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Rafting New Zealand

41 Ngawaka Place | Southern Lake Taupo, Turangi 3334, New Zealand
+64 7-386 0352
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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 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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41 Ngawaka Place | Southern Lake Taupo, Turangi 3334, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I had such an awesome time and would definitely do it again as well as recommend it to everyone. The guides were experienced and I felt completely safe in Jesse’s guidance. Plus they were lovely and understanding to my terrified mum, and supported her throughout...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a day! Beautiful weather, beautiful people, and stunning scenery. You can't ask for a better experience. Jesse was an amazing guide, and he made it so much fun for everyone involved. Amazing day out all around. Finished up with a hot dog and a...More

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Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Kia Ora, Thanks for leaving such an awesome review. Great to hear you loved the adventure and Jesse was superb! Nga Mihi, Luke

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Liv was awesome! Funny, informative and helpful. We had people from 4 different countries in our raft. So trying to communicate was a bit challenging, but Liv was very patient and understanding. The class 3 rapids were just enough for beginners, yet exciting as well....More

Thank Leann R
Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Kia Ora Leann, Thanks for choosing to raft with us and for leaving a review. Sounds like a fun trip - with all those different nationalities in the one raft, stoked to hear Liv did a great job and provided you all with an awesome...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great experience with Rafting New Zealand. Jess was super helpful when we popped into the shop to get some information and explained all the options - as well as giving us some good advice on local walks. Booking was easy and straightforward...More

Thank wigwam105
Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia Ora, Thanks for leaving such a great review - awesome to hear you had such a good time with us and all the staff you had contact with left a great impression and delivered top service. Nga Mihi, Luke

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