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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 pooland 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 up to 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
  • 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 18 to January 24

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

Mon 18 Jan
Tue 19 Jan
Wed 20 Jan
Thu 21 Jan
Fri 22 Jan
Sat 23 Jan
Sun 24 Jan

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$99.00
  • Child$125.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$149.00
  • Child$125.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$99.00
  • Child$125.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$149.00
  • Child$125.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$99.00
  • Child$125.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$89.50
  • Child$119.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$129.00
  • Child$119.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$129.00
  • Child$119.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$179.00
  • Child$99.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$129.00
  • Child$119.00

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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Nessa from New Zealand wrote on 15 November 2020

Best Water Rafting Experience in NZ

Truly recommend white water rafting with Rafting NZ in Turangi. Awesome guides!! Amazing scenery!! Receiving a hot chocolate while on the river is a special treat! Best white water rafting experience in NZ!

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Kia Ora Nessa! We are so lucky to have such an amazing river on our back door step! Thanks for choosing to tackle the rapids with us :) Kind regards Team RNZ

Tim Kent from United Kingdom wrote on 15 July 2020

Awesome

Two UK pensioners, in week 20 of a four week visit that started in February, ventured down river with Rafting New Zealand. No other words than Awesome!! With snow on the ground, the water foaming white, kitted up we were exhilarated for over two hours. A "Once in a lifetime experience" with an expert company

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samuela from New Zealand wrote on 09 January 2021

Great day out

Really enjoyed our first time water rafting. Great start for beginners as it builds into it and gets the adrenaline flowing in a few spots. The guides are great we really enjoyed having Gabe. Absolutely no faults until the end when they said you had to pay $29 for photos. Instead of leaving there, with pictures of your time to share on Facebook and recommend the company. You leave feeling angry because you already paid a decenent amount for the expiernce and you don't even get had copies, it's just an email of the photos that's costs them nothing to do. So that's a real down buzz on what was a totally fun day.

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Shane S from New Zealand wrote on 03 January 2021

Awesome experience

Awesome experience, experienced guide, one of the best days of life.

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Lee-Ann from New Zealand wrote on 14 December 2020

WHAT AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE!!!

Woohoo, what a wonderful morning we had courtesy of Rafting NZ. My partner and I went down specially from Rotorua to Turangi for the rafting experience and returned to Auckland (home) after that. We would plan a trip down again specially to do the Tongariro Whitewater rafting again. Thank you Gabe for making the rafting experience so entertaining. You have a great knowledge of things fauna and flora. Love the names of the various rapids, made it more entertaining. The bonus was when the raft flipped down the most placid rapid, made the experience SO MUCH BETTER!!! I love the untouched beauty out there, the beautiful canyons and the blue duck. Thanks to Conrad and Craig for assisting with the rafting experience. My partner, Mario, thought that the rafting would be too 'touristy' and whilst it was, it exceeded both our expectations. The warm showers! The fact that the wetsuit, socks etc are hosed down. The hot chocolate on the river with the chocolate fish! The river dog afterwards. What impressed me the most is the cleanliness!!! The locker rooms, toilets, shower, area where the hot dog is served with an assortment of condiments...everything is CLEAN. I love the friendliness of all staff and Indy the dog who greets you on your return from the trip. Wonderful outfit, well thought out and a wonderful experience. We will be back! and we will be bringing a load of family members with!

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