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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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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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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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Hours Today: 08:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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95 Atirau Road | The Rafting Centre, Turangi 3353, New Zealand
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+64 7-386 6409
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

Wonderful experience for a family of first time rafters. Luckily our son scraped in over the age limit and we were able to do the white water rafting. Justin was great as a guide and managed not to lose me overboard (if anyone was going...More

Thank Lynn B
Tongariro1, Front Office Manager at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2017

Thank you for your review. We are very glad you and your family had such a good time with us! Justin is a great guide who loves sharing the Tongariro River rafting experience with everyone. Thank you for choosing to raft with us! Gina and...More

Reviewed 13 February 2017

Really great experience, we've never rafted before and this was the perfect first time! Guides are all really friendly guys (loved Zacs commentary), the river is awesome and on top of it all we did the cliff jump! Really cool that you get photos afterwards.

Thank Gottfried M
Tongariro1, Front Office Manager at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2017

Thank you for your review, we really appreciate it. Glad to hear that you had such a great time. We like to ensure that all our clients have the greatest experience. Kylie and the team at TRR

Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

This was the most amazing activity. I'm a complete novice, my sporting activities stretch to pilates and aqua aerobics, so this was well out of my comfort zone! I LOVED it, Zack made me feel safe and part of the crew. We went over rapids,...More

Thank Michelle S
Tongariro1, Front Office Manager at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2017

Thank you so much for your amazing review. We are really happy that you enjoyed your time rafting with us! Our guides love rafting this river and are passionate about sharing it with our customers. Kylie and the team at TRR

Reviewed 9 February 2017

Great value trip we did the grade 3 rapids trip, enough excitement and a great afternoon of fun. We were able to take mountain bikes out beforehand for 2 hours included in the price. Brian our guide was brilliant highly recommend this activity.More

Thank sarahj198
Tongariro1, Front Office Manager at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2017

Thank you for your review. We are glad you had such a great time with us on the river, and also took advantage of the mountain bike hire! Brian is a spectacular guide who is passionate about sharing the Tongariro River experience with everyone. Thank...More

Reviewed 8 February 2017

We were a group of 7 not experienced at all in rafting for most of us and we had sooo much fun ! Our guide Will was excellent and made sure everybody was feeling safe. After you're taught the basic you have a short stop...More

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Tongariro1, Front Office Manager at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2017

Thank you for your fantastic review! We are very glad to hear you had such a wonderful time with us, and enjoyed the refreshments too. Will is an excellent guide who loves to share the Tongariro River rafting experience with everyone, of all levels of...More

Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

What more can I say. When planning our NZ holiday 6 months ago I read the TripAdvisor reviews. Watched some of the videos from TRR, and booked the morning session. All true. Watch you see is what you get. My wife Janet was absolutely thrilled....More

Thank Tony A
Tongariro1, Front Office Manager at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2017

We are so glad that you thoroughly enjoyed your time rafting with us! Thank you so much for your lovely review, we appreciate it. Kylie and the team at TRR

Reviewed 7 February 2017

Five us enjoyed an amazing day with Garth and Danger. Two of us had some flyfishing experience the rest were new. At the end of the day we had all landed trout. Garth and Dan showed us how much fun a day out fishing the...More

Thank Richard B
Tongariro1, Front Office Manager at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2017

Thank you so much for your review. It is excellent to hear that you had such a special day fishing with Garth and Danger. We definitely look forward to you coming back for more adventures on the Tongariro river. Kylie and the team at TRR

Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Just finished a day on the Tongariro river with our river guide Rene. My wife and I have never been white water rafting before and we LOVED it! There are over 50 rapids on the river and they come pretty quickly so you never have...More

Thank jannumber6
Tongariro1, Front Office Manager at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2017

Thank you for your review! We are so glad that you had such a great time on the river with Rene. He is a fantastic guide. We hope to see you again, maybe with the rest of your family :) Thanks again Kylie and the...More

Reviewed 5 February 2017

First time white water rafting and it couldn't have been better. TRR is a super operation - all the gear you need and awesome guides. Great instruction and support throughout the trip. Will was our guide and he was fantastic! Knowledgeable about the river and...More

Thank Maureen C
Tongariro1, Front Office Manager at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2017

Thank you for your review. WE like to ensure that all our customers feel comfortable and have a great experience with us! Will is a fantastic guide and yes he is very passionate, i'm glad that you got to share his passion with him. Kylie...More

Reviewed 5 February 2017

This is so much fun! First, we were picked up and dropped back off at the resort by the rafting company. Dan "Danger" was an excellent guide and so very knowledgeable about the river having grown up on it. The equipment is top notch (wet...More

Thank grassykey
Tongariro1, Front Office Manager at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2017

Thank you for your review, We are really glad you had a great time on the river. WE really do like to ensure every single person has a fantastic time and really gets the most out of what this experience offers. Kylie and the team...More

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Oakland_Gal
How's the water in March? Still class 3 water? what's the water temp? Also, do you run any class 4 trips?
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
Hello! Just wondering about the rapids...says it's level 3. We've done 2/3 with my son (11) and he says he wants it "wilder"...is this a full 3 that gives lots of rapids and opportunities for drops? : ) Funny, he's not a thrill kid, but he loves it!
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
We are hoping to come on tuesday 26 july. What is the liklihood of this trip being cancelled...we dont want to book our trip this area and then got get to do it. Also is it necessary to book? Thanks Hazel Travelling from UK
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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