Tongariro River Rafting
Tongariro River Rafting
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Tongariro River Rafting is the most experienced outdoor adventure company on the Tongariro River. We create journeys, share stories and bring people closer to nature through biking, fishing and rafting. We celebrate 25 years as a family owned and operated business in 2015. We're passionate about showing off our amazing region to visitors and are dedicated to preserving the natural environment of the Tongariro River for future generations – so much so, we founded the Blue Duck Project – with the goal of returning the rare native Blue Duck to its traditional habitat along the Tongariro River. Our adventures include Grade 3 white water rafting trips, family floats for the younger rafters or first timers, mountain biking and fishing. On your Grade 3 white water rafting trip, you will have an unforgettable 2.5 hours navigating over 60 heart-pounding rapids with an expert guide at the helm. All of our guides are highly trained professionals and our equipment is top quality. You'll even enjoy a deli style lunch after your trip (hot soup in winter). Prepare yourself for one of the most stunning white water rafting adventures in New Zealand – we know this river like the back of our paddle! “Oar-some!!”
Turangi, New Zealand

Awards
Travellers' Choice
2023

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Greysmatter
Canterbury, UK28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
A well organised rafting outfit. We really enjoyed our trip down the Tongariro river which is beautiful and unspoilt, we saw a number of the rare blue ducks.

Lots of rapids to make it interesting (more and longer than say on the Queenstown Kawarua river) .

Photos taken were sent promptly.

Would highly recommend.
Written 23 February 2024
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Pioneer26718058180
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Wonderful experience with a knowledgeable and very friendly guide. From the welcome by staff to instructions and the ride itself, everything was amazing—both kids and parents loved this!
Written 21 February 2024
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Joanna L
Henley-on-Thames, UK5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
We had such a great time on this beautiful river. Stunning scenery. The guides made it so much fun and were very experienced in rafting. Felt very safe and confident in their hands. Can’t recommend it highly enough.
Written 19 February 2024
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Sightsee09549484522
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
Had an amazing time on the river with our guide Heck, who was not only funny but also knowledgeable and safety conscious. Highly recommend to all, would do it again in a heart beat.
Written 18 February 2024
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GoPlaces814596
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Awesome morning out on the river rafting...big shout out to our amazing guide Heck! He made the trip fun and interesting while keeping us safe. Thanks again...definitely recommend this.
Written 17 February 2024
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harrisns
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Gorgeous river. Experienced guides kept us entertained and safe on technical Class III rapids. The gear was in good condition. There’s a good coffee spot next door as well. Highly recommend!
Written 15 February 2024
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Jerry B
Foxton48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
This is a remarkable trip and shouldn’t be missed. Our leader, Garth, was outstanding in his leadership, instructions, and general manner. He looked after his crew so well that we had a fantastic 2 hrs of level 3 rafting
Written 14 February 2024
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ronellen
California8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Everything was first rate: the outfitting, the instruction, the guides (Sonia was great), the navigation and, of course, the river. Added bonus, you can drink straight from the river.
Written 14 February 2024
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Stay63731419463
Hamilton, New Zealand1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
An amazing rafting experience. Jade our guide was exceptional, he kept us safe and made us laugh, a big thank you. Perfect scenery and two hours of rapids and fun, give it a go you wont regret it. Cheers Cherie
Written 4 February 2024
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Liz
Auckland, New Zealand10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Great family float down the river. My daughter (8) was very apprehensive but the guides friendly and informative approach put her at ease - she had a great time. Squeals, splashes, swims and wildlife too! A great trip and well worth it.
Written 3 February 2024
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