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Tongariro River Rafting

95 Atirau Road | The Rafting Centre, Turangi 3353, New Zealand
+64 7-386 6409
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Tongariro River White Water Rafting Adventure from Taupo
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2-hour Tongariro River Family Rafting Excursion in Turangi
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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 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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Hours Today: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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95 Atirau Road | The Rafting Centre, Turangi 3353, New Zealand
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Reviewed 27 March 2017

We really enjoyed our white water rafting event...the guides were great and helpful..and enthusiastic. They also made the whole experience fun and exciting...thanks very much!

Thank AndrewinStirling
Tongariro1, Front Office Manager at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2017

Brilliant to hear you had a great time. Thanks for your review, we really appreciate it. The team at TRR

Reviewed 25 March 2017

We were well taken care off, especially with the 3 layer suits to keep us warm! Our raft was led by Justin - and he was good fun. Entertained us with snippets of information about the area and kept the conversations and jokes going -...More

Thank DiyanahA
Tongariro1, Front Office Manager at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2017

Great to hear you had a great time rafting with Justin! We pride ourselves on offering a great day out filled with extra surprises. Thank you for your review The team at TRR

Reviewed 19 March 2017

Fantastic experience, great scenery, great guides (Ben and Kristy). We did the grade 2 family float and it was just the right level for our 8 year old daughter. Would love to try the grade 3 when she's a bit older. Highly recommended to families...More

Thank kevnliss
Tongariro1, Admin at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2017

Hi, We are thrilled to hear that you had such a good time with your family and our team on the family float trip. We would love to take your daughter down the grade three once she is old enough. We will see you then....More

Reviewed 17 March 2017

They really know how to look after you at Tongario River Rafting. From the moment of arrival, right through until departure, their team is witty, professional, knowledgeable and fun to be with. Even if you've never done anything like this before, give it a go...More

Thank noelandmair
Tongariro1, Admin at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2017

Hi Noel and Mair, It was great having you out on the water and we are glad that you had such an enjoyable time. Its always fun trying something new and you guys were awesome. We would love to have you back again. Best, Natasha

Reviewed 15 March 2017

Adventure and serenity in one. Our instructor Will was so professional and a nice person. All the staff are very friendly as well. Absolutely recommended!

Thank tjeuwmay
Tongariro1, Admin at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2017

Hi, Fantastic to hear that you enjoyed your time out with Will. We definitely appreciate the great feedback. Make sure you come back again sometime soon. Best, Natasha

Reviewed 14 March 2017

Excellent! Will, Floren and the wonderfully bearded Angus looked after us with competence, passion and flourish. Never was there any feeling that we weren't in safe hands, so the thrilling journey could be enjoyed to the max. Will provided knowledgeable narrative of the geology and...More

Thank DumnoniiNomad
Tongariro1, Admin at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2017

Hi, Great to hear that you had such a wonderful time out on the water with Will, Flurin and Angus! You have certainly captured some of the highlights of the trip here and appreciate your kind words. It would be great to have you come...More

Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Amazing time! Terrible jokes! Great people! Beautiful location! Absolutely loved it. Despite my groups best effort the instructors managed to keep us safe.

Thank Longdonkeykong
Tongariro1, Admin at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2017

Hi, Great to hear that you had such a fantastic time out with our team. Yes some "dad jokes" are definitely said but secretly we all enjoy them. Hopefully we see you again sometime soon. Best, Natasha

Reviewed 13 March 2017

I raft-fished the river with a buddy. The rafting alone was a great experience ! The fly fishing was great and our guide was very experienced (and patient) . Nice lunch provided. We caught and released many fish.

Thank Rayferg1
Tongariro1, Admin at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2017

Hi, We are glad to hear that you had a great day out fishing. Our guides do their best to make it the best experience possible for you. We would love to have you back out there again soon. Best, Natasha

Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Big shout out to Willy! He made the rafting experience absolutely fantastic, letting us take on great challenges while making sure that my 69 year-old dad had the time of his life! A definite must-try for all ages!

3  Thank joshuatanxr
Tongariro1, Admin at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2017

Hi Joshua, Its great to hear the both you and your dad had such a great day out with Will. We would love to have you back out on the water with us in the future. Best, Natasha

Reviewed 12 March 2017

Angus and Brian were great guides on the river, informative and experienced. Booking, liaising and follow up was spot on and highly recommend Tongariro River Rafting for fly-fishing trips

Thank Monique H
Tongariro1, Admin at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2017

Hi Monique, We are thrilled to hear that you had a great time out fishing with Brian and Angus. We love receiving feedback like this. Make sure you come back and see us again sometime soon. Best, Natasha

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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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