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Tongariro River Family Fun White Water Rafting from Turangi

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  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Ideal choice for families
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
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Tongariro River Family Fun White Water Rafting from Turangi
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Safe & Fun - NZ's Best Grade Two rafting adventure. Suitable for ages 3 years and up. Raft over 25 rapids, down the beautiful Tongariro River.
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Safe & Fun - NZ's Best Grade Two rafting adventure. Suitable for ages 3 years and up. Raft over 25 rapids, down the beautiful Tongariro River.
From USD 96.67
Tongariro Family Fun (10:15am)
Safe & Fun - NZ's Best Grade Two rafting adventure. Suitable for ages 3 years and up. Raft over 25 rapids, down the beautiful Tongariro River.
From USD 96.67
Overview
Enjoy family-friendly adventure in New Zealand’s spectacular North Island on this 3-hour Tongariro River rafting trip from Turangi. Travel to the rafting base near the banks of the Tongariro River and climb into your wetsuit. Navigate the choppy waters with your guide and tackle over 20 exciting but gentle grade II rapids. Stop off at the national trout centre to feed the fish, and see the baby trout in the breeding pool. Paddle hard through the rapids and float gently downstream over the flats, enjoying beautiful views along the way.
What to Expect
Once welcomed and signed in, you will be taken through to a big back shed where all of the modern river equipment, heated changing rooms and clean toilets are housed. Here you will be welcomed to the base in Maori, and get a full explain of the gear and facilities, and be fully outfited in up-to-date river apparel. Once dressed for the river one of your professional 'Kiwi' river guides will give you a full safety briefing in the comfort of the shed before being loaded onto the vehicles for the 15-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 and myths and legends which associate with the area.

At the river, grab some great shots of you and the group and then your off on your adventure. You will raft over 8km's, through 20plus grade 2 rapids. On the second rapid of the trip your driver will be positioned on the river bank to snap some great action photo's of you. Halfway down the river the team will pull over to the National Trout Centre. Here, hop out of the rafts and visit the breeding pool for the baby trout. Enjoy some hot chocolate and chocolate and the kids can feed the fish. After the trout center visit, there is the opportunity for a cliff jump (optional/weather permitting). In total, spend approximately 1.75-hours on the river.

Once off the river, be transported back to the base for a hot shower. Once changed you come through to the comfortable shop space and enjoy a complimentary cold beer/soda or hot mulled wine as well as a river dog (hot dog) while viewing your trip photos.

Photo's, retail items and other adventure operator information, is available after the experience and one of river guides will be there to thank and farewell you good bye.
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Reviews (29)
1 - 5 of 29 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
OUTSTANDING!!

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip. My only regret is that I didn't book the Alpine Crossing trip through this company as we may have been able to do both. The rafting trip was amazing and our guide Harry was knowledgable and fun. His trainee Maddie...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank julieanndarling
LukeB2815, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia Ora Julie, Thanks for choosing to raft with us and for leaving a superb review. Nga Mihi, Luke

Reviewed 6 November 2018
Best rafting experience ever!

I’d give 10 stars for this activity if I could. From the beginning everything was well organized and well run. They outfit you in fleece and wetsuit as well as life jacket and helmet. The guides Jerum (not sure of spelling) and Fab were wonderful....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Carol F
LukeB2815, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Kia Ora Carol, Thanks for leaving such a great review. Awesome to hear you and the kids loved your rafting adventure with us. Nga Mihi, Luke

Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile
Fun Sunday afternoon

Our guide Jesse and Maddy was great. Jesse is a great entertainer and kept us engaged during the whole time. Grade 2 rafting definitely not exciting 100% of the time as it’s not filled with high speed and full of action which makes it suitable...More

Thank Jesmund
LukeB2815, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2018

Kia Ora Jesmund, Thanks for bringing the Whanau rafting with us - great to hear that Jessie and Madi showed you an awesome time on the Awa and that the little ones loved it! Nga Mihi, Luke

Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile
Rafting NZ

Great couple of hours on the beautiful Tongariro river. Awesome guides Jesse and Charlotte. Highly recommend!

Thank Flyer823434
LukeB2815, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

Kia Ora Matt, Thanks for leaving a review - stoked you had an awesome time with us on the Awa (river). Nga Mihi, Luke

Reviewed 8 October 2018
Fantastic Adrenalin-filled day

Such a great way to enjoy the beauty of the river. Amazing guides provide a safe and educational adrenalin-filled adventure. Its a fun, safe activity for the whole family to enjoy. I highly recommend it.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Expedition822379
LukeB2815, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

Kia Ora Jennifer, Thanks for choosing to raft with us and for leaving an awesome review, stoked to hear you had a great time out on the Awa (River). Nga Mihi, Luke

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