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Tongariro River Rafting

95 Atirau Road | The Rafting Centre, Turangi 3353, New Zealand
+64 7-386 6409
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US$105.88*
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Tongariro River White Water Rafting Adventure from Taupo
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US$72.36*
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2-hour Tongariro River Family Rafting Excursion in Turangi
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US$156.15*
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White Water Rafting Tour with Optional Adventure Packages
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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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95 Atirau Road | The Rafting Centre, Turangi 3353, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I wasn't sure about trying this for the first time. It was about 8 degrees today and drizzling with rain and I wondered why this was suggested as a rainy day activity. But I am so glad that I did it! It was just the...More

Thank Genayah
Reviewed 6 days ago

A great way to spend half a day in NZ! Couldn't have asked for more - all instructors were clearly experienced yet great fun, giving us a tour of the river as we rafted, pointing out interesting geology and wildlife including the endangered blue duck....More

Thank Kea H
Tongariro1, General Manager at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your in depth review. We do appreciate it. Great to see that you enjoyed your time with us on the Tongariro river. We definitely like to make sure everyone is having a fantastic time and really gets to enjoy everything our beautiful...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

What an amazing trip we had! We took our 3 kids, aged 14, 8 & 3 and right from the time we walked into the building we were well looked after. The guide was clear, fun, well organised and great with the kids. Instructions were...More

Thank Sarah M
Tongariro1, General Manager at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Great to hear that you enjoyed the trip! Thank you for your review! We appreciate it. We really like to ensure that everyone feels comfortable and looked after as soon as they enter our base. Fantastic that you want to go rafting again! The team...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whether you have done white water rafting before or not, the team are experienced with not only white water rafting but local area knowledge too and provide fun loving guides make the Tongariro River Rafting crew a brilliant, exciting and the occasionally " just take...More

Thank Robert C
Tongariro1, General Manager at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your lovely review, we are really happy that you enjoyed your time with us. We do love to share our knowledge with our clients. We have such an amazingly beautiful river. Thanks again, The team at TRR

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great day and a very good guide (thanks danny) the Rapids were good and I really enjoyed mgivors mistake. Recommend it to anyone

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Tongariro1, Front Office Manager at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Great to hear you had such an enjoyable experience! Thank you for choosing to raft with us. The Team at TRR

Reviewed 1 week ago

We started this trip with a float plane trip across Lake Taupo. It was about a 20-30 minute flight across but had amazing views. Once across the lake we were picked up by the rafting company and taken to the meeting point. At the end...More

Thank LMcKinney27
Tongariro1, Front Office Manager at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your fantastic review! We are very happy to hear you enjoyed the Fly'n'Raft combo, especially your first time rafting on the Tongariro River, and the warming activities afterwards! Thank you for choosing to raft with us. The Team at TRR

Reviewed 1 week ago

I did this activity as a solo traveler and I definitely enjoyed it. The crew is really nice and they take care of their customers well. The rafting itself was spectacular. The scenery was absolutely beautiful and the river was thrilling. Though this is definitely...More

Thank sophiahua2
Tongariro1, General Manager at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. We are super stoked to hear you enjoyed you're time on the river with us! We love to share the beautiful scenery and wildlife that the Tongariro provides. Thanks again, The team at TRR

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best part of the our NZ trip!! Sick rapids and an amazing tour. Thanks to our tour guide Jackie for just an awesome tour and I'll be telling all my friends back in Australia about you guys for sure!!

Thank Zappinator
Tongariro1, General Manager at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your great review! Awesome to hear that we were the highlight of your trip to New Zealand!! We appreciate the recommendations! The team at TRR

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is awesome, from start to finish they look after you well and you always feel safe on the river, which is incredibly important. Lots of warm clothing provided in the winter, so that all you need to take is a swim suit and...More

Thank archapman1
Tongariro1, General Manager at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your thorough review and recommendation. We appreciate it! Excellent to hear that you loved everything that we had to offer. We do like to keep our clients happy warm and comfortable from start to finish with the maximum amount of fun. Thanks...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting NZ in winter..we never thought to go river rafting. The staff was very accommodating and equipped my family w/warm gear. The experience was AWESOME and we are def. coming back. The kids loved it and it was an exciting trip to have under our...More

Thank Luisa C
Tongariro1, General Manager at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We like to keep you warm here at TRR! and also to make it easier for you we provide all the gear you will need, including gloves and hats. Its great to hear that you loved the rafting trip. The...More

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Oakland_Gal
3 February 2017|
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Response from Tongariro1 | Property representative |
Hello! The water in March is great! Come on down! Because the section of river we run is below the NZ power scheme, the flow of the river is controlled and we have the same flow at the same temperature everyday. The... More
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4acadia
11 July 2016|
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Response from Garth O | Property representative |
Hi, the river is grade 3 3+ in places. There are 60 ish rapid s over 13 kms with half of them being good solid grade 3. There are no real drops as such but there are some good steep technical Rapids that we need to move the... More
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HazelBrowne
11 July 2016|
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Response from Garth O | Property representative |
Hi Hazel, The only reason that we would not be rafting is if the river was unsafe and that normally only happens 4 or 5 days of the year. (We can't though control the weather). You can book closer to the time if you wish... More
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