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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

These guys are awesome and so friendly would definitely recommend! Clean tidy area to come back to after being out on the river. Felt safe the whole time I was with them :)

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Go560966
Reviewed 2 days ago

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
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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 3 days ago via mobile

This company does a great job from initial booking to disembarking at the end of the day. I felt very prepared by the time we started down the stream. The experience here was just as exhilarating but much safer, with an extensive prep session, safety...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ayush099
LukeB2815, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Kia Ora Ayush, Thanks for leaving a detailed and awesome review. Great to hear that the entire team including the trainee guide were freindly, fun and professional. Nga Mihi, Luke

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I had a great experience and our trainers where amazing, we had a good cup of hot chocolate and some fish chocolate chips in middle of the river, water was so fresh and clean and cold.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Fourcanoesrotorua
LukeB2815, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Kia Ora Fourcanoesrotorua, Really appreciate you taking the time to famil our product and for taking the time to leave a superb review. Have a great Summer, Nga Mihi, Luke

Reviewed 6 days ago

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 2 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

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 2 days ago

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

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to do this as the weather was bad and couldn't have made a better decision. We met 2 great guys and our instructors Luke and Ethan were professional and personable. The rapids are great and it's super beautiful down there too. In between...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Emma H
LukeB2815, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia Ora Emma, Thanks for choosing to raft with us and for leaving such a great review - really stoked to hear you loved your rafting adventure with us. Nga Mihi, Luke

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We very much enjoyed the gorgeous river run. The guides were competent, and the tour was well-organized.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank FrogtheTraveler
LukeB2815, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia Ora, Thanks for leaving a review and for joining us on our White Water Adventure, Nga Mihi, Luke

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The tour was awesome, but huge Thanks to Richard & Jesse who made the trip perfect! Good job guys 🤜🏻✌🏻 Cheers your mulled wine lovers Louisa & Diane

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 144louisa
LukeB2815, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia Ora Louisa & Diane, Great to hear the Hot Mulled Wine post trip was a hit! Thanks for coming rafting with us. Nga Mihi, Luke

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