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“Great Day Out”

Tongariro River Rafting
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$105.70*
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Tongariro River White Water Rafting Adventure from Taupo
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$72.24*
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2-hour Tongariro River Family Rafting Excursion in Turangi
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$155.89*
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White Water Rafting Tour with Optional Adventure Packages
Ranked #2 of 15 things to do in Turangi
Certificate of Excellence
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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: Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Lockers / storage
Castle Hedingham, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great Day Out”
Reviewed July 3, 2014

Had a great time and were well look after by the team. Local pick up and drop off included. Highly recommended

Visited January 2014
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Tongariro1, Owner at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this review, July 5, 2014
Thank you for your review and I hope to see you back in our Beautiful region again at somestage.

Kind regards

Garth
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“The best experience”
Reviewed June 1, 2014

Lots of fun great time was had by me and the family. Very experienced guides. They provided the right clothes and safety gear to stay warm and dry. They took some great photos of our trip down the river.

Visited April 2014
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TongariroGarth, Owner at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this review, June 3, 2014
Thanks for your great review. We look forward to seeing you back in the area for another adventure.
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Garth
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Napier, New Zealand
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“If you need something to do...”
Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

Had a fantastic time on this with Garth leading us down the rapids. Never a dull moment with Garth. Guaranteed thrills and fun on this adventure. A 5 star recommendation from me.

Visited May 2014
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Tongariro1, Owner at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this review, May 21, 2014
Thanks for your review. I really enjoyed the trip down the river with you all just as much as you did.
Thanks for your recommendation and travel safe.

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Garth
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Bilbao
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11 reviews
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“The Best of NZ”
Reviewed May 17, 2014

I grew up in NZ and now live overseas, I went with my wife and daughter on this trip when we were over visiting family. It reminded my how much better it is doing these sort of activities in NZ than other countries. We had Nick as a guide who really got us paddling like a slick team, even upstream! Highly recommended and it does not matter about the weather.

Visited April 2014
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Tongariro1, Owner at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this review, May 19, 2014
Thank you for your review. New Zealand is certainly a great place to experience rafting and we are very lucky to have an unspoiled section of river to share with others. Nick is a wonderful guide and is always keen for a good laugh; we are lucky to have him with us. I'm glad that you enjoyed your time on the river with Nick and we hope to see you again.

Cheers,
Garth
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“Fantastic fun on the river”
Reviewed May 8, 2014 via mobile

Spent an amazing afternoon on the river, being guided by Jen who was fun, informative and gave great direction which was needed in our boat. Apprehensive at first but thoroughly enjoyed myself and would tell everyone to have a go! Toby picked us up from camp ground and took great photos (a really nice guy) and Jimmy took the other boat (joker!) Excellent fun and would do it again.

Visited May 2014
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Tongariro1, Owner at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this review, May 19, 2014
Gill,

I'm happy to hear that you had such a good time out on the water with Jen and Jimmy. Jen is wonderful and we are very lucky to have her with us. Thank you for coming rafting and taking the time to write us this review. We hope to see you again.

Cheers,
Garth
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