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Rafting New Zealand
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Tongariro White Water Rafting from Taupo and...
Ranked #2 of 20 things to do in Turangi
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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 June 19, 2013

If you are looking for adrenalin adventures then look no further then these guys Rafting New Zealand.
The staff are well trained and are really friendly from get go until the end of a hard day , We did the Tongariro whitewater grade 3 trip which had I think 50 rapids the one time it was calm out came the hot chocolate and chocolate fish perfect timing before we hit the rapids again.
Once the day was over we loaded the boats back on the bus and head back to base nice hot shower then a beer and a river dog Hot dog, whilst looking at the photos on the big screen. What an amazing day we certainly did experience the thrill of rafting Aotearoa Style.
Thanks Guys
LKNZ Crew

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Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2013

Kia Ora,

Thank you for leaving a review and stoked to hear you really enjoyed your adventure with us - heres to a great winter season, Nga Mihi, Luke.

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Reviewed June 5, 2013

On Queen's Birthday Weekend I went on a Rafting New Zealand trip with my husband and children aged 9 and 7 on the Tongariro River. We loved it! The weather was beautiful - so don't let winter put you off! Our guides were very friendly and made sure we all had a great time. They gave us plenty of warm gear to put on and the equipment was all of a high quality. The scenery was fantastic. The kids loved riding the rapids, the hot chocolate and chocolate fish - and jumping from the ledge into the water (they even convinced their parents to do it too!).
It was a great adventure for my children and they are already talking about coming back when they are old enough to tackle a higher graded river. I would highly recommend rafting as a fun family adventure and Rafting New Zealand as a great rafting operator.

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Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2013

Kia Ora Robertson Family,

Thanks for the great review - stoked to hear that the kids loved it - thanks for rafting with us and hope to see you again in the future for another family adventure - Nga Mihi, Luke.

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Reviewed May 9, 2013

I recently took my 2x Teenage boys on a rafting trip down the Tongariro River with Rafting New Zealand - and i can honestly say it's the best time we've had as a family in the last decade.
The staff were friendly and informative, the equipment was in good order, the tourists we paddled with were good value and the scenery down the river was spectacular. The grade 3 river proved to be a great introduction to Rafting and my sons are already talking about taking on a tougher river. Money well spent and memories that will last a lifetime - A big thanks to Shannon & the Rafting New Zealand team.
Vidal. (Auckland N.Z.)

Thank Vidal M
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Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2013

Kia Ora,

Great to hear you and your family had such a great time. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We would love to take you on our grade five day next Summer - it is a blast! Remember you are also entitled to 10% discount seeing you have rafted with us before.

So get in touch after winter - our Grade five days start back up in spring,

Till then - take care,
Luke.

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Reviewed May 6, 2013

I drove down from Auckland for the day with my mum to go out on a grade three river with these guys. My mum was nervous and kept asking lots of questions but the staff were really patience with her. Our instructor was fantastic and told us stories along the way of the local area and the mountains. He was really positive and encouraged us to be a team and celebrate every rapid we survived! Great guys to go with, highly recommend this company. Go with freinds or like I did with family of every age.

Thank beckEngland
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Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2013

Kia Ora - Thank you for leaving a review - good effort on driving all the way from Auckland to come rafting - great to hear it was worth the drive and you had an awesome time.

Thanks again and take care - Nga Mihi, Luke.

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Reviewed May 1, 2013

It was absolutely amazing! Couldn't think of a better way to spend my second to last day in New Zealand. We were so lucky to have great sunny weather for the trip. The guides were funny and good at what they do. Thank you guys for an amazing day! i Plan on coming back and doing the grade 5 and/or overnight.

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Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 2013

Kia Ora Jasmine,

Thanks for leaving a review - great to here you had a good time and looking forward to getting you on the Grade 5 Day - you will love it! till then - take care......

Nga Mihi,

Luke.

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