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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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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 28 January 2017

The highlight of my visit to New Zealand. My first experience white water rafting. Going over 50 rapids was challenging and exciting. Our guide Owen made us feel safe and relaxed he was awesome. The river was beautiful, so clear we even could see trout,...More

Thank Elva C
Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2017

Kia Ora Elva, So great to hear your rafting adventure with us was the highlight of your holiday! Thanks for choosing to adventure with us and for leaving a great review, Nga Mihi, Luke

Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Loved rafting down the Tongariro river, grade 3 rapids! Hilarious fun with a knowledgeable team, who ensured we kept safe, yet were pushed slightly out of our comfort zone. After 2.5 hours of fun on the Rapids, we were incredibly confident and were left wanting...More

Thank Selina H
Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2017

Kia Ora Selina, Thanks for leaving such a great review - we look forward to seeing you again soon on our Grade 5 Wairoa adventure! Nga Mihi, Luke

Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

A massive thanks to Shannon for making rafting a thrilling experience. I was a little nervous before we started but shannon has a trusting voice and there was no reason to be nervous but only to enjoy the experience. It was an amazing activity. What...More

Thank Jacinta H
Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2017

Kia Ora Jacinta, Thanks for choosing to Adventure with us and for leaving such an awesome review - stoked to hear the entire experience and Shannon as your guide exceeded your expectations. Nga Mihi, Luke

Reviewed 26 January 2017

We tried white water rafting for the first time in New Zealand, specifically we were staying in Taupo. We are a family of 4 and none of us had tried this activity before. We chose Rafting NZ quite randomly, but we were so pleasantly surprised....More

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Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2017

Kia Ora, Thank you for leaving such a great review - stoked to hear that you loved the rafting and that Jerry gave you such a great time! Nga Mihi, Luke

Reviewed 24 January 2017

Fun, Great Value, Felt Super Safe in very professional hands, Fun/Engaging Guides (Especially Grace who took our family 2 x adults, 2 x teenage girls 17 & 15 in her raft) Incredible Scenery, Crystal Clear water (even saw trout). The time spent on the water...More

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Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2017

Kia Ora - Thanks for writing such a great review - awesome to hear that Grace gave your family such an awesome time! and that you loved the rafting with us. Nga Mihi, Luke

Reviewed 23 January 2017

We went on the white water kayak tour and since we were the only two to books for that day and time it was essentially a private tour with one guide. I was super impressed that they still took us out rather than cancelling. So...More

Thank Helen O
Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2017

Kia Ora Helen, Cool to hear that you went on our Kayak Blast Adventure and that you had a great time. The Kayak trip is an adventurous option so good on you for giving it a go. Awseome to hear the staff where amazing! Nga...More

Reviewed 21 January 2017

Such a great experience. I've always wanted to do this and on the day was excited and scared at the same time however the safety talk at the start and the level of care from the instructors was second to none. The adrenaline was running...More

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Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2017

Kia Ora Charlotte - thanks for choosing to raft with us and for writing a great review - awesome to hear that your apprehension was put at ease and you really enjoyed your time with us! Looking forward to seeing you again one day -...More

Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Awesome day and the whole team made the experience! Front line were helpful and funny and accommadated us perfectly. Looked after from the time you walk in the door til the very end - Shannon, Jimmy and the cute lady whose name I can't remember...More

Thank Rebecca G
Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2017

Kia Ora Rebecca, Thanks for coming rafting with us for a third time! Stoked to hear that the entire crew made a positive impression and gave you a fun and professional service. Nga Mihi, Luke

Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

awesome trip, awesome guides, great sunday date. Thanks RNZ will see you again. Tips are... call ahead if your interested in doing some Grade 5 in Nz as they only run this certain sundays of the year, sit in the front, have a good breakfast...More

Thank sjfeary
Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2017

Kia Ora, Great to hear that you loved our Grade 5 adventure on the Wairoa! you are correct the Grade 5 runs on limited days - only 26 Days a year - all on Sundays from October through to the end of April. Thanks for...More

Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

It was my first time white water rafting and the experience greatly exceeded my expectations. Our guide Kayla was very friendly making everyone feel like part of the team whilst keeping us out of trouble. I loved the amazing scenery and can't wait to come...More

Thank Cameron L
Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2017

Kia Ora Cameron, Awesome to hear the trip with us exceeded your expectations! Thanks for leaving a review and choosing to raft with us - we look forward to seeing you again in the future - maybe next time on our Grade 5 Adventure! Nga...More

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