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Rafting New Zealand - Tongariro Whitewater

Join Rafting New Zealand for the ultimate kiwi whitewater experience - take on over 50 exhilarating rapids on the pristine Grade 3 Tongariro River. A fantastic adventure not to be missed!

Highlights

  • Exhilarating experience over 14 kms including more than 60 rapids
  • Stunning scenery along the Tongariro River
  • Ultimate Kiwi adventure for thrill seekers
  • Epic 2 hours of grade 3 rafting with an experienced guide

Tongariro White Water Adventure ex Turangi

(Transport from Taupo Available)

Join Rafting New Zealand for the ultimate kiwi whitewater experience, taking on over 60 exhilarating rapids on the pristine Grade 3 Tongariro River.  You'll raft 14km through spectacular scenery, stopping ¾'s of the way to explore the hidden Puketarata Waterfall, (Optional & weather permitting).  You'll enjoy on river hot chocolate and snacks whilst floating through the Rangipo pool  and when you arrive back to our base we have hot showers waiting. Enjoy our legendary 'Hot Dog' (Vegetarian Option available)  with a cold NZ beverage whilst viewing your trip photo's.  This is Aotearoa's best half day rafting trip.  So book now to secure your seat!

Trips departing Turangi:

8.30am, 1pm and 2.30pm in Summer and 12pm in Winter

Transport pick up from Taupo by arrangement 1pm for the 2pm trip (conditions apply)

Duration: Allow 4 hours with upto 2.5 hours on the river

Included:

  • An epic 2 hour plus of Grade 3 rafting on the famous Tongariro river with a professional, experienced, and fun kiwi river guide.
  • All rafting equipment including safety gear and up to date, top quality river apparel.
  • On river hot chocolate and snacks.
  • Transport from accommodation if required. (Conditions apply)
  • Spacious changing facilities, clean toilets and hot solar powered showers.
  • A delicious river dog. Frankfurter, fresh roll, balsamic onions and a choice of sauces.
  • A selection of beverages available including: A cold NZ Beer, or soda. A Hot Malt Wine or a Tea of your choice.


When completing your booking form please supply a contact phone number, along with a contact email address. If you have an international phone number or aren't non-contactable you must ring us (using the phone number supplied on your booking confirmation email) to confirm final trip details, 24 hours prior to trip time

Photos of your adventure are available for purchase at the end of the day

Meeting Location 41 Ngawaka Place, Turangi

Adult $179.00
Child $149.00 (10-17 years)

What's included

  • 2-2.5 hours rafting
  • All rafting and safety equipment
  • Hot showers and heated change room
  • River Dog (hot dog), snacks, hot drink, soda, beer (vegetarian option available)
  • Experienced and professional guide
  • Winter bookings include: Hot pool voucher and hot mulled wine
  • Transport from Taupo available (conditions apply)

Duration

  • Allow approximately 4 hours for the whole experience

Location

  • Raft Base Location: 41 Ngawaka Place, Turangi. Pick up Location: Peter Pans Travel 29 Tongariro Street, Taupo.

Restrictions

  • Minimum age: 10
  • Children aged 10 - 12 years old must be under the supervision of an adult, 1:1 ratio.

Available Bookings from February 24 to March 01

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

Mon 24 Feb
Tue 25 Feb
Wed 26 Feb
Thu 27 Feb
Fri 28 Feb
Sat 29 Feb
Sun 1 Mar

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$99.00
  • Child$129.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$89.00
  • Child$129.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$99.00
  • Child$129.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$99.00
  • Child$129.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$99.00
  • Child$129.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$99.00
  • Child$119.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$99.00
  • Child$119.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$99.00
  • Child$119.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$99.00
  • Child$119.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

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Jocelyn Bates from Australia wrote on 04 January 2019

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Great adventure!

Jessie and Maddy were the perfect guides down the rapids! It was fun and exhilarating and very good value for the whole family.

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philip from New Zealand wrote on 11 February 2018

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lots of fun

I would recommend this to any one, a great half day, me and my partner and 12 year old girl enjoyed it greatly. staff was very friendly and helpful , I would do this again.

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Martin from United Kingdom wrote on 14 February 2020

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What an Experience!!

Fabulous rafting with Gabe and the whole team. Jumping off the cliff into the river was special, it so was every inch of the journey. Spectacular scenery and enough thrills to keep you smiling from ear to ear the whole way down. I will be back!!

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Jo from Australia wrote on 12 February 2020

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Fabulous fun

The whole family really enjoyed this experience. Our guides (and the trainees) were fantastic...and entertaining. Would highly recommend this experience

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Carl Haytree from United Kingdom wrote on 09 February 2020

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Awesome day out!

Had a great day out, the company took really good care of you, staff are excellent and the rapids are even better!

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