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The Best Tongariro River Rafting & Fishing Tours

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We raft from ages three and up. No previous experience is necessary.


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!
Owner/Operator’s Luke and Pianika 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!

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
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
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
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