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Address: 41 Ngawaka Place | Southern Lake Taupo, Turangi 3334, New Zealand
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+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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Tongariro White Water Rafting from Taupo and Turangi
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Extreme Wairoa River Grade 5 Rafting

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Adventure fun!

What a great group of people, our guides were awesome! Michael, Harry and especially Mikey (our guide) were so welcoming and made the experience so much fun. The quality of the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Albury, Australia
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Albury, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

What a great group of people, our guides were awesome! Michael, Harry and especially Mikey (our guide) were so welcoming and made the experience so much fun. The quality of the gear and pre-trip preparations was first class and very comprehensive, we felt safe at all times, even when confronting the Southern Hemisphere's biggest waterfall!! Fun and exciting 3 hours... More 

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

Nearly 5 months I've been travelling now through Australia and New Zealand and this easily ranks as one of the best things I have done Been wanting to wild raft for ages and was not disappointed, Very professional, good attention to detail Our guide - Jesse (?) - was excellent throughout the trip and I was particularly impressed by the... More 

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

Kia Ora Pip & Paul, Thanks for leaving such an awesome review - very cool to hear your feedback so thanks for leaving. Nga Mihi, Luke More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Great trip even on a cloudy day. The mist looked magical on the river and the rapids were super fun. Nice touch with the stop of for a river jump and some hot chocolate. Great times all round. We wish C. Jack all the best in the US!

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

Kia Ora Thomas - Thanks for leaving such a great review - Awesome to hear Captain Jack was once more on form and showed you a fantastic time, Nga Mihi, Luke More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Had the best morning. Beautiful river! Awesome guide. Thanks Harry! Spoiled with hot chocolate on the water. And lunch after 😊 Definitely going back

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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 - great to hear that Harry showed you an awesome time, Nga Mihi, Luke More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Rafting NZ provided excellent training for rafting newbies and prepared us well for an exciting 2 hours on the river. Expect fun guides, loads of river rapids and a lot of splashing. Great day! Jerry, our guide, was awesome!

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

Kia Ora, Thanks for choosing to raft with us & for leaving such a great review - awesome to hear you all loved your time with us, Nga Mihi, Luke More 

Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

my husband and i had a great time doing this rafting with the company. Our guide Zac was very energetic and funny but was very clear about safety and procedure. We were in good hands. it was the first time white water rafting for my husband but he felt really good about it too.I felt it was a lot of... More 

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

Kia Ora Chocochu, Thanks for leaving such a great review - really pleased to hear that Zach showed you such a good time. Nga Mihi, Luke More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great afternoon of rafting, adrenaline-filled jump down a waterfall and seeing the wonders of nature including six endangered whio. Thanks to guide Gypsy (Harry) aged somewhere between 17 and 25 for his entertaining and expert guiding - great balance between safety and thrills. Very professionally supported venture I would thoroughly recommend.

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

Kia Ora David, Thanks for leaving a great review - stoked to hear you had a great time with "Gypsy" out on the Awa (river). Nga Mihi, Luke More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

well worth a visit lots of fun......fun day had by all hot chocolate and chocolate fish sitting on a raft in the water...Jumping off the cliff spinning the boat must do again..

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

Kia Ora Natalie, Thanks for leaving a review from your adventure with us - great to hear you enjoyed the experience, Nga Mihi, Luke More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are a family of 5 having a rare get together. We wanted a fun and exciting day out. Man did we get that or what. The staff are very professional and looked after us from start to finish. Got soaking wet and I screamed for most of the time and Im the Dad. Back at the base had a... More 

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

Kia Ora David - awesome to hear you loved your rafting adventure with us! Thanks for choosing us to adventure with and for writing a review - hopefully see you and the family back again - next time on our Grade 5 Wairoa Adventure! Nga Mihi, Luke More 

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

The whole trip was extremely well organised. Very safety conscious. It was our first time rafting so we were a little apprehensive, but there was no need as we all had a ball! We would recommend this experience to anyone wanting a thrill on the water, in natural surroundings. The whole family thoroughly enjoyed it.

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

Kia Ora Moira, Thanks for leaving a great review and for bringing the family rafting - great to here everyone enjoyed the experience. Nga Mihi, Luke More 

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