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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$ 70.03*
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2-hour Tongariro River Family Rafting Excursion in Turangi
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Tongariro River White Water Rafting Adventure from Taupo
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US$ 151.12*
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White Water Rafting Tour with Optional Adventure Packages

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Newbies to White water rafting

As White water rafting newbies, we were a bit nervous, but this was quickly dispelled by the professionalism of the team. Danger was our assigned crew member and he was very... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 January 2017
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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

As White water rafting newbies, we were a bit nervous, but this was quickly dispelled by the professionalism of the team. Danger was our assigned crew member and he was very experienced, going through safety instructions and pointing out interesting items as we paddled our way down the beautiful and scenic Tongariro River. He made calls at precisely the right... More 

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

Thank you Susan for your wonderful review! We are really glad that you enjoyed the rafting trip and that your nerves were dispelled quickly. Danger is a great guide and loves to share the tongariro rafting experience with everyone. I will pass on your lovely comments to him. Kylie and the team More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Superb rafting and extremely well organised. The views down the river are just stunning and the white water elements were challenging enough for our family of 6. Really great guides and great to have a stop for a rock jump (water not too cold!) and a hot chocolate! It's a must if you're in this area!

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

Great to hear you had a fantastic time! We like to make sure there is a lot of fun elements for all our customers to enjoy! (and a few extra surprises too - Hot chocolate) Thank you for your feedback, we appreciate it. Kylie and the team. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We loved the river rapids experience. The guides were fun, friendly and knowledgable. A well organised and professional service. Lots of laughs. A fun and thrilling experience. Thanks to Zac and the team!

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

Thank you for your feedback Kate! We are really glad you enjoyed your experience with us :) Kylie and the team More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We had an awesome time going down the river with Zac as our guide. Loved the efficiency with getting everyone into gear and great instructions on how to work the raft. Every member of the team seemed to love what they were doing and it made it heaps of fun for all participants

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

Hi Charlotte, Awesome to hear that you had a great time with Zach. Its great to hear that our love for our job really shows, and without people like you rafting with us we could not do it! Thank you again for the awesome review. We will pass on to Zach that you had a good time also. Cady and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

amazing scenery, staff, rapids - just everything was amazing. Will definitely be back. Super happy I chose to do this while in Taupo otherwise I'd regret not doing so, for life. My #1 highlight this Christmas.

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

Hi Leslie, Thank you for an amazing review! I agree with you to 100%, nothing to be scared of.Glad to hear that you had such a good time and that it was your number 1 highlight for Christmas, that is just awesome. Thanks again for taking your time and enjoy your travels! Malin and the Team at TRR More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Our first time rafting experience which was totally awesome. Great humour from our guide. The Scenery amazing. Our guide brought the team together an made us feel safe throughout the trip. Yes serious fun for all ages. AAA+ Thanks for the 360s Dan.

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

Thank you for taking the time to submit feedback for us! we really do appreciate it! Glad to hear you had a great time on the river! Our guides love doing what they do and sharing this with everyone! Kylie and the team More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Loved this trip. Amazing scenery and super friendly guides. Well worth the driving time. Spare a whole afternoon for this. It is a wee way from taupo centre but the views were amazing. Our guide Angus was fabulous. Knowledgeable, experienced and easy going.

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

Hi Francesca, I'm glad you enjoyed your rafting trip with us and Thank you for an awesome review! I totally agree with you that the scenery is amazing on the Tongariro river and our guides are really lucky to call this their office. One reasons why our guides are so super friendly is definitely because of you super friendly guest... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

Had such an amazing and unforgettable experience, everything was so good, the guides made you safe but more than anything made you laugh! The river and general scenery is stunning, it was enough of a challenge to make you feel that you were having a real adventure but also that it was suitable for everyone, one boat with our party... More 

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

Hi Amanda, Awesome to hear that you had such a great time coming rafting with us! We really appreciate that you are taking your time to write about us and I'm glad you enjoyed all the small parts of the trip, such as the hot chocolate, cliff jump etc. We are doing our best to make every trip special and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

This was a highlight of our trip. Awesome guides, incredibly friendly staff, and an amazing time on the river. The scenery is beautiful and so are the rapids!

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

Thank you for your feedback, we really appreciate it! Glad to hear you had an oarsome time rafting with us! Kylie and the team More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Will guided us and we were in great hands! He was on top of it all and made it super fun for the kids. And he was funny. Highly recommended for kids!

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

Thank you for your comments! Will is a great guide and loves to make it an enjoyable experience for everyone on the river. Were really glad you had a great time with us on the river. Kylie and the team More 

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