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“What an experience”

Rafting New Zealand
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$133.47*
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Tongariro White Water Rafting from Taupo and Turangi
Ranked #1 of 15 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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Brighton
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4 reviews
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“What an experience”
Reviewed February 22, 2014

Great fun, wonderful experience, and fab staff would recommend this for everyone young and old. Best experience I have ever had

Visited February 2014
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Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this review, February 27, 2014
Kia Ora - firstly thank you for rafting with us and then secondly taking the time to write a review - great to hear you loved your rafting experience with us! Take care and have a great 2014 - Nga Mihi, luke.
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Papamoa, New Zealand
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11 reviews
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“Great fun”
Reviewed February 16, 2014

Really well organised trip with outgoing guides to make it even more entertaining. Hot chocolates and chocolate fish was a nice touch as was the drinks and hot dogs at the end. Photos a bit expensive to purchase but I suppose thats expected at tourist places like this. The rapids were awesome yet not too scary. I was hesitant but theres no need to be, my partner and I are actually keen for the next grade up!

Visited February 2014
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Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this review, February 18, 2014
Kia Ora Maia, Thank you for rafting with us the other day and for taking the time to write a review - come back and raft our extreme day with us - it will certainly satisfy your craving for the "next level up" - until then have fun! Nga Mihi Luke.
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Napier
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8 reviews
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“Fantastic fun”
Reviewed February 9, 2014

This was a fabulous way to spend the afternoon. Our guide was great, loved his stories. The scenery was beautiful and tranquil - in between the rapids of course. The rapids were fantastic - scary enough for all of us to have a great time, but not feel like we were going to die - well maybe only once or twice...

Visited February 2014
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Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this review, February 10, 2014
Kia Ora - Thank you for rafting with us and for taking the time to write a review. Great to hear you enjoyed your experience with us and found the river both beautiful and exciting. Have a great year - Nga Mihi, Luke.
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Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
“Best way to spend New Years Day with your whanau”
Reviewed February 8, 2014

Our whanau of 5 had the best experience with the team at Rafting NZ. We took the family trip - 2 adults, 2 teenagers and a 6 year old. All of us were catered for! The staff were all super helpful, friendly and knowledgable not just about the rafting but about the Tongariro River and its surrounds. Sara our guide was fun and we felt in safe hands at all times. A memorable experience. We've lived in the region for a long time and were still blown away by this beautful part of the country.

Visited January 2014
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Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this review, February 9, 2014
Kia Ora Paula, Thank you for rafting your family with us and for taking the time to write a review - great to hear Sara gave you a great time - make sure to bring your family back for our award winning Tongariro White Water Adventure (grade 3) when your six year turns 9 years - your family will love it! Nga Mihi, Luke.
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Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews
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“Best Activity in New Zealand”
Reviewed January 31, 2014

Absolutely fantastic day with Luke and the team at Rafting NZ. I went by myself and it was my first time rafting but it wasn't awkward or uncomfortable because the team provided a great ambiance and were very friendly, entertaining from the safety briefing until the end. The rapid itself was grade 3, 14km's long with 50 rapids and beautiful scenery. I even did the 5m cliff jump although I'm very scared of heights. In short the best value for money out of all activities I did and the most fun as well. I can't wait to come back and do the grade 5 and the overnight trip next year!!

Visited January 2014
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Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this review, February 3, 2014
Kia Ora - thank you for writing such a great review - super stoked to hear you had such a good time with us - looking forward to seeing you back here for the overnight and grade five rafting adventures - until then take care - Nga Mihi Luke.
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