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Tongariro River Trail

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Tongariro River Trail

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Tongariro River White Water Rafting Adventure
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Tongariro River White Water Rafting Adventure

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Enjoy an exhilarating white water rafting trip in New Zealand with this half-day excursion on the Tongariro River. Your expert guide takes you on a roller coaster-like series of class three rapids that offer views of pristine wilderness that can only be accessed from the river. Your tour includes lunch, rafting instruction, and use of all necessary gear, making it suitable for all levels of experience.
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Superwoman888 wrote a review 15 Jan
Auckland Central, New Zealand299 contributions177 helpful votes
This walk can be done in a loop, we started at access point Taupahi Reserve and headed right, keeping the river on our left hand side. It is a open gentle walk beside the river, till the track peels away and follows (too close to) SHI past the Tongariro Trout Centre and into bush. We crossed the river to the other side at Red Hut Bridge. Views of the river and keen fishermen in the river. This first leg took 2 hours. The return leg, with the river again on our left, was mainly past grazing cattle and pasture, with small stretches through bush. Not very interesting. We crossed back over the river at Major Jones bridge. The whole walk took roughly 4 hours, with breaks. There were a few trail bikes sharing the track. It is a popular activity with more walkers on the path closer to the town centre.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Mark R wrote a review 8 Jan
Palmerston North, New Zealand31 contributions3 helpful votes
Fantastic walk, you can choose different length walks, I have previously done the 13km loop, on our last trip we were short on time so only did the SH1 to Major Jones bridge loop. Track is mostly flat walking (after the short climb to the lookout). worth taking the short tracks off the main track that lead down to the river for a look. Great leg stretch if only passing through Turangi, our dog loved it (please note dogs must be on a lead).
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Glyn T wrote a review Dec 2020
Hong Kong, China52 contributions35 helpful votes
Overall the walk is about a 3 hour loop about 15km. We found it a bit dull. Not much by way of river views as the walk is predominantly thru light bush and opening up to cattle farming fields on one side of the river. On the other side its WAY to close to route 1 so a lot of traffic noise. If I did it again we would cycle.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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RobbieT19 wrote a review Aug 2020
Paraparaumu, New Zealand20 contributions2 helpful votes
Parked at the northern end bridge and ran up the true right side and back down the other. Apart from a short climb at the start, the whole walk is very gentle. It's a lovely run/walk.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Tess041 wrote a review Aug 2020
Tauranga, New Zealand183 contributions54 helpful votes
Family of four (kids 10 and 12). This was a really scenic and enjoyable ride. Kids loved going over the bridges and seeing the trout fishermen in the river. Plenty of places to stop and take in the view or have some snacks. Was lovely how the terrain changed from forest to fields, to river - and the breathtaking view at the end made the last uphill bit really worth it. My only gripe (which is why I didn't give it 5 stars) was the damn 'metal bike styles' they put in every 200-400m. Took quite a while before we all got the hang of cycling through them, but if you had large legs you would struggle lol! If they took them out it would make the ride perfect. Would thoroughly recommend this ride if you were in the area.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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