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Address: 95 Atirau Road | The Rafting Centre, Turangi 3353, New Zealand
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+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$100.08*
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Tongariro River White Water Rafting Adventure from Taupo
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US$68.40*
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2-hour Tongariro River Family Rafting Excursion in Turangi
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US$147.60*
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White Water Rafting Tour with Optional Adventure Packages

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Brilliant day on the Tongariro river !

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... read more

Reviewed 8 February 2017
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Whakapapa, New Zealand
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Reviewed 8 February 2017

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 

Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

What more can I say. When planning our NZ holiday 6 months ago I read the TripAdvisor reviews. Watched some of the videos from TRR, and booked the morning session. All true. Watch you see is what you get. My wife Janet was absolutely thrilled. Initially a bit apprehensive. But then once we got going thoroughly enjoying it. Grade 3... More 

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

We are so glad that you thoroughly enjoyed your time rafting with us! Thank you so much for your lovely review, we appreciate it. Kylie and the team at TRR More 

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Reviewed 7 February 2017

Five us enjoyed an amazing day with Garth and Danger. Two of us had some flyfishing experience the rest were new. At the end of the day we had all landed trout. Garth and Dan showed us how much fun a day out fishing the upper Tongariro can be. The insights and helpful tips plus a delicious man size lunch... More 

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

Thank you so much for your review. It is excellent to hear that you had such a special day fishing with Garth and Danger. We definitely look forward to you coming back for more adventures on the Tongariro river. Kylie and the team at TRR More 

Milton, Canada
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Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Just finished a day on the Tongariro river with our river guide Rene. My wife and I have never been white water rafting before and we LOVED it! There are over 50 rapids on the river and they come pretty quickly so you never have to wait too long until the next one. We were pretty nervous at first but... More 

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

Thank you for your review! We are so glad that you had such a great time on the river with Rene. He is a fantastic guide. We hope to see you again, maybe with the rest of your family :) Thanks again Kylie and the team at TRR More 

Oakville, Canada
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Reviewed 6 February 2017

First time white water rafting and it couldn't have been better. TRR is a super operation - all the gear you need and awesome guides. Great instruction and support throughout the trip. Will was our guide and he was fantastic! Knowledgeable about the river and region and passionate about his sport. Gave us great confidence and kept us laughing. Don't... More 

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

Thank you for your review. WE like to ensure that all our customers feel comfortable and have a great experience with us! Will is a fantastic guide and yes he is very passionate, i'm glad that you got to share his passion with him. Kylie and the team at TRR More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 6 February 2017

This is so much fun! First, we were picked up and dropped back off at the resort by the rafting company. Dan "Danger" was an excellent guide and so very knowledgeable about the river having grown up on it. The equipment is top notch (wet suits, rafts, etc.) The river and gorge itself are gorgeous! They really try hard to... More 

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

Thank you for your review, We are really glad you had a great time on the river. WE really do like to ensure every single person has a fantastic time and really gets the most out of what this experience offers. Kylie and the team at TRR More 

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Reviewed 6 February 2017

Awesome river rafting, Thanks to our guide Zack, whom was a Great joker! Nice river and nature sideseeing overal complete expierence. From Nelson ;)

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

Thank you for your review. Zach is a great guide, we are really happy that you enjoyed your time on the river with him and the whole experience. Kylie and the team at TRR More 

California
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Reviewed 1 February 2017

We did this river rafting trip as part of a larger multisport trip and it was great. The gear they provide is perfect and makes it so that everyone can enjoy the time on the river. The guides were fun, funny and very adept at what they do! Great fun and definitely recommend.

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

Thank you for your review, we really appreciate it. Were glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. Our guides are very passionate about what they do and love to share their passion with every client that comes to our rafting center. Thanks again. Kylie and the team at TRR More 

Cicago
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Reviewed 1 February 2017

Even though the main business is rafting, bike rentals are available as well. We were greeted immediately by the staff even though they had just returned with a large rafting group. Everyone on the staff was so helpful and friendly in making sure that we had the right bikes for our family.....AND the nearby river bike trail was great.

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

Thank you for your review. Glad you had a chance to enjoy the beautiful Tongariro River Trail with all the right gear! Gina and the team at TRR More 

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Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Best places ever!!! A lot of fun, great staff with funny and experienced guys, perfect weather, amazing rafting! A must do if you are in this region. Capitan Jack best raft guide in the world!!!!

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

Thank you for your review. We are very glad that you enjoyed your time on the river and that you got to experience 'the captain' :) Kylie and the team at TRR More 

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