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Address: 95 Atirau Road | The Rafting Centre, Turangi 3353, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 7-386 6409
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08:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Tongariro River Rafting is the most experienced outdoor adventure company...

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 operated business in 2015. We're passionate about showing off our amazing region to visitors and are dedicated to preserving the natural environment of the Tongariro River for future generations – so much so, we founded the Blue Duck Project – with the goal of returning the rare native Blue Duck to its traditional habitat along the Tongariro River.

Our adventures include Grade 3 white water rafting trips, family floats for the younger rafters or first timers, mountain biking and fishing.

 

On your Grade 3 white water rafting trip, you will have an unforgettable 2.5 hours navigating over 60 heart-pounding rapids with an expert guide at the helm. All of our guides are highly trained professionals and our equipment is top quality. You'll even enjoy a deli style lunch after your trip (hot soup in winter).

Prepare yourself for one of the most stunning white water rafting adventures in New Zealand – we know this river like the back of our paddle! “Oar-some!!”

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USD 147.38*
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Great day out on the amazing Tongariro river

Went rafting today with the Tongariro River people. My husband and 2 older (teen) daughters started with a grade 3 white water experience and my 8 yr old daughter and I joined... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 January 2017
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Sydney, Australia
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Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

Amazing trip, great friendly guides who were able to build a great sense of community and adventure amongst the guys on our trip. We had bad weather, lots of rain, and a huge amount of water chasing us from the Dam which was emptying out due to all the rain! But it didnt hamper the day at all, and the... More 

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Tongariro1, Front Office Manager at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Glad that you enjoyed yourself on the Tongariro river! Our guides are very passionate about what they do and enjoy showing everyone how wonderful our river is, rain or shine. Gina and the team at TRR More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Went rafting today with the Tongariro River people. My husband and 2 older (teen) daughters started with a grade 3 white water experience and my 8 yr old daughter and I joined them at the end to continue down the grade 1 family float. The experience was awesome - the 3 on the white water trip had a blast -... More 

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Tongariro1, Front Office Manager at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this review

Thank you for your fantastic review! We are very glad that you and your family had such a wonderful experience on the Tongariro River, and also enjoyed the food and friendly service we provide. We pride ourselves on being an exciting Rafting trip with safety being top priority. Christie is an awesome guide, she is passionate about the Tongariro rafting... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We went rafting on a grey rainy day - we'd decided we were going to get wet anyway while rafting so it doesn't matter. Our guide Will was hands down the best there was. Our boat seemed to be having the most fun, laughing more and doing crazy stunts on the water! Especially amusing was Will's pirate voice whenever we... More 

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Tongariro1, Front Office Manager at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this review

Glad you had such a happy and entertaining time! Will is a fantastic and interesting guide. We pride ourselves on being a great fun trip with safety being a top priority. Thank you for your review. Gina and the team at TRR More 

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Great experience, lovely views. Our instructor Will made the entire experience completely enjoyable. Given the opportunity would do again and again. Afternoon meal was great. Matt on the bus was great. Thoroughly enjoyed by all the family, made my birthday so much more fun

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Tongariro1, Front Office Manager at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! Were very happy to hear that you had a fantastic birthday, and that the whole family enjoyed this trip! Kylie and the team at TRR More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

First thing I did in NZ was river rafting with my mother in law, & it was the best thing we could have done! So much fun, not too hard, the guides were hysterical & made us all have a rad time! Cheers guys!

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Tongariro1, Front Office Manager at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Glad that you enjoyed yourself on the Tongariro river! Our guides are very passionate about what they do and enjoy showing everyone hoow wonderful our river is. Kylie and the team at TRR More 

Takapuna, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Fantastic team of people made the whole experience work ! Angus the guide was sensational and we had the best day ever , of you do one thing ... this is it !!!

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Tongariro1, Front Office Manager at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, Angus is an excellent guide and absolutely loves taking people on the river to show them the beauty of it all and to experience the thrill. Glad to hear that you had a fantastic trip. Kylie and the team at TRR More 

Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

The river was beautiful and it felt we were in a remote part of the world. It was a grade 3 white water rafting experience so not too dramatic but enough to make me want to do another trip again. Those in charge were upbeat and entertaining which made the trip all the more enjoyable.

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Tongariro1, Front Office Manager at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. The Tongariro is an absolutely beautiful river, we love to share this with everyone! Very glad you enjoyed your trip. Kylie and the team at TRR More 

Manchester
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Great place, great staff. Excellent day out. First visit to New Zealand. Enjoying every day, but the rafting was super good.

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Tongariro1, Front Office Manager at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this review

Were happy to hear that you had a great trip rafting with us! Thank you for your review. Kylie and the team at TRR More 

Stockholm, Sweden
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent company, everything from pickup at the hotel to clothing, rafting and a snack afterwords went smoothly. Our guide was very experienced and fun, telling us a lot about the nature and the different rapids. Recommended for both experienced and for those trying for the first time!

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Tongariro1, Front Office Manager at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! Glad to hear that you enjoyed your time rafting with us on the Tongariro river. We love to share our knowledge of the river! Kylie and the team at TRR More 

Castricum, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Very nice and long grade 3 route. Good and fun guide Christie, thanks for the great trip, well organized (by the whole team)

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Tongariro1, Front Office Manager at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we appreciate it. I'm glad you enjoyed your rafting trip with Christie, she is an amazing guide. Hope to see you on the river again. Kylie and the team at TRR More 

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