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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$102.20*
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Tongariro River White Water Rafting Adventure from Taupo
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US$69.85*
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Tongariro River Family Float Rafting
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US$150.73*
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White Water Rafting Tour with Optional Adventure Packages

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Awesome white water rafting experience

First time rafting, this was an excellent experience all round. Even though the weather was a bit wet and wild, the trip down the river was great, with Angus taking charge of the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 July 2016
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

First time rafting, this was an excellent experience all round. Even though the weather was a bit wet and wild, the trip down the river was great, with Angus taking charge of the raft and entertaining us along the way. Enjoyed the swim afterwards to warm up plus the very hot soup! Everything we could have wanted was provided. Thanks... More 

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

Hi there, Awesome to hear you had a great time with Angus on the river. Thanks for writing an awesome review and we hope to see you back one day soon! Cheers, Garth More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Not the first time I've rafted down the Tongario but it was just as interesting as any! The recent wet weather caused some changes to the river adding to the excitement, as we had to watch out for trees and changes to the normal flow of the river. This was enhanced by the in-depth knowledge of our guide Nick, providing... More 

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

Hi there, Thanks for taking the time to write us such a great review. Awesome to hear you had a fantastic time on the river with Nick, and we can't wait to see you back for another white water adventure one day soon. Cheers, Garth More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Couldn't ask for anything better. All round great experience! The scenery was stunning, the trip was really well organised, and the guides provided quality instructions and banter to go with it all 😅

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TongariroGarth, Owner at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this review

Renee, Thank you for the great review. Glad that you had a great time out on the river. Travel safe Garth More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Another great trip down the Tongario River with TRR. Angus really took care of the raft and made an experience out of getting wet and stuck in the river. If you have a spare afternoon a wonderful way to see NZ.

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

Hi Stephen, Thank you for your review. Angus is a great guide and I'm thrilled that you had a great afternoon on the river with him. I will pass on your comments to him. Thanks once again. kind regards Garth More 

San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

We had a great time river rafting and it was one of the best things we did in New Zealand. We thought that the experience had great value, including lunch, hot drinks, all the gear and a visit to the hot pools. The staff were all really great and we had a lot of fun. Highly recommend!

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

Hi Lize, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Fantastic to hear that we rated as one of the best things you did in NZ. We pride ourselves in having a good honest product that is delivered by a fun crew of people. Travel safe. Garth More 

Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

This is the 3rd time I've rafted with this company and it's always excellent. First time was with quite young kids (one had to sit in front, too small to paddle) 2nd time the same kids were teenagers and they still loved it. This time I went with a cousin who had never rafted before and we both had fun,... More 

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

Hi Lizzy, Thank you for the great review. Always good to see you on the river. Great to hear that you have had an "Oarsome experience" each time with different trips and people. I hope that we will see you on an access 14 release at some stage. Once again thank you and travel safe. Kind regards Garrth More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

I am not a huge fan of water and can get a little apprehensive about water activities but let me say that this was such a fun experience! We were picked up from Taupo and driven to the office where we were met with coffee and hot chocolate. We had a great guide and the views were breathtaking. When we... More 

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

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to write us such a great review. The team and I are glad you had such a great experience with TRR. We hope to see you back for another white water adventure one day soon. Cheers, Garth More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Couldn't have expected more out of Tongariro River Rafting!! Had an amazing and breathtaking raft, accompanied by Garth an exceptional guide and finished off with much needed hot pools and warm soup! From the great complementary ride to and from Taupo, to the amazing hospitality, to the incredible range of photos taken, the team provided a very memorable experience which... More 

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

Hi Kathryn, Thanks for the great review. I really enjoyed our adventure down the river. Its always great to share such a special place with fun people. I hope that the rest of your trip went well. I look forward to seeing you on the river again at some stage. Travel safe. Kind regards Garth More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

From the moment you walk through the door you know you've chosen the right company for the rafting adventure. Choosing to raft the Tongariro River is an easy choice, as it is gorgeous and exciting. Choosing which company to use it more challenging. After looking into the pros and cons of each and hoping for the best, we chose this... More 

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

Hi, Thank you for your Phenomenal Review! A little humbling I must admit. I'm not really sure how to reply other than to say "thank you". I have spent my adult life on the river and enjoy nothing more than sharing with others with its little quirks and turns. We are lucky to have a team that believes in providing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

My husband and I decided to go on whitewater rafting on our honeymoon. I was scared to death thinking that i might fall off the raft and drown. But the guides at TRR made it sound and seem so easy. No prior experience needed. Awesome guides! Excellent trip and worth every single cent spent. An absolute must-try.

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

Hi there, Thanks for the awesome review, we hope to see you back for another white water adventure sometime soon! Cheers, Garth More 

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