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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$68.40*
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2-hour Tongariro River Family Rafting Excursion in Turangi
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US$100.08*
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Tongariro River White Water Rafting Adventure from Taupo
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US$147.61*
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White Water Rafting Tour with Optional Adventure Packages

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Great family fun

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... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mark O
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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Thank Mark O
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 

Sydney, Australia
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An absolutely fantastic fun rafting trip. Kristen (and co) our guide was very experienced, lead us expertly down the river and had us laughing all the way. Scenery is incredibly beautiful and got a bonus sighting of the blue ducks. Loved, loved every minute.

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

We are thrilled to hear you had such a fantastic fun trip with us. Spotting Blue Ducks is always an exciting surprise, we are happy to say it is becoming a more frequent occurrence! Thank you for your review. The team at TRR More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I found these guys online and decided to go with them. It was perfect. Friendly staff, they were happy to help with any questions. Matt picked us up early and waited for us to get ready. Made sure we had all our gear and that we were sorted. Gave us a quick run down on the local... More 

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

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We are glad to hear you had such a fantastic time with us, on and off the river. See you next time! The team at TRR More 

Stirling, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our white water rafting event...the guides were great and helpful..and enthusiastic. They also made the whole experience fun and exciting...thanks very much!

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

Brilliant to hear you had a great time. Thanks for your review, we really appreciate it. The team at TRR More 

Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were well taken care off, especially with the 3 layer suits to keep us warm! Our raft was led by Justin - and he was good fun. Entertained us with snippets of information about the area and kept the conversations and jokes going - in between the thrills and spills going through the rapids. All in all, this adventure... More 

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

Great to hear you had a great time rafting with Justin! We pride ourselves on offering a great day out filled with extra surprises. Thank you for your review The team at TRR More 

Cleveland, Ohio
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

Fantastic experience, great scenery, great guides (Ben and Kristy). We did the grade 2 family float and it was just the right level for our 8 year old daughter. Would love to try the grade 3 when she's a bit older. Highly recommended to families with younger kids.

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Tongariro1, Admin at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this review

Hi, We are thrilled to hear that you had such a good time with your family and our team on the family float trip. We would love to take your daughter down the grade three once she is old enough. We will see you then. Best, Natasha More 

Tavistock, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 17 March 2017

They really know how to look after you at Tongario River Rafting. From the moment of arrival, right through until departure, their team is witty, professional, knowledgeable and fun to be with. Even if you've never done anything like this before, give it a go with Tongariro River Rafting. It's an exhilarating and memorable experience.

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Tongariro1, Admin at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this review

Hi Noel and Mair, It was great having you out on the water and we are glad that you had such an enjoyable time. Its always fun trying something new and you guys were awesome. We would love to have you back again. Best, Natasha More 

Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Adventure and serenity in one. Our instructor Will was so professional and a nice person. All the staff are very friendly as well. Absolutely recommended!

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Tongariro1, Admin at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this review

Hi, Fantastic to hear that you enjoyed your time out with Will. We definitely appreciate the great feedback. Make sure you come back again sometime soon. Best, Natasha More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Excellent! Will, Floren and the wonderfully bearded Angus looked after us with competence, passion and flourish. Never was there any feeling that we weren't in safe hands, so the thrilling journey could be enjoyed to the max. Will provided knowledgeable narrative of the geology and fauna, and the hot chocolate en route was very welcome. John, the bus-driver-come-photographer took some... More 

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Tongariro1, Admin at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this review

Hi, Great to hear that you had such a wonderful time out on the water with Will, Flurin and Angus! You have certainly captured some of the highlights of the trip here and appreciate your kind words. It would be great to have you come along again sometime soon. Best, Natasha More 

Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Amazing time! Terrible jokes! Great people! Beautiful location! Absolutely loved it. Despite my groups best effort the instructors managed to keep us safe.

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Tongariro1, Admin at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this review

Hi, Great to hear that you had such a fantastic time out with our team. Yes some "dad jokes" are definitely said but secretly we all enjoy them. Hopefully we see you again sometime soon. Best, Natasha More 

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