Explore Bookme forRotorua & Taupo

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 June 05 to June 11

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

Fri 5 Jun
Sat 6 Jun
Sun 7 Jun
Mon 8 Jun
Tue 9 Jun
Wed 10 Jun
Thu 11 Jun

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$99.00
  • Child$125.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$99.00
  • Child$125.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$99.00
  • Child$125.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$99.00
  • Child$125.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$99.00
  • Child$125.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$89.00
  • Child$125.00

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

4.9

189 reviews

Showing all 189 authenticated Bookme reviews

Jocelyn Bates from Australia wrote on 04 January 2019

Share Link

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.

This review helped me

philip from New Zealand wrote on 11 February 2018

Share Link

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.

This review helped me

Mirjana from Australia wrote on 13 March 2020

Share Link

Great experience!

I have always wanted to do something more adventurous in my life. White water rafting along Tongariro River was a great adventure for me, something that I will always remember with a smile on my face. I cannot wait to do it again. RNZ is a great company. We were lucky to have Madi as our captain. Young, professional, caring girl, fun to be around who was entertaining us all the way with her great stories about the local Maori people and their culture and at the same time very skilled in white water rafting. THANK YOU MADI, THANK YOU TEAM RNZ!

This review helped me

Simone from New Zealand wrote on 12 March 2020

Share Link

Tomorrow white water rafting

Would recommend for anyone awesome people and had a fantastic time looking forward to doing again next time in Turangi great value for money,very addictive.

This review helped me

Sarah from Germany wrote on 28 February 2020

Share Link

Great experience, so much fun

Definitely an amazing experience with great guides, lots of fun and water splashing! Definitely recommend it to everyone :)

This review helped me

10:00 a.m.Thursday 13 July

Spaces Left

Adult

    Child 10-17 years

      Qualmark certification

      What does Qualmark mean for you?

      When you see the Qualmark logo, your activity of choice is endorsed by New Zealand Tourism’s official quality assurance organisation and backed by leaders in the industry. It’s your trusted guide to iconic activities and experiences that are awarded for their exceptionally high level of quality, safety and sustainability.

      This activity has a Qualmark Award

      This award identifies a business with a high level of professionalism, a keen awareness of the impact it has on the environment and a commitment to a customer centric approach.

      This award is evidence of a sophisticated tourism business that consistently exceeds visitor expectations. Their proactive leadership and management ensure the business’s focus on continuously improving their economic, social and environmental performance to create genuine, constantly evolving and sustainable tourism experiences.

      This award recognises the best sustainable tourism businesses in New Zealand. It denotes exceptional customer experiences at the heart of everything the company does. This business is leading the way in making the New Zealand tourism industry a world class sustainable visitor destination.

      Ask a Question

      Register for Bookme now

      Create your Bookme account today and start keeping track of your bookings and favourite deals.

      Sign Up for Bookme

      Login instantly with Facebook

      Login with your Facebook account.

      Or with your existing Bookme login

      Sample menu

      Add to list

      Register for Bookme now

      Create your Bookme account today and start keeping track of your bookings and favourite deals.

      Sign Up for Bookme

      Login instantly with Facebook

      Login with your Facebook account.

      Or with your existing Bookme login