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Rafting New Zealand

41 Ngawaka Place | Southern Lake Taupo, Turangi 3381, New Zealand
07 386 0352
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Ranked #1 of 10 attractions in Turangi
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Tours
Owner description: Kia Ora and Welcome to Rafting New Zealand. A family run business established in 1991. We raft the best rivers, providing family fun to extreme... more » Owner description: Kia Ora and Welcome to Rafting New Zealand. A family run business established in 1991. We raft the best rivers, providing family fun 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. « less
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Zurich, Switzerland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I joined the Tongariro White Water trip in March 2014 with some friends and we had a blast! A beautiful river, perfectly trained staff (felt save every single second!), brand new gear (never felt cold) and boats, great fun and warm food and cold beer after the trip. Best rafting ever (I did 8 trips around the world before), perfectly... More

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Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this review

Kia Ora - Thank you for writing a great review and for rafting TWICE with us while in NZ! so great to have you on two trips with us. Take care and remember to make time for more adventures - Nga Mihi, Luke. More

Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014 via mobile

We happened upon Rafting New Zealand's office in Taupo and decided to make a booking on the Whitewater Rafting afternoon trip. It turned out to be one of the best decisions of our vacation. They picked us up at our hotel and drove to the base in Turangi (approx. 45 min away) where we received all our NEW, CLEAN gear... More

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Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this review

Kia Ora - Thank you for choosing to raft with us and for writing such a great review. I hope the rest of your stay in NZ was just as enjoyable, Nga Mihi, Luke. More

England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

We did the grade 3 the other day and absolutely loved it! We hadn't been white water rafting before but had heard Turangi was a good place to do it and we weren't disappointed. The staff were all really friendly, you get hot chocolate en route and then a beer and hot dog at the end. A fab end to... More

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Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this review

Kia Ora - firstly thank you for choosing to raft with us and then for taking the time to write a review. Great to hear you were NOT disappointed and Loved your experience with us. If you come back our way in the future get in touch - we will take you on our Extreme Day - you will be... More

Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Firstly, I want to say that Captain Jack was my hero on this trip. All the staff were fantastic but as our guide Jack made me feel safe and made sure I had fun. I had previously had a bad experience rafting after getting recycled after going over a weir (not in New Zealand) so I was more anxious than... More

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Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this review

Kia Ora, Thank you for writing a review and for coming rafting with us - I will pass your feedback onto Jack - great to hear you enjoyed your trip with us and now have new good memories for rafting - take care - Luke. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We did the grade 5 trip yesterday and it was absolutely amazing. We were a bit nervous about taking on such intense rivers, but the staff were super onto it and took great care of us. The whole day ran seamlessly and we had a really good time. Definitely a must-do activity when visiting NZ!

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Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this review

Kia Ora Kim, Thanks for writing a review and for being brave enough to take on our "Extreme Day!" Great to meet you - have a great year - Luke. More

Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Today we had the most amazing experience doing the grade 3 rafting trip. Our guides Brett and Daniel were fantastic, they made you feel really comfortable and confident in the whole process. From start to finish it was a really professionally run operation. JUST BRILLIANT!

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Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this review

Kia Ora Robyn, Thank you for rafting with us and then for taking the time to write a review - I will pass your feedback on to Brett and Daniel, great to hear you had such a great experience with them. Nga Mihi, Luke. More

Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Absolutely fantastic, myself, husband and son Nathan did the grade 3 with our amazing host Jimmy, it was one of the best experiences we have had. Jimmy made us feel special and truly competent in travelling down the rapids, with our extra special surprise mid trip and the well needed hot chocolate and choccy fish. Jimmy was great with our... More

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Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this review

Kia Ora Anne - Thank you for rafting with us and for leaving a review - great to hear you and your family had such a great time with Jimmy on the river - we look forward to taking you and/or any of your family and friends rafting in the future - Nga Mihi, Luke. More

Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed our rafting experience with Rafting New Zealand. Our guide was great, gave us lots of information about the rapids and the area (I'm really sorry I can't remember her name :() All the staff were really friendly and the little extras made a big difference, hot chocolate during the trip and a hot dog when we got back... More

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Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this review

Kia Ora Liz - thanks for rafting with us and for leaving a review - great to hear you had a great time with us - make sure you come back and get on our Extreme Day - were we raft two of NZ's best Grade Five rivers over one day - until then have fun! Nga Mihi Luke. More

Bluffton, South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014 via mobile

Grace, our guide was highly skilled and competent making sure our trip down river was safe, exciting, and enjoyable. I highly recommend Rafting New Zealand as the facilities and equipment were top notch. The family environment was very welcoming. The trip was complete with refreshments during and after the river.

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Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this review

Kia Ora Ryan - Yehaa!! - Rafting Now top of your "Must Do" list - thats awesome! Thanks for rafting with us - make sure you come back and have another rafting adventure with us some day - perhaps on our Grade Five Extreme Day? Nga Mihi, Luke. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

Great fun, wonderful experience, and fab staff would recommend this for everyone young and old. Best experience I have ever had

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Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this review

Kia Ora - firstly thank you for rafting with us and then secondly taking the time to write a review - great to hear you loved your rafting experience with us! Take care and have a great 2014 - Nga Mihi, luke. More

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