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“Fantastic Fun!”

Rafting New Zealand
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$108.49*
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Tongariro White Water Rafting from Taupo and...
Ranked #2 of 20 things to do in Turangi
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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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Reviewed January 14, 2012

Our family of 5 (two adults, children aged 16, 13 and 11) did the Grade 3 Tongariro White Water trip with Rafting NZ. It was very well organised and well equipped. The guides were experienced and knew their stuff. Our guide took personal responsibility for looking after our 11 year old. The trip was loads of fun, and we thought great value for money. We would love to do a grade 4 or 5 trip, but they would not let an 11 year old on the higher grades.

Thank Ruth C
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Reviewed January 14, 2012

I did this trip with my three teenage childs. We had awesome fun with it and the landscape you see is stunning. The guide has been the best rafting guide I've had so far and organization of the whole trip vom departure to arrival are very well done.

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Reviewed January 5, 2012

Rafting New Zealand is the perfect way to explore the Turangi River. The guides are fun and experienced and the scenery is breathtaking. The rapids are very do-able even for a novice.

Don't be a chicken, and climb up the rope ladder to jump off of the waterfall for a thrill and a great photo opportunity.

They even give you hot chocolate and a cookie on the river, with beer and hot dogs back at the shop after the rafting is over. The photo package is reasonably priced but the t-shirts are on the expensive side. I got one anyway.

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Reviewed December 30, 2011

This was the last activity for our holiday - what a way to top it all off.

We took our little toddler on the family fun adventure. At first she was scared but at the end of the ride she loved it! The guide was very relational, knowledgeable and professional and as you entered the base, it had a warm family environment. Just everything about it was 'family'.

Thank you to Luke and the team for providing such a rich experience for our family.

1  Thank Ray N
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Reviewed December 18, 2011

Highly recommend! White water rafting is a great experience on its own however the trip exceeded our expectations! Very well organised, fun, the guides were super funny and friendly - Matt our guide made our trip! Great photos, free hot dog and cold beer - couldn't have asked for anything more! We'll be back for sure!

Thank Natalia T
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