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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 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$ 149.43*
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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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  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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41 Ngawaka Place | Southern Lake Taupo, Turangi 3334, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 826 reviews

Reviewed 5 days 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 4 days 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 6 days 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 4 days 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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved the amazing journey on the Tongariro River with Rafting New Zealand. Felt 100% safe and in good hands. Our guide Luke had amazing enthusiasm and energy to make the trip just that little bit more fun. The hot chocolate on the river and chocolate...More

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

Kia Ora Senitra, Thanks for writing suich a great review - awesome to hear you had a good time with us and that the whole team that day made a good impression. Nga Mihi, Luke

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome staff!! Amazing Experience!! Will recommend everyone to blindly go for it! Luke is very friendly and patient!

Thank Simran Anita A
Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia Ora Anita, Thanks for coming rafting - was a blast to have you on the water. Really happy to hear you loved the rafting adventure. Nga Mihi, Luke

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had such a wicked weekend adventure with a group of friends rafting in Taupo. We're always organising little missions experiencing the beauty and fun NZ has to offer, and this was one of the best - though next time we'll book in for the...More

Thank beckbatesy
Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Kia Ora, Thanks for choosing to raft with us and for leaving a great review. Stoked to hear you loved your rafting adventure and are now looking forward to doing the Grade 5 adventure next time out. Get in touch this summer to book on...More

Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

This was an amazing first time rafting experience. We had a beautiful day with blue sky's and good company. The tour it's self was so much fun and exhilarating at the same time. Our tour guide Jesse was fantastic, as kiwi as you can get....More

Thank georgiagraceh
Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Kia Ora, Thanks for leaving a great review - awesome to hear that Jesse showed you all a great time, Nga Mihi, Luke

Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

It's not cheap but it definitely worths the money. Amazing afternoon in tongariro river with more than 50 rapids. Rafter guides are supercoool and friendly. A truly fully enjoyable experience!!!!

Thank Flyerzblog
Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

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