aren't non-contactable you must ring us (using the phone number supplied on your booking confirmation email) to confirm final trip details, 24 hours prior to trip time

Photos of your adventure are available for purchase at the end of the day

Meeting Location 41 Ngawaka Place, Turangi

Adult $179.00
Child $149.00 (10-17 years)

What's included

  • 2-2.5 hours rafting
  • All rafting and safety equipment
  • Hot showers and heated change room
  • River Dog (hot dog), snacks, hot drink, soda, beer (vegetarian option available)
  • Experienced and professional guide
  • Winter bookings include: Hot pool voucher and hot mulled wine
  • Transport from Taupo available (conditions apply)

Duration

  • Allow approximately 4 hours for the whole experience

Location

  • Raft Base Location: 41 Ngawaka Place, Turangi. Pick up Location: Peter Pans Travel 29 Tongariro Street, Taupo.

Restrictions

  • Minimum age: 10
  • Children aged 10 - 12 years old must be under the supervision of an adult, 1:1 ratio.

Available Bookings from January 26 to February 01

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

Sun 26 Jan
Mon 27 Jan
Tue 28 Jan
Wed 29 Jan
Thu 30 Jan
Fri 31 Jan
Sat 1 Feb

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$179.00
  • Child$125.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$179.00
  • Child$125.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$179.00
  • Child$125.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$179.00
  • Child$125.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$179.00
  • Child$125.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$179.00
  • Child$149.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$139.00
  • Child$99.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$179.00
  • Child$149.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$179.00
  • Child$149.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$179.00
  • Child$149.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$129.00
  • Child$119.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

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Jocelyn Bates from Australia wrote on 04 January 2019

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Great adventure!

Jessie and Maddy were the perfect guides down the rapids! It was fun and exhilarating and very good value for the whole family.

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philip from New Zealand wrote on 11 February 2018

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lots of fun

I would recommend this to any one, a great half day, me and my partner and 12 year old girl enjoyed it greatly. staff was very friendly and helpful , I would do this again.

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Kirsty from New Zealand wrote on 22 January 2020

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Amazing family experience.

This was a fantastic experience for our family. All the staff were extremely friendly and very fun. Well organised adventure.

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Corriene from Australia wrote on 16 January 2020

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Fantastic tour

Excellent tour company. Guides are great. Had so much fun. Would definitely recommend

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jingting from New Zealand wrote on 04 January 2020

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Amazing experience with an amazing guide!

Rafting on the Tongariro River is absolutely an amazing experience! Our guide Nicola is passionate and enthusiastic. We had great fun in the stunning scenery. Try this activity, and you would not regret!

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