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Tongariro White Water Rafting from Taupo and Turangi

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  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Family friendly
  • All necessary equipment included
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Tongariro White Water Rafting from Taupo and Turangi
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Tongariro White Water (2pm)
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Raft over 50 rapids, spend 2 - 2.5 hours on the river, optional cliff jump, on river hot chocolate and chocolate, post trip hot showers, complimentary beer, soda and hot dog.
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Tongariro White Water (9am)
Raft over 50 rapids, spend 2 - 2.5 hours on the river, optional cliff jump, on river hot chocolate and chocolate, post trip hot showers, complimentary beer, soda and hot dog.
From US$103.61
Tongariro White Water (12pm)
Raft over 50 rapids, spend 2 - 2.5 hours on the river, optional cliff jump, on river hot chocolate and chocolate, post trip hot showers, complimentary beer, soda or hot mulled wine and hot dog.
From US$103.61
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Overview
Experience adrenaline-pumping thrills and spills in New Zealand’s North Island on this 4-hour Tongariro River white-water rafting adventure from Taupo and Turangi. Travel to the rafting base near the banks of the mighty Tongariro River. Pull on your wetsuit, grab your paddle and hit the choppy waters with your guide. Paddle hard through a series of over 50 grade III rapids and enjoy spectacular views over the volcanic gorge. Jump off high rock faces into the swirling waters then relax as you float gently downstream.
What to Expect
After you reach the river base, your guide will provide you with rafting gear. Once dressed for the river, one of your professional Kiwi river guides will give you a full safety briefing before you load onto your vehicle for the twenty minute drive up to the river. During the drive to the river, one of the guides will point out the many amazing landmarks along the way and tell you of the Maori history,myths and legends associated with the area.

At the river, we will grab some great shots of you and the group and then set you off on your adventure. You will raft over 9 miles (14km), through over 50 class 3 rapids. Three-quarters of the way down the river, you will pull over and visit a hidden waterfall. Here you'll walk up a small side stream for approximately five minutes until arriving at a beautiful two tiered waterfall. Here you can choose to climb a short rope and jump off the waterfall into the pool below (weather permitting). This proves to be a highlight for most, adding another 25 minutes to the trip. If the weather is not suitable for the Waterfall excursion then we offer a different optional cliff jump.

After the waterfall excursion, you'll float through the longest flat part on the river and enjoy hot chocolate and chocolate candy before taking on the last 30 minutes of the journey. At the last rapid we collect some fantastic action photos of you rafting. Once off the river, you will be transported back to our base for a hot shower. Once changed, you can enjoy a complimentary cold beer/soda or hot mulled wine as well as a river dog (hot dog) while taking a look at your trip's photos.

A river guide will host you, thanking you and bidding you farewell once the tour is complete.
Reviews (99)
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Reviewed 3 days ago
Guaranteed good times

This was hands down one of the best experiences I had during my time in NZ! Luke and Jesse were so friendly and fun and really made the day great. Scenery is stunning, unlike anything I've seen before and the rapids were amazing. This was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Gemma P
Reviewed 4 days ago
Great fun in a stunning part of NZ

Cheers to Luke and the team at Rafting NZ for an awesome day with our team. The section of river is stunning and magical on its own, add some rapids and a great guide and it becomes one of the best days out! Thanks to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank StuR25
Reviewed 4 days ago
AWESOME ADVENTURE

Had the absolute pleasure of spending half a day out on the Tongariro River with the Rafting New Zealand Crew yesterday. What an adventure!! Can't recommend these guys enough! Great team, beautiful scenery, amazing skills, friendly and really professional.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank tokaanulodgemotel
Reviewed 1 week ago
Amazing experience

Got picked up in Taupo by a fun & reliable Richard. Got to hear a lot of interesting facts about Taupo, Tongariro river and whole NZ on the way. When we arrived at the base everything was processed smoothly, no waiting and always with amusing...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mateja G
LukeB2815, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Kia Ora Mateja, Thanks for choosing to raft with us and for leaving a great review - stoked to hear that you had a great time out on the Awa (River) and that the entire team provided you with superb service. Nga Mihi, Luke

Reviewed 1 week ago
fun times

Well organized and fun trip. All the workers were friendly and had good knowledge of the area. Gabe was my leader and he did a great job.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jickert
LukeB2815, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Kia Ora, Thanks for leaving a review - stoked to hear Gabe showed you an awesome time. Nga Mihi, Luke

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We drove to the location and it was really easy to find from the address on their website. You will be fine as a solo traveller, they are so welcoming and really make the group gel well together even though there may be... More
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