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“Action Honeymoon” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Rafting New Zealand

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
Type: Tours, Adventure
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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.
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Auckland, New Zealand
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“Action Honeymoon”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

I talked my partner into trying rafting and we opted for the half day raft. It was cold and raining but we were warm and felt quite safe in all of our gear - a fleece, wetsuit, spray jacket, life jacket, helmut and dive boots. The staff are awesome and the owner lady gave us a free photo DVD for our honeymoon as well as detailed directions to other attractions. Matt our guide was really friendly and inspired confidence, his directions were clear and he made the whole experience really good fun. We did grade three rapids which were choice, now I want to do bigger! Half way through we walked up another river, climbed a cliff then jumped off a waterfall which was wicked! The rival company don't do this. They seem to sense when you're a bit cold and thirsty and pass around hot chocolate and chocy fish on the raft. Back at the base you get a beer and hot dog as well as a hot shower. It's well thought out, safety concious and heaps of fun! We'll be back as soon as our daughter is old enough to join in!

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Napier, New Zealand
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“Wendy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

Fantastic time had by all in our group, very well organised and great guides, loved the waterfall jump, hot chocolate and chocolate fish after the jump as well has the hotdogs and drinks when we got back to base. Rafting NZ you rock - everyone has to do this

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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“Incredible fun!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

First white water rafting experience for me and my partner. Greg, our guide was just awesome! He was fun, new lots about the river and nature and history. We really enjoyed our time! =)

Visited November 2012
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Herne Bay, null, New Zealand
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“AWESOME!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

That was my first rafting experience and the afternoon was just the best waersport experience I ever had! The team is awesome and the white river beautiful!
Thanks to the team for the lovely moment!

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“Awesome fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

Great fun rafting on a beautiful river, perfect and friendly crew, flawless organization. Go and try it for yourself!

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Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this review, January 15, 2013
Kia Ora - Thanks for leaving a review - great to hear you had such an awesome time us - thanks again - Luke & TEAM RNZ.
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