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Rafting New Zealand

41 Ngawaka Place | Southern Lake Taupo, Turangi 3334, New Zealand
+64 7-386 0352
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Tongariro River Family Fun White Water Rafting from Turangi
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Tongariro White Water Rafting from Taupo and Turangi
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US$ 146.12*
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Half-Day Tongariro River Kayaking Adventure
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Kia Ora and Welcome to Rafting New Zealand. A family run business established in 1991. We raft the best rivers, providing family fun rafting for ages 3 years and up all the way through to extreme whitewater action. With professional, fun, Kiwi guides, premier gear and facilities, Maori culture and an excellent safety record, book with us to experience the thrill of rafting, Aotearoa styles. Rafting NZ is NZ's most awarded rafting company.
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41 Ngawaka Place | Southern Lake Taupo, Turangi 3334, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a great day out with Maori mythology explained to us on the trip. Had a fantastic time with a 4 year old and a 6 year old on the grade 2 rapids. Luke was brilliant and made us feel like we were in...More

Thank SoffiH
Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia Ora Soffi, Thanks for leaving a review - was super fun taking you and the family rafting - look forward to seeing you again when your Son turns three. Nga Mihi, Luke

Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome people, great organisation and huge fun!! Would definitely recommend you give it a go. Well be back!!

Thank Trish C
Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia Ora Trish, Thanks for choosing to raft with us and for leaving a review, Nga Mihi, Luke

Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff here were outstanding - Jesse in particular. From the moment we arrived to the moment we walked out the door they were helpful, knowledgeable and obviously keen to make sure we had a fun day on the water. The actual time on the...More

Thank rushing-man
Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia Ora "Rushing-Man" Thanks for leaving a great review - stoked to hear that you had an awesome time with us and that Jesse did a superb job as your guide. Hopefully see you again one day for another adventure - maybe next time on...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This trip is well worth the money. The Tongariro River can only be accessed by raft and is so clean and prestine. It will take your breath away! I can't fault the trip. The guides were fun, easy going and had some good stories to...More

Thank Molly C
Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia Ora Molly, Thanks for leaving a great review and for choosing to raft with us. Awesome to hear the entire family loved the adventure and that Zach and the team showed you all a safe and exciting time. Nga Mihi, Luke

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the time we arrived at Rafting New Zealand, we were greeted by the most friendly, welcoming staff. Such a professional, well run and above all, fun organisation! I can't speak highly of the experience, and such a nice touch adding stories and history on...More

Thank Lesley R
Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia Ora Lesley, Thank you for leaving such a great review - really enjoyable reading how much you enjoyed your experience with us - we look forward to seeing you again next time on our Grade 5 Wairoa Adventure. Nga Mihi, Luke

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unanimously voted the highlight of our holiday! We spent a glorious afternoon on the river. The kids were thrilled by the Grade Two rapids. Our guide (Zack) was friendly, knowledgeable and great with the kids. We can't wait to come back next year and do...More

Thank Tara R
Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Kia Ora Tara, Wow, fantastic to hear we were the familys NZ Hoilday highlight! Thanks for choosing to raft with us and for leaving a great review - look forward to hopefully seeing you again one day when the kids are big enough to do...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good kit, nice people and thoroughly competent guides who shape the experience according to the ability of the people in the raft. Our guide was Zack, an absolute credit to the company; a very engaging and responsive guide who made the whole trip immense fun....More

Thank jack c
Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Kia Ora Jack, Thanks for choosing to raft with us and for leaving such a great review - awesome to hear that Zach was did such a great job as your guide and that you all had a blast! Nga Mihi, Luke

Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

My girlfriend and I recently did the grade 3 half day tour and loved every minute of it! We were picked up from our hostel in Taupo by Kayla, who also ended up being our rafting guide. She is great fun, confident and clearly knew...More

Thank Langles91
Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2017

Kia Ora, Thanks for choosing to Raft with us and for leaving such a great review. Really Stoked to hear that Kayla showed you and Girlfriend such a good time. Nga Mihi, Luke

Reviewed 4 September 2017

Some friends and I went for a boys weekend in Taupō and knew the weather was going to be a bit wet on the Saturday, so decided to go rafting as we'd get wet anyway. However, wet, dry, cold, warm, this would still be an...More

Thank byron1384
Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2017

Kia Ora Byron, Cheers my friend for leaving such a great and detailed review - really appreciate it. Come back in summer and jump on our Grade 5 adventure - I am sure you would love it! Nga Mihi, Luke

Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

One of the best things we did on our 2 week trip around North and South Islands. Jesse was an awesome guide! Value for money was unreal and the shop looked so well set up. Thanks NZ Rafting and would recommend!

Thank Nathan E
Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2017

Kia Ora Nathan, Awesome to hear you ranked our adventure as one of the best things you did while in NZ. Thanks for choosing to raft with us and for leaving a review, Nga Mihi, Luke

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