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Tongariro River White Water Rafting Adventure from Taupo

Highlights
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
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Tongariro River White Water Rafting Adventure from Taupo
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9am trip. No PickUp AvailableMost Popular
In 2.5 hours you navigate over 60 heart-pounding, roller coaster rapids with an expert guide at the helm. Pick up from Taupo not available on morning departure.
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Afternoon departure
In 2.5 hours you navigate over 60 heart-pounding, roller coaster rapids with an expert guide at the helm.Throughout the trip you’ll be treated to sights only accessed by raft. P/U from Taupo available
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Winter Rafting 2017
In 2.5 hours you navigate over 60 heart-pounding, roller coaster rapids with an expert guide at the helm. Pick up from Taupo available.
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Overview
Test your nerve against Mother Nature’s power in New Zealand on this 3-hour Tongariro River white-water rafting adventure from Taupo. Travel with your guide into the wilderness of New Zealand’s beautiful North Island. Following a safety briefing, climb into your wetsuit, grab your paddle and head to the banks of the swirling Tongariro River. Navigate over 60 of the rolling river’s choppy rapids and enjoy panoramic views over the mighty canyon. Spot native bird species along the way and replenish lost energy with a deli-style meal at the end.
What to Expect
You’ll start your unforgettable adventure with an on-shore safety briefing and paddle instructions with an experienced guide. You and the rest of the crew will then begin your white water rafting journey on grade 3 rapids – an ideal grade for experienced paddlers or first-time rafters.

In 2.5 hours you navigate over 60 heart-pounding, roller coaster rapids with an expert guide at the helm. Throughout the trip you’ll be treated to sights only accessed by raft.

Keep a look out for the elusive and native Blue Duck 'whio' that make these waters their home. Tongariro River Rafting is so dedicated to preserving the natural environment of the Tongariro River that they founded the Blue Duck Project – with the goal of returning the rare native Blue Duck to its traditional habitat along the Tongariro River.

Includes:
Deli-style meal in the summer, granny’s soup & thermal soak in the winter.
Pick up from Taupo accommodation is available for 2pm trip in summer.
Reviews (74)
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Reviewed 5 days ago
Great Trip

Really enjoyed this. In early Jan we had some good grade 3 rapids and really enjoyed the day. Our guide (sorry- don't remember his name) was excellent and guided us down the river well. They fed us some simple snacks and a hot dog at...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank davidaS5366GT
Garth O, Owner at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for the great review! Good to hear that you had such an enjoyable time on the river and felt so safe! Hope to see you some time in the future. All the best, The team at TRR

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
An awesome experience

My family and I had a superb trip with Rene and Zane down the exciting Tongariro River. From the time we arrived to when we left the level of organisation, expertise, safety and professionalism was top notch. The grade three river was just the right...More

Thank Getaway65841447437
Garth O, Owner at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your great review! We are thrilled to hear that you had such a great experience with Rene and Zane! We hope to see you guys back here sometime in the future! All the best, The team at TRR

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
An Excellent Outing

Had an incredible trip through the 52 (grade 3) rapids with our friendly and enthusiastic guide, Mitch, who navigated us brilliantly through some challenging rapids. The breathtaking scenery made this trip a truly memorable experience. Thanks to all the excellent guides for their professionalism, humour...More

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Garth O, Owner at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey Barry, Jo, Megan & Justin, Thank you for the great review! Good to hear that you had such a great time on the water with Mitch! Hope to see you some time in the future. All the best, The team at TRR

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Great morning of rafting

Had an awesome morning rafting, with Johnie our helmsman. Led us through the rapids safely and with a great deal of fun. Set up organised and professional. Adults and kids(aged 11 and 13) enjoyed equally. River way stunning. A must do trip!

Thank adelec932
Garth O, Reservations at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Adele, Fantastic, to hear that you had a good time out with Johnny. Its such a beautiful stretch of river so its great that you were able to enjoy it. All the best, The Team at TRR

Reviewed 5 November 2018
A fantastic way to experience a special part of New Zealand

We were picked up from Taupo i-site and driven to the rafting base in Turangi. The grade 3 river was just the right balance of exhilaration and a good time with plenty of rapids to keep us on our toes! Our guide Isaac not only...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Garth O, Reservations at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2018

Hi There, Wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your time out on the river with Isaac. He will be thrilled to read such a great review. All the best, The Team at TRR

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