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Address: 95 Atirau Road | The Rafting Centre, Turangi 3353, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 7-386 6409
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08:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Tongariro River Rafting is the most experienced outdoor adventure company...

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!!”

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US$69.99*
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2-hour Tongariro River Family Rafting Excursion in Turangi
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US$102.40*
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Tongariro River White Water Rafting Adventure from Taupo
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US$151.03*
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White Water Rafting Tour with Optional Adventure Packages

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Awesome activity

This is the second time we have done the White Water rafting with TRR and the staff are always so friendly and fun people. The WWR is a great activity and great value. Our guide... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is the second time we have done the White Water rafting with TRR and the staff are always so friendly and fun people. The WWR is a great activity and great value. Our guide Will was the star of the show .... Thanks again for a great afternoon

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We could not have started our road trip south any better way than white water rafting with Tongariro River Rafting last week! I had never done it before but will definitely be doing it again! The Tongariro is spectacular and breathtaking and Angus and Florin were awesome guides :D The 'cliff' jump was an unexpected bonus. Special thanks to Angus... More 

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Thank Chris L
Tongariro1, Front Office Manager at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this review

Hello Chris This is so awesome so hear. We love to hear that you had a great time, here at Tongariro river rafting we pride our self on our experienced and sometime humorous raft guides, I will be sure to let the two know how much you enjoyed the trip. Good luck to the rest of your endeavors and hope... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had such a great afternoon with our guide Justin yesterday for this awesome rafting adventure. We were made to feel very welcome by both Florin & Justin and as first time rafters we were made to feel at ease. From the moment we got on the bus for the short ride to the river the boys laughed and joked... More 

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Tongariro1, Front Office Manager at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review! We are thrilled to hear you had such a fantastic time with us, and felt so at ease on your first rafting adventure. Justin and Flurin are both fun and passionate guides who absolutely love sharing the Tongariro rafting experience with everyone. Thank you for choosing to raft with us! Gina and the team... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am currently living in Taupo and had some friends from home come to visit, so what better to do than to take them rafting. They absolutely loved it! They have been in New Zealand for 4 weeks already and said its their favorite thing they've done so far. Our guide Justin was great fun and we even learnt some... More 

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Thank Jessica E
Tongariro1, Front Office Manager at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review. We are really glad you have enjoyed both your trips with us. Our guides are very passionate and love to share this passion with all our customers. We hope to see you again some time in the future. Kylie and the team at TRR More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful experience for a family of first time rafters. Luckily our son scraped in over the age limit and we were able to do the white water rafting. Justin was great as a guide and managed not to lose me overboard (if anyone was going over it would have been me). Great activity for a rainy day.

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Thank Lynn B
Tongariro1, Front Office Manager at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are very glad you and your family had such a good time with us! Justin is a great guide who loves sharing the Tongariro River rafting experience with everyone. Thank you for choosing to raft with us! Gina and the team at TRR More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really great experience, we've never rafted before and this was the perfect first time! Guides are all really friendly guys (loved Zacs commentary), the river is awesome and on top of it all we did the cliff jump! Really cool that you get photos afterwards.

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Thank Gottfried M
Tongariro1, Front Office Manager at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we really appreciate it. Glad to hear that you had such a great time. We like to ensure that all our clients have the greatest experience. Kylie and the team at TRR More 

london
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was the most amazing activity. I'm a complete novice, my sporting activities stretch to pilates and aqua aerobics, so this was well out of my comfort zone! I LOVED it, Zack made me feel safe and part of the crew. We went over rapids, got wet and stopped for hot chocolate and marshmallow chocolate fish. The humour and personality... More 

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Thank Michelle S
Tongariro1, Front Office Manager at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your amazing review. We are really happy that you enjoyed your time rafting with us! Our guides love rafting this river and are passionate about sharing it with our customers. Kylie and the team at TRR More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great value for money! The guides are excellent and very nice guys! Rafting is great fun and you get free mountain bike rental if you like even on the next day.

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Tongariro1, Front Office Manager at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. The team at TRR are passionate about creating a fun and friendly trip from start to finish, we are very glad you enjoyed your time with us on the Tongariro river. Thank you for choosing to raft with us! Gina and the team at TRR More 

Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great value trip we did the grade 3 rapids trip, enough excitement and a great afternoon of fun. We were able to take mountain bikes out beforehand for 2 hours included in the price. Brian our guide was brilliant highly recommend this activity.

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Thank sarahj198
Tongariro1, Front Office Manager at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are glad you had such a great time with us on the river, and also took advantage of the mountain bike hire! Brian is a spectacular guide who is passionate about sharing the Tongariro River experience with everyone. Thank you for choosing to raft with us! Gina and the team at TRR More 

Whakapapa, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a group of 7 not experienced at all in rafting for most of us and we had sooo much fun ! Our guide Will was excellent and made sure everybody was feeling safe. After you're taught the basic you have a short stop where you can jump from a small cliff, very enjoyable and refreshing. The hot chocolate... More 

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Tongariro1, Front Office Manager at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this review

Thank you for your fantastic review! We are very glad to hear you had such a wonderful time with us, and enjoyed the refreshments too. Will is an excellent guide who loves to share the Tongariro River rafting experience with everyone, of all levels of experience. Thank you again for your review, see you next time! Gina and the team... More 

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