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Address: 41 Ngawaka Place | Southern Lake Taupo, Turangi 3334, New Zealand
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+64 7-386 0352
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Kia Ora and Welcome to Rafting New Zealand. A family run business...

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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US$ 121.68*
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Tongariro White Water Rafting from Taupo and Turangi
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Tongariro River Family Fun White Water Rafting from Turangi
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US$ 128.88*
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Half-Day Tongariro River Kayaking Adventure

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I took my team (12 of us, multi national, aged 15 to 57) here for our staff day out. We all had a fabulous time. We had all been worried about the cold but everyone agreed it... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Taupo, New Zealand
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Tampere, Finland
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Too big group (always waiting the rest of the rafts), no challenging streams at all. Even we asked for more challenge if the guide could have a bit let go her guiding and steering on the easy parts, she didn't (it was easier for her and her hangover to steer the raft than teach us how to do it). The... More 

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Thank Marja R
Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this review

Kia Ora Marja, Thank you for leaving your review, as we always value our clients feedback and if in a rare instance like this, where we have not meet our high standards of service and provided the quality product we expect, then I want to know about so we can make sure we remedy whatever caused the issue/s. I am... More 

Taupo, New Zealand
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47 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I took my team (12 of us, multi national, aged 15 to 57) here for our staff day out. We all had a fabulous time. We had all been worried about the cold but everyone agreed it really wasn't as bad as we were expecting and certainly didn't detract from our experience. We did the grade 3 trip and it... More 

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Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this review

Kia Ora, Thanks for leaving such a great review and for choosing to raft with us. Awesome to hear that you and your team had such a great experience with us and found our grade 3 rafting adventure just perfect for your team. Looking forward to seeing you back in the future - maybe next time on our Grade 5... More 

Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Got our free pick up from the base in Taupo and brought down to the rafting centre, payment and check in was quick and easy. Your then given a quick intro and then kitted out with all the gear, fleeces, wet suits, gloves helmets, life vests, jackets, the lot. Your then transported out to the lake and then it's all... More 

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Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this review

Kia Ora Alex, Really appreciate you leaving such a detailed and awesome review from your rafting adventure with us! Stoked to hear that Jerry gave you an fantastic time. Looking forward to seeing you again on the Grade 5 one day, Nga Mihi, Luke More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We rafted Xmas 2015. I wrote a big review but lost it somehow. only now getting back to it... In summary - fantastic experience, thrills, spills, laughter and a great offering from rafting new zealand. Our family of 2 adults and 2 kids 6 & 8 went on a 3/4day (10-3?) rafting trip down the tongariro river. it was exciting... More 

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Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this review

Kia Ora, Thank you for leaving such a fantastic review. We really appreciate the detail you have gone into explaining your rafting experience with us. Hopefully we get to see you again one day - maybe next time on our Grade Five adventure? Nga Mihi, Luke More 

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5 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Family of six 7yrs 10yrs 11yrs 41yrs 44yrs and 67yrs. What a great time the laughs getting into the protective gear then into the boat not so easy. Our instructor was Jesse what a great fun guy he was the rapids were well managed and fun getting us wet and quite exhilarating. The stop at the trout farm was a... More 

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Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this review

Kia Ora Jenny, So good to hear that the entire family really enjoyed our Tongariro Family Fun Adventure and that Jesse showed you all such great time. Thanks for choosing to raft with us and for leaving your review. Nga Mihi, Luke More 

Houston, Texas
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our rafting adventure. The clothing provided (including two under sweaters and a jacket) kept us pretty warm. We were glad we took the socks and hat that were offered. But by the end our hands and feet were pretty cold. Jumping off the cliff was fun - but made the second half of the trip a bit... More 

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Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this review

Kia Ora Japergl, Great to hear you enjoyed your rafting adventure with us. Thanks for leaving a review, Nga Mihi, Luke More 

Brisbane, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had to talk my partner into overcoming his apprehension about going rafting. He reluctantly agreed and was nervous to start, but the expertise of the guides, the gorgeous river and surrounds, and the fun of the grade 2-3 rapids led to a really enjoyable and memorable afternoon. The weather was cold but the clothing provided kept us really warm,... More 

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Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this review

Kia Ora Robyn, Thanks for leaving such a great review - so stoked to hear you had an awesome time with us and that your partner ended up really enjoying themselves. Nga Mihi, Luke More 

Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great fun and very well run. Took kids aged 11 and 13. We all loved it! Just the right amount of thrills and laughs.

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Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this review

Kia Ora Viv, Thanks for bringing the family rafting, great to hear you all really enjoyed the adventure, Nga Mihi, Luke More 

Istanbul, Turkey
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This exciting trip down over 50 rapids was fantastic. Our driver and raft skipper Lib did a great job melding 6 diverse newcomers from 10 -60 years to rafting. The whole setup was smooth and professional. If you want to try white water rafting I heartily recommend. Rafting New Zealand

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Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this review

Kia Ora Ruth, Thanks for leaving such a great review, Stoked to hear that Livy gave you all a fantastic time on the Awa (river). Nga Mihi, Luke More 

Level Contributor
14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I joined the tour on Saturday from Taupo. Our driver Olivia was very friendly and pointed a few points of interest along the way. Getting there, Pi checked us in with a big smile on her face and them Jesse guided us through the rapids. He was very knowledgeable, entertaining and professional. We couldn't ask for a... More 

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Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this review

Kia Ora Leom, Thanks for leaving a great review - nice to know that each staff member you came into contact with left a great impression with you and added to your overall experience. Nga Mihi, Luke More 

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