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Tongariro White Water Rafting from Taupo and Turangi

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  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Family friendly
  • All necessary equipment included
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Tongariro White Water Rafting from Taupo and Turangi
From US$99.79
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Tongariro White Water (2pm)Most Popular
Raft over 50 rapids, spend 2 - 2.5 hours on the river, optional cliff jump, on river hot chocolate and chocolate, post trip hot showers, complimentary beer, soda and hot dog.
US$99.79
Tongariro White Water (9am)
Raft over 50 rapids, spend 2 - 2.5 hours on the river, optional cliff jump, on river hot chocolate and chocolate, post trip hot showers, complimentary beer, soda and hot dog.
US$99.79
Tongariro White Water (12pm)
Raft over 50 rapids, spend 2 - 2.5 hours on the river, optional cliff jump, on river hot chocolate and chocolate, post trip hot showers, complimentary beer, soda or hot mulled wine and hot dog.
US$99.79
Overview
Experience adrenaline-pumping thrills and spills in New Zealand’s North Island on this 4-hour Tongariro River white-water rafting adventure from Taupo and Turangi. Travel to the rafting base near the banks of the mighty Tongariro River. Pull on your wetsuit, grab your paddle and hit the choppy waters with your guide. Paddle hard through a series of over 50 grade III rapids and enjoy spectacular views over the volcanic gorge. Jump off high rock faces into the swirling waters then relax as you float gently downstream.
What to Expect
After you reach the river base, your guide will provide you with rafting gear. Once dressed for the river, one of your professional Kiwi river guides will give you a full safety briefing before you load onto your vehicle for the twenty minute drive up to the river. During the drive to the river, one of the guides will point out the many amazing landmarks along the way and tell you of the Maori history,myths and legends associated with the area.

At the river, we will grab some great shots of you and the group and then set you off on your adventure. You will raft over 9 miles (14km), through over 50 class 3 rapids. Three-quarters of the way down the river, you will pull over and visit a hidden waterfall. Here you'll walk up a small side stream for approximately five minutes until arriving at a beautiful two tiered waterfall. Here you can choose to climb a short rope and jump off the waterfall into the pool below (weather permitting). This proves to be a highlight for most, adding another 25 minutes to the trip. If the weather is not suitable for the Waterfall excursion then we offer a different optional cliff jump.

After the waterfall excursion, you'll float through the longest flat part on the river and enjoy hot chocolate and chocolate candy before taking on the last 30 minutes of the journey. At the last rapid we collect some fantastic action photos of you rafting. Once off the river, you will be transported back to our base for a hot shower. Once changed, you can enjoy a complimentary cold beer/soda or hot mulled wine as well as a river dog (hot dog) while taking a look at your trip's photos.

A river guide will host you, thanking you and bidding you farewell once the tour is complete.
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1 - 5 of 76 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago
Amazing Adventure!

I had a few days of meetings in Wellington, so my wife came along and we flew in to Auckland a few days early to enjoy NZ. We decided to stay a few nights in Taupo, and white water rafting was definitely on our list...More

Thank Aaron Y
LukeB2815, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Kia Ora Aaron, Thanks for choosing to raft with us and for leaving a review. Really great to hear that we helped provide an awesome experience for your quick escape away from work duties. Take care and hopefully we get to take you down the...More

Reviewed 28 July 2018
Deferred but worth it

Did not get off to a good start as my trip was deferred by a da (being the only one booked) fortunately another trip provider cancelled on us, so I was free the next day and they had enough numbers to go. This was my...More

Thank Dave B
Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2018

Kia Ora Dave, Thanks for being a great Sport and being able/happy to change dates so we could get you out there on the Awa (river). Means alot to get such a great review from a seasoned rafter like yourself - so thanks alot for...More

Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile
Fantastic experience

Very professionally run company with competent friendly staff. We booked on to the Tongariro grade 3 rafting on the morning of the trip and we're given the online winter discount in store. Very enjoyable trip. Equipment all clean and well maintained. Clean changing facilities. Great...More

Thank Joseph H
Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2018

Kia Ora Joseph, Thanks for leaving a great review of your adventure with us. Stoked to hear that Harry and Charlotte provided a fantastic time out on the water, Nga Mihi, Luke

Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile
Woo Hoo

My husband wanted to do something fun for his birthday that included the whole family. When he suggested rafting I got anxious. Very much out of my comfort zone. Well I’m so pleased he encouraged me and we did it. It was great (with some...More

Thank flyingkiwi66
Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2018

Kia Ora, Thanks for choosing to raft with us and for leaving a review. Awesome to hear that although anxious you had a great time with us rafting in the Winter. Nga Mihi, Luke

Reviewed 5 June 2018
Great Experience

Had a blast with Harry and Rich! Great fun on the rapids and extremely safe with Harry's skillful guidance. Definitely would recommend! :)

Thank LowJ114
Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2018

Kia Ora Low, Thanks for leaving a review - great to hear that Harry and Rich were Superb! Thanks for rafting with us, Nga Mihi, Luke

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We drove to the location and it was really easy to find from the address on their website. You will be fine as a solo traveller, they are so welcoming and really make the group gel well together even though there may be... More
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