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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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Tongariro River White Water Rafting Adventure from Taupo
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2-hour Tongariro River Family Rafting Excursion in Turangi
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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 13 March 2017 via mobile

Big shout out to Willy! He made the rafting experience absolutely fantastic, letting us take on great challenges while making sure that my 69 year-old dad had the time of his life! A definite must-try for all ages!

3  Thank joshuatanxr
Tongariro1, Admin at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2017

Hi Joshua, Its great to hear the both you and your dad had such a great day out with Will. We would love to have you back out on the water with us in the future. Best, Natasha

Reviewed 12 March 2017

Angus and Brian were great guides on the river, informative and experienced. Booking, liaising and follow up was spot on and highly recommend Tongariro River Rafting for fly-fishing trips

Thank Monique H
Tongariro1, Admin at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2017

Hi Monique, We are thrilled to hear that you had a great time out fishing with Brian and Angus. We love receiving feedback like this. Make sure you come back and see us again sometime soon. Best, Natasha

Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Wow , what a great trip. Did the morning trip with our guide Danger ( they breed em tough down here). It was raining really hard but that added to the whole experience. The gear they provide is top quality and the whole experience seems...More

Thank Pinyardo
Tongariro1, Admin at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2017

Hi, We are thrilled to hear that you and your family had such an enjoyable time out on the water with Danger. The rain definitely adds an element of excitement and in reality rafting is a great wet day activity since you get wet anyway....More

Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

This was our first time white water rafting, and it was perfect for us. Enough excitement and continuous rapids to make it interesting, but we never felt like we were going for a swim. Beautiful area that you can't get to any other way. Our...More

Thank Stephanie W
Tongariro1, Admin Cady at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2017

Hello there Thank you so much for your response, This is awesome thank you for your review I will let Christie know. We endeavour to make our trip exciting and really love to hear your response Cady

Reviewed 7 March 2017

The trip was non-stop action and FUN. The rapids were numerous and splashy. Ben our guide was knowledgable and great at guiding. They give you tea and coffee before, hot chocolate and a snack on the river and then we had the most amazing sandwich...More

Thank AdventureKelly
Tongariro1, Front Office Manager at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2017

Thank you for your review! Glad you guys had an awesome time on the Tongariro river. Enjoy the rest of your travels! Kylie and the team at TRR

Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

There's not much more to add than what's already been said by other reviewers; this company knows their business well, and it shows. Cheers to Angus, Florin, and Kylie for a great trip down the river.

Thank Leif l
Tongariro1, Front Office Manager at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2017

Thank you for your lovely response, we very much appreciate it! It was a pleasure to share your rafting experience with you! Kylie and the team at TRR

Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

We were mostly first timers to rafting in our group and were only relieved to have our nerves instantly eased with our super friendly guide Ben. The grade of this trip was 3 and based on this experience I'm only excited to try a slightly...More

Thank JessicaShannonNZ89
Tongariro1, Front Office Manager at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2017

Thank you for your wonderful review, We are so happy that you enjoyed your trip on the river with us. Ben is an excellent guide and loves showing our customers this beautiful river. Thanks again From the team at TRR

Reviewed 3 March 2017

This was an amazing and entertaining day, our guide Zac was very professional and informative, and had us all laughing continuously. We would highly recommend anyone to do this activity.

Thank perbang2017
Tongariro1, Front Office Manager at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2017

Thank you for your review. Excellent to hear you had a great time The team at TRR

Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

My wife was a bit reticent to go, but in the end had a fantastic time. The grade 3 rapids are exhilarating and enjoyable all at the same time, with a great emphasis on safety. The staff could not have been more friendly or enthusiastic...More

Thank Bizzo7
Tongariro1, Front Office Manager at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2017

Thank you for your review Mark and Jane. We are so happy that you both enjoyed yourself on the river. Safety is very important to us. Good to hear that Jane overcame any fear she had and had a fantastic time. Thanks from the team...More

Reviewed 28 February 2017

We did a 2 1/2 rafting group adventure, with Will as our guide and Angus and Katie in the other boats. What an absolutely fabulous location, grade and experience. We had a stunning day to do this and the scenery is amazing. What a wonderful...More

Thank bradndeb2016
Tongariro1, Front Office Manager at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2017

Hi Brad and Deb, Thank you for your fantastic review. We sure are very lucky to live in such a wonderful country, and we are very glad to have been able to share this stunningly beautiful section with you! All of our guides are very...More

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Oakland_Gal
4 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
12 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
12 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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