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Rafting New Zealand

Turangi, New Zealand
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About Rafting New Zealand
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 guides, premier gear and facilities, Maori culture and an excellent safety record, book with us to experience the thrill of rafting, Aotearoa styles. Rafting NZ is NZ's most awarded rafting company.
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Tongariro White Water Rafting from Taupo and Turangi
Experience adrenaline-pumping thrills and spills in New Zealand’s North Island on this 4-hour Tongariro River white-water rafting adventure from Taupo and Turangi. Travel to the rafting base near the banks of the mighty Tongariro River. Pull on your wetsuit, grab your paddle and hit the choppy waters with your guide. Paddle hard through a series of over 50 grade III rapids and enjoy spectacular views over the volcanic gorge. Jump off high rock faces into the swirling waters then relax as you float gently downstream.
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4 hours
from $97.68
Tongariro River Family Fun White Water Rafting from Turangi
Enjoy family-friendly adventure in New Zealand’s spectacular North Island on this 3-hour Tongariro River rafting trip from Turangi. Travel to the rafting base near the banks of the Tongariro River and climb into your wetsuit. Navigate the choppy waters with your guide and tackle over 20 exciting but gentle grade II rapids. Stop off at the national trout centre to feed the fish, and see the baby trout in the breeding pool. Paddle hard through the rapids and float gently downstream over the flats, enjoying beautiful views along the way.
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3 hours
from $71.45
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Our bosses sent us on a grade three rafting trip yesterday in order to familiarise ourselves with the grade three trip that we sell our guests at work. Rich picked us up and was delightful as usual! Great chat on the way to Turangi and...More

Date of experience: November 2019
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Sightseer330511, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded today

Kia Ora, Thanks for leaving such an epic review! we really appreciate you rafting with us, so cool to hear all of the team on the day made a great impression. Nga Mihi, Luke

Reviewed 4 days ago

Such an awesome day out with the team at RNZ. This is the 6th year we have participated in the River Wild Raft Run race and we'll be back for the 7th for sure! The river is beautiful, the scenery spectacular, but it's the people...More

Date of experience: November 2019
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LukeB2815, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Kia Ora Stu's Crew, Thanks for coming back 6 years running! We love seeing you each year and appreciate your loyal support. Look forward to seeing you again in 2020, Nga Mihi, Luke

Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a fantastic run down the Tongariro (Grades 2and 3) Everything is perfectly organised from the booking in, to the issue of the gear; the transport, the ride itself and the showers and hot food and drinks at the end. The condition of all...More

Date of experience: November 2019
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LukeB2815, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Kia Ora, Thanks for leaving such a great review, awesome to hear that both Jarym and Jess showed you such a good time out on the Awa (river). Nga Mihi, Luke

Reviewed 1 week ago

The trip down river was exhilarating and very exciting, and our Pilot, GABE, made it more so. At the same time, at every turn we felt safe and under expert guidance. We would do it again in a heartbeat!! Signed, the Caputos from the "Old...More

Date of experience: November 2019
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LukeB2815, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia Ora, Great to hear you loved your rafting experience with us - Thanks for leaving a review. Nga Mihi, Luke

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an awesome time with our guides John, Hannah and Jess white water rafting for our first time. The river was full of surprises and was quite frankly exhilarating. There was only me and my fiancé on the trip but they didn’t make it...More

Date of experience: November 2019
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LukeB2815, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia Ora, Awesome review to receive - thanks for sharing! Stoked to hear both yourself and your fiance had such a good time with us. Nga Mihi, Luke

Reviewed 1 week ago

Our guide Jesse was awesome! There was never a dull moment with 52 rapids, stunning scenery, hot chocolate, cliff jumping and an abundance of wild life! Outside from rafting, Jesse made the experience unique with his indepth knowledge of the area and the local Maori...More

Date of experience: November 2019
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LukeB2815, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia Ora, Thanks for leaving a review. Awesome to hear that Jesse "rocked!" and you really enjoyed the rafting as well as the Maori stories & history of our special area. Nga Mihi, Luke

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a fantastic rafting trip today on the Tongariro river with Rafting New Zealand. Gabe was our guide and he expertly guided us over 51 rapids. The scenery is spectacular and the experience was made special by the brilliant RNZ team. I highly recommend...More

Date of experience: November 2019
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LukeB2815, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia Ora, Thanks for choosing to raft with us and for leaving such a superb review - stoked to hear you had a great experience on the Awa (river) with Gabe. Nga Mihi, Luke

Reviewed 1 week ago

A great 4 hours of thrills on the water. A lot of fun and fantastic experience. Extremely good and capable guide/raft controller . Grade 3 adventure was worth every penny.

Date of experience: October 2019
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LukeB2815, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia Ora Sharon, Thanks for choosing to raft with us and for leaving a great review. Stoked to hear you loved your rafting adventure with us. Nga Mihi, Luke

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lot of fun with John and Jess and we can definitely recommend it. Extremely fun and highly professional team. Go for it!

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

Kia Ora Tim, Awesome to hear you had a great time on the Awa (river) with John and Jess. Thanks for leaving a review, Nga Mihi, Luke

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rafting New Zealand was awesome! We met up with a great group of people on the pick up van, and the ride to the base office was the perfect opportunity to get to know one another. The water currents were a class 3 and were...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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LukeB2815, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia Ora KB, Thanks for leaving a great review - awesome to know you really enjoyed your time with us on the Awa (river). Nga Mihi, Luke

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