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“Captain Jack!!!”

Rafting New Zealand
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$118.75*
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Tongariro White Water Rafting from Taupo and Turangi
Ranked #1 of 17 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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Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand
1 review
“Captain Jack!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

Awesome rafting with captain jack today!!! Highly recommend, all first time rafters, great instruction and so much fun!!!!!!

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Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this review, August 3, 2014
Kia Ora Nicola,

Thanks for writing a review - great to hear Captain Jack gave you a great time on the water! Hope to see you back again - maybe on our Extreme Day? Take Care, Luke.
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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17 reviews
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“Excellent adventure”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2014

A great couple of hours on the water with Shannon. We were lucky with the weather as it was winter, but with the gear they provide the experience wasn't too bad cold wise. Lovely hot chocolate half way in. Great experience; Team Dubai family of four with kids of 18 and 14.

Visited July 2014
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Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this review, August 3, 2014
Kia Ora Gill,

Thanks for bringing the family rafting in the depths of Winter - especially seeing you live in the Desert Heat of Dubai most of the year - very brave! Thanks for writing a review and I hope you and the family can enjoy many more adventures together, Nga Mihi, Luke.
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“Great family experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2014

Such a professional team from booking to the hot dog, mulled wine and beer back at base. Worried about the cold water mid winter? Don't be they give you all the gear to stay warm. Our 11 year old daughter was a bit nervous beforehand but after the first rapid she couldn't stop smiling. Scenery is fantastic, guides experienced and running commentary both interesting and humourous. Couldn't have been better. Thanks for a memorable experience

Visited July 2014
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Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this review, July 20, 2014
Kia Ora Susie, Great to hear you and your family including your 11 year old loved the trip - especially in the depths of Winter. Thanks for rafting with us and for leaving a review - hope to see you all again one day, Nga Mihi, Luke.
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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“Best Experience Ever!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2014

Finally got to get out on the river having wanted to go whitewater rafting for a long long time, Rafting NZ gave us the best experience, the whole deal from ease of booking, great price, very entertaining and experienced operators. Jimmy was our guide and he made the experience exceptionally Fun enjoyable for us. we will definitely be back to step up and do the grade 4-5 in the summer time. Thanks again guys, Cant wait :)

Visited June 2014
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Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this review, July 15, 2014
Kia Ora, Thank you for rafting with us and for leaving a review - really great to hear that you had an awesome time with us and that Jimmy and the Team rocked. Looking forward to summer and seeing you on the Grade 5 Extreme Day! till then take care,

Nga Mihi,

Luke.
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Canungra, Australia
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21 reviews
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“Amazing experience! Best part of the entire trip!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2014

Booked this activity as a combo at the Taupo iSite. Combo included White water rafting and Jet Boating with another company; Rapids Jet. Rafting NZ made our first ever rafting experience, the most amazing day of our whole holiday. We had the most incredible day ever and loved every bit of it! Free hotel pick up, lovely experienced staff, awesome quality gear/equipment and enjoyable after-activity care. Thank you for giving us an amazing time! Just want to personally thank Jimmy for his fantastic raft instructing and Jack for his local knowledge and recommendations! We will definitely be back for more!!!

Visited July 2014
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Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this review, July 13, 2014
Kia Ora Jade,

Thank you for bringing your family rafting with us these School Holidays and for taking the time to write a review. Super Stoked to hear you had such a great experience, looking forward to seeing you and the family again for another river adventure in the future, Nga Mihi, Luke.
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