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Address: 41 Ngawaka Place | Southern Lake Taupo, Turangi 3334, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 7-386 0352
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Kia Ora and Welcome to Rafting New Zealand. A family run business...

Kia Ora and Welcome to Rafting New Zealand. A family run business established in 1991. We raft the best rivers, providing family fun rafting for ages 3 years and up all the way through to extreme whitewater action. With professional, fun, Kiwi guides, premier gear and facilities, Maori culture and an excellent safety record, book with us to experience the thrill of rafting, Aotearoa styles. Rafting NZ is NZ's most awarded rafting company.

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Shiver'me silly with Captain JACK!!!!!

The whole experience was great-from start to finish!! Jack was full of funny and true Maori stories!! As for being a captain of the raft- he was bang on!! The best day had by me... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
rosalinemishra
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Taupo, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We did grade 3 water rafting and it was extremely scenic and thoroughly enjoyed the personable company of Blair our tour guide! The highlight was the mini cliff jump. We will definitely try grade 5 next time!! Thank you

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Taupo, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The whole experience was great-from start to finish!! Jack was full of funny and true Maori stories!! As for being a captain of the raft- he was bang on!! The best day had by me and all the Bluelight kids- Turangi. Am looking forward to getting back out there very soon!! PS Jack needs a pay rise!!!

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Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this review

Kia Ora Rosaline, Thanks for coming rafting over the weekend - great to hear you loved the adventure and that Jack was awesome! Nga Mihi, Luke More 

Port Macquarie, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Guides were friendly, made you feel safe whilst having a great time. Highly recommend rafting with this company.

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Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this review

Kia Ora, Thank you for choosing to raft with us and for leaving a review. Happy to hear you enjoyed the experience, Nga Mihi, Luke More 

Saint Paul, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I are celebrating our 41st anniversary with three weeks in New Zealand, and rafting the Turangi with Jerry at Rafting New Zealand has been a highlight. Our rafting crew included a friend from the US and a family of four from Denmark. Jerry kept us all working with "Paddle forward... stop... paddle forward... relax... paddle hard now!"... More 

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Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this review

Kia Ora, Thanks for leaving such a great and informative review - awesome to hear that Jerry showed you such a good time. Nga Mihi, Luke More 

Greater Hobart, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Unreal, great fun capt jack is great he needs a pay rise and made the trip very enjoyable and professional. Great fun will be back for sure and the hot chocolate and chocolates were a bonus and also the beers and hot dogs at the end were great

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Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this review

Kia Ora, Thanks for choosing to Raft with us and for leaving a review - awesome to hear you enjoyed our Rafting adventure and that Jack showed you such a good time. Nga Mihi, Luke More 

Medford, New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I had never been white water rafting before and with the heavy rains they decided to downgrade the 3 to a 2 which worked out great. We had Jack as our guide and we had a great group so Jack tested our skills and we had a lot of fun. Jack was THE BEST! The scenery was beautiful and the... More 

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Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this review

Kia Ora Shane, Thanks for leaving a review - stoked to hear you loved the rafting experience and that Jack was awesome - Nga Mihi, Luke More 

Turangi, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you don't have experience in rafting or you have a chicken girlfriend/boyfriend you can can go there to let them have fun (anyway the scenery is amazing), but if you have even a little experience in rafting you have to do the grade 5 rafting.

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Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this review

Kia Ora, Thanks for choosing to raft with us and for leaving a review - yes you are correct that our Tongariro White Water Adventure (considered the best Grade 3 rafting trip in NZ) is the perfect first time White Water Rafting experience as with over 50 fun Grade 3 rapids and amazing scenery there is something for novice to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rafting New Zealand was a most enjoyable experience for myself and friends as we delved into one of New Zealand's most beautiful environments. Our guide "Captain Jack" was extremely charismatic with the entire group but in particular, our specific rafting team. Additionally, Jack gave insightful information about the rich history of the area and the Rapids through thorough synthesis of... More 

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Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this review

Kia Ora Nick, Thanks for leaving such a great review - really appreciate it! Awesome to hear Jack and the team were awesome and showed you such a good time. Nga Mihi, Luke More 

County Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had been looking forward to going white water rafting since we arrived in New Zealand for our 3 week trip. It certainly lived up to expectations. We took the Grade 3 which was more than adventurous enough for us two "oldies" and our 16 yr old. It was great just to have the 3 of us in the one... More 

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Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this review

Kia Ora Monica, Really happy to hear that you all really enjoyed your rafting adventure with us! Also great to hear that Jesse was a Rock Star on the river for you - thanks for choosing to raft with us and for leaving a review, Nga Mihi, Luke More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took our 6 and 8 year olds on the family rafting trip. The staff were very friendly and well organised and the base is great, with clean changing rooms and hot showers for afterwards. Jerry was our guide and he was fantastic. Thank you to all at NZR for a great

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Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this review

Kia Ora, Thanks for bringing your Whanau rafting with us - great to hear the little ones loved the rafting - we look forward to seeing you again in the future for our Grade 3 adventure next time out. Nga Mihi, Luke More 

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