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Rafting New Zealand

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Kia Ora and Welcome to Rafting New Zealand. A family run business established in 1991. We raft the best rivers, providing family fun rafting for ages 3 years and up all the way through to extreme whitewater action. With professional, fun, Kiwi...more
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41 Ngawaka Place | Southern Lake Taupo, Turangi 3334, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

After accidentally stuffing up our booking with another rafting company, we went in to the Rafting New Zealand Adventure Centre in Taupo to see if we could book the Tongariro River rafting trip for the next day. The guy at the adventure centre was super...More

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LukeB2815, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Kia Ora, Stoked to hear you had a fantastic time with us on the Awa (River) and that Rich and Mike provided awesome service. Nga Mihi, Luke

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What a day...we had heaps of fun rafting through 41 sets of rapids with the hilarious Harry and his new guide Charlotte. We were a bit nervous to start but settled into the job at hand easily. Got a few thrilling moments and a few...More

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LukeB2815, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Kia Ora Michael, Thanks for leaving a great review. Awesome to hear you had a fantastic time with us. Nga Mihi, Luke

Reviewed 6 days ago

I had a few days of meetings in Wellington, so my wife came along and we flew in to Auckland a few days early to enjoy NZ. We decided to stay a few nights in Taupo, and white water rafting was definitely on our list...More

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LukeB2815, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Kia Ora Aaron, Thanks for choosing to raft with us and for leaving a review. Really great to hear that we helped provide an awesome experience for your quick escape away from work duties. Take care and hopefully we get to take you down the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a trip that was! Full of laughs great people and spectacular views! We got the shuttle driven by rich too the base, he's a bloody top bloke thats up for a laugh and a joke and he he knows a lot about the area...More

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LukeB2815, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Kia Ora Lewis, Awesome to hear you had a fantastic time with us. Seems like all of the RNZ Team that day helped make the adventure a great one. Thanks for choosing to raft with us and for leaving a review, Nga Mihi, Luke

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great afternoon of fun. Totally recommend this company and trip. Everything was well organised and very professional. Beautiful scenery along the river. Our guide Harry was fantastic. He made the trip interesting with his stories and informative narration. We felt very confident...More

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LukeB2815, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia Ora Jill, Thanks for choosing to raft with us and for leaving a review - we really appreciate it. Great to hear Harry provided you with an awesome experience, Nga Mihi, Luke

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

SImply fantastic from start to finish. Great team, professionally run, informative, funny, exciting and... well just wonderful really. We did a Grade 3 run and it was a perfect level for us, thrilling, challenging but didn't freak mum out. Midwinter cliff jump into the river...More

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LukeB2815, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia Ora Dylan - Thanks for leaving such a great review - stoked to hear you loved your rafting with us and that Mike produced for you an awesome adenture. Nga Mihi, Luke

Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Such an amazing experience from the start to finish. Luke had so much local knowledge about the area and the rapids were heaps of fun even for beginners like us. I was expecting the water to be freezing but was actually quite nice for a...More

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Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Kia Ora, Thanks for coming rafting with us - had a great time out on the Awa with you both - hope you have a great time skiing for the rest of your break away. Thanks for leaving an awesome review. Nga Mihi, Luke

Reviewed 8 August 2018

From start to finish the service was professional and friendly. As soon as we got there and sat and had a coffee, got changed into all the gear and off we went. We were lucky enough to have a lovely sunny day and our 2...More

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Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Kia Ora Sue, Thanks for choosing to raft with us and for leaving an awesome review. Stoked to hear that yourself and your 8 year old daughter had a fantastic time. Nga Mihi, Luke

Reviewed 6 August 2018

We did the White water rafting trip with Harry as a guide and he was GREAT!! We were made to feel very welcome by all the team upon arrival and everyone was very competent with their tasks. I felt safe with him as our guide...More

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Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2018

Kia Ora Kate, Thanks for choosing to raft with us and for leaving a great review, Stoked to hear that Harry provided you with an awesome time on the Awa (River). Nga Mihi, Luke

Reviewed 30 July 2018

I would like to thank Luke and all the staff at Rafting New Zealand for our magnificent family rafting experience we had on the Tongariro River Grade 2 course. Our two daughters Amity and Brydie loved every minute of their experience from the minute we...More

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Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2018

Kia Ora, Thanks for leaving such a great review - we really appreciate it! Your Whanau was a pleasure to take down and alot of fun. Stoked the girls loved the trip and pretty special to hear it was the highlight of your NZ holiday....More

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