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Tongariro River White Water Rafting Adventure from Taupo

Highlights
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
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Tongariro River White Water Rafting Adventure from Taupo
From US$ 99.80
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9am trip. No PickUp AvailableMost Popular
In 2.5 hours you navigate over 60 heart-pounding, roller coaster rapids with an expert guide at the helm. Pick up from Taupo not available on morning departure.
From US$ 99.80
Afternoon departure
In 2.5 hours you navigate over 60 heart-pounding, roller coaster rapids with an expert guide at the helm.Throughout the trip you’ll be treated to sights only accessed by raft. P/U from Taupo available
From US$ 99.80
Winter Rafting 2017
In 2.5 hours you navigate over 60 heart-pounding, roller coaster rapids with an expert guide at the helm. Pick up from Taupo available.
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Overview
Test your nerve against Mother Nature’s power in New Zealand on this 3-hour Tongariro River white-water rafting adventure from Taupo. Travel with your guide into the wilderness of New Zealand’s beautiful North Island. Following a safety briefing, climb into your wetsuit, grab your paddle and head to the banks of the swirling Tongariro River. Navigate over 60 of the rolling river’s choppy rapids and enjoy panoramic views over the mighty canyon. Spot native bird species along the way and replenish lost energy with a deli-style meal at the end.
What to Expect
You’ll start your unforgettable adventure with an on-shore safety briefing and paddle instructions with an experienced guide. You and the rest of the crew will then begin your white water rafting journey on grade 3 rapids – an ideal grade for experienced paddlers or first-time rafters.

In 2.5 hours you navigate over 60 heart-pounding, roller coaster rapids with an expert guide at the helm. Throughout the trip you’ll be treated to sights only accessed by raft.

Keep a look out for the elusive and native Blue Duck 'whio' that make these waters their home. Tongariro River Rafting is so dedicated to preserving the natural environment of the Tongariro River that they founded the Blue Duck Project – with the goal of returning the rare native Blue Duck to its traditional habitat along the Tongariro River.

Includes:
Deli-style meal in the summer, granny’s soup & thermal soak in the winter.
Pick up from Taupo accommodation is available for 2pm trip in summer.
Reviews (70)
1 - 5 of 67 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
A fantastic way to experience a special part of New Zealand

We were picked up from Taupo i-site and driven to the rafting base in Turangi. The grade 3 river was just the right balance of exhilaration and a good time with plenty of rapids to keep us on our toes! Our guide Isaac not only...More

Thank Piripi_NZ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Expectations Exceeded!

I had such a great day with these guys! I got picked up from Taupo, at a really decent time too, and taken to their HQ. The guy who picked me up was super funny and played some great tunes too. I was warm in...More

Thank Jared W
Garth O, Reservations at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Jared, We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us rafting and had a good car ride from Taupo to Turangi. Thank you for your review we really appreciate it. We hope to see you again in the future if you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Perfect Time

I'm biased, but it was exceptional. I was lucky enough to land on a free promotional trip to help them shoot a new branding video and photos. We stopped a little more than usual but still, the experience was perfect. The people helping you get...More

Thank Adventurer817359
Garth O, Manager at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi, Thanks for coming out to help us film. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your time out on the water with Rene and Isaac, even with the extra stopping. We would love to have you out there again. Hopefully we will see...More

Reviewed 4 July 2018
Beyond expectation!!! Must do if you are in taupo

Going to do the Tongariro river rafting is not only an activity... its a day adventure. You will be bring into a ride from taupo to turangi with the guide itself, spent 2.5hrs on the rive for rafting with a chocolate & cookies break, than...More

Thank Kevin L
Garth O, Reservations at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2018

Hi Kevin, Great to hear that you enjoyed yourself out on the water with our team. If you are ever back in the area make sure you come back for another trip down the Tongariro. All the best, The Team at TRR

Reviewed 31 May 2018
Ma and Pa Kettle

We did the grade 3 trip. We were picked up in Taupo by John who was very informative about the area we were travelling through. Johno was our " Captain " who was also very informative about the area. He was an awesome instructor. To...More

Thank Stephen P
Garth O, raft guide at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

Hi Stephen, We are so glad that you enjoyed your trip ! Good to hear you and captain Johno found some blue ducks as well. Safe travels Lauren and the TRR team

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