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Address: 41 Ngawaka Place | Southern Lake Taupo, Turangi 3334, New Zealand
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Kia Ora and Welcome to Rafting New Zealand. A family run business...

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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$119.05*
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Tongariro White Water Rafting from Taupo and Turangi
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$69.74*
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Tongariro River Family Fun White Water Rafting from Turangi
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$126.09*
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Half-Day Tongariro River Kayaking Adventure

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Great Fun for the Whole Family

Fantastic experience for all ages, including the young ones (>3 years old). The guides were fun and never rush. We had always felt safe in the experienced hands of the guides... read more

Reviewed December 28, 2016
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic experience for all ages, including the young ones (>3 years old). The guides were fun and never rush. We had always felt safe in the experienced hands of the guides. They are very professional throughout from the booking process till the end of the trip.

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

Kia Ora - great to hear the young ones loved the rafting adventure. Thanks for leaving a review - have a great New Year, Nga Mihi, Luke More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 27, 2016 via mobile

Collected in Taupo by Captain Jack who drove us to Turangi while enlightening us local Maori tales and integrating the group. We were given good instruction prior to starting and during the experience. The trip itself was a good 14km 2hrs full of excitement, white stuff and banter. We were fortunate to have had Jack as our Captain though I'm... More 

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

Kia Ora - Thanks for choosing to raft with us and for leaving a great review - super stoked to hear that you had such a great time and that Jack did such a superb job. Nga Mihi, Luke More 

Havelock North, New Zealand
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Reviewed December 25, 2016 via mobile

A family group of 6 of us ranging from 9yrs to 70yrs had a fantastic afternoon on the Tongariro river. The service was outstanding and the guides just excellent - awesome energy and just the right amount of humour whilst also making us feel totally safe. Cam kept us entertained on the way to the river with some local Maori... More 

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

Kia Ora Jekare, What a great review to recieve - thanks for leaving it! Awesome to hear the whole family really enjoyed their time with us. Nga Mihi, Luke More 

Beijing
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Reviewed December 25, 2016 via mobile

The Trip Advisor reviews encouraged us to book this Grade 3 rafting trip and we were delighted with the whole experience. Professional, humorous and entertaining guides made us feel safe and ensured we had a great trip. Rafters have to help carry the rafts and then paddle through the rapids, so a certain level of fitness and coordination is required.... More 

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

Kia Ora Allen, Thanks for choosing to raft with us and for leaving a great review. Awesome to hear you loved the rafting and that the guides showed you all such a good time. Nga Mihi, Luke More 

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Reviewed December 25, 2016

I was the first time in my life that I went Rafting (Grade 3 Tongariro River Whitewater Rafting) and it was truly one of the most amazing days ever! Absolutely everyone is super friendly, competent and so much fun, from the booking till the end: Jess from the reception/office – thank you! Our shuttle driver from and to Taupo was... More 

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

Kia Ora Sandra - Wow! what an awesome review to read - thanks for leaving it! So good to hear about how cool your experience with us was and that so many of the team made your trip special. Look forward to seeing you next time on our Grade 5 Adventure, Nga Mihi, Luke More 

Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed December 24, 2016

It was my father and husband's first experience rafting, and they came away hooked. We were all very pleased with all the staff we spoke with, especially our raft guide, who really made the trip - knowledgeable, personable, and lighthearted. It was fun, wet, and suitable for everyone! We will be back!

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

Kia Ora Leslie - stoked to hear the "Boys" are now hooked! Thanks for leaving a great review, Nga Mihi, Luke More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed December 22, 2016

AWESOME white water rafting experience guided by the Rafting New Zealand team! Fun, friendly and experienced guides with good sense of humour and knowledge of the river and surroundings. We did the grade 3 rafting and totally enjoyed the 14km ride and passing through 52 rapids! Awesome view, awesome staff and an awesome experience! Highly highly recommended!

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

Kia Ora Sherwin, Thanks for leaving such a great review - hope you had an awesome Xmas and heres to a fantastic 2017, Nga Mihi, Luke More 

London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 22, 2016

We booked onto the morning slot for rafting with Rafting New Zealand. The shop where you wait before going out to the river has a coffee shop and we started our day with a really good coffee and a chocolate fish. When we got kitted out for the trip, all the staff were lovely and our guide, Johnny, gave us... More 

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

Kia Ora Connie, Thanks for leaving such a detailed review - stoked to hear you loved the rafting - come back and raft again with us on the Grade 5 Wairoa Adventure - you would love it, Nga Mihi, Luke More 

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Reviewed December 21, 2016

Had a great time with Rafting New Zealand, the staff were very accommodating and knowledgeable. Had an amazing day and would thoughroughly recommend it.

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

Kia Ora Isaac, Thanks for Rafting with us and for leaving a great review, Have a great Xmas, Nga Mihi, Luke More 

Canterbury, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed December 19, 2016

A great morning spent with the team from Rafting NZ Turangi. Despite the weather (raining) we had a fantastic experience. This was made all the more special by the great guides, humorous banter, hot chocolate and chocolate fish half way down. The Tongariro river provides a fantastic environment in which to take part rafting, plenty of fabulous scenery, plenty of... More 

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

Kia Ora Chris, Thanks for leaving a great review - stoked to hear you loved the rafting even though it was on a wet day. Have a great Xmas and all the best for the New Year ahead, Nga Mihi, Luke More 

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