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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...more
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95 Atirau Road | The Rafting Centre, Turangi 3353, New Zealand
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+64 7-386 6409
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great day out mountain biking and white water rafting. Loved the hot chocolate, chocolate fish, hot soup and the thermal pools. Can't say thank you enough for the awesome hospitality - what a great team and great experience. Highly recommend this company.

Thank Pukana
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I cannot think Garth and his staff enough for this incredible adventure that we had today! I know there are other companies and places to raft but I promise this will give you the best value and quality. We went early and did the bike...More

Thank Keren B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had a fantastic time with Tongariro River Rafting. Lauren was my guide and she was very informative and very hilarious. She made the trip down the river a great one. The trip down the river itself was exciting a lot of fun and the...More

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

Hi Emma, Thank you for your review. Lauren is a great guide and I'm not surprised that your enjoyed your time with her on the river. I will pass your feed back onto her. Travel Safe Garth

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My 3 teenage daughters(14,18,19) and I had the best day white water rafting with this company!! My 14year old was very nervous but she was reassured by the professional and experienced guide, Johnny, and thoroughly enjoyed the experience! I was surprised how long the river...More

Thank tupara3
Garth O, Reservations at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi, It was great having you and your daughters out on the river with us yesterday. We were thrilled to see you all come back with smiles and we would love to have you out on the river again next time you are down this...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had the greatest morning, on the river! Johnny was our awesome,(handsome) guide, he was strong and everything felt very safe, he also gave us clear instructions as to how to paddle, and all The code words. All 5 of us couldn’t wipe the smiles off...More

Thank BINKY9090
Garth O, Reservations at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Keely, It was great having you and the rest of the crew from Schnapps out on the river with us yesterday and we are thrilled to hear that you all had such a good time. Hopefully we will see you all out here again...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Can’t thank the team enough for a fantastic white water rafting adventure. My partner and I both had so much fun. We went on a pretty cold day but the gear that they supply is plenty, staff were extremely friendly and experinced. I felt really...More

Thank emilysurman19
Garth O, Reservations at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Emily, It was great to have you and Louis out on the water with us the other day and we are thrilled to hear that you had a good time. If you are ever back over this side of the ditch make sure you...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It was great to be picked up from our accommodation, supplied with all the gear we needed for the white water rafting experience. Our guide was very experienced and made the activity a lot of fun. A soak in the hot pools afterwards was very...More

Thank dmmillar
Garth O, Reservations at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi, Wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your time out with our team and that you appreciated the pools and soup. Hopefully we will see you sometime again in the future. All the best, The Team at TRR

Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

Paul our guide was outstanding! The service from the ‘get go’ was friendly and professional. We even stopped mid-way down the Tongariro for a warm, prepared, well made hot chocolate. We’re already talking about having another go and maybe this time - engaging in a...More

Thank katinoaks
Garth O, Reservations at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there, Great to hear that you enjoyed your time out with Paul on the river. It would be awesome to have you join us on the grade three trip, so hopefully we will see you again soon. All the best, The Team at TRR

Reviewed 4 July 2018

Going to do the Tongariro river rafting is not only an activity... its a day adventure. You will be bring into a ride from taupo to turangi with the guide itself, spent 2.5hrs on the rive for rafting with a chocolate & cookies break, than...More

Thank Kevin L
Garth O, Reservations at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2018

Hi Kevin, Great to hear that you enjoyed yourself out on the water with our team. If you are ever back in the area make sure you come back for another trip down the Tongariro. All the best, The Team at TRR

Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

Me and friend had an amazing time on the river with Garth, it was "oarsome"! We were the only one in the raft with Garth. Yes yes, they go for 2 peole! Friendly staff/guide, Garth and Paul welcomed us like at home. Cleary explanation of...More

Thank Isabelle_NZ
Garth O, Owner at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2018

Hi Isabelle, Thanks for your review. I enjoyed sharing the river with you both. It is a very special place. I look forward to seeing you again on Access 14 in September.

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Oakland_Gal
4 February 2017|
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Response from Tongariro1 | Property representative |
Hello! The water in March is great! Come on down! Because the section of river we run is below the NZ power scheme, the flow of the river is controlled and we have the same flow at the same temperature everyday. The... More
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4acadia
12 July 2016|
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Response from Garth O | Property representative |
Hi, the river is grade 3 3+ in places. There are 60 ish rapid s over 13 kms with half of them being good solid grade 3. There are no real drops as such but there are some good steep technical Rapids that we need to move the... More
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HazelBrowne
12 July 2016|
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Response from Garth O | Property representative |
Hi Hazel, The only reason that we would not be rafting is if the river was unsafe and that normally only happens 4 or 5 days of the year. (We can't though control the weather). You can book closer to the time if you wish... More
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