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Tongariro River White Water Rafting Adventure from Taupo

Highlights
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
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Tongariro River White Water Rafting Adventure from Taupo
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In 2.5 hours you navigate over 60 heart-pounding, roller coaster rapids with an expert guide at the helm.Throughout the trip you’ll be treated to sights only accessed by raft. P/U from Taupo available
$93.53
9am trip. No PickUp Available
In 2.5 hours you navigate over 60 heart-pounding, roller coaster rapids with an expert guide at the helm. Pick up from Taupo not available on morning departure.
$93.53
Winter Rafting 2017
In 2.5 hours you navigate over 60 heart-pounding, roller coaster rapids with an expert guide at the helm. Pick up from Taupo available.
$93.53
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Overview
Test your nerve against Mother Nature’s power in New Zealand on this 3-hour Tongariro River white-water rafting adventure from Taupo. Travel with your guide into the wilderness of New Zealand’s beautiful North Island. Following a safety briefing, climb into your wetsuit, grab your paddle and head to the banks of the swirling Tongariro River. Navigate over 60 of the rolling river’s choppy rapids and enjoy panoramic views over the mighty canyon. Spot native bird species along the way and replenish lost energy with a deli-style meal at the end.
What to Expect
You’ll start your unforgettable adventure with an on-shore safety briefing and paddle instructions with an experienced guide. You and the rest of the crew will then begin your white water rafting journey on grade 3 rapids – an ideal grade for experienced paddlers or first-time rafters.

In 2.5 hours you navigate over 60 heart-pounding, roller coaster rapids with an expert guide at the helm. Throughout the trip you’ll be treated to sights only accessed by raft.

Keep a look out for the elusive and native Blue Duck 'whio' that make these waters their home. Tongariro River Rafting is so dedicated to preserving the natural environment of the Tongariro River that they founded the Blue Duck Project – with the goal of returning the rare native Blue Duck to its traditional habitat along the Tongariro River.

Includes:
Deli-style meal in the summer, granny’s soup & thermal soak in the winter.
Pick up from Taupo accommodation is available for 2pm trip in summer.
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Reviewed July 3, 2018
Beyond expectation!!! Must do if you are in taupo

Going to do the Tongariro river rafting is not only an activity... its a day adventure. You will be bring into a ride from taupo to turangi with the guide itself, spent 2.5hrs on the rive for rafting with a chocolate & cookies break, than...More

Thank Kevin L
Garth O, Reservations at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2018

Hi Kevin, Great to hear that you enjoyed yourself out on the water with our team. If you are ever back in the area make sure you come back for another trip down the Tongariro. All the best, The Team at TRR

Reviewed May 30, 2018
Ma and Pa Kettle

We did the grade 3 trip. We were picked up in Taupo by John who was very informative about the area we were travelling through. Johno was our " Captain " who was also very informative about the area. He was an awesome instructor. To...More

Thank Stephen P
Garth O, raft guide at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded June 10, 2018

Hi Stephen, We are so glad that you enjoyed your trip ! Good to hear you and captain Johno found some blue ducks as well. Safe travels Lauren and the TRR team

Reviewed May 10, 2018
Awesome Day Out On The River

Me and my partner went out for the Grade 3 rafting tip with TRR and had an AMAZING time. The staff were very friendly from start to finish, and out tour guide Kirstin was hilarious and made us feel very safe on the river. After...More

Thank AnnaBanana1616
Tongariro1, Reservations at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2018

Hi Anna, We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your time out on the water with Kristin and that you would recommend our trip. If you are ever back in the area we would love to take you out again. All the best, The...More

Reviewed May 3, 2018
Enjoyed well

We were 15 people (8A + 7 C) enjoyed this rafting. We were a little bit worried prior Rafting but during Rafting, we felt we are in safe hands. Our guide "Danger" encouraged us to paddle stronger and he guided perfectly. Improvement: They have to...More

Thank onlyworld
Tongariro1, Reservations at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded May 5, 2018

Hi There, It's great to hear that you enjoyed your trip out with Danger and that you felt safe while on the raft. Hopefully we will see you again sometime in the future. All the best, The Team at TRR

Reviewed May 1, 2018
Unforgettable day out with an excellent guide

This was an unforgettable experience and thanks to that, I can't wait to do it again some day. Our guide was really friendly, funny, and knowledgable about the area, he even had some great facts about the animals and the geology of the area. Jumping...More

Thank nz_keta
Tongariro1, Reservations at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2018

Hi There, We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your time out with our team on the water. We look forward to having you come out with us sometime in the future. All the best, The Team at TRR

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