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RAFTING NEW ZEALAND

#1 on TripAdvisor for rafting the Tongariro River in Turangi!

Celebrating 30 Years of Rafting Adventures on the Tongariro River - 1991 - 2021

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CHOOSE FROM OUR MOST POPULAR TONGARIRO RIVER RAFTING ADVENTURES

We raft from ages 3 & up. No previous river rafting experience is necessary.

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MANAWHENUA OWNED & OPERATED

Our connection to the Tongariro River and Region adds uniqueness to our adventures.

Only with Rafting New Zealand will you hear the stories, myths and legends that have helped shape the Tongariro landscape, making it come alive.

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OUR RAFTING FACILITIES

Located at the southern end of Great Lake Taupo at The Rafting Centre, 95 Atirau Rd in the village of Turangi (Tongariro River), you get to experience a unique part of Aotearoa just by visiting us.

With great hospitality and service Rafting New Zealand puts you first.

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MOST AWARDED RAFTING COMPANY

Voted Best Rafting Operation in NZ since 2010!

We were the first rafting company to gain the internationally recognised GOLD Qualmark Award for excellence in safety and service.

Adventure Mark Certified, which means our rigorous safety audits ensure you and your family are in the best hands in the business.

CELEBRATING 30 YEARS OF RAFTING THE TONGARIRO RIVER - 1991 - 2021

Based in Turangi and Taupo, Rafting New Zealand has been operating for over 25 years rafting the Tongariro River and is New Zealand’s most awarded rafting Company.

Maori owned and operated, Rafting New Zealand offer several Family Rafting and Trout Fishing adventures for ages 3 and up around Taupo and Turangi.

Voted Best Rafting Operation in NZ since 2010!
Rafting New Zealand love to raft and love to share their passion for rafting the Tongariro River with all their clients, this enthusiasm for their excellent product is infectious and helps to create the unique experience that is white water rafting with Rafting New Zealand.experience the thrill of rafting on the mighty Tongariro River.

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New Zealand's Best, Safest and Most Awarded White Water Company! The Best Taupo Rafting Adventures!

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Epic experience!

Had such a blast rafting down the Tongariro River on the grade 3 rapids! The scenery was breathtaking, and the guides were amazing! Doni was such an insightful guide with a great sense of humour and superb knowledge of the river and rafting concepts. Thank you Doni and Rafting NZ for an incredible experience!

– Alex C. | TripAdvisor
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Great Experience!

Had an amazing time straight from the shuttle pickup from Rich at Taupo. Doni and Gab were fantastic instructors, keeping us save and explaining thoroughly. Definitely up there with one of my favourite trips I’ve experienced in NZ.

– Jax | TripAdvisor
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Scenic and awesome fun!

Had an amazing time on the Tongariro with our awesome guide John. Had 360 views the whole way down the 2h tour. Enjoyed trying to navigate the boat through some of the technical rapids. Would definitely do again!

– Jock F. | TripAdvisor
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Fun activity

River rafting was fun, solid 2 hours over 51 rapids. Guide Gab was young and energetic, cracking jokes and making the team feel good.

– Check W. | TripAdvisor
Greatest Rafting Experience 25 Oct 2020

I love White Water Rafting with Rafting NZ. Our guide Jesse is awesome and is full of knowledge of the area and gives you the best experience on the Tongariro River. Best scenery in crystal clear waters. Truly recommend!!!

– Vanessa Solomon
Our work team headed over from Taranaki… 3 Nov 2020

Our work team headed over from Taranaki and had an incredible time. The guides were awesome! Thanks so much guys we will be back again next year!

– Chelsea Palmer
Awesome service and such a fun crew… 23 Nov 2020

Awesome service and such a fun crew that took our work group down the Tongariro. Highly recommend

– Ben Westerman
Great experience and a very fun trip 21 Oct 2020

Great experience and a very fun trip. Jesse was our guide and did a great job. I can't recommend it highly enough. 5 blow up rafts out of 5

– Greg
AWESOME FAMILY ADVENTURE ON GRADE 3 20 Oct 2020

What am amazing adventure for me (the nervous mum!). And my two oldest boys, Mr 14 and Mr 12..they loved it and want to come back for more action. We felt totally safe and in good experienced hands with our guide Jess. She was fantastic and talked us through every bump and thump and gnarly turn in the river. Incredible scenery - just stunning to see the river from this perspective especially through the Gorge... Very special to see quite a few Whio duck pairs too.. I am thankful to our Creator God for a beautiful country to call home and the opportunity to enjoy it from such a fun position!!

– Karen Martin
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