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Address: 41 Ngawaka Place | Southern Lake Taupo, Turangi 3334, New Zealand
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+64 7-386 0352
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Kia Ora and Welcome to Rafting New Zealand. A family run business...

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 guides, premier gear and facilities, Maori culture and an excellent safety record, book with us to experience the thrill of rafting, Aotearoa styles. Rafting NZ is NZ's most awarded rafting company.

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Tongariro White Water Rafting from Taupo and Turangi
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Tongariro River Family Fun White Water Rafting from Turangi
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Half-Day Tongariro River Kayaking Adventure

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Fabulous white water rafting experience

This exciting trip down over 50 rapids was fantastic. Our driver and raft skipper Lib did a great job melding 6 diverse newcomers from 10 -60 years to rafting. The whole setup... read more

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Istanbul, Turkey
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Istanbul, Turkey
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This exciting trip down over 50 rapids was fantastic. Our driver and raft skipper Lib did a great job melding 6 diverse newcomers from 10 -60 years to rafting. The whole setup was smooth and professional. If you want to try white water rafting I heartily recommend. Rafting New Zealand

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Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this review

Kia Ora Ruth, Thanks for leaving such a great review, Stoked to hear that Livy gave you all a fantastic time on the Awa (river). Nga Mihi, Luke More 

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15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My partner and I joined the tour on Saturday from Taupo. Our driver Olivia was very friendly and pointed a few points of interest along the way. Getting there, Pi checked us in with a big smile on her face and them Jesse guided us through the rapids. He was very knowledgeable, entertaining and professional. We couldn't ask for a... More 

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Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this review

Kia Ora Leom, Thanks for leaving a great review - nice to know that each staff member you came into contact with left a great impression with you and added to your overall experience. Nga Mihi, Luke More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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223 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Huge rapids, stunning location, awesome crew and spot on equipment, we had a blast on the river with the team at Rafting New Zealand and can't wait to check out their other trips!

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Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this review

Kia Ora Robin, Thanks for joining us on one of our River Rafting Adventures - stoked to hear you loved the experience and thanks for choosing to Raft with us, Nga Mihi, Luke More 

Tauranga, New Zealand
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

With 2 children in tow, this was great experience for all involved. Friendly staff, made booking with ease. Had a special for the children. River fun, enjoyed every moment, would do it again.

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Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this review

Kia Ora, Thank you for bringing the Whanau (family) rafting and for leaving a review. Great to hear you all really enjoyed your time with us. Nga Mihi, Luke More 

Halifax, Canada
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went rafting on a slightly damp and drizzly day, but it ended up being the perfect activity for this weather! Grace was our rafting guide, and she was great. I loved hearing the history behind every rapid. She's probably the strongest lady I know because she pulled us off a couple rocks we got stuck on. She was super... More 

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Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this review

Kia Ora Laura, Thanks for leaving such a great review - awesome to hear that Grace gave you all such a good time on the Awa (river)! Thanks for choosing to raft with us - all the best for any further adventures, Nga Mihi, Luke More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were all a little nervous before we commenced our white water rafting adventure. But this nerves were quickly washed away after sweeping through the first set of rapids. Everything about this adventure could not be faulted, our guide Zac filled as with knowledge of the local area whilst ensuring we had an absolutely awesome time on the water. The... More 

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Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this review

Kia Ora Ewan, Wow! - thanks for leaving such a fantastic review - we really appreciate it. Great to hear that your entire experience with us was amazing and that Zach showed you all a fanatastic time. Nga Mihi, Luke More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic day on the water with RNZ. Top notch outfit, excellent service. Our guide Johnny was great with the kids and it was definitely a day to remember. Highly recommended.

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Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this review

Kia Ora, Thank you for leaving a review - stoked to hear you loved the adventure and that Johnny provided you with a superb experience. Nga Mihi, Luke More 

Singapore, Singapore
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The team at Rafting New Zealand could not have done a better job for us. The family trip was perfect for our 8, 10 and 12 year old. Equipment was really well organised and in good condition, everything needed was provided. Instructions were clear and the experience was great fun for all, helped by slightly higher water than usual which... More 

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Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this review

Kia Ora Juliet, Thank you for bringing the Whanau (family) rafting with us and for leaving a great review - stoked to hear that everyone really enjoyed their rafting adventure. Nga Mihi, Luke More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The team in Turangi were amazing. First timer and was a bit nervous but had a blast! Everyone was friendly and positive and our team leader Liv was great! Would recommend!

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Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this review

Kia Ora, Thanks for leaving a review and for choosing to raft with us - great to hear you loved the rafting and that Liv did a superb job as your guide, Nga Mihi, Luke More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We signed up for whitewater kayaking, but since the water level was too high that day, were given the option to join the rafting group or reschedule. We chose to raft, and are glad we did! Kayla was a wonderful guide, and the river and surrounding area was stunning! Having been on class 4 and 5 rapids, this definitely wasn't... More 

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Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this review

Kia Ora Maxim, Sorry we couldn't get you out on the Kayak Blast Adventure due to high water - but super stoked to hear you loved the rafting, especially seeing you are a bit of a seasoned pro! Thanks for leaving a review - contact us again sometime in the future so we can get you on the Kayak Blast... More 

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