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Rafting New Zealand

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Kia Ora and Welcome to Rafting New Zealand. A family run business established in 1991. We raft the best rivers, providing family fun rafting for ages 3 years and up all the way through to extreme whitewater action. With professional, fun, Kiwi...more
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41 Ngawaka Place | Southern Lake Taupo, Turangi 3334, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Got picked up in Taupo by a fun & reliable Richard. Got to hear a lot of interesting facts about Taupo, Tongariro river and whole NZ on the way. When we arrived at the base everything was processed smoothly, no waiting and always with amusing...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Well organized and fun trip. All the workers were friendly and had good knowledge of the area. Gabe was my leader and he did a great job.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to do this as the weather was bad and couldn't have made a better decision. We met 2 great guys and our instructors Luke and Ethan were professional and personable. The rapids are great and it's super beautiful down there too. In between...More

Thank Emma H
LukeB2815, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia Ora Emma, Thanks for choosing to raft with us and for leaving such a great review - really stoked to hear you loved your rafting adventure with us. Nga Mihi, Luke

Reviewed 1 week ago

We very much enjoyed the gorgeous river run. The guides were competent, and the tour was well-organized.

Thank FrogtheTraveler
LukeB2815, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia Ora, Thanks for leaving a review and for joining us on our White Water Adventure, Nga Mihi, Luke

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tour was awesome, but huge Thanks to Richard & Jesse who made the trip perfect! Good job guys 🤜🏻✌🏻 Cheers your mulled wine lovers Louisa & Diane

Thank 144louisa
LukeB2815, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia Ora Louisa & Diane, Great to hear the Hot Mulled Wine post trip was a hit! Thanks for coming rafting with us. Nga Mihi, Luke

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything is good except the driver, Richard who is a totally racist. He provided very poor pick up services and was very rude all the time. He did not bother to talk to me and my partner or look at us in the eyes after...More

Thank aaaronzhou
LukeB2815, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia Ora Aaron, Your review was a very disturbing and concerning one to receive. Over the last few days I have discussed this with Yourselves, The Staff member in Question and the other Clients that where on your Raft and Shuttle Service with you. From...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It poured with rain but that was not the water to worry about! We had a blast on the water. I have been rafting in two countries before but this organization had the best guides and thrilling rapids.

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LukeB2815, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia Ora, Thanks for leaving such a great review - awesome to hear you loved your rafting adventure. Nga Mihi, Luke

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised how proficient the Rafting New Zealand was. I had really grat time and now I understand why they are the best company for many years running. All the people are keeping high standards and want you have the most brilliant day....More

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LukeB2815, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia Ora, Thanks for choosing to raft with us and for leaving a superb review. Nga Mihi, Luke

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rafting in the Tongariro River is one of the absolute best memories I'm keeping from my trip to New Zealand. The river is crystal clear and the rapids are super fun. This was a grade 3+ rafting, so not too scary, and with heaps of...More

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LukeB2815, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia Ora Melissa, Thanks for leaving an awesome and insightful review. Stoked to hear you had a great time out on the Awa (river) with us. Nga Mihi, Luke

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommended!! Rich, Ethan and Jessi were friendly, helpful, approachable and informative. We had a fantastic afternoon rafting!!!! Lots of fun and laughter!! A must do in Rotorua!! Thank you guys!!

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LukeB2815, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia Ora, Thanks for leaving a great review and for choosing to raft with us, Nga Mihi Luke

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