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Tongariro River Rafting
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Tongariro River White Water Rafting Adventure from Taupo
Ranked #2 of 16 things to do in Turangi
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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!!”
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Lockers / storage
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Reviewed July 8, 2012 via mobile

TRR was amazing once again. Not only do they offer group rafting, the fishing trips are awesome as well to get to the spots on the upper tongariro that is otherwise unreachable. Recommened to anyone passing through Turangi or anyone in the area.

Thank Kyle T
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Queensland, Australia
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“Awesome Family trip”
Reviewed July 5, 2012

Had a fabulous time - great for all the family. Never stopped grinning the whole way. Very well looked after by the team, great scenery and even saw some rare blue ducks! Not to be missed trip in NZ and would definitely do again. Thanks for an awesome day and providing the highlight to our ttrip.

Visited July 2012
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“Worth the money ... great family activity”
Reviewed June 19, 2012

Friends had recommended we go river rafting while in New Zealand - it had been such a highlight of their trip - so we planned ahead and booked it in a couple of month's ahead. That was a good thing, not so much to secure our spots (as I got the impression they can cater for a fluctuating market), but more because it helped us budget for the activity. As compared with other family daýs out, rafting is an expensive proposition, so it would probably have seemed prohibitive if we had been just considering it on a more 'spur of the moment' basis.

Our younger child was 4 at the time, and it was great to be able to do this as a family. The rapids were enough to give all of us a buzz, including me and my husband, without raising safety concerns. The guides were fun, while also seeming completely on task and reliable. We were lucky to have beautiful weather, and the scenery was magnificent. We all jumped into the water at the appointed spots, but I wouldn't necessarily do that bit again next time - even in January, that water's seriously cold! I'm so glad to have done this!! Highly recommended!

Visited January 2012
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“Great white water.”
Reviewed June 6, 2012

Really enjoyed our time on the water. Nice long ride (12km about 2hrs) so really got to soak it all in!

Trip was during winter so very quiet so only the two of us on the boat which made the trip really special. Friendly staff and good equipment.

Highly recommended.

Visited June 2012
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Napier, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“group fun”
Reviewed May 15, 2012

guides very knowledgeable and helpful. al levels of confidence catered for. lot of fun

Thank Denise R
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