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Tongariro River Rafting

Turangi, New Zealand
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About Tongariro River Rafting
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!!”
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Paula wrote a review Jul 2021
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Such an awesome trip - so much fun, amazing guide and just challenging enough to introduce our 11 year old to rafting. And to top it off garth’s tomato soup was the best. Thanks guys coming back to do the grade 3 next time.
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Date of experience: July 2021
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SunderB wrote a review Jul 2021
Singapore, Singapore30 contributions26 helpful votes
We had some apprehensions going into this as our youngest child is 4 and had never done this before. Not in our favour also was the weather - unceasing rain in the middle of winter. But we ended up having a really great time! Our guides Gipsy and Evan were friendly, had great knowledge of the river and wildlife, and very helpful. The gear provided was of good quality and more than enough to make the 2 hr ride in the rain warm and comfortable. Bonus marks for the hot drink in the middle of the river, and we were overjoyed to see lots of whio (blue ducks) and shags. Photos were included in our package, have attached one here just to show the quality =) our daughter thoroughly enjoyed the ride (including the rapids) and didn’t want it to end! Kept asking us why we couldn’t continue on the river haha Keep up the great work guys!
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Date of experience: July 2021
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Whaingaroawhanau wrote a review Jul 2021
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Had a great trip on a rainy winter day- warm and full of adventure. Our guide, Evan, was fantastic- experienced, calm, confident, a great teacher. Would go again anytime.
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Date of experience: July 2021
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G8483YXadamt wrote a review Jul 2021
Auckland, New Zealand10 contributions2 helpful votes
From the moment we arrived at HQ to the moment we left, these guys and gals delivered the goods! A very streamlined operation had us equipped of all our gear, briefed, loaded up and in the coach before the previous visitors complementary fresh foot-stomped Tomato soup had time to cool. Our Guide kept us entertained and engaged with a decent flurry of jokes and yarns and hilighted points of interest along the river. Overall, we had a great time and will definitely be back.
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Stacey Miller wrote a review Jul 2021
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Fantastic time for our family of 5. Great local knowledge, our kids can't wait to go again! Must do!
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Date of experience: July 2021
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