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Address: 95 Atirau Road | The Rafting Centre, Turangi 3353, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 7-386 6409
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08:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Tongariro River Rafting is the most experienced outdoor adventure company...

Tongariro River Rafting is the most experienced outdoor adventure company on the Tongariro River. We create journeys, share stories and bring people closer to nature through biking, fishing and rafting. We celebrate 25 years as a family owned and operated business in 2015. We're passionate about showing off our amazing region to visitors and are dedicated to preserving the natural environment of the Tongariro River for future generations – so much so, we founded the Blue Duck Project – with the goal of returning the rare native Blue Duck to its traditional habitat along the Tongariro River.

Our adventures include Grade 3 white water rafting trips, family floats for the younger rafters or first timers, mountain biking and fishing.

 

On your Grade 3 white water rafting trip, you will have an unforgettable 2.5 hours navigating over 60 heart-pounding rapids with an expert guide at the helm. All of our guides are highly trained professionals and our equipment is top quality. You'll even enjoy a deli style lunch after your trip (hot soup in winter).

Prepare yourself for one of the most stunning white water rafting adventures in New Zealand – we know this river like the back of our paddle! “Oar-some!!”

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US$ 98.55*
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Tongariro River White Water Rafting Adventure from Taupo
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US$ 67.36*
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2-hour Tongariro River Family Rafting Excursion in Turangi
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US$ 145.35*
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White Water Rafting Tour with Optional Adventure Packages

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Fantastic day on the river in the rain. Our guide Zach was not only fun and and encouraging but a very accomplished rafter and leader to boot. This event was the highlight of my... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2017
Pam M
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El Sobrante, California
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very well done. Our guide, Angus, was great with the kids and very knowledgeable about the river and surrounding area. Would highly recommended.

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Tongariro1, Front Office Manager at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Very happy to hear you and your kids had such a great time with us. The team at TRR More 

El Sobrante, California
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Fantastic day on the river in the rain. Our guide Zach was not only fun and and encouraging but a very accomplished rafter and leader to boot. This event was the highlight of my trip to NZ. Will definitely tell friends to sign up and will return whenever I can. So glad I jumped off the cliff... Also, if you... More 

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Tongariro1, Front Office Manager at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Glad to hear you had such a fantastic time with us. See you next time! The Team at TRR More 

Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

My partner and I had an absolute blast on our white water rafting adventure with Tongariro River Rafting. Ben, our guide, was so knowledgable and made our experience feel safe and most importantly so much fun! We couldn't have asked for a better experience on the river and will definitely be recommending to our family and friends. In our mind... More 

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Tongariro1, Front Office Manager at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this review

We are so glad to hear you had such a fantastic time with Ben on the Tongariro River! We pride ourselves on running a safe and exciting operation. Thank you very much for your review. The team at TRR More 

Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

A fantastic thrilling afternoon! Better than any theme park. Having thought that I was too old for this sort of thing (57 and older hubby) I was quite nervous. However by the third rapid I knew that if we did what Rene told us we would survive! He, Justin, and the team inspired confidence and looked after us well. (Just... More 

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Tongariro1, Front Office Manager at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this review

Glad to hear you had a great time on the river with us! Age is just a number! You are never too old to come rafting! Rene and Justin are amazing guides. Thank you for your review. The team at TRR More 

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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

A phenomenally personable yet professional experience. You couldn't ask for a more hospitable bunch of people who make you feel welcome, safe and have a heap of fun with you. Thanks so much guys!

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Tongariro1, Front Office Manager at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We really appreciate it. We are happy that you enjoyed your rafting experience with us! The team at TRR More 

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5 reviews
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

Signed up to this before leaving the UK, not considering that Typhoon Betty would join us and add to the thrill of rafting down the most beautiful of rivers. The water volume was just breathtaking and made this expedition even more exciting. Jason our boat skipper was charming, controlled us and the boat with great skill and good humour. Don't... More 

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Thank Christopher M
Tongariro1, Front Office Manager at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this review

Thank you for your excellent review! Sounds like you had an amazing time on the river! That extra water just makes the trip super thrilling. Glad we could give you this experience. The team at TRR More 

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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Great way to spend a rainy day -- you are going to get wet anyway, right? The guides were excellent and the customer service from all staff was terrific. Beautiful scenery and river. A fun way to spend the day!

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Thank Lee Ann W
Tongariro1, Front Office Manager at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this review

We agree that it is a fantastic wet weather activity! Very glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us on the Tongariro River. Thank you for your review. The team at TRR More 

Miami, Florida
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

This trip was oodles of fun and extremely well run. I felt completely safe and with the 5 mm wetsuits, didn't feel cold at all. We went on a rainy day and the water was high. We laughed a lot, as the guides were very entertaining. This is a class III river. Some of the rapids are technical. We did... More 

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Tongariro1, Front Office Manager at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Its good to hear that you had a great time rafting on the Tongariro We pride ourselves on a fun trip with safety being number one priority. We hope to see you on the river again. The team at TRR More 

Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Our guide, Rene was enthusiastic, very capable and great fun. The trip was fantastic value, the scenery magnificent and the white water rafting exciting. Couldn't recommend this company more, all the staff were very helpful.

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Tongariro1, Front Office Manager at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Susan, we appreciate it! Glad to hear you had a great time rafting with Rene! Thank you for your recommendation. The team at TRR More 

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Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

This is a great very well run activity ideal for families with teenagers. The staff are skilled, knowledgeable and fun. Safety standards are very high, yet avoid a 'nanny' feel you find some places. The scenery is stunning and the action non-stop. Everyone had a great time. Look out for the blue ducks!

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Tongariro1, Front Office Manager at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We pride ourselves on providing a safe and exciting rafting experience. Very glad to hear you and your family had such a great time with us, seeing Blue Ducks is a fantastic bonus! The team at TRR More 

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