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Tongariro River Rafting

95 Atirau Road | The Rafting Centre, Turangi 3353, New Zealand
+64 7-386 6409
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Tongariro River White Water Rafting Adventure from Taupo
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2-hour Tongariro River Family Rafting Excursion in Turangi
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Tongariro River Rafting is the most experienced outdoor adventure company on the Tongariro River. We create journeys, share stories and bring people closer to nature through biking, fishing and rafting. We celebrate 25 years as a family owned and operated business in 2015. We're passionate about showing off our amazing region to visitors and are dedicated to preserving the natural environment of the Tongariro River for future generations – so much so, we founded the Blue Duck Project – with the goal of returning the rare native Blue Duck to its traditional habitat along the Tongariro River. Our adventures include Grade 3 white water rafting trips, family floats for the younger rafters or first timers, mountain biking and fishing. On your Grade 3 white water rafting trip, you will have an unforgettable 2.5 hours navigating over 60 heart-pounding rapids with an expert guide at the helm. All of our guides are highly trained professionals and our equipment is top quality. You'll even enjoy a deli style lunch after your trip (hot soup in winter). Prepare yourself for one of the most stunning white water rafting adventures in New Zealand – we know this river like the back of our paddle! “Oar-some!!”
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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95 Atirau Road | The Rafting Centre, Turangi 3353, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did the rafting and paintball experience and had an awesome time. Danger was our guide and was very informative and made the trip for us

Thank Matt G
Tongariro1, Reservations at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Matt, Great to hear that you had a good time rafting and playing paintball. Danger will be happy to hear that he was able to "make" the trip for you. All the best, The Team at TRR

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went on the family raft with my two 9 year olds. They had the best time, as did I!! Danni was our guide and she was great. We got all the equipment we needed to keep warm. When out on the water she gave...More

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Tongariro1, Reservations at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Helen, Wonderful to hear that you and your 9 year olds had a good time out with Dani. The grade 2 section is fun and always a great option. We would love to have you back in the future. All the best, The Team...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Blessed with blue skies, trout swimming up stream to spawn, and rapids big enough to add some excitement but not big enough to be too scary. Ben was an awesome guide/helmsman, obviously very experienced and knowledgeable. The river trip was followed by warming up in...More

Thank Neil J
Tongariro1, Reservations at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Neil, Great to hear that you had a great time out with Ben. We would love to have you back sometime...maybe in summer so you can try our post trip sandwiches. All the best, The Team at TRR

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best experiences I had in New Zealand. Greeted with a warm and friendly welcome. I was anxious as I had never done this before but was made to feel at ease, thanks to the instructors. Great fun and learnt loads about the...More

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Tongariro1, Reservations at TRR at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi, Its great to hear that you had a such a good time out with our team. They will be happy to hear that it was one of the best experiences that you had in New Zealand. if you ever return we would love to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was coming to Turangi to do the Tongariro Crossing but the weather was too extreme to do the crossing. I was then advised to go rafting. I was scared that the weather would ruin it but not at all !! It’s simply one of...More

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Tongariro1, Front Office Manager at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are so happy your experience with us was fulfilling!! Thank you for your lovely review. Have a great time in NZ and we look forward to seeing you again on your next visit to New Zealand. Sami, TRR.

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Oakland_Gal
February 3, 2017|
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Response from Tongariro1 | Property representative |
Hello! The water in March is great! Come on down! Because the section of river we run is below the NZ power scheme, the flow of the river is controlled and we have the same flow at the same temperature everyday. The... More
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4acadia
July 11, 2016|
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Response from Garth O | Property representative |
Hi, the river is grade 3 3+ in places. There are 60 ish rapid s over 13 kms with half of them being good solid grade 3. There are no real drops as such but there are some good steep technical Rapids that we need to move the... More
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HazelBrowne
July 11, 2016|
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Response from Garth O | Property representative |
Hi Hazel, The only reason that we would not be rafting is if the river was unsafe and that normally only happens 4 or 5 days of the year. (We can't though control the weather). You can book closer to the time if you wish... More
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